has completed the first Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) pilot project in Slovenia. It was part of the V2I Smart Highway Project, which was co-funded by the Slovenian Ministry of Economic Development and Technology. It also received money from the European Regional Development Fund, which was set up by the European Union to correct economic imbalances between member states.
As a part of the EU's C-Roads Platform initiative, the testing site was set up at the south entrance of Šentvid tunnel.
Asist says that the twin-tube, single direction, multi-lane tunnel with two additional entrance/exit tubes was selected due to its hi-tech equipment, and its direct interface to the above ground arterial road with frequent heavy traffic, leading straight to the centre of the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana.
The company says that highlights of the pilot project included developing a roadside unit and on-board unit, which successfully sent and decoded cooperative awareness messages and decentralised environmental notification massages.
Asist says that security issues were addressed using PKI message signing and validation, and the complete V2I system was developed including SCADA visualisation and data exchange with existing road safety and control systems. All in all, the project represents an important building block for the future of mobility, the company says.
The C-Roads Platform is a joint initiative of European member states and road operators for testing and implementing C-ITS services to help make cross-border harmonisation and interoperability possible.