|Used in FOTs:||ITS Platform|
|Perspectives of the FOTs:||Driver behaviour|
|Distance travelled|| |
15,000,000 km15,000,000 km
|Hours of logging|| |
39,000 hours39,000 hours
|Number of journeys|
|Number of events|
|Detections||425 vehicles / travellers|
|In the raw data||Position, Speed|
|Calculated / derived|
|Professional drivers||Not included|
|Equipped road sections / cross-sections|
|Vehicle types||Passenger car|
|Start of field tests||2012/05/01|
|Length of field tests|| |
32 months32 months
|Length of baseline phase|
|Road type||Urban streets, Urban main roads, Rural roads, Main roads and corridors|
|Weather and other conditions included||Normal conditions, Snowy/icy conditions, Rain, Reduced visibility, Darkness|
|Type of experiment|
|Design of experiment|
Data sets acquired
|Can be shared as|
|Data set||Raw data|| Aggregated data
Data formats and possible standards
Frequency of logging
1 Hz, but acceleration data with 10 Hz
Quality of data
250 males, 175 females
Definition of baseline
Tested functions / facilities / services
Driver log Automatic Parking Payment Customized Traffic Information (beta) Traffic Statistics for road authorities (beta)
Conditions for data sharing
Only research and education is allowed with the data set presented.
Contact information for data re-use
Available data samples for testing
2 data sets: 1 car with all data in 2 years 425 cars with all data in 2 years, but anonymised FCD.
More info and link will be provided, when FCD is ready...
|Type: Field operational test|
|Tested system/service: Test site|
|Countries: Denmark||? test users|
|3 partners||500 vehicles|
|Active from 2010/03/01 to 2014/12/31|
|North Denmark Region|
|Data catalogue||Tools catalogue|
|Data sets used in this FOT:
||The following tools|
were used in this FOT:
In the next few years lots of resources will be allocated to the ITS field in Denmark. One of the larger ITS initiatives is conducted in the North Denmark Region, which intends to be the Danish ITS region where new technologies are developed and tested before they are implemented throughout the country. The ITS Platform is the first large project and thus the first step in realising out this vision: an ITS Platform which is open and available for new applications. The ITS Platform has a total budget of 5M€, and will be implemented 2010-2013.
If Intelligent Transport is to give the expected contribution to make the traffic of the future safer, more efficient and more eco-friendly, it requires both car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure communication. In order to achieve this objective, a close collaboration between public authorities and companies is necessary. On the one hand, we need to install equipment with positioning- and communication-systems in the vehicles, and on the other hand we need to develop services so road users want to take advantage of the possibilities.
Details of Field Operational Test
Start date and duration of FOT execution
It is strongly emphasised that the system functions as an open platform. The platform is to be the basis on which the actual ITS applications are built. It will contain the prevalent and general ITS functions which have a broad scope of use across the various applications. This could be e.g. position, sensor data, and communication or data processing functions in the individual box in the vehicles as well as data management and data exchange on the server. The basic ITS functions are sent through a number of interfaces which are accessible for the applications – both on the server and on the mobile unit.
The fact that the platform spans the entire server architecture and all the way into the attached vehicles gives a unique possibility for designing services and applications which take advantage of this. The application on the server is able to communicate with applications on the mobile unit, the applications can use the general ITS functionality and data can flow freely in both directions and can be interchanged with other systems.
Summary, type of funding and budget
Total budget of 5M€
Cooperation partners and contact persons
- Public Authorities: North Denmark Region
- Universities: Aalborg Universitet
- Research Institutes:
- Others (specify):
Applications and equipment
To begin with, the development of the following applications is planned:
- Parking: the platform handles automatic payment for parking so the driver doesn’t have to do anything actively. In the case of time-limited parking, the driver is notified before the time runs out. The parking application is developed in cooperation with the Municipality of Aalborg, Parking North and PBS (direct debit service).
- Driving statistics: this function can be used to collect data about driving style (energy efficient driving, hazardous driving) which can be relevant for both the driver himself and for employers. Furthermore it is possible to print a log of the driving which fulfils the demands of the Danish Tax Authority. In the case of theft, the car can easily be tracked.
- Traffic information: the project cooperates with the National Road Directorate and the Municipality of Aalborg on optimising the continuous traffic information for the benefit of all drivers, including the ones who do not have the system in their cars.
- Traffic statistics: the ITS Platform will collect data which can be used for mapping of both localities with congestion, congestion dependent travel time and localities with speed violations. This information is useful for public authorities but also for private actors who are developing route planning systems and tracking systems.
500 vehicles will test the systems.
The ITS Platform will consist of an electronic unit (On Board Unit/OBU) and a server for collecting, processing and communicating the data. The OBU, which initially will be installed in 500 cars, makes it possible to get information about the whereabouts of each individual vehicle. Furthermore it is possible to contact the vehicle and its driver via the unit.
Building an organisation which on the one hand is able to develop the necessary technologies and applications, and on the other hand can deliver the necessary support and service to the participating road users will be a central part of the project. Substantial resources are thus allocated to finding participants, installing the equipment in the vehicles and to deliver the subsequent service.
Equipment carried by test users
The ITS server is a further development of GateHouse’s ghTrack platform which is a tracking and monitoring platform, exceptional in the sense that it is independent of the tracked unit as well as easily integrated with other ITS systems. The ITS server will enable users / system houses to develop services and applications for the server which interface with the users via web, and which use data such as car positions. The ITS server and the OBU together constitute the ITS Platform.
Inntrasys OBU is a mobile platform which is designed for mobile ITS services. Dedicated services and applications can be executed on the OBU through a set of open interfaces. Together with the ITS server, the mobile platform architecture of the OBU constitutes a coherent and extremely flexible ITS infrastructure. The platform contains the technologies which are necessary for products to fulfil the demands of EETS (European Electronic Toll Service), including GPS, DSRC and GSM/GPRS. Furthermore, the OBU contains a number of other technologies and sensors which support advanced ITS services such as car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure communication.
It has a traffic safe communication interface to the driver of the vehicle and is also easy and thus cheap to install. The OBUs can be updated continuously with new applications and functions via GPRS communication.
Pre-simulation / Piloting of the FOT
Method for the baseline
Techniques for measurement and data collection
Recruitment goals and methods
Methods for the liaison with the drivers during the FOT execution
Methods for data analysis, evaluation, synthesis and conclusions
Sources of information
|Company||North Denmark Region +|
|Contact||Svend Tofting +|
|Data formats||CSV +|
|Data name||ITS Platform +|
|Datatype||Questionnaires +, Map data +, Probe data + and GPS +|
|Distance travelled||15,000,000 km +|
|Ended||December 31, 2014 +|
|Environmental conditions||Normal conditions +, Snowy/icy conditions +, Rain +, Reduced visibility + and Darkness +|
|Field test length||32 months (2.667 years) +|
|Hours of logging||39,000 hours (2,340,000 minutes, 1,625 days) +|
|Is a data set in||ITS Platform +|
|Is type of||Field operational test +|
|Name||ITS Platform +|
|Number of partners||3 +|
|Number of test subjects||425 +|
|Number of vehicles||425 + and 500 +|
|Professional drivers included||false +|
|Project perspective||Driver behaviour +|
|Raw data indicators||Position + and Speed +|
|Road type||Urban streets +, Urban main roads +, Rural roads + and Main roads and corridors +|
|Start of field tests||May 1, 2012 +|
|Started||March 1, 2010 +|
|Tested system or service||Test site +|
|Vehicle types||Passenger car +|
|Vehicles detected||425 +|
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