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===Main contact person===
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[mailto:Matthias.M.Schulze@Daimler.com Matthias.M.Schulze@Daimler.com]
[[Daimler|Daimler]]<br />Germany
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* [http://www.drive-c2x.eu/ DRIVE C2X website]

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Tested system/service:
Countries: European  ? test users
32 partners
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 ? vehicles
Active from 2011 to 2013
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The European Integrated Project DRIVE C2X, the follow-up project of PRE-DRIVE C2X, has started in January 2011 and will continue till 2013. DRIVE C2X fully responds to EC requirements and the Call 6 contents on Field Operational Tests. During the past decade, researchers have been working on cooperative systems worldwide in numerous research projects. Tentative results suggest that communication between vehicles and vehicles and infrastructure can substantially improve sustainable transportation. There is today a general understanding of the benefits of cooperative systems in terms of traffic safety and efficiency, but so far these systems have been tried out in small scale experiments only. There is no proof of their benefits yet with many communicating vehicles used in variable conditions on roads. The work proposed builds strongly on previous and on-going work on cooperative systems, which are now considered to be mature enough for large-scale field operational tests. The Europe-wide testing community envisaged for DRIVE C2X comprises of six test sites in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, France and Finland. Essential activities in this project are the testing methodology and evaluation of the impact of cooperative driving functions on users, environment and society. In addition to impacts, other important areas of testing are technical functionality and robustness of the systems – also in adverse conditions. The user feedback and the results from technical tests enable the creation of realistic business models for the following market introduction.

Details of Field Operational Test

Type of project

European Integrated Project (IP) under Framework Program FP7

Number of partners

32 partners

Main contact person

Matthias Schulze Matthias.M.Schulze@Daimler.com Daimler

Start date and duration of the project

Start date: January 2011

Duration: 36 month

Start date and duration of FOT execution

Geographical coverage

Link with other related Field Operational Tests



The objective of DRIVE C2X is to carry out comprehensive assessment of cooperative Systems through Field Operational Tests in various places in Europe in order to verify their benefits and to pave the way for market implementation. This general objective is split into four major technical objectives:

  • Create a harmonised Europe-wide testing environment for cooperative systems
  • Coordinate the tests carried out in parallel throughout the DRIVE C2X community
  • Evaluate cooperative systems
  • Promote cooperative driving.

The project is in progress. Information regarding the project developments, upcoming events and results can be found via: www.drive-c2x.eu/news-and-publications


Lessons learned

Availability of data

Main events

Usefull links



Budget: 18.9 mio. €, from which 12.4 mio. € EC funding.


Financing: The DRIVE C2X project is co-funded by the European Commission Information Society and Media in the 7th Framework Programme.


Champions and contact persons

Consortium: The consortium consists of 32 partners and 10 support partners. Please find a detailed list about partners under: www.drive-c2x.eu/consortium

Project coordinator: Matthias Schulze, Daimler AG, matthias.m.schulze@daimler.com

  • Automotive OEMs

Adam Opel, Audi, BMW Forschung und Technik *, Centro Ricerche Fiat, Daimler, Ford Forschungszentrum Aachen, Honda Research Institute Europe*, Peugeot Citroen Automobiles, Renault, Volvo Personenvagnar

  • Electronics and supplier industry, telcos

Continental*, Delphi Delco Electronics Europe, Denso Automotive Deutschland *, FT – Orange Labs*, Hitachi Europe SAS, NEC Europe, Renesas Technology Europe, Robert Bosch*

  • Software developers

SAP, Vector Informatik*

  • Traffic engineers

PTV Planung Transport Verkehr

  • Research institutes

Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen, Centro Tecnológico de Automoción de Galicia*, Chalmers University, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Facit Research, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft FOKUS, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Saarland*, Institut Nationale de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique, Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Technische Universität Graz, Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek, Universitatea Tehnica Cluj-Napoca, University of Surrey, Technical Research Centre of Finland

  • Road Operators

Autostrada del Brennero, City of Tampere*, Hessische Straßen- und Verkehrsverwaltung, Rijkswaterstaat*

  • Others

ERTICO – ITS Europe, European Center for Information and Communication Technologies, Nokian Renkaat*

FOT execution: Detailed information regarding the operation and the seven test sites can be found via the project's web site: www.drive-c2x.eu/test-sites.

Applications and equipment

Applications tested

Test sites: DRIVE C2X combines seven test sites. Two types of test sites are distinguished:

  • System Test Sites (STS) and
  • Functional Test Sites (FTS).


Please see the project's website www.drive-c2x.eu/test-sites to get detailed information on the equipment and vehicles deployed.



Test equipment

Collected data


Key milestones of the project

Pre-simulation / Piloting of the FOT

Criteria to achieve scientific results

Such as selection of drivers, statistically representative of the population minumum sample sizes, etc...

Method for the baseline

(system OFF during a specific amount of time, kms)

Techniques for measurement and data collection

(wireless data transfer, data pickup…)

Methods for the liaison with the drivers during the FOT execution

Methods for data analysis, evaluation, synthesis and conclusions

Use cases: For the tests different use cases were developed during the predecessor PRE-DRIVE C2X project. Please see full list of use cases via: www.drive-c2x.eu/use-cases

Sources of information