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Cooperative Intersection Safety

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete with results
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€6 502 283
EU Contribution
€3 857 986
Project Acronym
INTERSAFE-2
STRIA Roadmaps
Connected and automated transport (CAT)
Infrastructure (INF)
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Digitalisation,
Safety/Security
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
FP7-ICT-2007-2
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

Today, most so called 'black spots' have been eliminated from the road networks. However, intersections can still be regarded as black spots. Depending on the region and country, from 30 to 60% of all injury accidents and up to one third of the fatalities occur at intersections. This is due mainly to the fact that accident scenarios at intersections are among the most complex ones, since different categories of road user interact in these limited areas with crossing trajectories.

Objectives

The INTERSAFE-2 project aims to develop and demonstrate a Cooperative Intersection Safety System (CISS) that is able to significantly reduce injury and fatal accidents at intersections.

Methodology

The novel CISS combined warning and intervention functions demonstrated on three vehicles: two passenger cars and one heavy goods vehicle. Furthermore, a simulator is used for additional R&D. These functions are based on novel cooperative scenario interpretation and risk assessment algorithms.

The cooperative sensor data fusion is based on:

  • state-of-the-art and advanced on-board sensors for object recognition and relative localisation;
  • a standard navigation map

and information supplied over a communication link from:

  • other road users via V2V if the other vehicle is so equipped;
  • infrastructure sensors and traffic lights via V2I if the infrastructure is so equipped to observe the complex intersection environment.

As a result, the deployment of the INTERSAFE-2 system could provide a positive safety impact of 80% with respect to injuries and fatal accidents at intersections. Thus a total safety benefit of up to 40% of all injury accidents and up to 20% of all fatalities in Europe is possible.

The utilisation of V2X communication for CISS at a small number of equipped intersections would boost the overall market penetration of communication in vehicles, since the benefit for those who buy first could be experienced at every equipped intersection.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)

Results

The Cooperative Intersection Safety System (CISS) developed is able to detect static and dynamic components of an intersection environment. The road geometry is estimated. Obstacles are detected, tracked and subsequently classified to discriminate their type (e.g. pedestrians, vehicles, lantern poles) and thus their importance in traffic.

In other words: the system is able to detect, track and recognise most of the components of the traffic environment. However, future work is needed in order to increase and improve detection robustness. Future work will include among others: estimation of multiple types of road structures, detection and tracking of more objects and obstables, and enhancing the classification accuracy.

Cooperation between various sensors and data sources, such as the active sensors or GPS and map information, is also planned for the future.

Innovation aspects

Development of a CISS, able to detect, track and classify static and dynamics components in an intersection environment.

Policy objectives

  • Innovating for the future (technology and behaviour): A European Transport Research and Innovation Policy
  • An efficient and integrated mobility system: Acting on transport safety (saving thousands of lives)

Readiness

Further development is required to enhance detection, tracking and classification of objects.

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Sick Ag
Address
Erwin Sick Strasse, 79183 Waldkirch, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€284 001
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Institut National De Recherche En Informatique Et Automatique
Address
Domaine de Voluceau- Rocquencourt, B.P. 105 LE CHESNAY, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€316 750
Organisation
Volvo Bus Corporation
Address
Fästningsvägen 1, 40508 Gothenburg, Sweden
EU Contribution
€456 100
Organisation
Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen
Address
Templergraben, 52062 Aachen, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€215 300
Organisation
Swarco Traffic Systems Gmbh
Address
Kelterstrasse, 72669 Unterensingen, Germany
EU Contribution
€153 719
Organisation
Universitatea Tehnica Cluj-Napoca
Address
STR MEMORANDUMULUI 28, 400114 CLUJ NAPOCA, Romania
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€212 698
Organisation
Trw Limited
Address
Stratford Road, Solihull, B90 4AX, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€281 587
Organisation
Universite Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1
Address
Avenue Centrale, Domaine Universitaire 621, 38041 GRENOBLE, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€0
Organisation
Ibeo Automobile Sensor Gmbh
Address
Merkurring 20, 22143 Hamburg, Germany
EU Contribution
€468 496
Organisation
Nec Europe Ltd
Address
WEST END ROAD ATHENE ODYSSEY BUSINESS PARK SOUTH RUISLIP, LONDON, HA4 6QE, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€210 719
Organisation
Volkswagen
Address
Berliner Ring 2, 1894 WOLFSBURG, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€413 216
Organisation
Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus Vtt
Address
TEKNIIKANTIE 21, 02150 ESPOO, Finland
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€491 375
Organisation
Bayerische Motoren Werke Ag
Address
Petuelring 130, 80809 MUNICH, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€354 025

Technologies

Technology Theme
Safety systems
Technology
Technologies to improve road safety
Development phase
Research/Invention

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