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Technologies for road advanced cooperative knowledge sharing sensors

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 027329

  • Start date

    1 January 2006

  • End date

    31 October 2008

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 367 454

  • EU contribution

    € 2 499 967

Coordinated by:

ETRA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA

Spain

Objective

The problem of safety in transport is especially acute in the case of road networks. To confront this the EC has proposed to reduce by 50% the number of road fatalities by 2010. Nowadays, safety relies most of the time in autonomous or stand-alone systems, which offer without any doubt room for some improvements.

In order to overcome the visible limitations of those systems, there is a need for another class of solution: Co-operative Transport Systems (CTS), whose intelligence is distributed/shared between road infrastructure and vehicles, compromising innovative approaches on transport safety and efficiency. To that end, TRACKSS has a strategic goal: enabling a breakthrough in the current systems for sensing and predicting flow, infrastructure and environmental conditions surrounding traffic, with a view to improve road transport operations safety and efficiency.

The project will:
- Improve and develop a number of breakthrough sensing technologies.
- Develop a new model for knowledge sharing between sensors.
- Use advanced data fusion techniques and a DSS to assess and predict safety and efficiency conditions of the transport network.
- Develop an architecture and define an operational framework, ensuring the compatibility of the project results with the e-Safety overall architectures.
- Validate the project results through 3 pilots
Undoubtedly, today available (or under development) technologies enable the improvement of not only sensing systems, but also the way these systems share information.

The key idea to have mind when reading this proposal and the base and goal of TRACKSS is: Smarter systems demand smarter sensors; cooperative systems require cooperative sensors. And last but not least in order to ensure interoperable throughout the European road network and to achieve the critical mass, the majority of TRACKSS consortium members are strategic ITS players at national level - e.g. INRETS, ETRA, TRL-, and some at global level - e.g. BOSCH, TRW, CRF-.

Coordinator

ETRA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA

Address

Calle Tres Forques 147
Valencia

Spain

Participants (13)

APIF MOVIQUITY S.A.

Spain

AYUNTAMIENTO DE VALENCIA

Spain

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT - SOCIETA' CONSORTILE PER AZIONI

Italy

CENTRUM DOPRAVNIHO VYZKUMU V.V.I.

Czechia

CITILOG

France

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.

Germany

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LES TRANSPORTS ET LEUR SECURITE

France

INSTITUTO DE APLICACIONES DE LAS TECNOLOGIAS DE LA INFORMACION Y DE LAS COMUNICACIONES AVANZADAS - ITACA

Spain

KOZLEKEDESTUDOMANYI INTEZET KHT

Hungary

LABORATOIRE CENTRAL DES PONTS ET CHAUSSEES

France

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH

Germany

THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

TRW LIMITED

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 027329

  • Start date

    1 January 2006

  • End date

    31 October 2008

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 367 454

  • EU contribution

    € 2 499 967

Coordinated by:

ETRA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA

Spain