MITICA - MonItoring Transport Infrastructures with Connected and Automated Vehicles
Inspired by technological developments on connected mobility, this project aims to contribute to the EU priority “A Europe fit for the digital age” by exploring synergies between connected vehicles and smart infrastructure components for the fast and mobile assessment of the existing bridge stock.
The above synergies can exploit the dual functionality of a passing vehicle as it both excites the infrastructure and records its response, offering a monitoring at the highest spatial resolution. These advantages will be assessed within a full-scale experimental campaign on a bridge-like structure under laboratory-controlled conditions. It is expected that the developed methodology will be equally useful in monitoring existing roads and railways.