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ITS Platform
Used in FOTs: ITS Platform
Perspectives of the FOTs: Driver behaviour
Countries: Denmark
Distance travelled 15,000,000 km <br />
Hours of logging 39,000 hours <br />2,340,000 minutes <br />1,625 days <br />
Number of journeys
Number of events
Detections 425 vehicles / travellers
In the raw data Position, Speed
Calculated / derived
Enriched information
Test subjects
Professional drivers Not included
Test subjects 425
Equipped road sections / cross-sections
Vehicles 425
Vehicle types Passenger car
Test setup
Start of field tests 2012/05/01
Length of field tests 32 months <br />2.667 years <br />
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

Map data
Probe data Yes

Data formats and possible standards


Frequency of logging

1 Hz, but acceleration data with 10 Hz

Quality of data

Test subjects


250 males, 175 females

Male: 58.8%
Female: 41.2%

Test setup

Definition of baseline

No baseline

Tested functions / facilities / services

Driver log Automatic Parking Payment Customized Traffic Information (beta) Traffic Statistics for road authorities (beta)

Data sharing

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...

Additional notes

ITS Platform
General information
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
Svend Tofting
North Denmark Region
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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

Geographical Coverage

Link with other related Field Operational Tests


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 andapplications 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.

All together this means that the ITS Platform makes it possible to develop complete and integrated system solutions without having to build such a system from scratch.


Lessons learned

Main events


Summary, type of funding and budget

Total budget of 5M€

Cooperation partners and contact persons

Applications and equipment

Applications tested

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.

Test equipment

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.


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