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GeoNet successfully concluded by Final Workshop

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GeoNet concluded its activity with its Final Workshop that took place 29 January 2010 in INRIA’s premises in Paris, France. IPv6 GeoNetworking was presented together with its link with the related ITS development in CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium, CVIS implementation and ETSI TC ITS standardization.

Moreover the functionalities of IPv6 GeoNetworking was shown in a real system including 3 cars, 2 road-side units and a control center. A (very simple) enhanced driver awareness application was demonstrated and numerous attendees could enjoy a ride to see the achievement.

The FP7-funded European project GeoNet designed, implemented, tested and pushed for standardization an IPv6 GeoNetworking architecture related to many other major initiatives like CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium and CVIS.

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January 29th, 2010 at 1:19 pm

BlackBox – GPS logger for automotive

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BroadBit releases and offers new, industry level automotive black-box (OBU: On Board Unit) for recording driving statistics and event details!

BroadBit_BlackBoxThe Automotive Black Box has following hardware features:

  • GPS sensor, sampling position at every second. Logged GPS data includes time information, vehicle position, vehicle speed, and GPS signal quality data (HDOP and number of satellites)
  • 3-axis accelerometer, sampling acceleration 50 times per second
  • Ignition input, which synchronizes unit power to ignition status so that start-up is automated and battery is not drained during days/weeks of standstill
  • Rugged metallic casing and automotive input connectors
  • Bluetooth radio for communicating logged data
  • Internal flash memory, data processing, and statistics generation

BroadBit-BlackBox-Accident_reconstructionLog reporting process may be started manually or automatically in the proximity of a reporting terminal. Provided Java based reporting applications can run on PCs, laptops, smart-phones, or PDAs. In the context of electronic tolling, this allows to set up auto-reporting terminals at:

  • Freight forwarder home bases
  • Petrol stations
  • Border crossings

Complementing server application visualizes reported log data:

  • Intuitive user interface allows querying events of interest or road utilization statistics
  • Enforcement data can be visualized on a map segment
  • Longitudinal and Lateral acceleration are graphically charted

Demo interface:

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August 1st, 2009 at 12:39 pm

TeleFOT press article

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On June, 24 and 25 2008, Partners from 24 European organizations gave the “kick-off “ to TeleFOT, a Large Scale Collaborative Project under the Seventh Framework Programme, co-funded with 9,7 million Euro by the European Commission DG Information Society and Media within the strategic objective “ICT for Cooperative Systems”.

Officially started on June 1st 2008, TeleFOT acts in response to a need recognised by the European Commission, namely to test the impacts of driver support functions on the driving task with large fleets of test drivers in real-life driving conditions. In particular, TeleFOT intends to assess the impacts of functions provided by aftermarket and nomadic devices, including future interactive traffic services that will become part of driving environment systems within the next five years.

BroadBit is involved in TeleFOT as responsible of supplying test vehicles with driver activity logging technology.

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November 13th, 2008 at 7:00 am

TeleFOT project launched

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Field Operational Tests of Aftermarket and Nomadic Devices in Vehicles

TeleFOT aims to assess the impacts of functions provided by aftermarket and nomadic devices in vehicles and raise wide awareness of their traffic safety potential. These devices can provide different types of driver support functions and almost nothing is known about their safety and other impacts yet. The market penetration of portable navigators and smart phones is exploding today, making the timing for the project ideal.

The project includes representatives from the European automotive industry and research institutes, equipment manufacturers (phones, navigators), and road maintenance and service operators.

The benefits from this international project will be visible in the safety and smoothness of traffic, as well as a greater driving comfort when the driver is offered the possibility of anticipatory driving and planning the trip. The project will also gain relevant information about the correct use of equipment and their effects on safe and economical driving. Likewise, the type of traffic services wanted when driving and what people are prepared to pay for them will also be ascertained. The project will also assess how mobile terminals can be developed in terms of traffic use and what new features could be embedded in e.g. navigators and 3G phones.

Use and Impacts of Aftermarket & Nomadic Devices in Vehicles
ICT for Transport, TeleFOT

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June 1st, 2008 at 2:39 pm