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EVE – Efficient right of way for emergency vehicles in automated traffic Synopsis Englisch

EVE analyses possibilities to provide automated right of way for emergency vehicles in cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS), based on communicating with traffic signal systems or other vehicles. Security issues play a major role in this scenario.

Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) aim to enable their participants to use traffic systems more efficiently and securely by providing comprehensive information and innovative services. The project “Efficient right of way for emergency vehicles in automated traffic (EVE)” considers reliable interaction of traffic control signals with connected cars, both in urban and interurban areas and in mixed-conventional-connected traffic as well as connected-traffic-only situations.

The project sets out to specify existing definitions of C-ITS Service Specific Permissions for user groups such as emergency services and public transport systems. By considering various user groups, use cases of different priorities need to be reflected by the C-ITS infrastructure system.

Example scenarios include automated right of way for emergency vehicles or virtual corridors for certain classes of traffic. The use case analysis of the traffic infrastructure’s expected behaviour for different user groups yields vital requirements for the C-ITS infrastructure. One use case is also implemented as a prototype.

EVE develops a Lifecycle Management process and works out procedures to securely handle Service Specific Permissions in phases such as issuing, regular use, revocation, and decommissioning, based on a public key infrastructure. Key aspects include reliable management of permissions, real-life use, and a comprehensive cyber-security threat analysis with resulting security levels. 

Project Coordinator
Dr. Lucie Langer, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH

Project Partners
Bundesministerium für Inneres, Abteilung II/12, Verkehrsdienst der Bundespolizei
Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung
Autobahnen- und Schnellstraßen-Finanzierungs-Aktiengesellschaft (ASFINAG) vertreten durch ASFINAG Maut Service GmbH
Swarco Futurit Verkehrssignalsysteme GesmbH
Andata Entwicklungstechnologie GmbH
Universität Wien, Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Institut für Europarecht, Internationales
Recht und Rechtsvergleichung, Arbeitsgruppe Rechtsinformatik
Donau-Universität Krems, Zentrum für Infrastrukturelle Sicherheit

Dr. Lucie Langer
Security & Communication Technologies
Center for Digital Safety & Security
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
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