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Press release


Kapsch TrafficCom: Pilot test for automated vehicles on motorway successful

Kapsch TrafficCom realized a pilot test installation from September 2017 until January 2018 in strategic cooperation with the Lithuanian company Belam on Lithuania’s motorway A1 from the vicinity of Kaunas to Vilnius. Kapsch was able to successfully complete the worldwide tendering process and set up the V2X test installation.

Vienna/Lithuania, February 27, 2018 – V2X technology enables the exchange of data between vehicles and their environment using wireless communication. Real time information is being sent and received to support road users and traffic service centers in their decision-making process. Information ranging from road works to weather conditions, speed limits or probe vehicle data were put on trial with the new Kapsch Roadside Unit (RIS-9160). The information is distributed to the OBUs (Onboard Units) installed in the cars. It also works the other way round: OBUs are connected to the electronic car-system, reading the sensor information, and sending information about the status, e.g. of fog light, wind screen wiper and hazard warning lights, to the Roadside Unit. In Addition to the testing with the OBU information was visualized on an android tablet with the Kapsch V2X App.

In a world of growing connectivity, cooperation between vehicles, drivers, road operators, infrastructure and partners is a necessity. “We successfully finished the testing mid of January, which was the first one of a kind for Kapsch in Lithuania”, says Roman Himmler, Area Sales Manager, Kapsch TrafficCom. V2X is tailored exactly to the requirements of communication on the roads.

“Kapsch Belam performed this important and innovative project in time and according to high standards of performance and technology”, says Eduardas Grinaveckas, acting deputy director of Lithuanian Road Administration under the Ministry of Transport and Communication.

Kapsch has been developing V2X technology since 2007 in order to exceed customer needs and requirements in terms of user experience, comfortability, efficiency and safety. Within the standardization process of V2X communication, Kapsch has pioneered the development of general standards for both Europe (ETSI ITS-G5) and for the United States (IEEE WAVE®).

Kapsch TrafficCom is a provider of intelligent transportation systems in the fields of tolling, traffic management, smart urban mobility, traffic safety and security, and connected vehicles. As a one-stop solutions provider, Kapsch TrafficCom offers end-to-end solutions covering the entire value creation chain of its customers, from components and design to the implementation and operation of systems. The mobility solutions supplied by Kapsch TrafficCom help make road traffic safer and more reliable, efficient, and comfortable in urban areas and on highways alike while helping to reduce pollution.

Kapsch TrafficCom is an internationally renowned provider of intelligent transportation systems thanks to the many projects it has brought to successful fruition in more than 50 countries around the globe. As part of the Kapsch Group, Kapsch TrafficCom has subsidiaries and branches in more than 30 countries. It has been listed in the Prime Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2007 (ticker symbol: KTCG). Kapsch TrafficCom currently has more than 4,800 employees, and generated revenue of approximately EUR 648 million in fiscal year 2016/17.

Belam has more than 1000 implemented projects, a developed network of branches both across Lithuania and in other countries. With its experience and a considerable staff, Belam offers a Customer the entire scope of services during a project implementation. Professional staff begins its work at the very first stage of the project when the Customer is only shaping an idea. The staff helps the Customer to transform this idea into a qualitative, secure and effective solution. Owing to financial stability and professionalism of Belam, Customer can be sure of the result and the further delivery of qualitative support for the systems built.


Press contact:

Alf Netek
Chief Marketing Officer & Press Officer
Kapsch Aktiengesellschaft
Am Europlatz 2, 1120 Vienna, Austria
P +43 50 811 1700
Alexandra Vieh
Head of Marketing and PR, Global
Kapsch TrafficCom AG
Am Europlatz 2, 1120 Vienna, Austria
P +43 50 811 1728
Kastytis Zilinskas
Belan LT JSC
Savanoriu 286, 49474 Kaunas, Lithuania
P +370 37 30 29 30

Investor contact:

Hans Lang
Investor Relations Officer
Kapsch TrafficCom AG
Am Europlatz 2, 1120 Vienna, Austria
P +43 50 811 1122