ACTIVITIES

NICom currently performs the Project Management (technical-administrative) functions of the C-Roads Italy project, co-funded by the European Commission within the CEF program 2014-2020 (Connecting Europe Facility), whose National Coordinator and Beneficiary is the Ministry of infrastructures and transport – General Direction for the Development of the Territory, Programming and International Projects; Division IV – Development of the trans-European transport network and the mutimodal corridors. The project sees the participation of the following partners:

The pilot project C-Roads is developed together and in cooperation with the similar pilot project of 16 Member States EU, under the coordination of the C-Roads Platform, on whose website further details con be found: https://www.c-roads.eu/pilots/core-members/italy/Partner/project/show/c-roads-italy.html 

 

Since October 2018 NICom assumed the role of Project Management (technical-administrative) functions also for the “C-Roads Italy 2” project (2018-2023), co-funded by the European Commission through the CEF Transport program. Moreover the Project is the prosecution of the Action 2016-IT-TM-0052-S, called “C-Roads Italy”.

“C-Roads Italy 2” has as Beneficiary and Coordinator the Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport – General Direction for the Development of the Territory, Programming and International Projects -, while the implementation of the related planned activities involve the following 11 implementing bodies, both public and private

  1. Centro Ricerche FIAT S.C.p.A.
  2. Politecnico di Milano – Dipartimento di Design
  3. Telecom Italia S.p.A,
  4. Comune di Trento
  5. TTS Italia
  6. Comune di Verona
  7. MOVALIA S.r.l.
  8. Autostrada Brescia-Verona-Vicenza-Padova S.p.A.
  9. Comune di Torino
  10. ALMAVIVA S.p.A.
  11. North Italy Communications S.r.l.
 
The activity of Project Management in charge of NICom supports both the National Coordinator and Beneficiary, and the Companies and Entities involved in the implementation of the activities. Specifically, the main objective of “C-Roads Italy 2” is represented by the carrying out of a study and the execution of tests, mainly in real urban traffic conditions, with the involvement of the Cities of Turin, Verona, Trento and  some motorway sections, of some C-ITS services, called “Day1” and “Day1.5”, as defined by the European Commission.                                                                                                                                        
Such services are for example: 

• GLOSA (Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory): a technology that allows you to adjust the speed of your car to reach the traffic light with the green signal;            • Traffic signal priority request by designated vehicles: priority request for the green light signal for some vehicles such as ambulances, police, etc.;                        • Signal violation / Intersection safety: it is a system able to alert the driver of the vehicle that he is about to violate the red traffic light signal, or when another vehicle is about to violate the red signal of the traffic light;                                                                                                                                                                                   • On street parking management & information: management and information on street parking;                                                                                                                 • Traffic Information and Smart Routing: traffic information and best route directions.

To test these C-ITS services, it is necessary that the infrastructures are equipped with innovative technologies and also that the vehicles are equipped with systems capable of incorporating information to be supplied to the driver, together with vehicle control strategies. The vehicle connected to the infrastructure expands the knowledge of the driver and the vehicle itself on the traffic scene, increasing safety and the same traffic efficiency. The development of the communication architecture for the Vehicle-Infrastructure connection (V2I) will be based on a “hybrid” solution (ITS-G5 short-range standard and long-range cellular communication) as foreseen by the EU call for proposals.

Also for C-Roads Italty 2 the overall coordination (in particular technical specifications and standards) is performed by the C-Roads Platform. 

Furthermore NICom has provided and provides advice and support to the national coordination on the management of numerous projects co-funded by the European Commission for the study and implementation of technologies applied to the road transport sector, such as starting from 2006: