PoDIUM explores multi-connectivity at the Transport Research Arena 2024

PoDIUM participated in the 2024 edition of the Transport Research Arena (TRA), which was held this year in the vibrant city of Dublin from 15 to 18 April. TRA is a major international event in the transport sector, gathering experts in the field to explore the latest advancements and challenges in transportation. 

Our Project Coordinator, Lazaros Gkatzikis from ICCS, took the stage on Wednesday 17 April during Special Session 4.4 “CCAM session on physical / digital Infrastructure” to represent PoDIUM, focusing his presentation on “Multi-connectivity as a technology enabler of advanced CCAM Services”. Joined by representatives from the AUGMENTED CCAM project and the Hi-Drive project, the session delved into the evolving landscape of Physical and Digital Infrastructure (PDI), emphasising the key role of multi-connectivity in advancing Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility (CCAM) services.

The discussions explored concrete solutions currently under evaluation and demonstration in real traffic conditions to achieve cost-effective and seamless infrastructure support for CCAM on a Pan-European scale, from Digital Twins to data exchange models and collaborative mechanisms. The speakers also stressed the necessity for collaboration among Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), road and telecom operators to create a common roadmap. This would however require the establishment of a systemic mechanism, which is currently absent. In addition, the discussion touched upon the potential of a taxonomy to assess the impact of PDI support on operational design domain (ODD) extension.