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Related Projects

CAR 2 CAR Related Projects (Status June 2014)

This page contains a list of the main projects and task forces that are related to the
CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium

Current projects and task forces

AdaptIVe (Automated Driving Applications & Technologies for Intelligent Vehicles) is a research project co-funded by the European Commission and started its work in January 2014. The goal is to develop and test new functionalities for cars and trucks offering partially automated and highly automated driving. Necessary cooperative interaction between the driver and automated systems shall be enabled by advanced sensors, cooperative vehicle technologies and adaptive strategies.

The Amsterdam Group is a non-formal, strategic alliance of the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium, POLIS, ASECAP and CEDR. These umbrella organisations work together to foster the joint European-wide deployment of c-ITS involving V2V and V2I communications.


Under the title COMPASS4D, one of the first initiatives of ,real C-ITS deployment’ in Europe has taken up its work in 2013. The EU-funded project deploys the three services red light violation warning, road hazard warning and energy efficient intersection in seven European cities in order to prove the concrete benefits of cooperative systems for citizens, city administrations and companies.


DRIVE C2X adjoins the European Project Pre-Drive C2X and creates a reference system as foundation for a pan-European C2X field operational test. The objective is set in enabling the evaluation of cooperative driving technologies, to test the interoperability of national systems and with this to support the deployment of C2X.


 iCarSupport targets at attaching public awareness to the perspectives opened by ITS technologies and applications in making vehicles smarter and safer. Its main focus lies on informing about standardisation activities in the field of Intelligent Transport Systems and attempts to give a synopsis of those activities undertaken by different standardisation organisations. With this expertise iCarSupport assists the iMobility Forum.


ETSI CTI (ETSI Centre for Testing and Interoperability) provides direct support and assistance to ETSI technical committees on the application of these techniques in standards and other documents.



The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) produces globally-applicable standards for information and communication technologies. The non-profit organisation is recognised as European Standardisation Organisation by the European Union. 


The goal of the EU-FP7 project PRESERVE (Preparing Secure Vehicle-to-X Communication Systems) is to bring secure and privacy-protected V2X communication closer to reality by providing and field testing a security and privacy subsystem for V2X systems. PRESERVE will combine and extend results from earlier research projects, integrating and developing them to a pre-deployment stage by enhancing scalability, reducing the cost level, and addressing open deployment issues. It aims at providing comprehensive protection ranging from the vehicle sensors, through the on-board network and V2V/V2I communication, to the receiving application. As a result, PRESERVE will present a complete, scalable, and cost-efficient V2X security subsystem that is close-to-market and will be provided to other FOT projects and interested parties for on-going testing.



Terminated projects and task forces

The COMeSafety Project supported the eSafety Forum with respect to all issues related to vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications as the basis for cooperative intelligent road transport systems. Its results were pursued in COMeSafety2.

COMeSafety2 was a supportive action of the European Commission aiming at fostering the standardisation and harmonisation of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems. COMeSafety2 built upon the advancement of COMeSafety and facilitated the deployment of Cooperative ITS. Task forces worked on the standardisation of technical and legal requirements, preparation of deployment, cooperation between Europe and the US as well as providing information and engage attention of various stakeholders.


Coopers (CO-OPerative SystEms for Intelligent Road Safety) focused on the development of innovative telematics applications on the road infrastructure with the long term goal of a „Co-operative Traffic Management” between vehicle and infrastructure, to reduce the self-opening gap of the development of telematics applications between car industry and infrastructure operators.


CVIS (Cooperative Vehicle-Infrastructure Systems) aimed to design, develop and test new technologies needed to allow vehicles to communicate with each other and with the nearby roadside infrastructure.


The objectives of EVITA (E-Safety Vehicle Intrusion Protected Applications) were to design, to verify, and to prototype building blocks for automotive on-board networks where security-relevant components are protected against tampering and sensitive data are protected against compromise. Thus, the EVITA project provided a basis for the secure deployment of car-to-car communication.


The EU-funded Integrated Project GST (Global System for Telematics) was creating an open and standardised end-to-end architecture for automotive telematics services.

The purpose was to create an environment in which innovative telematics services can be developed and delivered cost-effectively, and hence to increase the range of economic telematics services available to manufacturers and consumers.


GeoNet (Geographic addressing and routing for vehicular communications) should bring the basic results from the work of the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium to the next step, by further improving these specifications and creating a baseline software implementation interfacing with IPv6. The goal of GeoNet was thus to implement and formally test a networking mechanism as a standalone software module which could be incorporated into Cooperative Systems.

The EU-FP7 project iTETRIS (An Integrated Wireless and Traffic Platform for Real-Time Road Traffic Management Solutions) developed an evaluation platform for large-scale, long-term simulations of cooperative traffic management applications. The platform combined traffic and communications simulation in a closed-loop which allows detailed analyses of effects and performance of cooperative applications on traffic flow, travel time, emissions, etc.


NOW: Network On Wheels

NoW was a German research project supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The main objectives were to solve technical key questions on the communication protocols and data security for Car-2-Car Communications and to submit the results to the standardisation activities of the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium, which is an initiative of major European car manufacturers and suppliers.

The OVERSEE (Open Vehicular Secure Platform) project developed an open, secure, standardised in-vehicle software and communication platform, featuring virtualisation, strong isolation and compliance to real-time constraints.


PRE-DRIVE C2X prepared a large-scale field trial for vehicular communication technology. Based on the European COMeSafety architecture for a vehicle-to-x communication system, the project developed a detailed specification for such a system and a functionally-verified prototype. The prototype is robust enough to be used in future field operational tests.

PReVENT (PReVENTive and Active Safety Applications) aimed at developing, testing and evaluating safety related applications, using advanced sensor and communication devices integrated into on-board systems for driver assistance.

SAFESPOT (Smart Vehicles on Smart Roads) was an integrated research project co-funded by the European Commission. It created dynamic cooperative networks where the vehicles and the road infrastructure communicate to share information gathered on board and at the roadside to enhance the drivers' perception of the vehicle surroundings.


SEVECOM (SEcure VEhicle Communication) was an EU-funded project that focused on providing a full definition and implementation of security requirements for vehicular communications.


The research project simTD (Safe Intelligent Mobility – Test Area Germany) attended to tet and evaluate car-2-X technology and dedicated applications in a large-scale test field around Frankfurt/Germany).