Research Projects coordinated by UNIFE

  • SPRINT

    Duration: December 2018 - December 2020
    Budget: 1 999 500 EUR
    Partners: 8
    Contact: stefanos.gogos@unife.org

    SPRINT, short for Semantics for PerfoRmant and scalable Interoperability of multimodal Transport, is a project directly linked with S2R IP4. The project has reached its halfway point in December 2019.

    SPRINT’s objectives are to improve the performance and scalability of the Interoperability Framework being developed by IP4 as a whole, sustain a large deployment and to simplify and/or automate all the steps needed to integrate new services and sub-systems into the IP4 ecosystem. Moreover, SPRINT contributes to the realisation of the Interoperability Framework by masking the complexity of interoperability to travel applications by publishing in the Interoperability Framework’s Assets Manager uniform abstractions of services enabling travel applications to know how to communicate with them (e.g., web service or API interfaces and communication protocols). Lastly, SPRINT will provide additional technical means to operate on the “web of transportation data”. For example, the Interoperability Framework will enhance its ability to act as a distributed broker and communicate with different services as a means to dynamically discover, bind and inject data and services. This will include the Mobility Service Providers identification on the basis of their geographical area and offered service capabilities.

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Projects with Unife Involvement

  • GATE4RAIL

    Duration: December 2018 - November 2020
    Budget: € 1 019 993 EUR
    Partners: 9
    Contact: jose.bertolin@unife.org

    GNSS Automated Virtualized Test Environment for Rail (GATE4Rail) deals with tasks TD2.4 and TD2.6 of the Shift2Rail Multi Annual Action Plan. Particularly, its main goals are: i) achieving a realistic characterization of the environment in terms of railway and GNSS infrastrustructures able to evaluate the performances and properties of some fail-safe train positioning components in nominal and fault conditions; ii) defining a common test process framework for zero on-site testing instead of testing on-site saving effort and time.

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  • TER4RAIL

    Duration: December 2018 - November 2020
    Budget: 499 992 EUR
    Partners: 7
    Contact: david.kupfer@unife.org

    TER4RAIL entails a coordination and support action to determine transversal exploratory research activities among different actors that are beneficial for railways. The Shift2Rail Multi Annual Action Plan (MAAP) will play a central role in the establishment of future interoperable railway systems suitable for European society and environment. However, due to the rapid pace of technological change and innovation, it is necessary to be aware of the novel possibilities that can enable an increasingly sustainable progress in this regard.

    Additionally, the European railway community is represented by different actors (industry, academia, users, researchers, and policy makers) with different perceptions regarding technological applications and different objectives for the future.

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