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Autonomous emergency manoeuvring and movement monitoring for road transport security

Objective

The TransSec project addresses a new danger in European countries, the increasing number of terror attacks. Recent terror attacks with trucks in Nice and Berlin have shown drastically the damage a heavy truck can cause, how easy it is to misuse a truck for attacks and that newest safety systems cannot prevent these attacks. As a consequence road transport safety has to be supplemented by road transport security. TransSec aims to initiate the development of this Security Truck.
The project objective is:
Development and evaluation of systems built-in or to be used by trucks for secure road transport of (dangerous) goods.
Preventing trucks and transport of goods to be misused for other purposes such as terror attacks.
Specific objectives are:
• Precise vehicle positioning and navigation on road (lane) and off road
• Vehicle movement monitoring for dangerous goods with critical area alarm/eCall
• Vehicle communication security for critical information exchange
• Onboard precrash environment detection of vulnerable objects on/ off road
• Non-defeatable autonomous emergency manoeuvring for crash prevention on/off road
The implementation is done in an explorative and incremental development cycle with early prototypes adding functionality step by step. Demonstrations with a truck on and off road will show solutions after 12, 24 and 36 months. Testing and pilots on public roads and public areas will prove a higher level of security.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

H2020-GALILEO-GSA-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

DAIMLER AG
Address
Mercedesstrasse 137
70327 Stuttgart
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 776 846,88

Participants (4)

OHB DIGITAL SOLUTIONS GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 344 050
Address
Rettenbacher Strasse 22
8044 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION CENTRO DE TECNOLOGIAS DE INTERACCION VISUAL Y COMUNICACIONES VICOMTECH
Spain
EU contribution
€ 435 600
Address
Paseo Mikeletegi Parque Tecnologico De Miramon 57
20009 Donostia San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
WATERFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 540 625
Address
Cork Road
X91 Waterford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 430 107,50
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments