Smart Mobility Research


Road Safety Reasearch


The general objective of ROSA is to build and communicate European best practices in regards to Powered Two Wheeler (PTW) safety to the highest possible audience. This proposal is put forward by a 7-partner Consortium that brings together the MotoGP Championship organiser (DORNA Sports), 4 European national motorcyclists’ user associations and sport federations (RFME, FMP, AMM and CM), the European Union Road Federation (ERF) and a laboratory with an extensive background in PTW safety R&D (CIDAUT Foundation).

RANKERS Europe's most comprehensive research initiative to date on road safety engineering, RANKERS will develop a road safety evaluation index and a catalogue of remedial measures ranked according to their efficiency.


RISER (2003-2006)


14,000 European motorists die every year simply by crashing into unprotected roadside objects. How can these accidents be avoided and their consequences mitigated ?


ROBUST (2003-2006)


In infrastructural passive safety, road restraint systems are perhaps the single most important roadside element. What can be done to improve their performance at the design and testing stage ?


Safeway (2001-2004)


An innovative project to develop road barriers with both high-containment and injury-mitigating features built in.


Black Spot Management (2001-2003)


A two year research effort on road infrastructure safety coordinated by ERF which has delivered a comprehensive assessment now available to all road practitioners.



Smart Mobility Research

SCUTUM SCUTUM (SeCUring the EU GNSS adopTion in the dangeroUs Material transport) is a European Research & Development project, aimed at a wide adoption of Satellite Navigation EGNOS/Galileo based technology and services for the safe hazardous goods transport management.

Because of its enhanced stability and accuracy, ENI, a leading Italian oil company, operating at international level, is presently using EGNOS to monitor its fleet (more than one thousand of vehicles) transporting hydrocarbon in Italy.

Based on the ENI experience in Italy, SCUTUM implements a best practise programme performing EGNOS large-scale trials in Europe. The ENI/ Italian system will be extended on a cross-border basis towards a wider adoption of EGNOS in neighbouring countries Austria and France for further extension to other Member States and other freight types.

The authorities involved in the trials (Italy’s and France’s Ministry of Transport) will validate benefits and value of EGNOS providing guaranteed tracking & tracing services supporting enhanced safety.


GINA (GNSS for INnovative Applications), is a project commissioned by the GSA with funds from the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technology Development, addresses the adoption of EGNOS/Galileo in the road sector with regards to 3 specific aspects: its technical feasibility on a large scale, its economic viability and its positive impacts on issues such as congestion and pollution.


LABEL is a € 2.7 million European Commission (DG TREN) part funded project, aimed at establishing and encouraging a certification system, with broad acceptability, for Truck Parking Areas in Europe.



MENTORE (implementation of GNSS tracking & tracing technologies for EU regulated domains) is a two-year project co-financed by the European GNSS Supervisory Authority (GSA) which began on 9 July 2007. The key objective of MENTORE is to demonstrate the added value of EGNOS and GALILEO at the service of tracking and tracing applications.



GIROADS (GNSS Introduction in the Road Sector) is a 24-month project commissioned by the European GNSS Supervisory Authority to aggregate the road community's proposals to facilitate the technical and commercial introduction of Europe's satellite navigation programme to the road sector.




OPTIPARK is preparing the market introduction of highly innovative parking services by assessing the feasibility of their trans-European deployment through market market validation pilots in seven European cities.

ADvantis (2004- 2006)


As Europe's satellite programme becomes reality, the potential social, economic, technological and environmental benefits of satellite navigation technology to the transport sector are becoming increasingly clear.

eParking (2001 - 2003)

Can advanced parking management technologies contribute to reducing urban congestion issues ?
Tecapsy (2001 - 2002)


Discover how this award winning project has altered urban planners' perception of car-sharing.