A vehicular test facility has been developed in collaboration with Bristol City Council, South Gloucestershire Council, AXA, Fusion Processing, Centre for Transport and Society, University of the West of England, University of Bristol, the Bristol Robotics Laboratory and Williams Advanced Engineering. This has encorporated designed prototypes of both On- Board Units (OBUs) and Road Side Units (RSUs) that are ITS-G5/DSRC compliant. These are based on a modular single board design equipped with different transceivers to support a range of radio standards.
The platform runs on a customized low-latency Linux distribution. The Group has designed an ITS-G5 communication stack capable of supporting advanced research activities in the domain of Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) - thus enabling vehicles to exchange what they “can sense” in real time and react to emergency situations. The facility is being used to perform research in areas such as V2X, security, privacy and trust.