Project: CVIS

CVIS – Cooperative Vehicle-Infrastructure Systems
Date: 2006-02 – 2010-01

CVIS (Cooperative Vehicle-Infrastructure Systems) is a major European research and development project aiming to design, develop and test the technologies needed to allow cars to communicate with each other and with the nearby roadside infrastructure.

Intelligent Co-operative Systems are the next big challenge in automotive electronics and ITS. Intelligent Co-operative Systems that are based on vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) communications hold the promise of great improvements both in the efficiency of the transport systems and in the safety of all road users. Indeed intelligent Co-operative Systems increase the "time horizon", the quality and reliability of information available to the drivers about their immediate environment, the other vehicles and road users, enabling improved driving conditions leading to enhanced safety and mobility efficiency.

The consortium consists of 60 partners, among which top vehicles manufacturers, suppliers and other industries, universities, research institutes, national road administrations and representative organizations from the European member states.

The CVIS platform includes an “open application framework” based on OSGi, connecting vehicle systems with roadside systems and back-office services. The framework offers facilities such as hosting for application software, life-cycle management, a distributed discovery service (DDS), security management and a vehicle API.

The CVIS project uses Makewave's OSGi Service Platform Knopflerfish Pro as execution environment for in-vehicle, as well as, road-side equipment. Makewave's Ubicore is used as the CVIS deployment and provisioning system, enabling life-cycle management of CVIS applications in vehicles and road-side equipment.

The CVIS project website provides extensive information and documentation on the project.