On 7 February 2017, Hungarian Public Road Nonprofit Pte Ltd Co.and Budapest Közút Zrt submitted an application for the funds available under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for 2017, named C-ROADS HUNGARY. The total eligible cost of the project is 1,995,431 EUR, of which 85% is financed by the Connecting Europe Facility and the remaining 15% (as well as the cost of VAT) is financed from domestic funds. The grant agreement between the European Commission and the Ministry for Innovation and Technology and the grant contract between the Ministry and Hungarian Public Road Nonprofit Pte Ltd Co.were concluded in the first half of 2018.
One of the most important elements of the project is the participation in the work of the C-Roads joint platform, whereby member countries jointly elaborate the detailed specifications of vehicle-to-infrastructure (v2i) communications and perform joint tests in order to establish coherent and interoperable services throughout Europe.
Another important element is the enlargement of the Hungarian pilot system with new system functions. The work within the platform is carried out in working groups, whereby experiences, standards and technical specifications are shared among the participating countries. The Hungarian work program is aimed at the extension of coverage (further extension of the roadside network), the testing of mobile communications data transmission and the creation of functions that can be applied in urban environment. In 2018, preparatory works have been completed, including the preparation of public procurement procedures and the preparation of technical documents.
The Annual Status Report of 2017 has been completed. It was approved by the Ministry and submitted to the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA). Hungarian Public Road Nonprofit Pte Ltd Co.takes part actively in the work of the platform (by attending Steering Committee and Working Group meetings and web conferences).