DSRC-based connected V2X technology to be showcased at 2017 ITS World Congress

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Co-hosts ITS America and ITS Canada have announced that the 2017 ITS World Congress will showcase connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) integrated with dedicated short-range communications systems (DSRC) in order to demonstrate the benefits of the technology.

Being held in Montréal, Quebec, on October 29-November 2, the 2017 ITS World Congress will highlight this cutting-edge technology, which is expected to reduce the number of road and highway accidents involving other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. The DSRC technology will be highlighted both inside and outside of the Palais des Congrès de Montréal as a feature of the Congress’s ‘Demonstrations of ITS Technology’ program.

The demonstrations will include Controlled Spectrum Sharing of a deployed DSRC network that is fully compliant with FCC Rules and IEEE/SAE specifications for WAVE. These demo activations are being done in partnership with Lear and supported by the City of Montréal.

Controlled Spectrum Sharing gives 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 prioritization of safety and mobility applications, all in a secure manner.

The ITS World Congress will 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 traffic signal phase and timing (SPaT). Live demonstrations taking place during the show will involve pedestrians and vehicles to show how DSRC works. Attendees will be encouraged to ride along in vehicles to observe the technology in real time.

In addition to demonstrations and exhibits, 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 sessions are offered within the ITS World Congress program, presented by intelligent transportation experts from all over the world, and cover technical subjects as well as the institutional, business and economic aspects of intelligent transportation and supporting systems.

Interim ITS America president and CEO David St Amant noted, “DSRC is a major research priority for transportation agencies around the globe, and it is only natural that it would be a key focus for the event.”

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