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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/computer vision
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2007-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

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)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 876 050
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Katri Kurvinen (Ms.)
STATENS VAG- OCH TRANSPORTFORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 294 750
Address
Olaus Magnus Vaeg 35
58195 Linkoeping
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Staffan Jernberg (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 166 814
Address
Via Universita 4
41121 Modena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eugenio Dragoni (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE DE TECHNOLOGIE DE BELFORT - MONTBELIARD
France
EU contribution
€ 477 522
Address
Rue Du Chateau 10
90400 Sevenans
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maxime Wack (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 248 940
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Matthiesen (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 402 600
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Donal Doolan (Mr.)
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 76 500
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Juergen Hothan (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 183 600
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
UNIVERSITATEA TEHNICA GHEORGHE ASACHI DIN IASI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 96 120
Address
B Dul Dimitru Mangeron 67
700050 Iasi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mihaela Rosu (Ms.)
Bayrisches Innenministerium - Polizeipräsidium Oberbayern
Germany
EU contribution
€ 437 810
Address
Knorrstrasse 139
80937 Munich
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Böttinger (Mr.)
ROC Bernard GmbH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 1 293 260
Address
Elisabethstr 71
8010 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Werner Rom (Dr.)
Kria s.r.l.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 551 060
Address
Via S.vitale 3
20038 Seregno (Milano)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefano Arrighetti (Dr.)
MANFRED HUEGEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 139 480
Address
Schlossstrasse 27
79211 Denzlingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Manfred Huegel (Mr.)
EMTELE OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 146 820
Address
Helakallionkatu 6H
33580 Tampere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hannu Martikainen (Dr.)
Clarity Consulting Information and Management Services Ltd
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 63 600
Address
Erzsebet Kiralyne Utja 29/B
1145 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laszlo Ternyik (Mr.)
ADC-Afrideut Consult Limited
Tanzania
EU contribution
€ 37 500
Address
Ndafu Road Mbezi Beach E-938 1
PO Box 3134 Dar Es Salaam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Godwin Msechu (Mr.)
National institute of transport
Tanzania
EU contribution
€ 15 000
Address
Po Box 705
255 Dar Es Salaam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elifadhili Mgonja (Mr.)
MTEL-KTEI Teleinfra Company India Private Ltd
India
EU contribution
€ 66 000
Address
Ring Road Cb 155
110028 New Delhi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vinod Sher (Mr.)