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ImprovinG the efficiency Of saLt-spreaDing (de-icing) sErvices and emergeNcy call management on wInter professional vehiCles using Egnos

Objective

GOLDEN-ICE aims at exploiting the EGNOS innovations in the field of winter services equipments (professional trucks and vehicles) with the objective to introduce advanced concepts in relation to salt spreading control, road safety and emergency. More specifically the goal of the project is to improve the de-icing strategy currently employed by highways management and municipal departments. Winter services and de-icing strategy are becoming more and more demanding in terms of requirement. Salt-spreading is in fact strictly related to road safety, environmental impact (more salt means damages to the environment) and social costs (salt is becoming quite expensive). Heavy snow events and major sub zero temperature Europe-wide amplified such problems connected to roads and highway management. In December 2008 during the first heavy snow of the winter in the only city of Torino (Italy) 2000 tons of salt have been employed for de-icing. But more dangerous, an erroneous salt spreading strategy can increase the risks for drivers. There is then the need to set up advanced operational center able to optimize salt-spreading and navigation management of professional vehicles as well as increasing the security of road operations and citizens introducing the emergency call paradigms on such professional vehicles. GOLDEN-ICE will generate a end-to-end system based on EGNOS augmentations able to meet the aforementioned parameters. New On Board Units for salt-spreading vehicles will be developed as well as new strategies for the fleet control will be implemented. In order to achieved the highlighted goals GOLDEN-ICE has create a consortium of private companies as well as research centers able to integrate high technical skill and close to market commercial members. Using the experiences of the commercial partners and the technical outputs of the GOLDEN-ICE a suitable business plan has been drafted for keeping the research project closed to the market requirements.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-GALILEO-2008-GSA-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)
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Coordinator

SAET S.r.l
Address
Via Po 18/A
10222 Busca
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 203 250
Administrative Contact
Mauro Mattio (Mr.)

Participants (4)

ARVEL INDUSTRIE SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 50 800
Address
Za Peyrache 1
63114 Coudes
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Julien Douzal (Mr.)
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE MARIO BOELLA SULLE TECNOLOGIE DELL'INFORMAZIONE E DELLE TELECOMUNICAZIONI ASSOCIAZIONE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 130 025
Address
Via Pier Carlo Boggio 61
10138 Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paolo Mulassano (Dr.)
Björn Steiger Stiftung Service GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 69 200
Address
Leuschnerstrasse 12
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Andreas Fendl (Mr.)
HANES s.r.o.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 25 375
Address
Strojirenska 259
15521 Prague
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Filip Hachle (Mr.)