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The goal of the HIGHTS project is to achieve high precision positioning system with the accuracy of 25cm.

Cooperative intelligent transport system (C-ITS) applications rely on knowledge of the geographical positions of vehicles. Unfortunately, satellite-based positioning systems (e.g., GPS and Galileo) are unable to provide sufficiently accurate position information for many important applications and in certain challenging but common environments (e.g., urban canyons and tunnels). In addition, Safety is a huge challenge for today’s road scenario and it will be even more challenging in the future, with the progressive introduction of Highly Automated Driving (HAD) applications such as Cooperative-ACC or Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs).

This project addresses these problems by combining traditional satellite systems with an innovative use of on-board sensing and infrastructure-based wireless communication technologies (e.g., Wi-Fi, ITS-G5, UWB tracking, Zigbee, Bluetooth, LTE…) to produce advanced, highly-accurate positioning technologies for C-ITS. HIGHTS platform will be a key enabler to C-ACC and Platooning. In particular C-ACC and Platooning will provide smoother driving conditions, optimization of traffic flows and high precision lane detection for more efficient guidance in urban and highway environments.

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