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Autonomous Vehicular Edge Computing and Networking for Intelligent Transportation

Objective

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are vital for enhancing road safety, alleviating traffic congestion, and saving energy in transport. However, due to the complex and dynamic operating environments of ITS including fast-moving vehicles, fluctuating vehicular communications, and scarce computing resources, ITS face unprecedented challenges in meeting the stringent service requirements in terms of ultra-high reliability and low-latency, demanded by the emerging mission-critical applications (e.g. autonomous driving and real-time intelligent traffic control).
To address these challenges, ASCENT aims to form an international, multidisciplinary, and inter-sectoral consortium with world-leading experts to create a novel Autonomous Vehicular Edge Computing and Networking system empowered by advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies towards achieving reliable and efficient ITS. Specifically, ASCENT will pioneer research and innovations (R&I) on ground-breaking technologies including: 1) a novel and scalable system architecture that enables agile and reliable ITS service provisioning; 2) an original distributed AI framework fuelled by bespoke federated deep learning methods to offer pervasive intelligence; 3) innovative analytics tools to accurately predict dynamic network status including network traffic and channel quality; 4) autonomous and smart resource management schemes to support mission-critical ITS services.
ASCENT will boost the R&I capability of partners in multiple disciplines and create a long-term cross-discipline and cross-sector knowledge-sharing platform with complementary expertise. The researchers involved will be trained through extensive R&I actions and well-planned networking activities to enrich their skill sets as well as enhance their career perspectives. The outcomes of ASCENT will significantly contribute to enhance the EU’s competitiveness and transforming our transportation systems into safer, smarter, and greener future ITS.

Coordinator

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Net EU contribution
€ 105 800,00
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Sweden

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Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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No data

Participants (3)

JYVASKYLAN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 119 600,00
Address
Seminaarinkatu 15
40100 Jyvaskyla

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Region
Manner-Suomi Länsi-Suomi Keski-Suomi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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GREENSPHERE UNIPESSOAL LDA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 115 000,00
Address
Avenida Calouste Gulbenkian 174
3750 102 Agueda

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Aveiro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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No data
CUMUCORE OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 110 400,00
Address
Gustav Pauliginkatu 10 A 13
00990 Helsinki

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Partners (4)

UNIVERSITY OF ELECTRONIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF CHINA
China
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€ 0,00
Address
Xiyuan Avenue 2006 West Hi Tech Zone
610054 Chengdu

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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TONGJI UNIVERSITY
China
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€ 0,00
Address
Siping Road 1239
200092 Shangai

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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RANPLAN WIRELESS NETWORK DESIGN LTD
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
Address
Upper Pendrill Court Ermine Street North Papworth Everard
CB23 3UY Cambridge

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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No data
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter

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Region
South West (England) Devon Devon CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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