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Subproject 3: Vehicles and technological issues

Subproject 3 addresses the technological and HMI issues that are in the way of large-scale introduction of advanced urban transportation systems. In principle it only addresses those issues that are typical for advanced transport. General issues like energy supply that are also subject of research in other fields are left out in this project, but may be addressed as a part of one of the demonstrations. In general, there will be a strong link with the demonstration activities.




           
Cybercar
This subproject will contribute to the following main results
  • Study and developement of a heterogeneous and redundant control architecture (hardware and software) being able to reach a level of safety, and specifically designed for cybercars.
  • Prototype of such innovative control architecture, and evaluation of its performances in terms of reliability on a moch-up vehicle.
  • Mathermatical models and algorithms, experimental validated for the the control of road-trains made of cybercars.






End users
Considering both dual mode vehicles and CTS vehicles, the technology providers within the sub project are automation/robotics companies an  car makers, who will be able to enhance the capabilities of their vehicles according to the requirements coming from the application scenarios.

The end users are in a first place the cities which participate in the integrated project thorough the user group, and therefore their public authorities or transport operators. They will provide a basic set of general requirements to the partners of SP3, and possibly a more limited set of requirements which are specific for each environment.
The subproject will consider an extrapolation of their requirements to other sites, which are largely present in Europe, like historic town centres, urban roads or areas for specific services or events (commercial centres, public fairs, tourist parks). The number of potential end users will be therefore increased considerably.

State of the Art
CYBERCARS/CYBERMOVE (5FP- IST/RTD) have shown the feasibility of Cybernetic Transportation System vehicles and management, starting form automotive ADAS technologies and fleet management expertise.
They have provided user requirements and perception of cybernetic transport systems.

The aim of STARDUST was to assess the extent to which ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and AVG (Automated Vehicle Guidance) systems can contribute to a sustainable urban development not only in terms of direct impacts on traffic conditions and environment but also in terms of impacts on social life, economic viability, safety, etc. Finally, STARDUST carried out a review and synthesis of the existing analysis on the legal and institutional aspects of the deployment of the selected ADAS and AVG systems.

CYBERCARS2 (6FP- IST ) project goal is to further improve the technologies of the CTS in order to make them into a truly efficient urban transport system of the future. The existing systems can offer a good alternative to the private cars but only if the transportation demand is not very high. There will be a strong exchange of know how bee twin this project especially on the technology for CTS and Dual Mode Vehicles

FIDEUS (6FP IST) is particularly dealing with the transport of freight in urban areas. It is focused on a set of vehicles and equipment specifically conceived for urban deliveries and collection, as well as the organisation of logistics. SP3 will exchange know-how regarding the safety during operations for loading and uploading and some new ADAS functionalities, like the assistance to reverse manoeuvres.

SAFESPOT(6FP IST)  deals with cooperative systems where the vehicles and the infrastructure are integrated to provide additional safety during driving. SP3 will make use whenever possible of the communication techniques established in safespot, especially the standardisation of data exchange protocols and the communication standards.

Work Packages
Sub-project 3 consists of 4 work packages:
  • Study and developement of a heterogeneous and redundant control architecture (hardware and software) being able to reach a level of safety, and specifically designed for cybercars.
  • Prototype of such innovative control architecture, and evaluation of its performances in terms of reliability on a moch-up vehicle.
  • Mathermatical models and algorithms, experimental validated for the the control of road-trains made of cybercars.




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