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Advanced Radar Tracking and Classification for Enhanced Road Safety

Objective

ARTRAC aims to develop an active safety system to protect vulnerable road users (VRUs) from vehicles in motion, that is economically viable in the volume vehicle market. The safety system will consist of both actuators for controlling vehicle driving dynamics and the perception component for the vehicle’s surroundings. It will be tested on two types of vehicle that pose the biggest hazard to VRUs in urban settings, namely cars and light delivery goods vehicles.
The environmental sensing is to be based on a single automotive 24 GHz narrowband radar sensor. This sensor offers the potential to overcome the hitherto price barrier that has prevented VRU protection systems from entering widespread use. To meet the challenging technical requirements for extremely short measurement time, reliable target detection, ego motion and road condition estimation that have to be met, a new transmit/receive antenna and multi-channel receiver will be developed. Existing microwave technology in the 24 GHz band is utilised as much as possible to facilitate low-cost mass production applications.
The ARTRAC development promises to deliver a significant technological breakthrough that can contribute to achieving the objectives laid out in the Commission’s Road Safety Programme 2011-2020 and which will open up new possibilities for Advanced Driver Assistance functions.
The consortium comprises 7 partners well experienced in this sector and worldwide leaders in automotive industry and research: 2 car manufacturers (Volkswagen, Fiat through C.R.F.), 2 research organisations (VTT, CTAG), 2 universities (TUHH, UPT) and one SME specialised in car sensors (SMS).

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/radio technology/microwave technology
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/radio technology/radar

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2011-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG
Address
Am Schwarzenberg Campus 1
21073 Hamburg
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 308 612
Administrative Contact
Stefanie Bollwitt (Ms.)

Participants (8)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Participation ended

Finland
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tarja Tuominen (Ms.)
VOLKSWAGEN AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 434 991
Address
Berliner Ring 2
38440 Wolfsburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marc-Michael Meinecke (Dr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 445 380
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Massimo Casali (Dr.)
S.M.S, SMART MICROWAVE SENSORS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 661 054
Address
In De Waashainen 1
38108 Braunschweig
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ralph Mende (Dr.)
FUNDACION PARA LA PROMOCION DE LA INNOVACION, INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO EN LA INDUSTRIA DE AUTOMOCION DE GALICIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 317 567
Address
Poligono Industrial A Granxa 249
36400 Porrino Pontevedra
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
David Sánchez (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 365 814
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tarja Tuominen (Ms.)
UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA TIMISOARA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 126 030
Address
Piata Victoriei 2
300006 Timisoara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ioan Nafornita (Prof.)
TUTECH INNOVATION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 134 379
Address
Harburger Schlossstrasse 6-12
21079 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roland Winterstein (Mr.)