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Cargo handling by Automated Next generation Transportation Systems for ports and terminals

Objective

"""Cargo handling by Automated Next generation Transportation Systems for ports and terminals"" aims to to create smart Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and Highly Automated Trucks (HATs) that can co-operate in shared workspaces for efficient and safe freight transportation in main ports and freight terminals.
The project builds on an active dialog with customers, workforce and authorities to maximize acceptance and exploitation of the project results.

The specific objectives are:
-Increase performance and throughput of freight transportation in main ports and freight terminals and maintain a high level of safety
-Develop an automated shared work yard for intelligent AGVs and highly automated trucks
-Develop and demonstrate planning, decision, control and safety strategies for automated vehicles
-Develop and demonstrate an environmental perception system and a grid-independent positioning system

Research questions
-Which combination of positioning techniques and sensors allow for reliable and accurate positioning in view of the proposed applications?
-How can reliable environmental perception be achieved, i.e. moving and stationary object detection, drivable path detection, docking point detection, absolute and relative object positioning ?
-How to set-up and integrate a vehicle control system, including high-level site planning, path planning, interaction planning and feedback control?
-How can functional safety of automated vehicles be achieved?"

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2013-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 692 872
Administrative Contact
Joke Welten (Ms.)

Participants (4)

VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 637 724
Address
Gotaverksgatan 10
405 08 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vivetha Natterjee (Ms.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 333 217
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
María ángeles López Vázquez (Ms.)
HOGSKOLAN I HALMSTAD
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 273 144
Address
Kristian Ivs Vag 3
301 18 Halmstad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roland Philippsen (Dr.)
ICT AUTOMATISERING NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 378 304,20
Address
Kopenhagen 9
2993 LL Barendrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bert Seubers (Mr.)