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Innovative, Highly Efficient Road Surface Measurement and Control System

Objective

One of the most important aims in today’s transport systems is the security they provide. Even-though in air and rail transports we have managed to have extremely low accident and death rates this is not the case with road transport. The majority of the EU countries are now heading towards “the Vision Zero philosophy” in which road deaths become as unacceptable as they are in a factory, in the air or on a railway. However in order to reach this aim several improvements are needed in numerous area including cars, drivers and roads.
The HERMES project aims at improving this last factor, the road, by proposing a novel road quality measurement solution based on a pioneering approach. The proposed system enables, for the first time, measurements of both the longitudinal and transversal profiles of a road to be simultaneously undertaken from a specially equipped vehicle travelling at normal road speeds and at a low infrastructure cost. This approach represents a significant advancement in the state of the art by eliminating the requirement for an inertial reference level whilst, additionally, improving accuracy of measurements by providing a solution for resolving errors otherwise resulting from the dynamics of a moving vehicle, Moreover, within HERMES the road profile measurements will be integrated with their precise geographical location while an innovative toolset for data analysis will be developed so as to allow the efficient processing of the huge amounts of data collected by the HERMES vehicles.
In general, HERMES augments the traditional road roughness indices by additionally identifying and pinpointing locations requiring urgent repair to result in improved safety for road users, while those locations can be identified with very high accuracy, low-cost and at normal road speeds.This latter is very important since in large countries the national road network requires the measuring and maintenance of thousands of kilometers per year.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2012
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Coordinator

INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE DEZVOLTARE PENTRU OPTOELECTRONICA INOE 2000
Address
Atomistilor Street 409
RO77125 Magurele
Romania
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 8 484,60
Administrative Contact
Dan Savastru (Dr.)

Participants (7)

WING COMPUTER GROUP SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 224 054,25
Address
Str Blandesti 24C
042077 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cosmin Banica (Dr.)
MOBILE MEDIA AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 240 898,73
Address
Vlachernon 8
15124 Marousi Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonis Hatzistamatiou (Mr.)
PROMETEO INNOVATIONS SLNE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 280 930
Address
Calle Ada Byron 107 Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico
33203 Gijon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Moises Gonzalez (Mr.)
ARDORAN OU
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 445 073,78
Address
Heltermaa, Puhalepa Vald
92312 Hiiumaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Douglas Reid
TALLINNA TEHNIKAÜLIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 11 315,68
Address
Ehitajate Tee 5
12616 Tallinn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alvar Kurrel (Mr.)
Electronics Design Ltd
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 11 054,40
Address
Tuulemae 5
11411 Tallinn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexander Girfanov (Dr.)
EREVNITIKO PANEPISTIMIAKO INSTITOUTO TILEPIKONONIAKON SYSTIMATON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 6 541,56
Address
Kounoupidiana Akrotirio Tuc Campus
73100 Chania
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ioannis Papaefstathiou (Prof.)