Smart City development with On Board Units for Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) applications

Newcastle City Council received a grant from the EU ‘CMobILE’ project to develop the Cooperative Intelligent Transport System (C-ITS) deployed as a part of the EU funded Compass4D and DfT funded Gosforth Smart Corridor project.

One of the key objectives of the project was to equip at least 45 vehicles with On Board Units (OBUs) which collected and processed data from the Roadside Units (RSUs). The information was then analysed using Energy Efficient Intersection Service (EEIS) generating Messages within Human Machine Interface (HMI). Reece Innovation won a competitive tender to supply and integrate these OBUs.

Reece Innovation has selected a suitable OBU capable of receiving data from existing RSU’s and successfully integrated them into a range of city council vehicles, including patient transfer vehicles, buses, private cars and freight/delivery vehicles. Total deployment of the system contained of 40 vehicles.