C2C-CC welcomes the EC efforts to save lives and moving ahead with setting up a clear, future-proof regulatory framework through the delegated regulation on C-ITS, which is critical for the continuation of ITS-G5 deployment. ITS-G5 is a short-range direct ad hoc wireless technology used for increasing road traffic safety and it is a complement to network-based cellular technology (e.g., 3G/4G/5G). We strongly believe that the hybrid approach taken by EC is a necessity for launching connected and...

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The CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium has been working since 2002 for harmonised services and system requirements to ensure a European compatible and interoperable framework. The benefit of such a framework for road safety has been proven in multiple research projects, e.g. in simTD, where it was shown that an interoperable C-ITS based warning system can reduce intersection collisions by more than 50 %. The Consortium therefore fully supports the initiative of the European Commission to improve...

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In a press release, the CAR 2 CAR member Toyota has recently announced to begin deploying 5.9GHz Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) in Toyota and Lexus branded vehicles in the USA starting in 2021. At the same time, Toyota encourages all automakers to adopt DSRC in the USA. The CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium very much appreciates this initiative as it makes use of a hardware platform for C-ITS in Europe and USA.

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IEEE has setup a new Study Group in IEEE802.11 on Next Generation Vehicular (SG NGV). The CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium supports a backward compatible evolution of the V2X communication. The Consortium sees this initiative as a strengthening of the international cooperation that aims on harmonisation of a common hardware platform for C-ITS – not only for the initial deployment, but also in the long term. This platform for C-ITS ad-hoc communication is based on IEEE 802.11p, in Europe known...

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Initial deployment of wireless Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communication based on the ETSI ITS-G5 standard (IEEE 802.11p) will start next year in Europe. For enabling next innovations towards cooperative automated driving, the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium has established a dedicated working group on functional safety in December 2017. During the CAR 2 CAR Week in March 2018 the new functional safety group aligns its work programme with the other technical...

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The deployment of ITS-G5 (a.k.a. IEEE 802.11p and pWLAN) has already started and several vehicle manufacturers are in their commercialization phases, where VW has officially announced its launch of pWLAN in 2019. Renault and PSA will equip 1000 vehicles each with 802.11p technology within the pre-deployment project SCOOP@F already at the end of 2017. Further, PSA’s and Renault’s approach uses two frequency channels out of the three existing ones in the 5.875-5.905 GHz band. In the near term, a...

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The CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium and the C-Roads Platform have just signed a Memorandum of Understanding for enabling a close cooperation between the automotive industry, road authorities, and road operators for preparing the deployment of initial cooperative ITS services across Europe by 2019. Short-range wireless communication from Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) – based on the ITS-G5 standard (IEEE 802.11p) – represents together with hybrid communication...

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The European Commission has recently published the European Strategy on Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) – an important milestone for realising cooperative and automated mobility on European roads. The CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium (C2C-CC) strongly supports this strategy, highlighting a hybrid communication approach for transmitting C-ITS messages using both direct vehicle communication (V2X ITS-G5 technology) as well as mobile radio communication. All research and...

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In the light of recent developments in the project landscape for automated driving, the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium seeks to deploy wireless Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communication based on the ITS-G5 standard (IEEE 802.11p). The vehicle manufacturers unabatedly see ITS-G5 as essential cornerstone towards safe connected automated driving, and strongly support the recommendation developed by the European Commission’s C-ITS Deployment Platform to use this...

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The 16 vehicle manufacturers organised in the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium adhere to their agreement to jointly bring cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems and Services to the European market. In discussion with international stakeholders, the Consortium addresses open issues for the earliest possible production and deployment of Vehicle-to-X communication systems based on the European and US market standards: ETSI ITS-G5 and IEEE 802.11p (WLANp), respectively. Intelligent Transport...

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