MIE - Mobilità Intelligente Ecosostenibile

  • Duration: January 2014 – December 2016
  • Funding Programme / Grant:Cluster Technologies for Smart Communities (MIUR)
  • Project Total Cost: 7.782.800 €
  • DIATI S3+Lab Budget: 40.000€
  • Abstract:
    • The intelligent mobility is an important and strategic theme because it includes various aspects such as transport (new mobility concepts, transport management, logistics, safety transport systems), environment (greenhouse gases, air pollution) and urban planning (new technologies to decrease the distance between the place where you live and the place where you work). The intelligent mobility can only be achieved through an holistic approach, where vehicles and infrastructure are designed to work together effectively in order to optimize the mobility needs of citizens and services, minimizing transportation costs (e.g. fuel costs) and the environmental impact (e.g. pollution, noise, congestion). The project aims to define the hardware / software methodologies, indicators, and policies for mobility management in order to minimize the environmental impact in terms of pollution, improvement of services provided to its users in terms of travel times and, finally, to optimize consumption required to travel. The research has the following goals:
      • Development of a system of breakthrough technologies: a) to allow the creation of ultra-low power wireless sensors in terms of energy, to allow pervasive monitoring of some parameters (position, velocity, acceleration, speed of travel, consumption) that define the behavior of the actors in motion: people, vehicles, goods; b) to allow the exploitation of existing data sources, such as smartphones, intelligent traffic lights, computerized access control gates, which can provide useful data to monitor the behavior of actors in motion; c) to enable an efficient communication and data management from heterogeneous sources through appropriate protocols, network infrastructures, data fusion techniques and data warehousing;d) to make possible the cooperation of different systems / elements (software) in dynamic and efficient ways, exploiting the technology services for the creation of a middleware for the realization of the so called "systems of systems".
      • Development of a system for mobility management capable: a) to develop a monitoring and control system that can provide an optimal mobility management. Particular attention will be paid to smart mobility of vehicles whose path is already planned (e.g. vehicles for delivery of goods, vehicles for the collection of municipal solid waste), and to the needs of people that moving into districts, with different scenarios such as singular events that involves high traffic (such as exhibitions, trade fairs), and ordinary metropolitan traffic situations (such as the traffic originated by people who through heterogeneous vehicles - car / public transports / trains etc. - will move to reach common destinations - place of work / home / school / public services in general); b) to combine existing technologies with the latest technology thanks to middleware systems;
      • The development of a decision support and innovative management control system useful: a) to support policies for smart intelligent mobility in the medium / long term aimed at identifying recurring traffic patterns with particular inefficiency, and to identify corrective actions for maximizing the mobility efficiency (referring particularly to environmental impact, travel time and energy consumption); b) to support smart policies with a very short time in order to plan in real time, considering also the traffic conditions, the optimal trajectories in terms of environmental impact, travel time, and power consumption.
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