PoDIUM aims to advance a set of key technologies both in the physical and digital part of the infrastructure to address the challenges in road automation and telecommunications linked with connectivity, cooperation, data management, interoperability, and reliability to foster the development of advanced Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility (CCAM) solutions.
The project will carry out demonstrations in real-life conditions of specific use cases in three Living Labs deployed in Germany, Italy, and Spain in different urban, highway and cross-border environments.
The final outcome of PoDIUM will be a reference architecture that can be applied to various road environments and infrastructure equipment.
Within the project, i2CAT will play a crucial role in Work Package 3, “Technical innovation and development”, and Work Package 5, “Use cases evaluation and demonstration”. Particularly, i2CAT will lead the technical evaluation of the Use Cases and the demonstration activities in the Living Labs. This task will coordinate and carry out all activities related to the preparation and execution of demonstration trials for each PoDIUM Use Case. This task will comprehensively evaluate the technical performance of the technologies and solutions developed and integrated in the PoDIUM platform architecture (WP3 & WP4).
- Prepare and implement all tools needed for demonstration and testing (i.e., test procedures, data logging and storage, prerequisites definition, etc.) and organise and execute the demonstrations using the methodology developed within Task 5.1.
- Technical evaluation of the overall PoDIUM architecture to validate aspects such as the use cases’ scalability, reactivity, reliability, etc.
- Ensure data collection is in compliance with the requirements and tools defined in WP3 and WP4 for all kinds of evaluation activities.
- Receive and process the data collected during test execution for the computation of the relevant Key Performance Indicators (defined in Task 2.5).
- Analyse the received technical evaluation data and generate and report the corresponding results.
- i2CAT will use the project to leverage its leading role in developing 5G technologies, particularly in CCAM applications.
- Define a rich set of demanding Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility (CCAM) use cases to identify and assess connectivity and cooperation enablers and needs.
- Specify for each PoDIUM use case detailed requirements and technical performance metrics for availability and performance of connectivity and cooperation (KPIs).
- Define methods to ensure the quality and trust of the integrated external data, enhancing the environmental perception and meeting the requirements for service interoperability and continuity.
- Advance key innovative technologies in the physical and digital parts of the infrastructure to meet the PoDIUM’s use case requirements.
- Define a flexible platform architecture following a “multi-connectivity approach” to integrate the proposed PDI innovations and enable different kinds of CCAM services based on the available infrastructure and road environment.
- Test, evaluate and demonstrate advanced CCAM use cases in well-equipped Living Labs (LLs) to examine feasibility and sustainability concepts in real traffic conditions (including cross-border settings).
- Create new business models and market services for the innovative use of cross-sector data, including creating services linked to the availability of enhanced connectivity and cooperation means.
- Promote the project developments to standardisation bodies and policymakers, especially in relation to actions requiring public authorities’ intervention
- Increase road safety for vulnerable road users and reduce automotive carbon footprint by leveraging CCAM using enhanced connectivity and cooperation enablers.
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