In cooperation with HERE Technologies, TomTom and the transport authorities in six European countries, Daimler, BMW, Ford, and Volvo are testing how information about acutely hazardous situations can be passed on using Car-to-X technology. The project partners signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Eindhoven, Netherlands. The test phase is scheduled to last twelve months, starting in the Netherlands.

Following signature of the memorandum of understanding as part of the ITS European Congress in Eindhoven, the project partners used examples to demonstrate how information is passed on using Car-to-X communication.

Three scenarios were used for this: in each case a “transmitter” simulated a breakdown or other hazardous situation.

  • Scenario 1: The driver of a Mercedes-Benz vehicle activates the hazard warning system.
  • Scenario 2: The driver of a BMW sends out an emergency call (“eCall”).
  • Scenario 3: A traffic management centre warns of a sudden hazard in the area, e.g. mobile roadworks.