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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).

  RAIDER - Realising Advanced Incident Detection on European Roads

RAIDER - Incident detection is an essential capability for Road Authorities to manage their road networks and adequately respond to incidents. Issues with the quality of detection, such as a high false alarm rate, delays in detection, or inaccurate location of incidents, directly impact their operations. Significant investments may be required to improve the detection quality with additional roadside detection systems. At the same time, new developments in road side systems, nomadic devices and in-vehicle systems, and in third party services, may provide solutions that improve both incident detection quality and reduce the costs for National Road Authorities.

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  REJUVE - Rejuvenating porous asphalt

Rijkswaterstaat has started technical trials on rejuvenating the aged bitumen binder in ZOAB, ZOAB+ and double layered ZOAB. Three products are being tested and monitored over several years. The first product should prevent ravelling (fragments coming loose from the road surface), the other two products should work on curing when ravelling has commenced. The trial aims to achieve an increased lifespan of porous asphalt.

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  ROAD DATA FOR CLIMATE CHANGE - Provision of road and building data for the analysis of the impact of climate change
ROAD DATA FOR CLIMATE CHANGE In order to plan suitable preventative measurements for the German road infrastructure on time regarding the impact of climate change on the condition of infrastructure, an extensive database with all relevant road and bridge data as well as all climatic data is needed. All available data sources are evaluated and fed into this central road database.
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  Self-contained wireless sensing devices - Wireless Devices for Measurements in Pavements
Self-contained wireless sensing devices

Laboratory experiments to explore the feasibility of embedding self-contained wireless sensing devices into pavements to collect information about condition.

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  SMARTRAIL - Sustainable Maintenance and Analysis of Rail Transport Infrastructure

The SMARTRail vision is to provide a framework for infrastructure operators to ensure the safe, reliable and efficient operation of ageing European railway networks. This will be achieved through a holistic approach which will consider input from state of the art inspection, assessment and remediation techniques and use this data to consider “what if” scenarios using whole life cycle cost models. These models will allow the infrastructure operators to make rational decisions on the best use of limited funding which will be committed to the long-term maintenance of the rail infrastructure networks. The outputs from the project will result in enhanced safety, reliability and capacity of these rail infrastructure networks and address European policy in the areas of transport safety and security, inter-modality, opening up a European network for freight transport and routes to rapidly developing Eastern European and Asian markets.

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  SOLAROAD - Solar Cells in the Roadsurface

The development of a road surface that converts sunlight into electrical energy (SolaRoad)

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  SWAMP Implementation - Implementation of SWAMP (avoiding/limiting the consequences of flooding in the highway network
SWAMP Implementation

SWAMP implementation follows on the recommendations from SWAMP on how to avoid/limit consequences of flooding in the highway network Implementation of SWAMP is the project focused on actually using SWAMP in The Netherlands. This means practically: •Using the SWAMP guidelines and coupling them with the national asset data and available analysing methods provided by the Centre for Transport and Navigation of Rijkswaterstaat to identify the blue spots. •Using this blue spot information, coupled with necessary measures to influence and change infrastructure planning and budgeting in a way that blue spots are dealt with systematically.

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  TRIMM - Tomorrow’s Road Infrastructure Monitoring and Management

Problem description

Effective, fair and sustainable road management requires objective and up to date information. Advances in a range of sensing technologies and information processing have built up the potential for implementing new monitoring techniques that deliver key information for road management. Many current monitoring techniques suffer from low cost-effectiveness, restricted spatial coverage, traffic disruption, poor reliability, poor understanding of their capability, subjective interpretation, poor assessment of defects affecting functionality, and restricted versatility. For this reason many road and bridge owners/operators make limited use of current monitoring systems and avoid some of the recent developments. The practice of using monitoring techniques also differs between countries. As a result management decisions are sometimes not optimal, causing higher costs, lower performance, inconvenience (traffic delays) and additional costs and external effects to society.

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  VII Applications - Development and evaluation of selected mobility applications for VII
VII Applications

This project was developed to expand the frontiers of thinking about vehicle-infrastructure cooperation, beyond those in the original national Vehicle Infrastructure Interaction (VII) initiative, in several dimensions.

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  Visibility Requirements - Increased Understanding of Driver Visibility Requirements
Visibility Requirements

Research on the visibility requirements for navigating on a curved two lane rural roadway at night. The approach was to study the boundary between autonomous robotic driving systems and human cognitive systems.

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  Zero Energy - New Technologies for Development of renewable energy in the right-of-way
Zero Energy

The aim of this project is to develop a novel Roadway Wind/Solar Hybrid Power Generation and Distribution System (RHPS) towards energy-plus roadways, where energy-plus stands for annual energy consumption that is less than production. The RHPS would be an low footprint, intelligent and multi-layer power system designed for integration into urban and suburban areas, which reduces the need for new distribution networks. The RHPS represents a dramatic change the role of the public right-of-way from an energy consumer to an energy producer and, therefore, will aid in reducing transportation system operating costs.

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