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ASSET Advanced Safety and Driver Support in Essential Road Transport

Objective

As the European objectives of integration and economic growth are achieved, there is a corresponding vigorous growth in road traffic volumes. This results in congestion and increased numbers of road fatalities. The objective of the ASSET project is to reverse these negative effects by developing a number of promising technologies and integrating them into a new holistic approach to road safety. The holistic approach will be at system and practical level. Integrated architectures will be developed to facilitate the exchange of secure information between road, vehicle and driver. There will be a particular focus on the Human Machine Interface – developing supporting systems which pass on safety-critical information to the driver. Driver monitoring technologies such as ‘track and trace’ will use computer vision to identify abnormal driver behaviour (speed, gap, load) and inform driver and authorities. - Improving drivers knowledge and behaviour - Increased automation and traffic control for safety/efficiency - Innovative measures for safe and sustainable infrastructure A number of technologies will be developed and integrated into the holistic system like a thermal imaging tool to detect dangerous heavy goods vehicles, a new weigh-in-motion sensor which can detect critical tyres as well as overloaded. The main theme is the integration of different information from different sources into a comprehensive system and the communication of the relevant information to where they are needed. Several application areas will be developed with concrete deliverables such as a safety station, crisis and dangerous goods management and an infrastructure life cycle optimisation system. Systems will be tested at a number of sites in different parts of Europe and results disseminated through seminars, workshops and demonstrations. The consortium involves 7 universities, 3 research institutes, 1 industrial company, 1 end user administration and has 7 SME’s to exploit the outputs commercially.
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Coordinator

PTV PLANUNG TRANSPORT VERKEHR AG.

Address

Haid Und Neu Strasse 15
76131 Karlsruhe

Germany

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 576 500

Administrative Contact

Walter Maibach (Dr.)

Participants (18)

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TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 876 050

STATENS VAG- OCH TRANSPORTFORSKNINGSINSTITUT

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 294 750

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 166 814

UNIVERSITE DE TECHNOLOGIE DE BELFORT - MONTBELIARD

France

EU Contribution

€ 477 522

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 248 940

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 402 600

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 76 500

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 183 600

UNIVERSITATEA TEHNICA GHEORGHE ASACHI DIN IASI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 96 120

Bayrisches Innenministerium - Polizeipräsidium Oberbayern

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 437 810

ROC Bernard GmbH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 1 293 260

Kria s.r.l.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 551 060

MANFRED HUEGEL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 139 480

EMTELE OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 146 820

Clarity Consulting Information and Management Services Ltd

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 63 600

ADC-Afrideut Consult Limited

Tanzania

EU Contribution

€ 37 500

National institute of transport

Tanzania

EU Contribution

€ 15 000

MTEL-KTEI Teleinfra Company India Private Ltd

India

EU Contribution

€ 66 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 217643

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2008

  • End date

    31 December 2011

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 106 579

  • EU contribution

    € 6 149 926

Coordinated by:

PTV PLANUNG TRANSPORT VERKEHR AG.

Germany

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