Projects

  • Towards a Connected, Coordinated and Automated Road Transport (C2ART) system

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is investigating the impacts of CAV technologies through a combined approach based on traffic modelling and simulation, desk research and stakeholders’ consultation.

JRC AUTOTRAC 2020 is the first autonomous vehicle traffic competition. Differently from other competitions involving small-scale automated vehicles (AVs), AUTOTRAC is about vehicles’ cooperation behavior rather than their individual capacity to complete a certain path.

JRC organizes experimental campaigns for the assessment of advanced vehicle technologies, currently available in commercial vehicles and considered a proxy for the first Automated Vehicles in the near future.

The project investigated the applicability and market potential of blockchain technology for asset sharing in the road transport sector. The project comprised two principal activities. The first activity was market research and analysis to support the development of a new service concept and business model for blockchain-powered shared mobility. The second activity was technology prototyping to demonstrate the technical feasibility of the novel service concept using state of the art blockchain and IoT frameworks.

  • JRC Container Traffic Monitoring System - ConTraffic

Application of Information-based risk analysis using container movement data to control containerized cargo, target high-risk consignments and proceed with costly physical checks, only where needed.