INFRAMIX - ‘Road Infrastructure ready for mixed vehicle traffic flows’ was an EU funded project and its duration was 36 Months (June 2017–May 2020). Within the project, the 11 partners AustriaTech (Coordinator), ICCS, Asfinag, Fraunhofer, Siemens, Virtual Vehicle, Technical University of Crete, Autopistas, Enide, TomTom and BMW collaborated targeting to design, upgrade, adapt and test both physical and digital elements of the road infrastructure, ensuring an uninterrupted, predictable, safe and efficient traffic. To meet this high-level objective INFRAMIX worked on different technologies, combining simulation, traffic flow modelling, traffic estimation and control algorithms etc. This work included ways of informing all types of vehicles about the control commands issued by the road operator and the proposal of new kind of visual and electronic signals for the needs of mixed scenarios. The outcomes were assessed via simulation and in real stretches of advanced highways. Key aspects considered throughout the project were to ensure that the proposed adaptations will not jeopardize safety, quality of service, efficiency and will be appreciated by the users. INFRAMIX has stressed the importance of automation readiness of European road infrastructure for the upcoming period of mixed traffic with automated and non-automated vehicles on highways. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no 723016.
- Evaluation, impact analysis and new safety performance criteria
- Public demonstration phase and data delivery report
- Infrastructure Classification Scheme
- Roadmap towards fully automated transport systems
- INFRAMIX YouTube
- Martin Dirnwoeber
- Website | https://www.inframix.eu