InterCor is a recently started European project related to Connecting Europe Facility for Transport. This project, managed by Rijkswaterstaat, aims to harmonize services and connects existing corridors and initiatives in the Netherlands, France, England and Belgium. The project uses hybrid communications, across both long distances (cellular 3/4G LTE) and short distances (WiFi-P). In the Netherlands the project will build on services developed earlier for the Cooperative ITS Corridor-project. These will be coordinated with similar services in the French SCOOP@F project, services on the English corridor project London-Dover and services under development in Flanders. Additionally, the provinces of Noord-Brabant and Utrecht are further developing and coordinating the following services: Truck Parking, GLOSA (related to traffic lights) and tunnel related services. Several new, basic logistics C-ITS services will also be added. Consistent specifications for hybrid communications, security and test implementation will be further developed in cooperation with the national Architecture and Interoperability round table meetings and the Security round table meetings.
CROSS-BORDER INTEROPERABILITY TESTFEST
The Flemish Ministry for Mobility and Public Works, ERTICO-ITS Europe and the InterCor project teams from France, the Netherlands and the UK, organized the fourth and final InterCor TESTFEST on Cross-border Interoperability of C-ITS Services. During this TESTFEST, held in March 2019, vehicles drove to pilot sites in the Flanders region in Belgium and the Netherlands.
The main objective of this TESTFEST was to validate the international interoperability of the deployed Day 1 services. The Day 1-services to be tested in this open event included Road Works Warning, In-Vehicle-Signage and GLOSA. The services were provided using two communication channels: ITS-G5 and/or InterCor back-office interface (IF2), depending on geographical coverage.
The TESTFEST concluded with a conference “Connecting European corridors – C-ITS services across borders”, which took place in Antwerp on Thursday, 28 March.
More information and relevant documents can be found here, for the press-release please visit here
The Hybrid TESTFEST took place from 8 to 11 October 2018, on sections of the M2 and A2 in Kent and London. The main goal of this TESTFEST was to test the delivery of Day-1 services operating in a “hybrid” combination of ITS-G5 and cellular communication systems. It also investigated the cross-border interoperability of these services through a separate deployment of two distinct C-ITS systems into “Country A” and “Country B” systems. This third of four InterCor TESTFESTs was co-organised by the InterCor project together with the UK partners of the A2M2 project. More information and relevant documents can be found here
On 13 and 14th of June 2018 the province of Noord-Brabant (NL) together with its InterCor partners in the UK organized the GLOSA Pre-TestFest to validate the interoperability of ITS Hybrid GLOSA services based on the common set of specifications developed in the InterCor project. More information and relevant documents can be found here.
PKI SECURITY TESTFEST
From 23 to 26 april 2018 the second large-scale InterCor validation event took place in Reims, the PKI Security TestFest. The main goal of this TestFest was to check the use of different Public Key Infrastructures (PKIs) and the authentication of messages sent from different ITS stations.
You can find the overview of the four test event days here: PKI Security TestFest report
Relevant documents with regard to this TestFest can be found here: PKI Security TestFest information
ITS G5 TESTFEST
The first TESTFEST, focusing on ITS-G5 services (Wifi-p), was held in July 2017 in the Netherlands and co-organised by the InterCor project together with Dutch partners of the C-ITS Corridor. The TESTFEST took place on the motorway A16, near Dordrecht. Roadworks Warning (RWW), Probe Vehicle Data (PVD) and In-Vehicle Signage (IVS) services were available via fixed roadside units (RSUs) for testing both in representative lab environments and real life traffic conditions. More information can be found here