At an open workshop on 26-27 May in Brussels, the EC-funded SISTER (Satcoms in Support of Transport on European Roads) project will present and show the use of satellite communication in ITS applications such as:
* Emergency call
* Road user charging
* Dangerous and valuable goods management
* Digital map updates
The demonstrations will show how satellite broadcast can be used for value-added services and applications, where content distribution is crucial.
Additionally, the demonstrations will show the audience how existing services can be enhanced by bi-directional satellite systems, to complement terrestrial coverage. It will also explain how to avoid high roaming charges or improve system reliability where message delivery time is critical.
This event is an opportunity to bring ITS and satellite communication communities together to discuss the future deployment of satellite communication within ITS.