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Technologies for road advanced cooperative knowledge sharing sensors

Objective

The problem of safety in transport is especially acute in the case of road networks. To confront this the EC has proposed to reduce by 50% the number of road fatalities by 2010. Nowadays, safety relies most of the time in autonomous or stand-alone systems, which offer without any doubt room for some improvements.

In order to overcome the visible limitations of those systems, there is a need for another class of solution: Co-operative Transport Systems (CTS), whose intelligence is distributed/shared between road infrastructure and vehicles, compromising innovative approaches on transport safety and efficiency. To that end, TRACKSS has a strategic goal: enabling a breakthrough in the current systems for sensing and predicting flow, infrastructure and environmental conditions surrounding traffic, with a view to improve road transport operations safety and efficiency.

The project will:
- Improve and develop a number of breakthrough sensing technologies.
- Develop a new model for knowledge sharing between sensors.
- Use advanced data fusion techniques and a DSS to assess and predict safety and efficiency conditions of the transport network.
- Develop an architecture and define an operational framework, ensuring the compatibility of the project results with the e-Safety overall architectures.
- Validate the project results through 3 pilots
Undoubtedly, today available (or under development) technologies enable the improvement of not only sensing systems, but also the way these systems share information.

The key idea to have mind when reading this proposal and the base and goal of TRACKSS is: Smarter systems demand smarter sensors; cooperative systems require cooperative sensors. And last but not least in order to ensure interoperable throughout the European road network and to achieve the critical mass, the majority of TRACKSS consortium members are strategic ITS players at national level - e.g. INRETS, ETRA, TRL-, and some at global level - e.g. BOSCH, TRW, CRF-.

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

ETRA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Address
Calle Tres Forques 147
Valencia
Spain

Participants (13)

APIF MOVIQUITY S.A.
Spain
Address
Calle Isabel De Colbrand 10 - Edificio Venecia, Pl. 5 Of.150
28050 Madrid
AYUNTAMIENTO DE VALENCIA
Spain
Address
Antes 47 Avenida Aragon 35
46010 Valencia
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT - SOCIETA' CONSORTILE PER AZIONI
Italy
Address
Strada Torino 50
Orbassano (To)
CENTRUM DOPRAVNIHO VYZKUMU V.V.I.
Czechia
Address
Lisenska 33A
Brno
CITILOG
France
Address
5, Avenue D'italie
75013 Paris
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.
Germany
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koeln
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LES TRANSPORTS ET LEUR SECURITE
France
Address
2, Avenue Du Général Malleret-joinville
Arcueil
INSTITUTO DE APLICACIONES DE LAS TECNOLOGIAS DE LA INFORMACION Y DE LAS COMUNICACIONES AVANZADAS - ITACA
Spain
Address
Camino De Vera S/n
Valencia
KOZLEKEDESTUDOMANYI INTEZET KHT
Hungary
Address
Than Karoly U 3/5
1119 Budapest
LABORATOIRE CENTRAL DES PONTS ET CHAUSSEES
France
Address
58, Boulevard Lefebvre
75732 Paris
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Germany
Address
Robert-bosch Platz 1
106050 Gerlingen-schillerhoehe
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
Address
6 Kensington Terrace
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
TRW LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Stratford Road
B90 4AX Solihull