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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-S2RJU-2015-01

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Sub call

H2020-S2RJU-OC-2015-01-2

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Net EU contribution
€ 460 223,75
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Germany

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Region
Bremen Bremen Bremen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (4)

UNIVERZITET U NISU
Serbia
Net EU contribution
€ 219 375,00
Address
Univerzitetski Trg 2
18000 Nis

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Region
Србија - југ Регион Јужне и Источне Србије Нишавска област
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
HARDER DIGITAL SOVA D.O.O. NIS
Serbia
Net EU contribution
€ 90 000,00
Address
Bulevar Cara Konstantina 80
18000 Nis

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Србија - југ Регион Јужне и Источне Србије Нишавска област
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOFIA
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 90 000,00
Address
Kliment Ohridsky Bd 8
1000 Sofia

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Region
Югозападна и Южна централна България Югозападен София (столица)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 140 000,00
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Städteregion Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00