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Cooperative systems for road safety "Smart Vehicles on Smart Roads"

Objective

The key to avoiding road accidents is to extend drivers' time/space horizon in their perception of safety-relevant information, and to improve the precision, reliability and quality of this information. The extent of 'perception' of autonomous vehicle-based systems cannot obviously go beyond the operative range of the sensors. Although effective real time awareness of the vehicle's "surrounding environment" can be achieved, this clearly has limits. Extended coverage is possible only through collaboration between the infrastructure's and the vehicles' sensing abilities. By combining data from roadside sensors and data made available by vehicles in the vicinity, advance knowledge can be gained of potential safety risks, e.g. an icy patch, fog bank, obstacle or accident on the road ahead (but out of sight). The communication of warnings and advice to approaching vehicles (both directly to onboard units and via roadside signals) will provide the extra reaction time necessary to prevent an accident occurring.

One of the main aims of SAFESPOT is to develop a "Safety Margin Assistant" which will extend "in space and time" the safety information available to drivers by:
-using both the infrastructure and vehicles as sources (and destinations) of safety-related information, and definition of an open, flexible and modular communications architecture;
-developing the key enabling technologies: accurate relative localisation, ad-hoc dynamic networking, dynamic local traffic maps;
-developing a new generation of infrastructure-based sensing techniques;
-testing scenario-based applications to evaluate the impacts and end-user acceptability;
-defining the practical implementation of such systems, especially in the interim period when not all vehicles will be equipped;
-evaluating the liability aspects, regulations and standardisation issues which can affect implementation: involvement of public authorities from the early stages will be a key factor for future deployment.

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT - SOCIETA' CONSORTILE PER AZIONI
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Strada Torino 50
Orbassano (To)
Italy

Participants (50)

ANAS SPA
Italy
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Via Monzambano 10
Roma
AUTOSTRADA BRESCIA VERONA VICENZA PADOVA S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Flavio Gioia 71
37135 Verona
BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hungary
Address
Muegyetem Rakpart 3
1521 PF 91 Budapest
BUNDESANSTALT FUER STRASSENWESEN
Germany
Address
Bruederstrasse 53
Bergisch Gladbach
Business Unit of TNO Built Environment and Geosciences
Netherlands
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Van Mourik Broekmanweg 6
2628 XE Delft
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
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3, Rue Michel-ange
Paris Cedex 16
CENTRO DE TECNOLOGIA DE LAS COMUNICACIONES, S.A.
Spain
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Calle Severo Ochoa 2, Parque Tecnologico Campanillas
29590 Malaga
CENTRO STUDI SUI SISTEMI DI TRASPORTO SPA
Italy
Address
Corso Re Umberto 30
10128 Torino
COMPAGNIE FINANCIERE ET INDUSTRIELLE DES AUTOROUTES
France
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Rue Troyon 10
92310 Sevres
CONSEIL GENERAL DES COTES D'ARMOR
France
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11 Place Du General De Gaulle
22023 Saint Brieuc
CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG
Germany
Address
Guerickestrasse 7
D-60488 Frankfurt Am Main
CREATE-NET (CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND TELECOMMUNICATION EXPERIMENTATION FOR NETWORKED COMMUNITIES)
Italy
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Via Solteri 38
38100 Trento
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas
Greece
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6Th Km Charilaou-thermi Road
361 Thermi-thessaloniki
DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG
Germany
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Epplestrasse 225
70567 Stuttgart
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.
Germany
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Linder Hohe
51147 Koeln
EUROPEAN ROAD TRANSPORT TELEMATICS IMPLEMENTATION COORDINATION ORGANISATION S.C.R.L.
Belgium
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Avenue Louise 326
1050 Brussel
FUNDACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO EN AUTOMOCION
Spain
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Parque Tecnologico De Boecillo, Parcela 209
Boecillo (Valladolid)
IBEO AUTOMOBILE SENSOR GMBH
Germany
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Fahrenkroen 125
22179 Hamburg
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
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Patission Street 42
10682 Athens
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE MARIO BOELLA SULLE TECNOLOGIE DELL'INFORMAZIONE E DELLE TELECOMUNICAZIONI
Italy
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Via P.c. Boggio 61
Torino
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Sweden
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Bataljonsgatan 10
55110 Jonkoping
LABORATOIRE CENTRAL DES PONTS ET CHAUSSEES
France
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58, Boulevard Lefebvre
75732 Paris
LACROIX TRAFIC
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8 Impasse Du Bourrelier
44800 St Herblain
MAGNETI MARELLI SISTEMI ELETTRONICI S.P.A.
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Viale Aldo Borletti 61/63
20011 Corbetta
MINISTERIE VAN VERKEER EN WATERSTAAT
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Plesmanweg 1-6
2500 EX Den Haag
MIRA LIMITED
United Kingdom
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Watling Street
CV10 0TU Nuneaton Warwickshire
MIZAR AUTOMAZIONE SPA
Italy
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Via Vincenzo Monti 48
10126 Torino
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De Run 1115
Veldhoven
NOORD-BRABANT PROVINCIE
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Brabantlaan 1
000 'S-hertogenbosch
PEEK TRAFFIC B.V.
Netherlands
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Basicweg 16
3821 BR Amersfoort
PIAGGIO & C S.P.A.
Italy
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Viale Rinaldo Piaggio 25
Pontedera
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Poland
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Plac Politechniki 1
00-661 Warszawa
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Germany
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Stumpfstrasse 1
76131 Karlsruhe
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Thonning Owesensg 35 C
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REGIENOV
France
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13 Quai Alphonse Le Gallo
92100 Boulogne Billancourt
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Carretera De Madrid Km. 185
47008 Valladolid
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Robert-bosch Platz 1
106050 Gerlingen-schillerhoehe
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
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Wittelsbacherplatz 2
80333 Muenchen
SOCIETE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT DE L'INNOVATION DANS LES TRANSPORTS
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Rue Des Cosmonautes 32
31400 Toulouse
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET CHEMNITZ
Germany
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Strasse Der Nationen 62
Chemnitz
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
TELE ATLAS N.V.
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Reitscheweg 7F
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TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA UNIPERSONAL
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Calle Emilio Vargas 6
28043 Madrid
THOMAS MILLER & CO. LIMITED
United Kingdom
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International House, 26 Creechurch Lane
EC3A 5BA London
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Spain
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Grupo De Tratamiento De Imágenes, E.t.s. Ing. De Telecomunicación, Avenida Ramiro De Maeztu 7
28040 Madrid
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
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Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
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VAEGVERKET
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Roeda Vaegen 1
781 87 Borlaenge
VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS
Finland
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Vuorimiehentie 3
02044 Espoo
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Goeteverksgatan 10
405 08 Goeteborg