SKY Project - RFID

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SKY Project - RFID
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Type: Field operational test
Tested system/service: Autonomous Systems
Countries: Japan  ? test users
4 partners  ? vehicles
Active from 2004 to ?
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Masao Fukushima
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SKY General information

The SKY project is a field test of applications already available on the market or coming soon. It is carried out by a large number of ordinary people in real traffic conditions. The SKY project started with several initiatives such as intelligent speed advisory testing with 2,000 participants around primary schools, intersection collision avoidance using V2I with the same number of participants, small children traffic safety using RFID with 300 participants, pedestrian traffic safety using GPS cell phone by 700 participants, hazard warning on winter road by 150 participants, real time probe car data collection by 2,700 vehicles, etc.

The aim of this FOT was to grasp the user acceptability of information on pedestrian presence related to small children traffic safety.

Details of Field Operational Test

Start date and duration of FOT execution

Dec. 2005 – Mar. 2006

Geographical Coverage

Mitakedai Aobaku Yokohama city, Kanagawa prefecture Japan (Around 1 primary school)

Link with other related Field Operational Tests

Other SKY FOTs



  • To help reduce traffic accidents
  • Ease traffic congestion utilising ITS


  • Collaboration with infrastructure, in addition to technology in vehicles themselves.
  • Use of information on the status of nearby vehicles and the surrounding traffic environment.


Lessons learned

Main events

Several press release events


Summary, type of funding and budget

Cooperation partners and contact persons

  • Steering Committee: I-Safety project
  • Public Authorities:
  • Industry
    • Vehicle Manufacturer: NISSAN
    • Partners: NTT data, its-com, Tokyu Security
    • Supplier:
  • Users:
  • Universities:
  • Research Institutes:
  • Others (specify):

Main Contact persons

   Masao Fukushima 
   Engineering Director
   IT&ITS Engineering Department
   Tel +81-50-2029-1028 
   Maki UEDA
   IT&ITS Engineering Department
   Tel +81-50-2029-1037

Applications and equipment

Applications tested

Information on pedestrian presence, more specifically for small children traffic safety in the school zone.


100 regular passenger cars

200 children

Equipment carried by test users


RFID data communication and mobile phone data communication center

Test equipment

RFID data communication and mobile phone data communication center


Pre-simulation / Piloting of the FOT

Method for the baseline

Techniques for measurement and data collection

Center logged every RFID and vehicle position data.

Objective: Center logged every RFID and vehicle position data.

Subjective: Questionnaire survey and interview.

Availability of data: Contact the FOT contact person.

Recruitment goals and methods

100 ordinary drivers in their every day car life. Ordinary drivers who live in that test area in Yokohama city and who are mainly parents of the school children of the test school.

Methods for the liaison with the drivers during the FOT execution

Participants were sometimes asked to answer a questionnaire survey. They use their car in their everyday car life.

Methods for data analysis, evaluation, synthesis and conclusions

Using the logged and stored data, system ability was estimated.

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Facts about "SKY Project - RFID"
ContactMasao Fukushima +
CountryJapan +
Is type ofField operational test +
NameSKY Project - RFID +
Number of partners4 +
Started2004 +
Tested system or serviceAutonomous Systems +
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