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Core Technologies for Cooperative Systems

The technical development of the CVIS project will work towards a comprehensive and integrated platform that supports cooperative applications. This platform can be configured in a version that is optimised for the in-vehicle environment and a version that is optimised for the roadside infrastructure environment. Each version can be further optimised to allow a light or full deployment depending on platform and cost constraints. The CVIS platform will be specified and implemented as an open design in a pre-competitive environment that provides for a high level of interoperability during the project, and an easy integration into OEM platforms for commercialisation afterwards.


The CVIS platform that allows to bring cooperative services "on the road", is called the reference execution platform, comprising components that work closely together and that have been developed and implemented by one of the following technical subprojects:

  • COMM for components for communication and networking
  • FOAM for the open framework for the development, deployment, provisioning and management of end-to-end road management and transport safety applications
  • POMA for components for the positioning, map update, location referencing and dynamic local maps of current driving conditions
  • COMO for the components for hybridised probe-vehicle and infrastructure-based monitoring data collection, access and fusion

The new communication technologies (COMM) form the essential core of the CVIS integrated project. The management framework for deploying, maintaining and running CVIS applications (FOAM) will not only provide seamless communication connectivity, but also access to the required high definition positioning and location referencing services (POMA) that will need to accompany communication in order to allow cooperation with relevant entities (both vehicles and roadside equipment) in a constantly changing network topology.


Note that the cooperative monitoring sub-project (COMO) is both part core technology, part reference application. The services will be bundled in different ways, ranging from full integration with applications and components down to a simple "CVIS modem" type of operation that allows easy connection to existing legacy systems.

The following figure shows how the FOAM, POMA and COMO components reside in the intergrated design and provide core services that may be needed by a CVIS application:



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