The Safe Strip Consortium, formed by 18 partners, has met in Brussels with the Project Officer to analyze the evolution of the project. SAFE STRIP aims to introduce a disruptive technology that will achieve to embed C-ITS applications in existing road infrastructure, including novel I2V and V2I, as well as VMS/VSL functions into low-cost, integrated strips markers on the road; to make roads self-explanatory (with personalized in-vehicle messages) and forgiving (due to advanced cooperative functions) for all road users (trucks, cars and vulnerable road users, such as PTWs riders) and all vehicle generations (non-equipped, C-ITS equipped, autonomous), with reduced maintenance cost, full recyclability and added value services, as well as supporting real-time predictive road maintenance functions.
Different prototypes of the strips to be used in the user’s trials
In this scenario Cidaut presented the status of the sixth Work Package of the project, which is related to the users’ trials that will get into the crucial phase of the project in several weeks. In this Work Package, the C-ITS applications will be tested by different users, with different driving profiles in order to understand how is the answer of different drivers to the applications developed during the project.
The review meeting was a good occasion to show the actual status of the prototypes of the strips that will be used along the users’ trials.
Go Mobility was held in Irun, Spain on November 27th and 28th
Go Mobility has been the first industrial exhibition of Southern Europe, it has attracted 70 exhibitors and 2150 professional visitors. The exhibition has brought together representatives of the electro-mobility ecosystem. Exhibition, demonstration, conference and round table have run in parallel to attract different professional profiles from students to cities.
An initial study of the satisfaction surveys filled in by the exhibitors and visitors shows that they rated the show positively as regards both the products on display and the conferences and side events. The exhibitors expressed their satisfaction with the visitors profile and the quality and variety of Go Mobility’s side events , which have served as a forum for discussion and reflection on the challenges of future sustainability.
Safe Strip poster presented in Go Mobility
In the poster zone, Cidaut has presented Safe Strip project. In these days the project has reached its midterm, when all the use cases have been fixed and the technical solutions have been chosen. The poster showed the most important results on the sensors development and miniaturization, the communication solutions to be applied, the demonstrators to be used and the different test tracks for testing.
The profile of the people having interest on the profile is technicians experts on communication, sustainable mobility and safety.
Safe Strip is the natural continuation of Safe Spot, where CIDAUT also played an important role.
SAFE STRIP aims to introduce a disruptive technology that will achieve to embed C-ITS applications in existing road infrastructure, including novel I2V and V2I, as well as VMS/VSL functions into low-cost, integrated strips markers on the road; to make roads self-explanatory (with personalised in-vehicle messages) and forgiving (due to advanced cooperative functions) for all road users (trucks, cars and vulnerable road users, such as PTWs riders) and all vehicle generations (non-equipped, C-ITS equipped, autonomous), with reduced maintenance cost, full recyclability and added value services, as well as supporting real-time predictive road maintenance functions
Last June the kick of meeting of Safe Strip was held in Thessaloniki, Greece. The consortium of Safe Strip is formed by 18 partners from 6 different countries. The initial meeting was very fruitful, it included the organization of the fore coming events for this month, to be hold all of the in CERTH installations at Thessaloniki, Greece:
- 25th of September: Safe Strip Technical Workshop
- 26th of September: 2nd Plenary Meeting of the project
- 27th of September: 1st Pan-European Safe Strip Workshop
Safe Strip consortium has released a User Needs Survey to identify stakeholder needs and formulate primary use cases that will define the context and development of the project.
This survey is designed for a broad public comprising road users, transport service providers, policy makers, researchers, OEMs, road infrastructure operators and constructors, public authorities, tier 1 & 2 suppliers, ITS associations and experts.
You are kindly invite to spread the word and feel free to complete the questionnaire here.
Completing the questionnaire should take no more than 15-20 minutes of your time.
The survey will be open until 30 September 2017.
On March 1-3, 2016, CIDAUT attended to Barcelona Plenary Meeting in order to discuss the progress and next steps of the SafetyCube project.
Within SafetyCube’s methodology workpackage, guidelines for literature search and for summarizing research results – including meta-analysis – have been developed, which together with the revised template for coding research studies, ensures a uniform way of addressing different risks and measures in different areas of interest. That way it will be possible to perform overall quantitative analyses over studies that are otherwise hardly comparable. First results are planned to become available late autumn 2016.
Moreover, vehicle, infrastructure and behaviour workpackages discussed the specific issues and particularities involved in each field.
A major part of the discussions was dedicated on the design and the functionalities of the SafetyCube Decision Support System (DSS), on the basis of the feedback from stakeholders received so far during the various SafetyCube workshops, as well as on the so far experiences from the analyses carried out within SafetyCube.
SafetyCube is a 3-year Horizon 2020-project centred on state of the art evaluations of accident risk factors and safety measures based on accident data analysis and on in-depth understanding of causes of road accidents. It aims at developing a Decision Support System and guide road safety stakeholders to identify the most cost-effective measures that will address the most pressing road safety problems on the European level. Analytic methods will be developed, and key road safety themes will be used to develop and demonstrate the project’s integrated approach. The project is led by Loughborough University, UK.
On March 3rd, a diffusion event organized by the European Road Federation about works carried out on New Jersey project (New Generation of New-Jersey safe barriers using recycled materials and rubber form end-of-life tyres) took place. This event was held in Brussels, at the Committee of the Regions, the EU’s Assembly of Regional and Local Representatives, matching a meeting of the Environment, Climate Change and Energy (ENVE) group of the Committee of the Regions.
All New Jersey Project works were summarized by the Region of Madrid General Roads Directorate, as well as other Research projects supported by the Region of Madrid on Infrastructures.
Besides the main results of New Jersey Project, other Projects related with sustainable Infrastructures and efficiency were introduced by Acciona, Signus, and Cidaut Foundation, some of them related to LIFE + Program.
Cidaut Foundation made a review on Regional concerns of the Green eMotion project results, by showing a successful implementation of electric mobility schemes, as well as the standardization road map, as proposed by Green eMotion parners. Additionally, the Illumetric system for luminance and illumination efficiency assessment was introduced, showing several case samples of the way it can help reaching an effective public spending.
Besides these projects speeches, new Life Programme 2014-2020 details were introduced by DG ENVI European commission member, Mr Hervé Martin, as well as the new Public Procurement Directive, oriented to boost innovative solution on public contracts.
Next steps on New Jersey Project will be the implementation of one of the barriers developed on a Road on the Region of Madrid, dedicated to evaluate actual in-site performance. This implementation will be installed during March 2015 as a permanent barrier, and will be monitored the following months, for evaluating its performance. New Jersey Project is scheduled to end on July 2015.