Overview of our research activities
A European Project for developing a high precision positioning automotive system to enable the development and deployment of complex automated driving functions.
This project is funded by the GSA Fundamental Elements program under Grant Agreement GSA/GRANT/03/2018.
- development of a high precision positioning system integrated in the AD platforms
- inclusion of GNSS technologies in Level 4 and Level 5 validation and certification pipelines
- implementation of testing and dissemination crucial phases in order to assess and validate the solution functionality and for the end-user acceptance
- implementation of a trial test campaign in real environment conditions to test the system in its final configuration under the expected Operational Design Domains.
- dissemination of the project results to both the scientific community and the end-users (European drivers) and confirm the conditions for a successful business model.
CERTIFIABLE LOCALISATION UNIT WITH GNSS IN THE RAILWAY ENVIRONMENT
The EU-funded CLUG project will assess the feasibility of a failsafe on-board multi-sensor localisation unit using GNSS, track maps and a minimal number of reference points.
This project receives funding from the EU under H2020-EU.220.127.116.11.
The Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) is a constellation of satellites providing signals from space that transmit positioning and timing data to receivers that use this data to determine location. For the European railway network, GNSS could pave the way for improved localisation performance. The EU-funded CLUG project will assess the feasibility of a failsafe on-board multi-sensor localisation unit using GNSS, track maps and a minimal number of reference points. It will also review the use of an on-board continuous localisation system that provides information on location, speed and other dynamics of the train. Bringing together railway companies, railway signalling industries, navigation specialists, a research institute and a certification expert, the project will aim to future-proof the development of train digitalisation and automation.
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This project will carry out a mission analysis / needs assessment and preliminary feasibility study of an on-board localization unit with the following characteristics:
- Fail-safe integrated multi-sensor localization unit consisting of a navigation core (IMU, tachometer, etc.), which is used as a reference using GNSS, route maps and a minimum number of reference points
- Continuous localization system on board that provides the location, speed and other dynamics of the train
operational and interoperable in the entire European rail network
- Compatible with the current ERTMS TSI or with your future developments
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.
- 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 project executing agency is the DLR Aviation Research and Technology Project Management Agency
Project period: 01.2019 – 03.2022
Automated parking in car parks
Synergies through cooperation and standardization in manufacturer-independent automated parking
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 – 06.2021
Automatic vehicle emergency call - eCall
The project "sAFE - Aftermarket eCall for Europe" was 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 worked together and defined 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.