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Currently there are several projects studying the vehicle as a communications mobile node that can offer information about its state to others vehicles, and to the infrastructure. Therefore each vehicle has information of itself, other vehicles and the infrastructure.

Most of the research projects try to collect information and offer the best information to the drivers through their on-board units. FOTsis aims at the same objective but with a different point of view. The challenge consists on offering services from the infrastructure to the users with two outstanding advantages. The first one is that they are based on the collected data of the sensors located on the road and the use of each vehicle as a floating sensor, the second one is the broadcasting of the best information efficiently filtered to the drivers with the integrated data. If the highway offers services based on cooperative systems, the result might be a highway with higher safety, fluent mobility and better sustainability and even independent if the vehicle has or not on board unit.

The key point in FOTSIS is that the infrastructure can use their equipment on the roadside for the integration of the collected data with the information from the on board units in a smart way, to get services improving in a comfortable driving, safety and sustainability.

For the implementation of the project services, a common architecture that can support all the FOTsis services and others based on the same principles is needed. The common European COMeSafety open architecture guideline is proposed, so that other services can be integrated successfully using this architecture, and the performance of the resulting systems is the expected one and satisfies the users’ expectations.


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