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Cooperative Vehicle Localization for Safe and Susteinable Mobility

Objective

The steadily increasing traffic density in Europe is causing enormous negative effects such as accidents or CO2 emissions. Especially in urban areas, traffic jams and other disturbances are daily phenomena. As the capacity of traffic infrastructure can only slowly be further increased, a much more efficient traffic management is necessary to mitigate the negative impacts of road traffic.
The aim of the COVEL project is to develop and commercialize the Lane Navigation Assistant (LNA) – an in-vehicle device which will enable lane-level navigation and lane-level traffic management especially in urban areas. The LNA will use satellite positioning as its primary source, whereas these data will be augmented by correction information coming from the EGNOS system. The EGNOS data will be obtained from EDAS and broadcasted to the vehicles using standard Car2Car- / Car2-Infrastructure-communications. Furthermore, the satellite positioning will be enhanced by innovative algorithms for cooperative localization and map matching. The resulting lane-level vehicle positioning will bring navigation and traffic management to a new level of detail and effectiveness.
In order to achieve those challenging goals, COVEL will gather partners with outstanding expertise and a wide experience in the field of satellite navigation, communications, and traffic management. The consortium covers the complete value chain and is supported by a traffic management authority and a university.
COVEL has a clear intention to commercialize the project outcome and, thus, to provide an innovative end-user product which is based on EGNOS/EDAS. Furthermore, the project will conduct an active dissemination strategy with website and conference contributions and a special focus on live demonstrations. Finally, COVEL will directly contribute to standardization with a special focus on integrating EGNOS data into automotive communications.

Call for proposal

FP7-GALILEO-2008-GSA-1
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Coordinator

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 520 501
Administrative Contact
Carlo Liberto (Mr.)

Participants (5)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET CHEMNITZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 483 900
Address
Strasse Der Nationen 62
09111 Chemnitz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Robin Schubert (Mr.)
HITACHI AIR CONDITIONING EUROPE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 401 920
Address
Rue Grange Dame Rose 18
78140 Velizy Villacoublay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Massimiliano Lenardi (Dr.)
Centre d'Etudes Techniques de l'Equipement du Sud Ouest
France
EU contribution
€ 326 890
Address
Rue Pierre Ramond Bp 10
33166 Saint Médard En Jalles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Gilles Duchamp (Mr.)
MAGNETI MARELLI SISTEMI ELETTRONICI S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 128 988
Address
Viale Aldo Borletti 61/63
20011 Corbetta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lucia Locuratolo (Dr.)
HERE GLOBAL B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 256 326
Address
Kennedyplein 222
5611 ZT Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kees Wevers (Mr.)