Multiplying the capacity of existing motorway infrastructures ("but building new ones must not be taboo") and eliminating accidents without consuming soil.
This is the ambitious goal that the Italian motorway network has set itself through the use of C-ITS technology, or cooperative intelligent transport systems that allow infrastructures to "talk" with vehicles and make vehicles communicate with each other.
This was stated by Diego Cattoni, managing director of Autostrada del Brennero Spa and recently elected president of Aiscat, during the "C-Its Roadshow" conference, organized in Trento at the end of the four years of experimentation that saw Autobrennero itself.
"Together with the spread of electric, hydrogen and battery powered vehicles, this is the field in which to act with determination to revolutionize the motorway sector in the coming years.
This - added Cattoni - must be accompanied by a virtuous synergy with the railway". Cattoni recalled how the issues of mobility, in an ecological transition key, are at the center of the NRP and the innovative role that Italian motorways (see Telepass and Tutor) have always played in Europe.
The president of A22, Hartmann Reichhalter underlined "the satisfaction for an evolution of transport which, together with the high speed rail and the spread of electric vehicles, will allow us to move along the Brenner corridor without negative impacts for theenvironment and the people who live there ".
The C-Roads Italy is part of an ambitious European project that aims, using the C-Its, at an interconnection between vehicles and between vehicles and infrastructure, using a uniform basis for the whole European Union. It is no coincidence that Autobrennero was at the center of this experimentation, considering the key role it has - underlined Cattoni - in that enormous economic system on the Mediterranean-Europe axis that sees Germany and Italy at the center.
One of the lines developed in these four years concerns the message transmission protocol through a C-ITS server, the 63 Road side units, installed for short and long range communication with the collaboration of Tim. The solution developed by A22, today the Italian standard for hybrid communication, already allows information on accidents, construction sites, adverse weather and more to be communicated to the on-board computers of vehicles. A system that will make it possible in the future to manage a vehicle like a train wagon, as Iveco has already experienced with the Truck Platooning project, that is, a convoy of trucks driven only by the first and able to interact with the rest of the traffic. Still as part of C-Roads Italy, the Fiat Research Center tested the Highway Chaffeur,vehicle automation system that allows you to adjust the speed, maintain the trajectory and change lanes automatically.
In short, the future on the Brenner motorway is already today, as emerged in the conference organized in collaboration with the project partners: Iveco, Fca-CRF, Telecom Italia, Autovie Venete, Concessioni Autostradali Venete, Codognotto Italia, Ministry of the Interior - Traffic Police Service, Politecnico di Milano, Azcom Technology, North Italy Communications.
In collaboration with:
Autostrada del Brennero Spa