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CCP: 104
Edited by: J. Pombo
Paper 165

Function Operation Test of an Innovative Advanced Safety Vehicle: Vehicle-to-Vehicle communication between Tramcars and Cars

T. Hirasawa1, Y. Suda1, S. Watanabe1, H. Yoshida1, T. Suzuki1, K. Nakano1, T. Hasegawa2, I. Sakamoto2, Y. Yamamoto3, K. Kojima3, H. Fujimoto4 and K. Higashi4

1Advanced Mobility Research Centre, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2National Traffic Safety and Environment Laboratory, Tokyo, Japan
3Technical Research Centre, Advanced Vehicle System Research, Vehicle System Development Dept., Mazda Motor Corporation, Hiroshima, Japan
4Tram Company, Hiroshima Electric Railway Co., Ltd., Japan

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T. Hirasawa, Y. Suda, S. Watanabe, H. Yoshida, T. Suzuki, K. Nakano, T. Hasegawa, I. Sakamoto, Y. Yamamoto, K. Kojima, H. Fujimoto, K. Higashi, "Function Operation Test of an Innovative Advanced Safety Vehicle: Vehicle-to-Vehicle communication between Tramcars and Cars", in J. Pombo, (Editor), "Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance", Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, UK, Paper 165, 2014. doi:10.4203/ccp.104.165
Keywords: advanced safety vehicle, field operation test, tramcar, vehicle-to-vehicle communication, on board unit, preventive safety, driving assistance, warning, ITS.

This paper introduces the concept and contents of an innovative advanced safety vehicle (ASV) service and its prompt reports of field operation tests demonstrated in Hiroshima, Japan as part of the post congress tours for the ITS world congress 2013 Tokyo. The proposed services have been realized by vehicle-to-vehicle communications between private cars and public transport vehicles using dedicated on-board units, just introduced to the market, attached to both vehicles and using an ITS-dedicated radio frequency band. The ASV services developed have been composed of a tramcar for the test run and an experimental private car to provide warning information to both drivers using navigation devices and prompt earlier awareness of approaching dangers.

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