TransSec: Autonomous emergency manoeuvring and movement monitoring for road transport security

Updated: Mar 29, 2018

Project details

Acronym: 
TransSec
EU Contributions: 
2 527 229 €
Contract Number: 
776355
Project Call: 
H2020 – Galileo 3rd Call
Start Date: 
01/02/2018
End Date: 
31/01/2021
Duration: 
36

Contact

Coordinator: 
Roland TRAUTER
DAIMLER AG
Corporate Headquarters Mercedesstr. 137
70546 Stuttgart
Germany
Scientific Officer: 
Alberto Fernandez
Background: 

The TransSec project adresses a new danger in european countries, the increasing number of terror attacks. Recent terror attacks with trucks in Nice and Berlin have shown drastically the damage a heavy truck can cause, how easy it is to misuse a truck for attacks and that newest safety systems cannot prevent these attacks. As a consequence road transport safety has to be supplemented by road transport security. TransSec aims to initiate the development of this Security Truck.

The project objective is the development and evaluation of systems built-in or to be used by trucks for secure road transport of (dangerous) goods and preventing trucks and transport of goods to be misused for other purposes such as terror attacks.

 

Specific objectives are:

• Precise vehicle positioning and navigation on road (lane) and off road

 

• Vehicle movement monitoring for dangerous goods with critical area alarm/eCall

 

• Vehicle communication security for critical information exchange

 

• Onboard precrash environment detection of vulnerable objects on/ off road

 

• Non-defeatable autonomous emergency manoeuvring for crash prevention on/off road

 

The implementation is done in an explorative and incremental development cycle with early prototypes adding functionality step by step. Demonstrations with a truck on and off road will show solutions after 12, 24 and 36 months. Testing and pilots on public roads and public areas will prove a higher level of security.

Partners: 
  • DAIMLER AG
  • USTUTT:UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
  • WIT:WATERFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
AT
  • TeleConsult Austria GmbH
ES
  • Fundacion Centro De Tecnologias De Interaccion Visual Y Comunicaciones Vicomtech