angle-left CN MOST - SPOKE 7: CCAM, Connected Networks and Smart Infrastructure
3 Years
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Within the National Centre, the mission of spoke 7 is to establish new methodologies and solutions, as well as innovative testing and validation facilities, enabling the development of an ecosystem of integrated components for the management of infrastructures, networks, traffic, fleets of vehicles, and the provision of services to drivers and information to travellers. The spoke realises an alliance between universities, research centres and a wide range of economic and industrial stakeholders, aimed at developing a technological platform, consisting of an ecosystem of physical and digital components, cooperation models, development and integration environments, digital twins and testing/validation environments. The resulting platform is capable of integrating and making devices, infrastructures, vehicles and services natively interoperable, toward more sustainable and resilient mobility, incorporating off-the-shelf as well as newly developed technologies from research units as well as private companies. The platform is adopted as a common technological framework and as the interoperability basis for several vertical solutions in the domains of smart and sustainable mobility. Thus, the goals of the spoke are to develop and demonstrate in experimental environments:


  1. an integration layer, able to expose all developed technologies as a common service; it is viewed as the technological layer associated with the physical layer of the mobility networks;
  2. methodologies and technological solutions that prepare the transportation networks for the advent of cooperative, connected and automated mobility, with the aim of increasing the level of digital transformation of the transportation networks, toward more integrated, smart, safe, secure and sustainable mobility;
  3. methodologies and technological solutions for real-time and strategic assessment of travel demand, modelling of travellers’ behaviour, and real-time and strategic optimisation of congested mobility networks toward more sustainable mobility patterns;
  4. methodologies and technical solutions for monitoring and controlling the resilience of the infrastructures and of the transportation networks with respect to local and global fragilities due to ageing, degradation, events, and other natural and human susceptibility factors;
  5. methodologies and technical solutions for the smart application of the new energy paradigms and grid approaches for mobility and to ensure well-developed network-side infrastructures and technologies for
    supplying energy in an effective way to zero-carbon vehicles;
  6. demonstrate the transition into action, that is the ability of the integration layer (goal 1) and of the methodological and technological solutions to be applied in real cases, as well as the suitability of third part interaction with the integration layer in order to extend or override the layer services;
  7. ensuring that prerequisites and consequences of the research and innovation activities are duly considered and the benefits of the developed methodologies and technologies are maximised;
  8. demonstrate through flagship projects the strategic value of the Centre research and innovation activities