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Preventive and Active Safety Application

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete with results
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€54 173 444
EU Contribution
€29 799 990
Project Acronym
PREVENT
Transport mode
Airborne icon
Transport policies
Safety/Security,
Digitalisation
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

The Integrated Project PReVENT was a European automotive industry activity co-funded by the European Commission to contribute to road safety by developing and demonstrating preventive safety applications and technologies.

Preventive safety applications help drivers to avoid or mitigate an accident through the use of in-vehicle systems which sense the nature and significance of the danger, while taking the driver's state into account. Depending on the significance and timing of the threat, the active and preventive safety systems will:

  • inform the driver as early as possible;
  • warn him or her if there is no driver reaction to the information; and
  • actively assist or ultimately intervene in order to avoid an accident or mitigate its consequences.

Preventive safety applications also help drivers to:

  • maintain a safe speed - keep a safe distance;
  • drive within the lane;
  • avoid overtaking in critical situations;
  • safely pass intersections;
  • avoid crashes with vulnerable road users;
  • and last but not least, reduce the severity of an accident if it still occurs.

Preventive safety makes use of information, communications and positioning technologies to provide solutions for improving road safety. With such technology - which can operate either autonomously on-board the vehicle or co-operatively based on vehicle-to-vehicle or vehicle-to-infrastructure communication - the number of accidents and their severity can be reduced, leading to a decrease in the number of accidents.

Objectives

The goal of Integrated Project PReVENT was to contribute to the:

  • road safety goal of 50% fewer accidents by 2010 - as specified in the key action 2.3.1.1 eSafety for Road and Air Transport from the European Union;
  • competitiveness of the European automotive industry;
  • European scientific knowledge community on road transport safety;
  • congregation and cooperation of European and national organisations and their road transport safety initiatives PReVENT envisions the early availability of advanced, next generation preventive and active safety applications and enabling technologies and an accelerated deployment on European roads.

In accordance with goals above, PReVENT:

  • developed, demonstrated, tested and evaluated preventive safety applications, using advanced sensor, communication and positioning technologies integrated into on-board systems for driver assistance - facilitates the co-operation of all stakeholders leading to the earliest possible implementation of preventive/active safety systems in Europe;
  • assisted technological development and integration as well as decreased component costs;
  • contributed towards rapid market introduction and field penetration by helping to overcome major barriers including risk assessment and liability issues in introducing such systems;
  • created a greater awareness of the active safety approach (roadmaps, systems, common architecture including infrastructure, cost efficiency and benefits to the potential users) leading to increased user demands for preventive/active safety PReVENT will enable the European industry to further strengthen this position by introducing leading edge technologies while helping to reduce road accidents.
Methodology

PReVENT consisted of a number of subprojects in complementary function fields:

  • Safe Speed and Safe Following: these functions help drivers keep or choose a speed or inter-vehicle distance, allowing them to safely cope with the road situation they will meet in the following seconds. The approach is mostly autonomous.
  • Lateral Support: this field deals with autonomous applications focusing on the lateral areas of a vehicle to help drivers keep their vehicle at the safest position in the lane, as well as warn them if the vehicle is about to run off the road.
  • Intersection Safety: this function field covers the investigation of autonomous and cooperative approaches to safety applications dedicated at approaching or passing intersections. Vulnerable Road Users and collision MitigationCollision mitigation and pre-crash protection systems focus on reduction of injuries and fatalities in case of unavoidable crashes (in particular during the last 2-3 seconds before the impact). Collision mitigation by braking significantly reduces kinetic energy of impact, thereby greatly reducing crash severity.
  • Cross-functional Activities: an additional cross-functional field covering methodologies, common architectures, liability issues, and technology or standardisation oriented activities safeguards a common approach. In 2007, a common Safety Application Roadshow will be organised, involving all project participants to exhibit the project results and create awareness as an important milestone for the preparation of the European market. The subprojects and Roadshow organisation are coordinated by the Integrated Project Management, which ensures a common vision, synergies at activity level and the requisite guidance to successfully reach the objectives of the project.

Funding

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

Results

PREVENT developed, tested and assessed the range of safety applications contributing to road safety. As a result, prototypes were demonstrated. Generically, the main technological results can be explained as follows:

For Safe speed & Safe following:

  • Communication technologies to improve the detection, locating and evaluation of hazards
  • New sensorial devices integrating obstacle detection and communication
  • For Lateral Support & Driver Monitoring
  • Lane-keeping support system for situations with poor road and environmental conditions

For Intersection Safety:

  • Concepts for sensors and communication aimed to road markings and crossing traffic recognition
  • For Vulnerable Road Users & Collision Mitigation
  • Active 3D sensor technology for pre-crash and blind spot surveillance
  • Location and classification of obstacles (cars, pedestrians, bikes,etc.)

and Cross-functional:

  • Concepts for advanced sensors & sensor data fusion
  • Safety-enhanced digital maps for ADAS applications
  • Generic impact assessment for all functions

Technical Implications

PReVENT project went into action in Versailles, France

On 19-20 September, the EC-supported Integrated Project PReVENT (PReVENTive and Active Safety Applications) held a large and very successful exhibition of technologies for safer road traffic this week in Versailles, France.

The event received strong political support with the attendance of many VIPs including European Commissioner for DG Information Society & Media, Viviane Reding,and the French Minister of Higher Education and Research, Valérie Pécresse, who participated in demonstrations of the latest in preventive vehicle safety. A large number of representatives of the press turned out as well to experience the demonstrations which included simulators and over twenty-five vehicles.

With a wide range and variety of applications that help drivers to watch their speed and lane departure, all the way to those that brake to help to mitigate the damage in case of an unavoidable collision, the PReVENT in Action! Exhibition delivered what it promised - an amazing array of demonstrations of what’s to come in future road safety.

Giving the end-user an idea of what's to come

On 22 September, the PReVENT partners brought their experimental vehicles to the public. Prototype cars were showcased in front of the magnificent Versailles palace - effectively opening research directly to the masses. This symbolic gesture fostered hands-on awareness of the upcoming technology and car of the future.

Policy implications

The Integrated Project PReVENT was a European automotive industry activity co-funded by the European Commission to contribute to road safety by developing and demonstrating preventive safety applications and technologies.

Preventive safety applications help drivers to avoid or mitigate an accident through the use of in-vehicle systems which sense the nature and significance of the danger, while taking the driver's state into account.

Partners

Lead Organisation
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Daimler Ag
Address
Mercedesstrasse, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany
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Partner Organisations
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Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen
Address
Templergraben, 52062 Aachen, Germany
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EU Contribution
€0
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Universite Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1
Address
Avenue Centrale, Domaine Universitaire 621, 38041 GRENOBLE, France
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EU Contribution
€0
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Centre For Research And Technology-Hellas
Address
6th km. CHARILAOU-THERMI ROAD, 361 THERMI-THESSALONIKI, Greece
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€0
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Universita Degli Studi Di Siena
Address
VIA BANCHI DI SOTTO 55, SIENA, Italy
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EU Contribution
€0
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Nederlands Organisation For Applied Scientific Research
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97, 6060 DELFT, Netherlands
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EU Contribution
€0
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Transver Gmbh
Address
Maximilianstrasse, 80538 Munchen, Germany
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€0
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Navteq
Address
De Run 1115, 5503 LB Veldhoven, Netherlands
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€0
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Siemens Vdo Trading B.v.
Address
NIEUWPOORTSTRAAT 5, 1055RZ AMSTERDAM, Netherlands
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€0
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Audi Aktiengesellschaft
Address
85045 Ingolstadt, Germany
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€0
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Tele Atlas N.v.
Address
REITSCHEWEG 7 F, 5232 BX 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands
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€0
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Regienov
Address
Quai Alphonse le Gallo 13/15, 92100 BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT, France
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€0
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Universita Degli Studi Di Trento
Address
Via Belenzani, 38100 Trento, Italy
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€0
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Volvo Bus Corporation
Address
Fästningsvägen 1, 40508 Gothenburg, Sweden
EU Contribution
€0
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Ford Forschungszentrum Aachen Gmbh
Address
SUESTERFELDSTRASSE 200, 52072 AACHEN, Germany
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€0
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Universita Degli Studi Di Parma
Address
VIA UNIVERSITA 12, 43100 PARMA, Italy
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€0
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Bayerische Motoren Werke Ag
Address
Petuelring 130, 80809 MUNICH, Germany
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€0
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Trw Limited
Address
Stratford Road, Solihull, B90 4AX, United Kingdom
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€0
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Institut National De Recherche En Informatique Et Automatique
Address
Domaine de Voluceau- Rocquencourt, B.P. 105 LE CHESNAY, France
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€0
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Ministerie Van Verkeer En Waterstaat
Address
Plesmanweg 1, 2500 EX DEN HAAG, Netherlands
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€0
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Bmw Forschung Und Technik Gmbh
Address
HANAUER STRASSE 46, 80992 MUENCHEN, Germany
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€0
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Lund University, Department Of Technology And Society
Address
Paradisgatan 5, 22100 LUND, Sweden
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€0
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Centro Ricerche Fiat - Societa Consortile Per Azioni
Address
Strada Torino, 50, 10043 ORBASSANO (TO), Italy
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€0
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Laboratoire Central Des Ponts Et Chaussees
Address
BOULEVARD LEFEBVRE 58, 75732 PARIS, France
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€0
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Irion Management Consulting Gmbh
Address
Taegermoosstrasse 10, 78462 Konstanz, Germany
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€0
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Ford Werke Gmbh
Address
HENRY FORD STRASSE 1, 50725 KOELN, Germany
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€0
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Volkswagen
Address
Berliner Ring 2, 1894 WOLFSBURG, Germany
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€0
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Robert Bosch Gmbh
Address
Robert-Bosch Platz, 70839 Gerlingen-Schillerhoehe, Germany
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€0
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Technische Universitaet Chemnitz
Address
STRASSE DER NATIONEN 62, 09111 CHEMNITZ, Germany
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€0
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Imita Ab
Address
HOESTBRUKSVAEGEN 7, 226 60 LUND, Sweden
EU Contribution
€0
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Niedersaechsisches Ministerium Fuer Wirtschaft, Arbeit Und Verkehr
Address
FRIEDRICHSWALL 1, 30159 HANNOVER, Germany
EU Contribution
€0
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Signalbau Huber Gmbh
Address
BODENSEESTRASSE 113, 81243 MUENCHEN, Germany
EU Contribution
€0
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Ibeo Automobile Sensor Gmbh
Address
FAHRENKROEN 125, 22179 HAMBURG, Germany
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€0
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Hochschule Fuer Technik Und Wirtschaft Des Saarlandes
Address
GOEBENSTRASSE 40, 66117 SAARBRUECKEN, Germany
EU Contribution
€0
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Blaupunkt Gmbh
Address
ROBERT-BOSCH-STRASSE 200, 31139 HILDESHEIM, Germany
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€0
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Delphi Delco Electronics Europe Gmbh
Address
VORM EICHHOLZ 1, 42119 WUPPERTAL, Germany
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€0
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Lewicki Microelectronic Gmbh
Address
ALLEE 35, 89610 OBERDISCHINGEN / ULM, Germany
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€0
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Valtion Teknillinen Tutkimuskeskus
Address
Vuorimiehentie, 1000 ESPOO, Finland
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€0
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Sagem Défense Sécurité
Address
Le Ponant de Paris27, rue Leblanc, PARIS, France
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€0
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Universite D'evry-Val D'essonne
Address
BOULEVARD FRANCOIS MITTERAND 23, 91025 EVRY, France
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€0
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Volvo Personvagnar Ab
Address
Avd 50090 Hb3S, 405 31 Goteborg, Sweden
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€0
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Trl Limited
Address
Crowthorne House Nine Mile Ride 0, Wokingham, RG40 3GA, United Kingdom
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Philips Technologie Gmbh Forschungslaboratorien Aachen
Address
WEISSHAUSSTRASSE 2, 52066 AACHEN, Germany
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Navigon Ag
Address
SCHOTTMUELLERSTRASSE 20 A, 20251 HAMBURG, Germany
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Tele Atlas B.v.
Address
MOUTSTRAAT 132, 9000 GENT, Belgium
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€0
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Tele Atlas Deutschland Gmbh
Address
AM NEUEN HORIZONT, 31177 HARSUM, Germany
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€0
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Association Of European Railway Industries
Address
avenue Louise 221/11, 1050 BRUSSELS, Belgium
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Peugeot Citroen Automobiles S.a.
Address
Route de Gizy, 78140 VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France
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Siemens Ag
Address
Wittelsbacherplatz 2, 80333 MUENCHEN, Germany
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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universitaet Hannover
Address
Welfengarten 1, 30167 Hannover, Germany
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€0
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National Technical University Of Athens
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 (polytechnic campus), 15780 ZOGRAFOS, Greece
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€0
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Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique
Address
3 rue Michel-Ange, 75794 PARIS, France
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Frauenhofer Geselschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C, 80686 MUNCHEN, Germany
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€0
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Institute Of Communication And Computer Systems
Address
Patission, 10682 Athens, Greece
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€0
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Moog Fcs B.v.
Address
PESETAWEG 53, 2153PJ NIEUW VENNEP, Netherlands
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€0
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Fundacion Cidaut
Address
PLAZA VICENTE ALEIXANDRE CAMPOS 2 PQ TECNOLOGICO DE BOECILLO 209, 47151 VALLADOLID, Spain
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EU Contribution
€0
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Tele Atlas Italia S.r.l.
Address
VIA MESSINA 38/C, 20100 MILANO, Italy
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€0
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Universitaet Passau
Address
Innstraße 41, 94032 PASSAU, Germany
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EU Contribution
€0
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European Center For Information And Communication Technologies Gmbh
Address
Ernst-Reuter-Platz, 10587 Berlin, Germany
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€0
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Tele Atlas Scandinavia Aps
Address
SOVANGSVEJ 1, 2650 HVIDOVRE, Denmark
EU Contribution
€0
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Tele Atlas Data 's-Hertogenbosch B.v.
Address
REITSCHEWEG 7F, 5232BX 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€0

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