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DRIVE advanced notice of call for proposals

The Commission is shortly to publish a call for proposals for DRIVE 2, one of the Areas within the specific programme of RTD in the field of telematic systems in areas of general interest (1990-1994).

The call is planned for May 1993 and will aim to allow the development and results of ongoing research activities within DRIVE to be tested and validated. Proposing consortia will be invited to address, inter alia, the following categories of topics:

- Integration, interconnection and validation of key projects;

- Service response to demand management schemes and the effects of pricing strategies on traffic;

- Validation and evaluation of the SOCRATES system of cellular radio for traffic efficiency and safety within a pan-European framework;

- Cooperation with projects involving pre-trip planning to achieve demand spreading in a real environment;

- An in-car man-machine conceptual prototype, particularly for route guidance, including the ergonomics of a complete driver support system;

- Support for the monitoring of intermodal movement of hazardous goods;

- Certification procedures for system safety including security and electromagnetic compatibility issues;

- Assessment of the possible impact on the environment of coordinated telematic applications and technologies;

Proposals offering a framework for the exploitation of transport telematics services involving all relevant parties will also be considered. At the same time, proposals concerning topics not currently within the transport telematics programme may also be eligible.

It is essential that consortia take account of ongoing standardization activities within the Community, build on the results of DRIVE projects, and demonstrate convincingly the potential for collaboration with actors from a number of other Member States.

The total financial appropriation available for this DRIVE call is expected to be in the region of ECU 8.0 million.

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