The second cluster meeting of the SAFER-LC, SAFE-10-T and SAFE STRIP projects was organised on 31 January at the CERTH premises in Thessaloniki.
The three projects, supported by INEA in the framework of Horizon 2020, met to share information on the ongoing work of each project and look for complementary activities and common communication and exploitation possibilities.
The meeting was attended by EC officer Rafal Stanecki from DG MOVE, who gave a short introduction and put emphasis on transport priorities for the research area with three main layers: Infrastructure, Digital and Energy Supply.
Then the participants gave an update on their respective projects. It was also the opportunity to attend the SAFER-LC demonstration organised by CERTH at a level crossing (described in the previous article) and to learn more about the SAFE STRIP road unit which is being developed at CERTH. It has been agreed to take advantage of the test site in Thessaloniki to install the SAFE STRIP road unit in a Level crossing and integrate some data produced by both projects.
SAFE-TEN-T proposed to organise a common workshop in February 2020 to share the results of the three projects with their respective advisory board. In addition, a proposal for a joint session at ITS 2019 has already been submitted and a proposal for a common invited session will be submitted to TRA 2020. In addition, several common dissemination and exploitation activities have been identified.
SAFER-LC (Safer Level Crossing by integrating and optimising road-rail infrastructure and design) aims to improve safety and minimise risk by developing a fully integrated cross-modal set of innovative solutions and tools for the proactive management and design of level-crossing infrastructure. More information about SAFER-LC can be found on the SAFER-LC website: http://safer-lc.eu/
SAFE-10-T project will develop a Safety Framework to ensure high safety performance while allowing longer life-cycles for critical infrastructure across the road, rail and inland waterway modes. More information about SAFE-10-T can be found on the project’s website: http://www.safe10tproject.eu/
SAFE STRIP aims to introduce a disruptive technology that will embed C-ITS applications into existing road infrastructure, including I2V and V2I communications as well as VMS/VSL functions into low-cost, integrated strip markers on the road. More about SAFE STRIP can be found on the website: http://safestrip.eu