Automatic Vehicle Identification in LTZ with V2I comunication DSRC

Angelo Bacino / 29 Apr 2017 16:27

ITS Domain(s):
Traffic management & control
  • Urban


Some systems ZTL of Rome have been integrated with on-board equipment for the communication vehicle to infrastructure of type DSRC (dedicated short range communication)

Results/Lessons Learnt

The Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) system in Rome has been designed and implemented for the management of authorized vehicle access transactions in the historic center of Rome. The system consists of an onboard system and smart card and a set of ground equipment consisting of a detection system (electromagnetic waves) and an antenna (BOA) that talks with the OBE. The OBU and smart card merger - which manages the authorization title transaction and is ready to pay a fee - defines the OBE system (on-board equipment). The communication standard follows the guidelines of the updated UNI 10607 standard. The communication frequency is on the 5.8 GHz carrier. The on-board equipment The system implements V2I (veihcle to infrastructure) technology and is predisposed for urban pricing The system is integrated with the HD camera-based enforcement process and an OCR license plate recognition module The two systems make the automatic identification of the free flow vehicle and manage the securities and payments transactions and if the enforcement process applies The DSRC detects the presence of the vehicle and activates the BOA that communicates (only in presence of the vehicle) with the OBE. The OBE processes and sends data to the BOA and exchanges transaction data according to the layers defined by UNI 10607. Data is then sent to DATA CENTER for the authorization to access to the historic center or to pay the fee

Funding instrument
  • national (pubblic) funding. Project Capitals european funding 

Success story description

–To enforce the access limitation to ZTL with a   “leakage free system”
–Prohibition of non-catalytic vehicles within the rail ring (2 phases)
–Current system requires authorised non-residents to pay an annual fee for the permit to enter ZTL
The system will be articulated
•first phase: per trip charge
•second phase: permanence of stay (requires installation of exit gates)
Technology readiness level
  • TRL 4 - Technology validated in lab
  • TRL 7 - System prototype demonstration in operational environment
Tags / keywords:
traffic management Parking Smart Vehicles
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