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News of 2006

Workshop on SAFESPOT harmonisation of requirements

Workshop on SAFESPOT harmonisation of requirements


On November 13th and 14th of 2006 the SAFESPOT Integrated Project organised a workshop in Brussels on the topic of harmonisation of requirements that involved all SAFESPOT subprojects. A cross analysis of all system requirements have been performed to identify relevant synergies and promote the harmonisation among the different applications envisaged by the SAFESPOT project.

ITS World Congress London


During the last  ITS world congress   there have been several presentations of SAFESPOT:

  • Roberto Brignolo (Centro Ricerche FIAT, Italy)
    Oct 11 - Executive session: "Integrating different systems to deliver cooperative vehicle safety"
    (moderated by Dr. Katsushi Ikeuchi)
  • Luisa Andreone (Centro Ricerche FIAT, Italy)
    Oct 11 - Special session: "Applications for cooperative systems - the EU approach"
    (moderated by Mr. Juhani Jääskeläinen)
  • Christine Bartels (Tele Atlas, Germany)
    Oct 9 - Technical session 34 / Maps II: "Local dynamic maps for cooperative systems"

SAFESPOT participates in the FP6 ICT for Transport Concertation Meeting, 5-6 July 2006, Leuven, Belgium


SAFESPOT participated at the FP6 ICT for Transport Concertation Meeting "Towards a common European communication architecture for Co-Operative Systems" organized by European Commission, at Leuven, Belgium on 5-6 July 2006. The main features of different on going IST projects related to cooperative systems were analyzed in order to provide a common view and to identify synergies. Dr. Roberto Brignolo (CRF), the SAFESPOT’s coordinator and Dr. Luisa Andreone (CRF) participated contributing to the event.

Presentations in May and June 2006


SAFESPOT goes online


SAFESPOT integrated project has the aim to inform all interested persons about the project, its goals and achievements. Therefore, this website has been created to give an overview about the project itself as well as up-to-date information.

While developing the website great effort has been invested to follow general usability guidelines to make SAFESPOT's website accessible for a wide range of different users.

The website development was done in cooperation among Centro Ricerche Fiat ScpA (CRF), the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) and the University of Stuttgart (USTUTT).

SAFESPOT´s online collaboration tool


Due to a high demand for international cooperation SAFESPOT partners decided on using an online data management and collaboration tool to organize and manage the work. The tool used is a browser application, so no special programs are needed to be installed at partners' computer systems.

The high number of partners involved in SAFESPOT requires a well structured document permission strategy to enable a constructive cooperation. Using the tool it is possible to cooperate among wide distances without any loss of time. Necessary work can be done effectively and without mass communication via email.

The applied document permission strategy and the possibilities provided by the tool enable a work environment similar to a local network environment.

SAFESPOT kick-off meeting in Rome


All partners working in SAFESPOT met for a kick-off meeting in Rome in March, 16th and 17th.

The first day was dedicated to give a general overview of SAFESPOT's scope and its subprojects. After the opening by the coordinator Roberto Bringolo, Wolfgang Höfs and Elina Holmberg as members of the European Commission presented their expectations.

Additionally an overview of all currently running Integrated Projects (IPs) was given.

The second day was split in two parts. SP1 (SAFEPROBE), SP2 (INFRASENS), SP7 (SCORE) and SP6 (BLADE) met in parallel morning sessions and SP4 (SCOVA), SP5 (COSSIB) and SP3 (SINTECH) in afternoon sessions. Therefore it was possible for partners involved in more than one subproject to attend to more sessions. Each meeting focused on their topics in a more detailed way.