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SAFER Level Crossing by integrating and optimizing road-rail infrastructure management and design

Objective

Over the past few years, there is one person killed and close to one seriously injured every day on level crossings. Therefore SAFER-LC aims to improve safety and minimize risk by developing a fully-integrated cross-modal set of innovative solutions and tools for the proactive management and design of level-crossing infrastructure.

These tools will enable road and rail decision makers to find even more effective ways to detect potentially dangerous situations leading to collisions at level crossings, prevent incidents at level crossing by innovative design and predictive maintenance methods, and mitigate the consequences of incidents/disruptions due to accidents or other critical events.

The project will focus both on technical solutions, such as smart detection services and advanced infrastructure-to-vehicle communication systems and on human processes to adapt infrastructure design to end-users and to enhance coordination and cooperation between different stakeholders from different transportation modes.

The project will first identify the needs and requirements of rail-road infrastructure managers and LC users and then seek to develop innovative smart detection and communication systems and adapt them for use by all types of level crossing users.

A series of pilot tests across Europe will be rolled out to demonstrate how these new technological and non-technological solutions can be integrated, validate their feasibility and evaluate their performance.

The project will deliver a bundle of recommended technical specifications (for standardisation), human processes and organizational and legal frameworks for implementation.

SAFER-LC will also develop a toolbox accessible through a user-friendly interface which will integrate all the project results and solutions to help both rail and road managers to improve safety at level crossings.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2016-Two-Stages
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER
Address
Rue Jean Rey 16
75015 Paris
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 766 062,50

Participants (16)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 399 125
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 431 525
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE GUSTAVE EIFFEL
France
EU contribution
€ 276 125
Address
5 Boulevard Descartes Campus De Marne-la-valle
77454 Marne-la-vallee
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION DE LOS FERROCARRILES ESPANOLES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 233 687,50
Address
C Santa Isabel 44
28012 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 216 406,25
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
TRAINOSE METAFORES-METAFORIKES YPIRESIES EPIVATON KAI FORTIOU AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 111 957,50
Address
Karolou Str 1 3
10437 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERMODAL TASIMACILIK VE LOJISTIKARASTIRMA DERNEGI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 91 750
Address
Sumer 2 Sokak 33 17
06440 Ankara
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE D ETUDES ET D EXPERTISE SUR LES RISQUES L ENVIRONNEMENT LA MOBILITE ET L AMENAGEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 436 860
Address
25 Av Francois Mitterrand
69500 Bron
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
NEO GLS
France
EU contribution
€ 209 512,50
Address
Allee Isaac Newton 2 Site Montesquieu
33650 Martillac
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 92 437,50
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 120 978,75
Address
Via Ostiense 159
00154 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COMMSIGNIA KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 207 500
Address
7252 Attala Szechenyi Utca 14
1092 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IRU PROJECTS ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 237 250
Address
Avenue De Cortenbergh 71
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
SOCIETE NATIONALE SNCF
France
EU contribution
€ 204 392
Address
2 Place Aux Etoiles
93200 St Denis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 587 482,50
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE DE TECHNOLOGIE DE BELFORT - MONTBELIARD
France
EU contribution
€ 265 875
Address
Rue Du Chateau 10
90400 Sevenans
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments