C-Roads Spain


The pilot report is meant to introduce the pilot sites foreseen in C-Roads Spain, as well as their services and technologies. C-Roads consists of different C-Roads pilots operated in different national environments, being Spain one of their pilot sites’ locations.

The Spanish pilot is made out of five different pilots, each of them with their unique set of technologies and C-ITS services, and with the involvement of different partners. This heterogeneity is meant to cover a wide spectrum of use cases, for the sake of assessing the impact of connected mobility in many representative scenarios. In this sense, the effective execution of the piloting phase depends on an accurate ex-ante scheduling and definition of evaluation methodology. This set of pilots have been carefully chosen in order to verify interoperability at national and European level, as well as the added value of C-ITS services in different scenarios.

Location Description

The five Spanish pilots are the following:

  • DGT 3.0, located along the overall road network in Spain with an extension of approximately 12,270 Km. It will be deployed using cellular-based communication technologies (3G and 4G/LTE).
  • SISCOGA Extended, comprehending the extension of an existing test site infrastructure located in the city of Vigo and its metropolitan area already prepared to test ITS-G5 communication technology. It will span 150 Km.
  • Madrid Calle 30, located along the road "Calle 30" in Madrid, with approximately 32 km. C-ITS services will be deployed using hybrid communication technologies.
  • Cantabrian pilot, deployed along approximately 75 km at the north of Spain using hybrid communications.
  • Mediterranean pilot, deployed along approximately 125 km at selected road sections located in Catalonia and Andalusia using hybrid technologies.

Implementing Bodies

A multidisciplinary group of partners is involved in the execution of tests:

Public authorities:

  • Dirección General de Tráfico – Ministry of Interior (DGT).
  • Dirección General de Carreteras - Ministerio de Fomento (DGC).
  • Madrid Calle 30 S.A.


  • Foro de Nuevas Tecnologías en el Transporte (ITS España).
  • Asociación Clúster de Movilidad y Logística de Euskadi (MLC ITS EUSKADI).

Private companies:

  • Transport Simulation Systems SL (TSS).
  • Equipos de Señalización y Control (ESYCSA).
  • Indra Sistemas S.A. (Indra).
  • Grupo Mecánica del Vuelo Sistemas S.A.U. (GMV Sistemas).
  • Opus Remote Sensing Europe (OPUS RSE).
  • Gertek Sociedad de Gestiones y Servicios S.A. (Gertek).
  • ICEACSA Consultores, S.L.U. o Ingartek Consulting, S.L.
  • Abertis Autopistas España S.A.
  • Automóvil Club Asistencia S.A. (ACASA).
  • SenseFields S.L.
  • Ferrovial Corporación S.A.
  • Kapsch TrafficCom Transportation S.A.U.
  • SEOPAN, Asociación de empresas constructoras y concesionarias de infraestructuras.


  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM).
  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).
  • Universitat de Valencia – Estudi General (UVEG).

Research Centres:

  • Fundación para la Promoción de la Innovación, Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico en la Industria de Automoción de Galicia (CTAG).
  • Asociación Centro Tecnológico Ceit-IK4.

Regional authorities:

  • Council of Vigo city.
  • Diputación Foral de Bizkaia - Bizkaiko Foru Aldundia.


The C-Roads Spain consortium has defined an initial time scheduling for deployment structured as follows:

  • Q2/2018: Spanish pilot set-up ready. Vehicles, road infrastructure, and communications infrastructure are available for the start of the piloting phase.
  • Q1/2019: Finalisation of the first phase of the Spanish pilot. Initials tests are finished, and followed by a preliminary outcome evaluation phase.
  • Q2/2019: Preliminary evaluation report of Spanish pilot (Phase 1). The evaluation results corresponding to the first phase of the pilot are available.
  • Q4/2019: Finalisation of the second phase of the Spanish pilot. After the evaluation phase, and taking into account its conclusions and recommendations, a second round of tests is performed.
  • Q2/2020: Spanish pilot final evaluation report. The evaluation results of the Spanish pilot are available.

Key Performance Indicators

The Pilot will be located along the overall road network in Spain with an extension of approximately 12,270 km. The services will be deployed through an IoT (Internet of Things) Platform using cellular based communication technologies (3G and 4G/LTE) and the estimated number of users is 10,000.


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