ICT for Intelligent Vehicles and Mobility Services
One major goal of this objective is to strive for mobility in Europe that is accident-free, efficient, adaptive, cleaner and comfortable. Research is expected to make a major contribution towards the goal of halving road fatalities by 2010, and towards reducing the energy consumed by transport. This will be achieved through ICT technologies applied to vehicles, transport systems, logistics and traffic management. Research under this objective will make an important contribution to the i2010 'Intelligent Car Initiative', and is expected to strengthen competitiveness and the technological leadership of Europe's automotive and supplier industries on the very competitive world markets.
ICT research in Intelligent Vehicle Systems will offer a higher degree of accident prevention through improved driver-warning strategies, hazard detection, actuation and sensing including sensor fusion and sensor networks. It will also aim at the integration of independent safety systems and their interaction with the driver. Key targets are increased performance, reliable and secure operation as well as making driving 'greener'. New generation advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) will increase vehicles’ 'intelligence' and contribute to safer and more efficient driving.
Research in Mobility Services for People aims at ICT for user-centred ‘always-on’ mobility services based on location-aware enhanced personalised services such as context-aware personal communications and always-available information access.
ICT research in Mobility Services for Goods targets safer, more secure, efficient and environmentally-friendly ICT-based freight transport solutions in both urban and long-haul operations, supporting the most suitable selection of modes for consignments and safeguarding them along the transport chain as requested by the Commission’s Communication on freight logistics. Closer co-operation between actors in the field is also a key issue.
Coordination and Support Actions aim at the preparation of standards, agreed specifications and the ramping up of Field Operational Tests (FOTs).
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