Successful tests of Neavia Technologies at ETSI first European Live Trial for Intelligent Transport Systems

Successful demonstration of IoT and ITS convergence

Livorno (Italy), 18 November 2016

The 5th ETSI ITS Plugtests™, a two week testing event for co-operative transport systems focusing on vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications (V2X) ended on 17 November around the port of Livorno, Italy.

ETSI has worked for several months with its partners ERTICO, CNIT, Livorno Port Authority, Regione Toscana (Tuscan Regional Government), AVR (Livorno/Florence highway), Autostrade Tech (motorway network), and Telecom Italia to put in place the testbed. This event contributes to ITS deployment, tests interoperability of ITS equipment from all key vendors and demonstrates the convergence between ITS and Internet of Things.

This event was a trial of the ITS ecosystem under real life conditions from infrastructure to applications in vehicles, thus demonstrating conformance to ETSI ITS Release 1. For all solution providers, the opportunity to connect their equipment to the test infrastructure was a unique chance  to maximize the effectiveness of their ITS solutions in urban environments.

“In collaborative ITS communications, interoperability is key and this is a great opportunity for solution providers to test their products. The fact that companies from different ITS sectors are increasingly involved and ready to test under real life conditions shows the high level of maturity of ITS standards and implementations” says Marco Annoni, ETSI ITS Vice-Chair.

Neavia has successfully demonstrated the whole interoperability of its wide V2X range products beyond expectations. Onboard and Roadside units were fully validated with several enhancements: new generation of SPAT/MAP messages dedicated to traffic lights, security, mitigation technics and more!  Moreover, security tests were key with a full security support from messages signing/checking to a complete interoperability with ISE Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).

Neavia demonstrated also Lacroix City ready solution to enable autonomous vehicle in urban environment. A fully V2X equipped traffic light was used over the tracks to check interoperability with the next generation of vehicles.

A great event that raise Neavia and its V2X solutions to a next step of maturity in compliance with the European community.