After three years of work, the AutoNet2030 project has been completed. On October 27th, 2016, the project’s Final Event took place at AstaZero proving ground where the consortium had the opportunity to showcase the AutoNet2030 achievements. The event was attended by more than 70 participants traveling in from 17 countries around the word. Event participants represented automotive industries, suppliers, research institutes and universities.

The project outcomes were presented in a multi-disciplinary program that spanned across a project workshop an exhibition with both posters and live pc-demos and a live demonstration of automated vehicles driving at the AstaZero tracks. Through this program the project guests could both familiarise themselves with the AutoNet2030 results, but also provide their feedback and exchange information about similar or related initiatives in a worldwide scale. The driving demonstrations at the AstaZero proving ground in Sandhult, Sweden were the highlight of the event.

Autonet final event

Two passenger cars (one automated and one manually-driven) together with one automated truck, all equipped with the AutoNet2030 system, performed a number of highway driving scenarios related to the convoy motion. All of the guests had the unique opportunity to get on-board and experience live the capabilities of the developed vehicle-automation technology.

The EuroVR2016 Conference final programme is now available and can br found through the following link: The programme contains information on sceduled sessions, posters and demos as well as the short biographies of the invited keynote speakers. 

Imagine that your navigation system not only knows your route, but also the entire traffic of the city!

The video of the EU-project TEAM – Tomorrow’s Elastic Adaptive Mobility – below shows how collaborative mobility works. Collaborative mobility incorporates our individual needs while at the same time maintaining the overall optimum of the traffic situation.

The TEAM EU funded project developed eleven collaborative applications which turn static into elastic mobility by joining drivers, travellers and infrastructure operators together into one collaborative network. More about the TEAM project can be found at:  

The European Association for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality announces its annual conference, EuroVR 2016. EuroVR Conference is a premier European Conference dedicated to addressing advances in the areas of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality, including software systems, display technology, interaction devices and applications, which over the years, has become a leading forum for disseminating the latest research results and has a strong industrial focus.

This year Conference, organised by the I-SENSE Group of ICCS, is the 13th edition of a series started with the INTUITION European Network conferences (2004-2008) and followed by the Joint Virtual Reality Conference (2009-2013) and the EuroVR Conference (2014-).

EuroVR2016 is aiming not only to present and publish applied research, but also to provide a platform for exchange between researchers, technology providers, and end users around commercial and/or research applications and an opportunity to promote collaboration and synergies amongst industry and research communities. The conference will comprise a highly selective program consisting of refereed submitted papers, live demonstrations and technical poster presentations, panel discussions and special sessions focused on emerging topics of VR, AR and MR. Find out more at: 

Don' t miss the opportunity to join us at the EuroVR2016 conference, in Athens to discuss the latest advances in VR-AR and network with the most important actors in the area. Register by the 14th of October to take advantage of the early bird rates!


RECONASS Group photoOn 25th and 30th of August 2016 in Älvdalen, Sweden a large demonstration was successfully set up by the RECONASS Consortium towards materialising almost 3 years of research, implementation and integration efforts to stress the RECONASS monitoring system for critical buildings in real conditions and experimentally validate the system’s functionality.

The demonstrator concept was basically the instrumentation of a 3 storey building of reinforced concrete, with the RECONASS sensors and prototypes and the execution of massive blasts from its exterior (400 Kg of TNT) and its interior (16 KG of TNT) to evaluate the RECONASS system in a live experiment, as close as possible to realistic conditions. The RECONASS demonstrator showcased how the RECONASS system as a whole assesses rapidly the structural condition of the monitored building after a disastrous event. Moreover, the behaviour of the individual prototypes has been put into stress (i.e. the sensors and their casings, the communication nodes, the structural assessment algorithms, the UAV assessment process, and the disaster management tool at the service of the end users that visualises the condition of the building post event).

RECONASS BuildingRECONASS building demolisionIn overall, the demonstrator was proved of outmost success as the system’s merits and functionalities have been experimentally validated, revealing at the same time where room for optimisation exists. At the following sections, the pilot test storyline is described along with the experiment’s highlights.


A detailed report including specific information about the overall planning and execution of the RECONAS demonstration is available here as (PDF).

The AdaptIVe project develops and tests new automated driving functions for cars and trucks. The project video shows what makes the project unique and highlights the research achievements.

Learn more about the project activties at:




On behalf of the AutoNet2030 consortium we are proud to invite you to the

AutoNet2030 Final Workshop
that will be held on 27 October 2016,
at the AstaZero Proving Ground
(AstaZero Hällered, Göksholmen 1, S-504 91 Sandhult).

During this unique event, you will have the chance to learn more about the results and findings of one of the most promising EU-projects in the field of automated driving and get to know the latest innovations in automotive technology during a dedicated workshop, parallel exhibitions and fruitful discussions.

Furthermore, a number of participants will have the chance to get onboard the AutoNet2030 vehicles and experience a live demonstration of the developed system showcasing demanding vehicle-automation scenarios with associated customer and societal value.

For attending the AutoNet2030 Final Workshop please register here by September 20, 2016. Your registration will be confirmed via email.
As the available seats for AutoNet2030 live demonstrations are limited the principle “first arrived, first served” will be followed.

The detailed programme will follow shortly.

For more information on the organisation of the event as well as on proposed accommodation please contact Ms. Niki Georgiou, ICCS (

TEAM consortium is cordially invite you to join tomorrow’s elastic mobility. The final event of the European research project TEAM will demonstrate how collaborative mobility can turn to reality.

“Collaborating for tomorrow’s mobility”

October 18-19, 2016

EUREF Campus, Torgauer Strasse 12-15

10829 Berlin, Germany

TEAM evolves traditional mobility patterns to become elastic by joining all traffic participants and infrastructure operators together into one collaborative network. In TEAM we developed 11 applications building on converged communications in 4G/5G and ITS G5 networks

focusing both on infrastructure as well as traveller centric needs. TEAM applications are designed for flexible mobility, encouraging collaborative behaviour in traffic.

The TEAM final event will offer:

• a lively debate on the future of mobility, including smart innovations that move connected mobility systems from cooperation to real collaboration,

• first-hand experience of elastic mobility applications,

• a dedicated conference including high-level speakers from industry and authorities,

• creative workshops to design future mobility,

• a multimedia exhibition featuring TEAM applications and infrastructure solutions.

Register here for the event:

A detailed agenda, information on directions and accommodations are available online. The official invitation is available here.

ROBO SEPCT TrialsThe final trials and final demonstration of the ROBO-SPECT European project have been successfully concluded on 15 July 2016 at the Egnatia Motorway Tunnels in Metsovo (Greece). The ROBO-SPECT consortium demonstrated the autonomous operation of the system in detecting cracks and defects, the automatic navigation/movement of the robotic system, the 3D tunnel creation (local and global) as well as the automated wall approach (with the robotic arm and crane) to perform ultrasonic measurements of cracks. The Decision Support System and Ground Control Station were also demonstrated the former performing the structural assessment of the tunnel after collection of the results and the latter defining the mission, providing real-time information from the tunnel, providing capabilities for annotations on the collected images and controlling the overall mission. 

Several scenarios were demonstrated, by defining and controlling the automatic inspection mission locally and remotely (from the control center of the Egnatia tunnels) while the robot was autonomously executing the inspection inside the Metsovo tunnel. The DSS demonstration followed based on the collected results. Fully automated robotic missions were executed, with the robotic system scanning autonomously for cracks, calculating their 3D positions in global space and controlling the vehicle, crane and on-board robotic-arm to contact the tunnel wall and perform ultrasonic measurements of the cracks’ width and depth as well as surface velocity measurements on tunnel wall. 

Congratulations to all involed partners! 

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Learn more about the latest news and achievements of the NEXES consortium at the 2nd Issue of the project's newsletter: 

Enjoy reading!