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The BrennerLEC project is carried out in the context of a sensible area like the Alps with the objective of creating a holistic concept of “Lower Emissions Corridor” (LEC) for the A22 highway. 

The project aims to implement and validate a set of different dynamic policies that have the goal to provide a clear environmental benefit in terms of air quality, climate protection and noise abatement, covering.


(2017 - 2020) - In many respects today's vehicles are already connected devices. However, in the near future they will also interact directly with each other and with the road infrastructure. This interaction is the subject of cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS), which will enable road users and traffic managers to share and use previously unavailable information and coordinate their actions. This cooperative element should considerably improve road safety, traffic efficiency and driving comfort, helping the driver to take the right decisions and to adapt to the traffic situation.

C-Roads cooperation is considered to be an appropriate tool for Member States to continue their involvement in the dynamic field of C-ITS.

Member States throughout Europe will set up the C-ITS pilot sites needed for the testing and subsequent operation of "Day-1" use cases, recommended by the  C-ITS Commission of the European Commission, by investing in their infrastructure. The car manufacturers and industry will use this pilot infrastructure to test components and services.

It is the task of numerous C-Roads working groups, working closely with the Amsterdam Group, with the InterCor project as well as with the EU-C-ITS and ITS platforms of the EU, to elaborate technical specifications and agreements for the implementation of harmonized and interoperable infrastructures.

Based on these specifications and agreements, the technical and organizational aspects will be tested in several pilot sites across Europe, where various organizational frameworks, technical approaches, operating environments and fleets of vehicles will test and evaluate the performance and feasibility of harmonized C-ITS systems and services.

Although the services and systems implemented will differ in the C-Roads pilot sites, all installations will be performed in a harmonized way, ensuring in particular the above interoperable services of end-users based on international cooperation.

To ensure interoperability, cross-site tests will be organized by the C-Roads Platform and run by the C-Roads consortium. All participating pilot sites will need to provide roadside and onboard test infrastructures.

C-ROADS ITALY expects to test a series of C-ITS "Day1" services, mainly along the A22, but also along the motorway sections of CAV and Autovie Venete, as recommended by the C-ITS Platform.

Within the project, two specific applications (Highway Chauffeur and Truck Platooning) will be tested, respectively by CRF and IVECO.

This involves adapting the infrastructure and integrating C-ITS V2I services and V2V information with vehicle control strategies.



(2017 - 2019) - The SAFESTRIP project, promoted within the Horizon2020 Programme and lasting 3 years (2017-2019), foresees the increase of cooperative systems (C-ITS) road/motorway applications by creating intelligent stripes (including micro/nano sensors) to apply to the paving surface to the benefits of end users (safety) and road/motorway operators (paving conditions and maintenance).

The system developed within the project, which will grant a V2I (vehicle-infrastructure) communication, will be tested in Spain, France, Greece and Italy. One of the Italian test sites will be hosted by Autostrada del Brennero.



(2014 - 2018) - The Ursa Major II project is co-funded by the European Commission for a period of five years (2014-2018) and concerns the implementation of ITS systems aimed at improving the road traffic management on a European scale. The Brenner motorway participates in it with 3 different activities.

The first activity concerns the implementation of a control center for heavy good vehicles near the tolling gate of Vipiteno/Sterzing (Province of Bolzano) in order to increase the safety of HGV drivers and indirectly also that of all motorway users. The structure will be managed by government office of Bolzano that issues driving licences and registers vehicles in collaboration with the Traffic Police: they will perform checks, even with the support of ITS devices, on the efficiency of heavy good vehicles. Currently the project is still under approval at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport.

The second activity relates to the upgrade of the hardware and software equipment of the Automatic (AID) Incident Detection system installed in the tunnels longer than 500 m (Brenner, Fortezza, Virgl and Piedicastello) and the installation of new cameras to increase the video coverage from the Traffic Control Center in Trento. In 2017 the software of the AID system in the above mentioned tunnels was updated and 30 new video cameras were installed along the motorway.

The third activity concerns the implementation of weather information along the A22 in particular in order to better manage winter operations. The aim is to have a fix weather station every 10 km and to install mobile weather sensors on the vans of Traffic Officers to detect the paving conditions, especially in the winter period: this type of monitoring allows to increase the grip level of vehicles on the pavement and consequently also the level of users’ safety and to reduce the amount of deicing salt spread, thereby limiting the environmental impact. Up to 2017 11 new fix weather stations were installed along the motorway and 3 new mobile weather stations were installed on the vans of the traffic officers.



(2017 - 2020) - The URSA MAJOR Neo (UMneo) project continues the development of ITS services to improve freight traffic on the TEN-T road network along the CEF RHINE-ALPS and SCANMED core corridors, linking the North Sea ports, the Rhine region and the Ruhr, the metropolitan areas of southern Germany and northern Italy with the Mediterranean ports up to Sicily. Project partners at European level come from Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.

The improvement of international freight traffic services along these corridors is the main European added value of UMneo.

UMneo is based on the results of EU-co-financed projects: Ursa Major and Ursa Major 2. It extends the scope of the project geographically by expanding the network to completely cover the southern part of the SCANMED corridor and conceptually address the intermodal aspect of transport. Therefore, the UMneo partners group (implementing bodies) have been expanded to include urban nodes, and in particular port operators and railway hub operators.

Autostrada del Brennero SpA will implement four specific activities within the project:

-     development of an app to inform heavy goods vehicles drivers on the availability of free stalls. Specifically, as far as A22 is concerned, the app will show the number of free stalls at the Brennero, Sadobre, Rovereto South and Campogalliano West parking areas;

-     installation of new charging points for the refrigeration units of heavy goods vehicles at the HGV parking lot in Rovereto South. The activity foresees in particular the installation of 5 charging points;

-     installation of new variable message signs at 6 motorway entries. The activity envisages that VMSs (including supports and interfacing to the TCC) are installed at the motorway tolling gates of Bolzano South (2 VMS), Verona North, Mantova South, Reggiolo Rolo and Carpi;

-     arrangement of a new disaster recovery system and of a new video server for the Traffic Control Centre (C.A.U.). The activity foresees in particular the creation of a small operational center at the Motorway Safety Center in San Michele all'Adige, with full functionality for traffic management and minimum functionality for information management. This backup system will be handled by two operators and will be used in case emergencies should impede the A22 TCC. As part of this activity, it will be necessary to develop an appropriate software, purchase the needed hardware and a videowall with LCD monitors. Furthermore, at the current TCC a new video server will be installed to collect images from the peripheral equipment and make them accessible in several formats to multiple devices (tablets, smartphones, NVRs and so on).




(2018 - 2021) - The project ICT4CART, co-financed by the European Commission within the framework of the Horizon2020 programme, is providing an ICT infrastructure to enable the transition towards road transport automation.

To meet this high level objective ICT4CART is bringing together, adapting and improving technological advances from different industries, mainly telecom, automotive and IT. It adopts a hybrid communication approach where all the major wireless technologies, i.e. cellular, ITS G5 and LTE-V, are integrated under a flexible “sliced” network architecture.

This architecture will ensure performance and resilience for different groups of applications according to the needs of higher levels of automation (L3 & L4). On top of that, a distributed IT environment for data aggregation and analytics will be implemented.

This offers seamless integration and exchange of data and services between all the different actors, allowing 3rd parties to develop, deliver and provide innovative services, thus creating new business opportunities. Cyber-security and data privacy aspects will be duly considered throughout the whole ICT infrastructure. In addition, novel accurate localisation services, exploiting the cellular network and information from other sources, such as on-board sensors, especially in complex areas (e.g. urban), will be addressed.

Standardization and interoperability are of high interest within ICT4CART in order to ensure the impact of the project towards enabling the transition to higher levels of automation. In this context issues related to the frequency spectrum will be investigated, while through the organisation of relevant workshops the engagement of policy makers and public authorities is ensured.

To achieve its objectives ICT4CART, instead of working in generic solutions with questionable impact, it builds on four specific high-value use cases (urban and highway) which will be demonstrated and validated under real-life conditions at the test sites in Austria, Germany, Italy and across the Italian- Austria border.

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