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The CONCORDA (Connected Corridor for Driving Automation) project was kicked off on November 20 in Brussels. CONCORDA is a 33-month project, estimated at 20 million euro and with a timeline from 1 October 2017 until 30 June 2020. The project consortium includes 26 international partners from 5 Member States. The project is funded under a Grant Agreement from CEF (Connected Europe Facility) and INEA (Innovation and Networks Executive Agency), under the powers delegated by the European Commission. 

The kick-off meeting was hosted by ERTICO – ITS Europe and opened with a keynote address from Jacob Bangsgaard, CEO of ERTICO – ITS Europe, followed by contributions from Johanna Tzanidaki and Eusebiu Catana (both from ERTICO – ITS Europe), who expressed their satisfaction in meeting the project partners and provided a general overview of the project and its objectives.

In its 16 October 2017 release (#3795), the Greek daily electronic newsletter NetFAX published an article entitled: “The European research project INFRAMIX paves the way for automated vehicles”. The article provides an overview of the scope and objectives of the INFRAMIX: "Road INFRAstructure ready for MIXed vehicle traffic flows" project. It also presents the INFRAMIX consortium and highlights the role of ICCS, and particularly the I-SENSE Research group, in the project.

The pdf version of the electronic newsletter release, in which the article was published, is also available here.

The Greek newspaper “Haniotika Nea” (www.haniotika-nea.gr) published, on its 22 September 2017 release, an article entitled: ‘The car of the future” featuring the launch of the INFRAMIX project and the leading role of ICCS in Automated Vehicles research in Greece. The article was a result of an interview given by the project Technical and Innovation Manager, Dr. Angelos Amditis.

Read the whole article at: http://www.haniotika-nea.gr/to-aftokinito-tou-mellontos-parousiastike-sta-chania/

The pdf version of the newspaper issue, in which the article was published, is also available here.

A press release was issued by the occasion of the INACHUS’s second field test, held on May 31st 2017 in Lyon, France and distributed by ICCS through the majority of trusted Greek media (electronic and print). Please find the press release in GR here.

For more information please visit the official project site: https://www.inachus.eu/

A Press Release was issued by the occasion of the AdaptIVe project’s final event and demonstrations, and distributed by ICCS through the majority of trusted Greek media (electronic and print). Please find the press release in GR here as a PDF.

The press release generated extensive and positive publicity in key news portals and other technology blogs. The respective articles are available both as URL links and pdf files below: 

Aachen, Germany, 28 June 2017 — The European research project AdaptIVe showcases automated driving in eight passenger cars of different classes and one truck in the Aachen area, Germany. AdaptIVe testing scenarios include low speed parking scenarios, mid-speed urban driving, and high-speed highway driving up to 130 km/h. Within AdaptIVe partners were working on selected technologies.

Please find here the relevant press release & discover more about Europe’s largest research project on automated driving, demonstrates automated driving systems for cars and trucks.

A press release announcing the start of the INFRAMIX project, was issued by ICCS and distributed through the majority of trusted Greek media (electronic and print) on June 15th, 2017.

Please find here the ICCS press release. For more information please visit the official project site: http://www.inframix.eu

A press release was issued by ICCS on the occasion of the project’s final workshop and the presentation of its final results and distributed through the majority of trusted Greek media (electronic and print) on May 25th, 2017.

Please find here the ICCS press release. For more information please visit the official project site: http://www.reconass.eu/

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A press release announcing the start of the interACT project, was issued by ICCS and distributed through the majority of trusted Greek media (electronic and print) on May 11th, 2017. You could download it here.

For more information please visit the official project site: interact-roadautomation.eu

 

Augmented reality increases maintenance reliability at a space station

VTT participates in the development of new AR tools for the European Space Agency (ESA)

An international project led by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland developed a new augmented reality (AR) tool for the ESA. In the future, it is envisaged that astronauts will be able to use this tool to perform maintenance tasks and real-time equipment monitoring in the demanding conditions of space. The first practical tests carried out at ESA’s European Astronaut Centre produced excellent results.

The two-year EdcAR project (Engineering data in cross platform AR) led by VTT developed a solution to the challenges involved in maintenance and the provision of work instructions, which have been an issue for more than a decade. Since maintenance and other work tasks in space are critical, they must be carried out without errors and at the right time. Preparing for these requires in-depth practising, which involves coordinating the activities of various experts. Since astronauts’ time is extremely valuable, their tasks and maintenance instructions must be unambiguous.