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Smart Automation of Rail Transport

Objective

SMART main goal is to increase the quality of rail freight, as well as its effectiveness and capacity, through the contribution to automation of railway cargo haul at European railways.
In order to achieve the main goal, SMART will deliver the following measurable objectives:
• complete, safe and reliable prototype solution for obstacle detection and initiation of long distance forward-looking braking,
• short distance wagon recognition for shunting onto buffers,
• development of a real-time marshalling yard management system integrated into IT platform available at the market.
The SMART prototype solution for obstacle detection will provide prototype hardware and software algorithms for obstacle detection. The system will combine two night vision technologies - thermal camera and image intensifier with multi-stereo vision system and laser scanner in order to create fusion system for mid (up to 200 m) and long range ( up to 1000 m) obstacle detection during day and night operation, as well as operation during impaired visibility. By this planned fusion of sensors, the system will be capable, beside reliable detection of obstacle up to 1000 m, to provide short range (< 200 m) wagon recognition for shunting operations with a +/- 5 cm distance estimation tolerance.
The real-time marshalling yard management system will provide optimization of available resources and planning of marshalling operations in order to decrease overall transport time and costs associated with cargo handling. The yard management system will provide real time data about resources available over open and TAF/TSI standard data formats for connection to external network systems and shared usage of marshalling yards between different service providers.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Address

Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 460 223,75

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UNIVERZITET U NISU

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 219 375

HARDER DIGITAL SOVA D.O.O. NIS

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 90 000

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOFIA

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 90 000

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 140 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 730836

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    30 September 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.8.5.

  • Overall budget:

    € 999 598,75

  • EU contribution

    € 999 598,75

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Germany