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Overview of our research activities

Current projects

sAFE


Aftermarket eCall For Europe

Definition of standards and specifications for the use of eCall aftermarket systems

This project is funded by Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) of the European Commission under the CEF „Connecting Europe Facility“ program

 

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The project "sAFE - Aftermarket eCall for Europe" is dedicated to paving the way for an effective and cost-efficient aftermarket eCall solution for every type of vehicle by developing standards, operating procedures, tests and certifications. A consortium of 23 international organisations is working together to increase road safety through the use of aftermarket eCall solutions.
The aim of the project sAFE is to define the standards and specifications to pave the way for deployment of aftermarket systems for eCall. The deployment shall reduce the number of fatalities in the European Union as well as the severity of injuries caused by road accidents.

sAFE is co-financed with 2.8 million € by the “Connecting Europe Facility" of the European Union.


Project period: 01.2019 – 12.2020

In addition to overall project management tasks, NavCert analyzes existing standards and compiles the requirements for new standards and conformity test specifications.

GEARS


GalilEo Authenticated Robust timing System

Development of a complete solution from the reception of GNSS RF signals to the distribution of time and frequency information to users of critical infrastructure requiring time and frequency.

This project has received funding from the European GNSS Agency under grant agreement No GSA_GRANT_05_2017-02.

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The GEARS a European GNSS Agency project aims at developing a new Galileo-based Timing Receiver. The concept of the GEARS is to define and provide a new complete solution from the reception of GNSS RF signals to the distribution of time and frequency information to critical infrastructures users requiring timing and frequency.
The objective of the GEARS research project is to develop a timing receiver relying on the needs of the critical application users, i.e., energy, finance, and telecommunications sectors. The GEARS products are designed to be fully complaint to the critical users timing requirements by implementing high levels of security and safety. The GEARS project specifically aims at:
  • Improving performances and resilience of Galileo and GNSS Timing receiver
  • Develop and demonstrate the effectiveness of unique Galileo services to operators
  • Strengthen market adoption through standardisation activities

The GEARS as received funding from the European GNSS Agency under grant agreement No GSA GRANT 05 2017-02.


Project period:07.2019 – 06.2021

NavCert contributes to the GEARS project in two forms. The first roll is associated with testing the prototype regarding multi-scenario and mixed threats for resiliency and robustness validation within its accredited GNSS lab. The second roll of NavCert is to support the development of a new standard and certification schemes for a Galileo-based and GNSS timing receivers.

SynCoPark


Automated parking in car parks

Synergies through cooperation and standardization in manufacturer-independent automated parking

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In the SynCoPark project (synergies from cooperation and standardization in manufacturer-independent automated parking), the project team from science and industry is developing a standardization for the qualification and certification of infrastructure in parking garages and vehicles. Park operations in different degrees of automation should thus be achieved independently of the vehicle manufacturer, infrastructure service providers and parking garage operators and a widespread spread of automated parking should be supported.
The main objective of the project is the development of a standard for the inter-manufacturer and operator-spanning interaction of the components in the overall human-vehicle parking garage as well as on the technical level of communication sensors and actuators.
The SynCoPark project is being funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure with 2.6 million euros from the research program for "Automation and Networking in Road Traffic".  
Project period: 10.2018 – 12.2020

NavCert analyzes existing standards and compiles the requirements for new standards and compliance testing specifications.

Archive

Past Projects

Automatic vehicle emergency call - eCall

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Improvements to existing standards in conjunction with recommendations for the safe use of eCall systems

HeERO addressed the pan-European in-vehicle emergency call service "eCall", which is based on the pan-European emergency number 112. During the three-year project period (2011-2013), the HeERO consortium from nine European countries launched the harmonized, interoperable 112-based emergency call system (E112). In 2013, a new consortium consisting of 6 countries launched the HeERO II project. NavCert was project manager for the overall evaluation in both projects. This included performing tests under real conditions and validating against the common European eCall standards established by European standardization bodies. The result was a wide range of improvements to existing standards in conjunction with recommendations for the safe use of eCall systems.

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In I_HeERO, the necessary control center infrastructure has been prepared to ensure the eCall service and the compatibility with the European-wide introduction of eCall in September 2017. NavCert focus was on the definition and implementation of a conformity assessment of all control centers. All control centers were legally committed to this conformity assessment, provided that they process emergency calls based on 112.

Electromobility

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Subproject of the "Schaufenster Elektromobilität Niedersachsen"

Data protection compliant information and data platform providing information of interest to other sub-projects or third parties

ICT Services provides inter-transport, interregional services to users of electric mobility and providers of regional mobility services. In addition, it provides an information and data platform that provides information of general interest to other subprojects or third parties (eg statistics on the use of vehicles and loading points).

 

GNSS supported driver assistance systems

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In FAMOS, three location-based driver assistance applications were examined: entry and exit assistant, green driving and center of gravity warning system. These were prototypically realized on a test platform. Our focus was on the applicability of emerging automotive standards to ISO 26262, validation of development and identification of a certification scheme.

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In the GENEVA project, proactive and scalable assistance systems were developed that are specially adapted to the complex situation in city traffic. These assistance systems increase and improve traffic safety in the urban area for all road users. Our focus was on the applicability of emerging automotive standards to ISO 26262, validation of development and identification of a certification scheme.

Emergency management

navcert-emynos Goal of the EMYNOS project was the development of a "Next Generation" emergency management platform. This platform was supposed to enable ambulance or police to handle extreme emergency situations, such as natural disasters or terrorist attacks, as well as conventional emergency calls in a sovereign and reliable way. NavCert's focus in this project was to explore all the aspects necessary to deliver eCalls from circuit-switched GSM networks to packet-switched networks such as 5G. This allows more information to be sent regarding the emergency call and real-time updates.

Satellite receiver

navcert-foster Goal of the Foster project was the development of the first operational, safe and reliable galilEo receiver for ITS applications. This satellite receiver was designed to support Galileo OS authentication and guaranteed maximum security and reliability through special algorithms and integrated hardware. NavCert focus was on the identification of necessary standards that ensure marketability in relation to automotive regulations such as ISO 26262. In addition, NavCert developed a private testing program for the validation and prototype certification of the recipient.

Environmental protection

navcert-opencardata In the OCD project, an emissions monitoring and reporting tool was developed, which should contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions in traffic. NavCert Focus was the certification of the developed solution based on a voluntary testing plan. The seal of approval highlights the special features of the product: integrity, accuracy, data security.

V2I Kommunikation

anika projekt The aim of the ANIKA project was to have emergency telephones communicate with passing vehicles. In addition to the technical specification, ANIKA also addressed the question of which V2I services should be supported by distress pillars. In future, V2I-equipped emergency telephones could even be used to give warning messages (e.g. wrong-way drivers) to other drivers and the traffic management center. NavCert focus was on identifying applicable standards as the foundation for development and final validation.

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