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INtelligent Renewable Optical ADvisory System (INROADS)

Objective

This project aims to develop Intelligent Road Studs (IRS) combining LED lighting, sensor systems and communication technologies. The IRS will integrate renewable energy technologies that will fully or partially power the devices, making them self contained. The principle identified renewable technologies are solar photovoltaic and piezoelectric, although other sources will be investigated. Powering the units using renewable energy will reduce carbon emissions and allow for their use on sections of highway with no readily available power source. The integration of communication technology, and for certain applications, sensors within the individual units will enable enhanced traffic management and driver information and this will represent the significant step forward over existing systems, as the lights will be able to communicate with each other and with a central control. Intelligent Road Studs embedded across the highway will create a number of new intelligent lighting applications that will enable the more effective operation of the highway network, improve safety, and reduce CO2 emissions by maximising the use of the existing asset and reducing the need for additional road construction.

The safety of the systems and the optimum positioning of the lights will be assured through human factors simulation, and assessed during a period of validation testing, initially of the units, and subsequently through a live trial.

Development of appropriate devices will be based not only on the extensive combined experience within the group, but also through an advisory board comprised of road operators and experts, who will also extend the geographic range of the consortium. The potential for prompt delivery to market is strengthened considerably by the presence of Siemens, who have sales channels in over 20 countries.

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2011-RTD-1
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Coordinator

TRL LIMITED
Address
Crowthorne House Nine Mile Ride
RG40 3GA Wokingham
United Kingdom

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Lamb (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 310 551

Participants (8)

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 433 297
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Felix Schroepfer (Mr.)
ÖSTERREICHISCHES FORSCHUNGS- UND PRÜFZENTRUM ARSENAL GES.M.B.H.

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Austria
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Giefinggasse 2
1210 Vienna

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stefan Deix (Mr.)
FUNDACION CIDAUT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 313 310
Address
Plaza Vicente Aleixandre Campos 2 Pq Tecnologico De Boecillo 209
47151 Valladolid

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francisco Javier Núñez Fernández (Mr.)
DESARROLLO DE SISTEMAS TECNOLOGICOSAVANZADOS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 446 810
Address
Calle Peña Santa 61
28034 Madrid

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Valentin Rodriguez (Dr.)
NETIVEI ISRAEL - NATIONAL TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE COMPANY LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 258 528
Address
3 Ariel Sharon Street
6050001 Or Yehuda

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Shimon Nesichi (Mr.)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DES TRANSPORTS, DE L'AMENAGEMENT ET DES RESEAUX
France
EU contribution
€ 202 807
Address
Boulevard Isaac Newton 14 Cite Descartes 14-20
77447 Marne La Vallee Cedex 2

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Roland Brémond (Mr.)
SIEMENS PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 250 176
Address
Sir William Siemens Square Faraday House Frimley
GU16 8QD Camberley

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stuart Jones (Mr.)
INNOWATTECH LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 321 279
Address
Technion City 34
32000 Haifa

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Haim Abramovich (Prof.)