Smart Road

An IoT infrastructure at the service of the environment, traffic and mobility in a C-ITS context

Smart Road
and Intelligent Transportation System

Information in complex scenarios varies considerably according to the environment and sources of retrieval.

On vehicles, power and speed control should be handled in conjunction with vehicle-to-vehicle communications, especially in traffic scenarios with very high traffic density, e.g. in traffic jam situations. In such scenarios, for example, it may be appropriate to first reduce the beacon frequency and then the transmit power to control the load on the wireless channel.

Thanks to the sensors installed on the vehicles that cooperate with the driver assistance systems, dangerous places such as slippery roads, ice and aquaplaning areas will be detected and communicated in real time to the other approaching vehicles.

The technology we have developed analyzes the sensor data from IOT Road Infrastructure and SDN (Software Defined Network) coming in the form of GeoBroadcast messages from the sensors located at the Road Side Units (RSU) to those of the On Board Units (OBUs). The protocols used are many but the 6LOWPAN with an RPL (Routing over Low Power) implementation can transform Smart Roads into real collaborative IoT domains.

The ITS Infrastructure division of T.net complies with the ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) TR 102 638 standard with reference to the latest circular of last September 2017. ITS should be used for:
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What is C-ITS, DSRC
and CAV (Connecteted Autonomous Vehichle)

C-ITS are a category of ITS services based on an open network that allows a “many-to-many” or “peer-to-peer” relationship between C-ITS stations. This means that all C-ITS stations, as defined by this regulation, can safely exchange messages and are not limited to the exchange of messages with a single or more predefined stations.

 

The benefits of C-ITS span a number of sectors and include improved road safety, greater transport efficiency, mobility and reliability of services, reduced energy consumption, fewer negative effects on the environment and support for economic development.

 

The goal of Smart Cities is to develop and test a DSRC-based sensor clustering protocol for vehicles to cooperatively communicate adverse weather or environmental conditions.

 

In CAV systems the connected car is a vehicle that, in addition to having access to the internet, has sensors and can send and receive signals, perceiving the surrounding reality and interacting with other vehicles or entities.

CAVs represent one of the biggest challenges for the automotive world.

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    Weigh in motion

    T.net WIM (Weigh in Motion) is the innovative dynamic weighing system for vehicles on the road developed by T.net to achieve a high level of accuracy, reliability and simplicity in the collection of statistical data and in reports aimed at on-site interventions. T.net WIM therefore makes it possible and easy to protect the road from damage caused by overweight traffic, helping to extend the life span of roads and cut maintenance costs.

    Weigh in Motion

    Who we turn to

    T.net’s WIM solution fits the needs of all companies, organizations and consortia operating on Italian and European motorways who want to protect the road from damage caused by overweight traffic, to the benefit of the environment and the costs of maintenance.

    How does it work (Statistics, Preselection, Enforcement)

    The control unit acts on several fronts: license plate recognition, panoramic cameras, sensors for measuring the physical characteristics of the vehicles, variable message signs. The key element of T.net’s WIM is the use of data fusion between data detected by road sensors, inductive loops and other systems, in order to recognize the weight and associate it with other information relating to the vehicle. T.net WIM’s “embedded” software solution allows access to all system features and allows direct intervention.
    T.net WIM meets most of the criteria for traffic detection and dynamic weighting. Vehicle data (total gross weight, axle load, wheel load, vehicle type / category, vehicle speed, distance, vehicle size, etc …) are collected with high accuracy for both low and high speeds. In the event of vehicle overweight detection, it is also possible to subsequently allow the police in charge of direct intervention on site.

    How we integrate

    T.net WIM is an open system that can be integrated into third-party hardware and software components. It is customizable with specific applications and conditions. The weight limits, as well as other system values, are adaptable to the user according to local regulations.

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