The motorcycle continuously provides movement and position information to vehicles nearby. The surrounding vehicles receive the information and can automatically compare their own movement data with the motorcycle data. If a possible crossing with the motorcycle is detected or the relative distance between the two vehicles decreases below a given safety margin, a warning is issued to the driver.
The systems to be tested are built according to the common European architecture for cooperative driving systems defined by COMeSafety, thus guaranteeing the compliance with the upcoming European ITS standards. This approach also ensures that the results of DRIVE C2X have long-term validity on European level, giving system developers as well as decision makers on the industry and authority side the necessary decision confidence.