simTD Final Event in Frankfurt/Main
On 20 June 2013, simTD presented its hybrid system for car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure communication, the car-to-x communication system. More than 350 representatives from industry, academia and politics followed the invitation of the project consortium to its final event at Messe Frankfurt/Main. It could be shown that the simTD system makes driving safer, more efficient and more comfortable. The car-to-x technology is ready for the market.
At a press conference, the project and its major results were presented to the public. Experts of the simTD project gave several technical presentations on the system, the field operational test, and project results and also gave an outlook on the upcoming implementation of car-to-x technology. A panel discussion with representatives of the consortium and a federal ministry on the future of car-to-x communication completed the conference.
The technical presentations were completed by an exhibition where participants had the opportunity to get in contact with simTD experts for further discussions.
The highlight of the final event were the driving demonstrations in real traffic. For the demonstrations the project partners provided two motorcycles and 17 cars equipped with the simTD system. More than 250 participants joined a demo tour in real traffic to experience the simTD system under real-life conditions.