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All the different projects within Forever Open Road (FOR) can be found here. Please contact  info@fehrl.org if you would like to add a project (Accessible for registered FEHRL staff only).

  Amsterdam A10 City Ring - Field Test Advanced Traffic Management on Amsterdam A10 Cityring
Amsterdam A10 City Ring

Demonstration of traffic management measures and strategies that will keep the Amsterdam ring circulating. The concept is marked as 'Integrated Network Management' (INM) and involves measures over different levels and networks.

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  AQUAPLANNING RESILIENCE - Determining the risk of aquaplaning on federal highways taking into account climate change and the associated precipitation events

This project is carried out in order to determine the risk of aquaplaning on federal highways in Germany. The aims of the project are to describe the influence of climate change on frequency and regional allocation of heavy rainfall events and to identify the road sections in the German highway network which are particularly affected by these precipitation events.

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  Autonomous Vehicles - Intersection Control For Autonomous Vehicles
Autonomous Vehicles

The avoidance of intersection collisions through the application of autonomous vehicle technology and the control of autonomous vehicles for optimal flow through intersections.

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  CEMENT HYDRATATION - Cement Hydration Kinetics

Cement Hydration Kinetics is about developing and deploying new modeling methods that could lead to longer lasting and more energy efficient pavements and road structures.

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  Climate In EIA - Climate and durability standards for Environmental Impact assessment
Climate In EIA

Climate change affects building, managing and maintenance of infrastructure.

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  COMPOSITE PAVEMENTS - Composite structure – state of the art and innovation

In order to manage the increase of heavy traffic with high axle loads and to increase the service life of highways, new pavement structures (combination of asphalt and concrete) shall be investigated in laboratory and in the field. Afterwards a field trial on a German motorway is planned.

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  DESIGN FOR EXTREME WEATHER - Extreme weather condition resistant road design

Extreme weather condition resistant road design

Design standards that take into account extreme seasonal weather conditions

The changing climate generally means drier and hotter summers, more heavy rainfall and wetter winters and especially in the northern countries more freeze-thaw cycles.

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  Dynamax - Field trials for dynamically managing speed limits in response to traffic situation

Field trials with several new applications of dynamic speed limits on motorways. The objective of was to gain more insight into their applicability to various policy goals.

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  Dynamic Driver Model - Development of Methodologies to Evaluate the Nighttime Safety Implications of the Roadway Visual Scene Under Varying Cognitive Task Loads
Dynamic Driver Model

Development of methodologies to evaluate the nighttime safety implications of the roadway visual scene under varying cognitive task loads.

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  Electricity Passes in Your Wheels - Harvesting energy from traffic using piezoelectric generators (PEGs)
Electricity Passes in Your Wheels

Development of technology to convert the pressure of traffic loads on the pavement into electrical energy by means of embedded piezoelectric generators.

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  EU Climate Vulnerability Map - Network vulnerability to climate
EU Climate Vulnerability Map

This project is aimed at implementing the results of EU research projects that make a link between climate research and modeling on the one hand, and road vulnerability and management strategies on the other hand. Valuable EU research in this respect was performed in the ERANET ROAD projects SWAMP, RIMAROCC and IRWIN. The instruments developed in these projects will be tested for applicability for the Dutch highway network: • The SWAMP project (also mentioned above) targets the critical issue of finding the most vulnerable parts of the road network, and how to prepare them for flooding. • RIMAROCC developed a Guidebook that is intended to be a concise methodological guide to risk management for roads with regard to climate change. Their proposed method should enable the user to identify the climatic risks and to implement optimal action plans that maximise the economic return to the road owner taking into account construction cost, maintenance and environment. • In IRWIN improved winter road index was developed capable of assessing the implications of climate change in various weather parameters and also related road maintenance actions. Furthermore, the appplicability of the results of other research projects by universities and institutes is assessed

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  EVITA - Strategic Benchmarking and Key Performance Inidicator

Road operators have reported more and more frequently and efficiently to all road infrastructure and transport stakeholders. This includes the road users and the road owners, as well as, to an increasing extent, the people living adjacent to the road network and other objects in the road surroundings, which ultimately are influenced by the road network.

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  EXPECT - EXPECT - Stakeholders’ Expectations and Perceptions of the future Road Transport System
There is a growing recognition that effective management of the road network requires road managers to understand and address the needs and expectations of stakeholders’ (i.e. all those who directly or indirectly interact with the system) economically, efficiently and effectively.

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  Freeway Merge Assist - Advanced Freeway Merge Assistance: Harnessing the Potential of IntelliDrive
Freeway Merge Assist

Improving the efficiency and safety of freeway merges using wireless communications among vehicles, the highway infrastructure, and travelers' personal communications devices.

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  GEOTHERMAL DE-ICING - Prevention of icing by the supply of geothermal energy

In order to prevent icing on bridge decks, the project investigates the possibility to use geothermal energy as an alternative to the normally used methods (early gritting of the bridges or installation of de-icing spray units). In addition such a system can also be used in summer for cooling the asphalt layer in order to reduce the unwanted rutting and help to minimize maintenance costs.

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