SAFESPOT – Integrated project, co-operative systems for road safety ”Smart vehicles on smart road”

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Tomasz Kosiło, Ph.D. 
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Project coordinator: Centro Ricerche Fiat S.c.p.A., Italy.

Partners: DaimlerChrysler AG, Germany; Renault France, Regien­ov, France; Volvo Technology Corporation, Sweden; Robert BO­SCH GmbH, Germany; SIEMENS AG, Germany; ANAS S.p.A., Italy; Compagnie Financière et Industrielle des Autoroutes, France; Netherlands Org. for Applied Scientific Res, Nether­lands; MIZAR Automazione S.p.A., Italy; Piaggio & C. SPA, Italy; Continental Teves AG & Co OHG, Germany; IBEO Automobile Sensor GmbH, Germany; Kapsch TrafficCom AB, Sweden; La­croix Trafic, France; NAVTEQ Europe B.V., Netherlands; Pla­nung Transport Verkehr AG, Germany; Q-Free ASA, Norway; Siemens VDO Automotive AG, Germany; Tele Atlas NV, Nether­lands; VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland; Au­tostrada Brescia Verona Vicenza Padova S.p.A., Italy; CG Côtes d’Armor, France; Swedish Road Administration, Sweden; CIDAUT: Fundación para la Investigación y Desarrollo en Autom., Spain; CENTRO STUDI SUI SISTEMI DI TRASPORTO, Italy; Dip. di Ing. Biofisica ed Elettronica — Univers. degli Studi di Genowa, Italy; Centre for Research and Technology — Hellas, Greece; Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, Greece; Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées, France; Istituto Superiore Ma­rio Boella, Italy; MIRA Limited, United Kingdom; Société pour le Développement de l’Innovation dans les Transports, France; Ri­jkswaterstaat, Netherlands; Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany; Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany; Uni­versity of Stuttgart, Germany; German aerospace center, Ger­many; European Road Transport Telematics Impl. coordination Org. Scal, Belgium Center for Research And Telecom. Exper. for NETworked Comm, Italy; Politechnika Warszawska, Poland Bu­dapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary; Cen­tre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France; Bundesanstalt fuer Strassenwesen, Germany; Thomas Miller & Co. Ltd, United Kingdom; Provincie Noord-Brabant, Netherlands; Renault Spain, Spain; Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain; Telefónica In­vestigación y Desarrollo Sociedad Anónima Unipers, Spain; CET­ECOM, France; Magneti Marelli Sistemi Elettronici, Italy.

Aim of project: The key aspect of the project is to expand the time horizon for acquiring information relevant for safe driving, as well as to improve the precision, the reliability and the quality of the driver information, and to introduce new information sourc­es. The time horizon of the SAFESPOT applications will allow an extension of the “Safety margin”, namely the time in which a po­tential accident is detected before it can occur, from the range of “milliseconds” up to “seconds”. This extension, called “green area”, will reduce the risk of an accident to happen as more time will be given to drivers to realize that there is a potential danger, and to undertake appropriate maneuvers.

Expected results: As a result of the project, new radio transmis­sion technology UWB has been developed. On the basis of UWB signals from nearby cars on the road, it will be possible to have the car’s relative localization. A system demonstrator has been built and tested.