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16 October 2017



DSRC exhibit and demos to show importance of connected vehicles to infrastructure

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At this year’s ITS World Congress Montréal, 29 October – 2 November, autonomous connected vehicles, featuring Dedicated Short Range Communications systems (DSRC), will be highlighted as the premier innovative technology which holds the promise of reducing the number of accidents on highways and roads, involving other vehicles, pedestrians and people on bicycles.

This technology will be on display outside of the Palais des Congrès de Montréal as a feature of the ITS World Congress’ Demonstrations of ITS Technology. Demonstrations will include controlled spectrum sharing of a DSRC network that is fully compliant with FCC rules and IEEE/SAE specifications. Controlled spectrum sharing allows infrastructure authorities and associated network operators the ability to dynamically control access to service channels for the delivery of mobile, internet-based services subject to prioritisation of safety and mobility applications – all in a secure manner.

The ITS World Congress’ Demonstrations of ITS Technology are free to registered event attendees. The event currently features four sessions showcasing DSRC:

  • Active-Aurora: The first connected vehicle test bed network in Canada
  • Oakland County CV Task Force: DSRC and controlled spectrum sharing
  • Orange Traffic and Trustpoint (Escrypt): DSRC-enabled LED sign
  • Southwest Research Institute (SwRI): Utilizing infrastructure information to enable highly automated vehicles

The event will also show how wireless vehicular communication has the potential to develop new applications that will improve safety, prevent accidents and save lives. There will be real time messaging between vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), infrastructure-to-vehicle (I2V), vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P), pedestrian-to-vehicle (P2V) and signal phase and timing (SPaT).  

The Task Force,  in partnership with Lear and supported by the city of Montréal, will demonstrate controlled spectrum sharing of a deployed DSRC network that is fully compliant with FCC Rules and IEEE/SAE specifications for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (WAVE).  

Demo participants will observe live messaging of V2V, I2V, V2P, P2V, SPaT, and other HMI-delivered messages, including RSU service announcements instructing an OBU to select a specific service channel(s) for delivery of mobile internet services and the use of DSRC spectrum for revenue modelling.

The demonstrations will involve pedestrians and vehicles to show how DSRC will work and attendees will be encouraged to ride along in vehicles to observe the system in real time.

For more information about the ITS World Congress and to register visit the website.

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