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Technical and functional requirements for V2X communication, positioning and cyber-security in the HEADSTART project



Martin Skoglund, Anders Thorsen , Alvaro Arrue , Jean Baptiste Coget

Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


ITS World Congress


Connected and Automated Driving (CAD) features rely on several key technologies to function safely at the vehicle and component level. HEADSTART (Harmonised European Solutions for Testing Automated Road Transport) is a research project funded by the European Union that aims to define testing and validation procedures for CAD features with a focus on three Key Enabling Technologies (KETs): Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication, Positioning and Cyber-security. This paper presents the technical and functional requirements for these three KETs, including what is needed for these technologies to work correctly (at vehicle and component level) and what is needed to verify and validate them in proving ground and simulation environment. The final aim is to satisfy the safety requirements to protect the vehicle itself and the other road users.


author = {Martin Skoglund and Anders Thorsen and Alvaro Arrue and Jean Baptiste Coget},
title = {Technical and functional requirements for V2X communication, positioning and cyber-security in the HEADSTART project},
month = {October},
year = {2021},
booktitle = {ITS World Congress},
url = {}