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A new TAXI application guided by SATellite

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete
Geo-spatial type
Infrastructure Node
Total project cost
€769 685
EU Contribution
€480 076
Project Acronym
TAXISAT
STRIA Roadmaps
Connected and automated transport (CAT)
Network and traffic management systems (NTM)
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Digitalisation,
Environmental/Emissions aspects
Transport sectors
Passenger transport

Overview

Call for proposal
FP7-GALILEO-2011-GSA-1-b
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

Automatic and driverless vehicles do operate already, making use of anti-collision devices which enable their perfectly safe movement. But currently, most of these systems are guided by railways, fiberglass or magnetic wires.

More recently, a few demonstrations have been undertaken in order to demonstrate the capabilities of satellite based navigation systems to clear the roads from such heavy infrastructures. Particularly, ROBOSOFT and M3SYSTEMS designed several transportation platforms which guidance was based on Differential GPS hybridized with inertial systems. Although such vehicles are operational today, their GNSS based navigation equipment are seen as being very expensive for allowing a larger vehicle deployment. Moreover, the vehicles have to go very slowly when going along buildings as soon as ‘light’ canyoning effects are observed. As a result, pilot users explained they were not confident enough in the reliability of the service they got.

Objectives

The TAXISAT project aims at developing a driverless GNSS based taxi application capable to operate cost effectively, safely and with a high reliability within private circumscribed sites whatever their topographic configurations are.

Indeed, the TAXISAT consortium is convinced that considerable gains could be achieved with the new EGNOS and GALILEO capabilities in order to reach the 1-meter accuracy positioning asked for the sake of transportation safety, while making use of future mass market GNSS systems.

The current GPS receiver developed by M3SYSTEMS will be improved through the development of specific EGNOS/EDAS processing filters and the hybridation with SLAM video in masked areas. The use of the “the expected path of the vehicle” will also be used to improve the navigation filter performance.

The TAXISAT service will be integrated and tested in real conditions for a few weeks on one or two sites of demonstration. Experimentations with the IOV GALILEO signals will be also conducted.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
The European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
FP7-TRANSPORT

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Robosoft
Address
Technopole Izarbel, 64210 BIDART, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€191 450
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Capital High Tech Sarl
Address
Lieu Dit Barnabe, 47180 Castelnau-Sur-Gupie, France
EU Contribution
€49 161
Organisation
M3 Systems Belgium Sprl
Address
Rue Devant Les Hêtres 2, 6890 Transinne, Belgium
EU Contribution
€170 536
Organisation
Asociación Centro De Tecnologías De Interacción Vi
Address
Parque Tecnológico de Miramón, Paseo Mikeletegi 57, 20009 DONOSTIA - SAN SEBASTIÁN, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€68 929

Technologies

Technology Theme
Connected and automated vehicles
Technology
GNSS-based taxi application
Development phase
Research/Invention

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