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Technologies for Road Advanced Cooperative Knowledge Sharing Sensors

TRACKSS

Technologies for Road Advanced Cooperative Knowledge Sharing Sensors

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Background & policy context: 

The problem of safety in transport is especially acute in the case of road networks. To confront this, the EC has proposed to reduce the number of road fatalities by 50% by 2010. Nowadays, safety relies most of the time on autonomous or stand-alone systems, which offer, without any doubt, room for some improvements.

In order to overcome the visible limitations of those systems, there is a need for another solution: Co-operative Transport Systems (CTS), whose intelligence is distributed/shared between road infrastructure and vehicles, compromising innovative approaches on transport safety and efficiency.

Objectives: 

TRACKSS had one strategic goal:

  1. Developing new systems for cooperative sensing and predicting flow, infrastructure and environmental conditions surrounding traffic, with a view to improve road transport operations safety and efficiency.

This strategic goal was achieved by means of a number of specific objectives, namely:

  1. The development and/or improvement of a number of breakthrough sensing technologies.
  2. The design and integration of knowledge sharing capabilities into a sensor network, giving optimal integration into the Cooperative Transport Systems.
  3. Enabling the modular integration of the sensors developed by the project into the Cooperative Transport Systems architecture.
  4. Making use of the most advanced data fusion and integration techniques in order to get as much information as possible from the data collected.
  5. Developing a knowledge based DSS (Decision Support System) to assess and predict the ambient conditions affecting the safety and efficiency of transport.
  6. Last, but not least, validating the project results by means of three validation scenarios:
  • Test Track: the project developments will be validated in a controlled environment.
  • Crossing: the project developments will be validated in a real intersection.
  • Network: the project developments will be validated in a section of a real network.
Methodology: 

The TRACKSS work plan was structured into nine work packages (WPs):

  • WP1: Requirements Assessment;
  • WP2: Operation Framework and IOP;
  • WP3: Knowledge Sharing Sensors in Infrastructure;
  • WP4: Knowledge Sharing Sensors in Vehicles;
  • WP5: Data Fusion and Networked Intelligence
  • WP6: Validation Sensors;
  • WP7: Evaluation;
  • WP8: Dissemination and Exploitation;
  • WP9: Project Coordination.
Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Key Results: 

TRACKSS developed:

  • In-vehicle sensors: advanced ice detection, high-dynamic high-resolution CMOS camera with sub-windowing technique, mmWave pedestrian detectors.
  • infrastructure sensing technologies, improved loops, laser scanners, smart video cameras, smart dust or remote sensing.

TRACKSS integrated into these sensors knowledge sharing capabilities to enable their optimal integration into the Cooperative Transport Systems environment.

TRACKSS implemented a number of tools – including a Data Fusion Module, a Decision Support System, etc.- to enable the management and operational exploitation of cooperative sensors.

TRACKSS validated its results in three scenarios with different characteristics and levels of complexity: a closed test track, a crossing section and an urban network.

Technical Implications

TRACKSS...

  • pushed forward the state of the art in infrastructure and in-vehicle sensing technologies for more safety and efficiency in road transport, improving their performance and cost-efficiency;
  • implemented advanced knowledge sharing capabilities in infrastructure and in-vehicle sensors, making them cooperative entities;
  • enabled improved situation awareness for all key players – humans and systems- involved in transport
  • paved the way to a new generation of Cooperative Transport Systems.
Lead Organisation: 

Etra Investigacion Y Desarrollo Sa

Address: 
Calle Tres Forques
46014 Valencia
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€0
Partner Organisations: 

Apif Moviquity S.a.

Address: 
CALLE ISABEL DE COLBRAND 10 - EDIFICIO VENECIA, PL. 5 OF.150
28050 MADRID
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€0

Kã¶Zlekedestudomanyi Intezet Kht

Address: 
Than Karoly utca 3-5
BUDAPEST
107
Hungary
EU Contribution: 
€0

Trw Limited

Address: 
Stratford Road
Solihull
B90 4AX
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€0

Citilog

Address: 
5, AVENUE D'ITALIE
75013 PARIS
France
EU Contribution: 
€0

Ayuntamiento De Valencia

Address: 
Plaza Ayuntamiento 37
46002 Valencia
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€0

Laboratoire Central Des Ponts Et Chaussees

Address: 
BOULEVARD LEFEBVRE 58
75732 PARIS
France
EU Contribution: 
€0

Institut National De La Recherche Sur Les Transports Et Leur Securite

Address: 
2 Avenue du General Malleret Joinville
94114 ARCUEIL
France
EU Contribution: 
€0

Centro Ricerche Fiat - Societa Consortile Per Azioni

Address: 
Strada Torino, 50
10043 ORBASSANO (TO)
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€0

The University Of Newcastle Upon Tyne

Address: 
Kensington Terrace 6
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
NE1 7RU
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€0

Robert Bosch Gmbh

Address: 
Robert-Bosch-Platz1
10 60 50 STUTTGART
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€0

Instituto De Aplicaciones De Las Tecnologias De La Informacion Y De Las Comunicaciones Avanzadas - Itaca

Address: 
CAMINO DE VERA S/N
VALENCIA
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€0

Deutsches Zentrum Fr Luft Und Raumfahrt E.v

Address: 
Linder Hhe
12489 KLN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€0

Centrum Dopravniho Vyzkumu V.v.i.

Address: 
Lisenska 33a
636 00 BRNO
Czech Republic
EU Contribution: 
€0