7th Framework Programme
10 10 10 iTETRIS Community

Project Partners

Countries involved in the Project

  • Thales
  • cbt
  • Comune di Bologna
  • DLR
  • Eurecom
  • Hitachi
  • Innovalia Association
  • Peek
  • UMH


Project Objectives

iTETRIS is aimed at producing the necessary building blocks and interfaces to conduct large-scale tests in open source integrated wireless and traffic emulation platforms to propose and optimize innovative V2V and V2I communication capabilities to improve road traffic management. Such type of evaluations cannot be carried out today with the required level of accuracy

iTETRIS brings together top scientists and engineers to maintain Europe’s role as the leader in this field of research, and to keep Europe as a competitive partner of the US and Japan.

iTETRIS will work on various necessary technical objectives that yet need to be solved to prove the capability of wireless vehicular communication technologies to improve road traffic management.

From the overall objective described above the following subsidiary objectives are identified:

  • Address large scale vehicular communication scenarios, never been analysed with this level of accuracy before.
  • Facilitate a pan-European standardised and open platform for advanced evaluation of cooperative ICT solutions for road traffic management, non existent worldwide.
  • Develop new hybrid traffic control strategies more autonomous, adaptive and with a new level of granularity that rely on co-operative technology and can be analysed with the performance metrics defined.
  • Augment current traffic mobility and vehicular communication platforms with highly accurate energy, noise, pollution and wireless link models respectively and integrate them in a unique simulation platform.
  • Define new traffic metrics that quantify the overall traffic network performance in terms of e.g. travel time, congestion, energy consumption and pollution,
  • Propose new protocols for data dissemination and routing capable of handling the varying wireless link conditions underestimated nowadays.
  • Propose advanced V2V-V2I cooperative ICT strategies to handle low density V2V systems scenarios.
  • Analyse and propose optimal and suitable communication strategies to handle transient period when V2V technology is at low penetration level, while supporting new traffic management policies, key aspect in initial technology roll outs.
  • Development of adequate, robust and self-adaptable communication protocols for vehicular communications to guarantee QoS and ultimately user experience and safety.


iTETRIS platform for real-time road traffic management solutions successfully presented at ETSI TC ITS Workshop
During the 2nd ETSI TC ITS Workshop, which took place in Sophia-Antipolis from 10th to 12th February 2010, the iTETRIS consortium successfully presented the scenarios for simulation of real-time road traffic management solutions over the integrated wireless communication and traffic platforms developed by the project. Moreover, iTETRIS exploitation potentials were highlighted.
iTETRIS invited to take part in November at C2C-CC Forum 2010
iTETRIS was invited by the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium to take part in the 4th C2C-CC Forum that took place on 23rd and 24th November 2010. Apart from being presented in the session about key components of the C2C-CC system, iTETRIS consortium was available in the exhibition space in order to provide information about the first simulation results obtained in the project.
iTETRIS presented to road authorities the tool for impact assessment of Cooperative ITS on urban traffic efficiency in November 2010 at POLIS Annual Conference
iTETRIS presented at POLIS Annual Conference the capabilities of iTETRIS simulation platform to evaluate the impact of deploying Cooperative ITS on urban traffic mobility efficiency. iTETRIS project also showed how the platform can be used to assess the effectiveness of Cooperative ITS to acquire traffic information and building strong and effective traffic management strategies.