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Cooperative Vehicle Localization for Safe and Sustainable Mobility

COVEL

Cooperative Vehicle Localization for Safe and Sustainable Mobility

Call for proposal: 
FP7-GALILEO-2008-GSA-1
Link to CORDIS:
Background & policy context: 

The steadily increasing traffic density in Europe is causing enormous negative effects such as accidents or CO2 emissions. Especially in urban areas, traffic jams and other disturbances are daily phenomena. As the capacity of traffic infrastructure can only slowly be further increased, much more efficient traffic management is necessary to mitigate the negative impacts of road traffic.

Objectives: 

The aim of the COVEL project is to develop and commercialize the Lane Navigation Assistant (LNA) – an in-vehicle device which will enable lane-level navigation and lane-level traffic management especially in urban areas. The LNA will use satellite positioning as its primary source, whereas these data will be augmented by correction information coming from the EGNOS system. The EGNOS data will be obtained from EDAS and broadcasted to the vehicles using standard Car2Car- / Car2-Infrastructure-communications. Furthermore, the satellite positioning will be enhanced by innovative algorithms for cooperative localization and map matching. The resulting lane-level vehicle positioning will bring navigation and traffic management to a new level of detail and effectiveness.

Methodology: 

In order to achieve those challenging goals, COVEL will gather partners with outstanding expertise and a wide experience in the field of satellite navigation, communications, and traffic management. The consortium covers the complete value chain and is supported by a traffic management authority and a university.

COVEL has a clear intention to commercialize the project outcome and, thus, to provide an innovative end-user product which is based on EGNOS/EDAS. Furthermore, the project will conduct an active dissemination strategy with website and conference contributions and a special focus on live demonstrations. Finally, COVEL will directly contribute to standardization with a special focus on integrating EGNOS data into automotive communications.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
The European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead Organisation: 

Centro Ricerche Fiat - Societa Consortile Per Azioni

Address: 
Strada Torino, 50
10043 ORBASSANO (TO)
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€520,501
Partner Organisations: 

Magneti Marelli Sistemi Elettronici S.p.a.

Address: 
VIALE ALDO BORLETTI 61/63
20011 CORBETTA
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€128,988

Centre D'etudes Techniques De L'equipement Du Sud Ouest

Address: 
Rue Pierre Ramond BP 10
33166 Saint Médard en Jalles
France
EU Contribution: 
€326,890

Technische Universitaet Chemnitz

Address: 
STRASSE DER NATIONEN 62
09111 CHEMNITZ
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€483,900

Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe Sas

Address: 
Rue Grange Dame Rose
78140 Velizy Villacoublay
France
EU Contribution: 
€401,920

Here Global B.v.

Address: 
De Run
5503 Veldhoven
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€256,326
Technologies: 
Development phase: