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eCoMove Session V - Backbone and results

- 21 Nov 2013

The last session of the eCoMove final event focused in details on the communication platform and the core messages used by the project in the applications.

Ola Martin Lykkja (Q-Free) summarised the communication platform structure which is based on ISO and ETSI specifications and standards messages. The main challenge of the project is in the border crossing message is challenging when a vehicle is driving from one regulatory and juridical region to another.

Francesco Alesiani (NEC Labs) focused on the eco-messages (V2V and V2I short-range and long range single vehicle communication). He mentioned the vehicle path message (VPM) which allows recording the history of the vehicle and its destination and it is therefore useful to predict future paths.

Johannes Stille (HERE) introduced the concept of ecoMap which is a collection of location data on a large European scale which collects different types of data (static, ADAS, speed, dynamic – including traffic signals, events/incidents, flow and emissions).

Models to describe, predict and optimise traffic and to give driver recommendations that can reduce CO2 emissions were presented by Philipp Themann (IKA) and Isabel Wilmink (TNO). These models are the ecoSituational Model which considers data already present and combines them with the driving environment model. This model can give a prediction of the velocity trajectory and to predict the average behaviour.

Isabel Wilmink (TNO) focused on the two models ecoStrategic Model (tested in Helmond) and ecoNetwork Prediction (in Munich). The two models indicate the real-time status of the traffic, predict the traffic in the next 15-30 minutes, calculate the emissions, determine if the routes chosen are efficient, and if not to re-route the vehicles to more efficient roads.

Maria Staubach (DLR) presented the results of the impact assessment study. She gave an overview of the test trails and the analysis of the inefficiencies related to environment, mobility, and safety. The results showed that overall there was a good acceptance of the system.

This is the end of the event and the end of a successful project that has demonstrated that can contribute largely to CO2 reductions. Systems can be improved and all stakeholders need to continue to cooperate together in order to have the applications and services established with eCoMove further developed.

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