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EGNSS-enabled smart road infrastructure usage and maintenance for increased energy efficiency and safety on European road networks

  • Grant Agreement number 101004181

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36 months

December 2020 to December 2023

The challenge

ESRIUM is an international project fostering safer and more efficient roads towards a smarter, safer, greener transport system. The key innovation will be an EGNSS-based digital map of road surface damage and road wear. The road wear map will contain unique information for the road operators to enhance the road maintenance planning and to provide route recommendations to automated vehicles.

The solution

The imbalanced usage of the road surface contributes to its degradation, leading to safety risks especially for connected and automated vehicles. The problem becomes even worse with harsh weather conditions. Our solution consists in an EGNSS-based digital map of road damages and safety risks that will allow for route adjustments through I2V communication free of charge. These recommendations will lead to a more balanced use of the road surface and to a longer lifetime of the road infrastructure.
Technical expertise in the fields of EGNSS localization, mobile mapping, autonomous driving and I2V communication is combined with domain knowledge from road operators and logistics providers. The ambitious goal of ESRIUM is to create a new business-case with validated economic and societal impact.

ESRIUM will integrate and evaluate all the elements of its solution. We will demonstrate the sensor system, the EGNSS receiver, the digital road wear map and the relative processing platform and the C-ITS communication. The final goal is to set up a test vehicle which is able to receive routing recommendations and has enough autonomy to react accordingly.

Create a highly detailed EGNSS-referenced digital road wear map

Create a new mid-priced sensor system for detecting road damage

Implement EGNSS- localization system to provide accurate, authenticated yet low-cost position information in real-time

Broadcast precision routing recommendations

Broadcast potentially dangerous locations

Provide road damage state and evolution to the customer

Develop a business-case based on the ESRIUM services

Demonstrate smart automated routing based on broadcasted information

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