Is part of the Horizon 2020 framework and financed by the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA)


The objectives of this project, which is part of the Horizon 2020 framework and financed by the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA), are to improve positioning for automated vehicles as well as for advanced driver assistance systems.

The main goal of the PRoPART project is to develop a positioning system that combines Galileo signals and other positioning and sensor systems and enhances RTK (Real Time Kinematic) software, which receives correction data from base stations and is able to offer centimeter-level positioning precision.

Automated vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems are components of the "Vision Zero" future, in which no humans are killed or seriously injured in road accidents. It is predicted that these technologies will also help reduce traffic density and increase road efficiency, as well as create new mobility-related business models.

High-precision and robust positioning is a key technology for both in advanced driver assistance systems and in connected and automated vehicle applications. In this vein, there is already a range of different sensors, such as cameras, ultrasound and radar, that are used in automated vehicles.

The connected and automated vehicle applications currently in development are based on combining different solutions in order to determine the absolute position of a vehicle on the road as well as its relative position with regard to a reference point. No one technology can handle these types of positioning, and so it is vital to combine the various technologies in order to comprehensively integrate all the available information. The PRoPART project will demonstrate its positioning solution in a self-driving truck that will execute a lane change in order to allow vehicles to merge onto the highway from an on ramp on the right.

The project's parters are RISE, AstaZero, Scania, Waysure, Fraunhofer IIS, Ceit-IK4, Baselabs and Commsignia, companies and technology centers located in Sweden, Germany, Spain and Hungary. The project has a budget of 3.5M€ and runs from December 1, 2017, through November 30, 2019.