PoDIUM aims to advance a set of key technologies both in the physical and digital part of the infrastructure to address the challenges in road automation and telecommunications linked with connectivity, cooperation, data management, interoperability and reliability in order to foster the development of advanced Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility (CCAM) solutions.
The project will carry out demonstrations in real-life conditions of specific use cases in three Living Labs in Germany, Italy and Spain, in urban, highway and cross-border environments.
PoDIUM’s final outcome will be a reference architecture that can be applied to various road environments and infrastructure equipment.
Abertis Autopistas España (AAE)
Autopistas is a benchmark company in the infrastructure sector. We are an experienced company that designs, builds and manages sustainable and safe motorways to respond to the efficient, intelligent and responsible mobility of the present and the future.
Our management model involves commitment to each project, adopting a comprehensive management approach to all phases of an asset’s life cycle.
We are committed to public-private collaboration to preserve and develop safe, innovative infrastructures capable of responding to the new ways of getting around.
We currently manage 6 concessions with 561 km with a majority shareholding and 48 km with a minority shareholding.
IDIADA Automotive Technology S.A. (Applus+ IDIADA)
IDIADA Automotive Technology S.A. (Applus+ IDIADA) is a global partner to the automotive industry with over 30 years’ experience supporting manufacturers and OEMs in product development activities by providing design, engineering, testing and homologation services, including for Cooperative (V2X), and Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV).
AustriaTech is a federal company owned by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, which supports transformation and change processes in the context of traffic and mobility. As a neutral partner, AustriaTech coordinates between infrastructure managers, industry and public actors on several levels. AustriaTech supports the development of new mobility technologies, such as ITS, automation and electric mobility, and their integration into the transport system. AustriaTech is a driver of technological and organizational developments and development processes and operates quality control for mobility services.
The Bosch Group
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 402,600 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2021). The company generated sales of 78.7 billion euros in 2021. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”
ENIDE is a Barcelona based SME providing business technological innovation to sustainable mobility, logistics and smart technologies. Applying advanced technology to R&D projects, our highly skilled team offers a rich combination of technical knowledge, project management capabilities and practical experience. We drive success from end to end.
ERTICO – ITS Europe
ERTICO – ITS Europe is a public-private partnership with close to 120 companies and organisations representing service providers, suppliers, traffic and transport industry, research, public authorities, user organisations, mobile network operators, and vehicle manufacturers.
ERTICO embodies thought leadership and fosters stakeholder engagement. Together with its Partners, ERTICO develops, promotes and deploys Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS) through various activities including European co-funded projects, innovation platforms, and international cooperation advocacy. ERTICO is the organiser of the annual ITS European and World Congresses in Europe.
ERTICO focus areas are Connected Cooperative & Automated Driving, Urban Mobility, Clean & Eco Mobility, and Transport & Logistics.
FSCOM is an SME located in the technology park of Sophia Antipolis. FSCOM vision is to ensure that the Industry uses international standards and apply robust testing methodologies to validate their product and services and thus optimize their development process.
As member of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), FSCOM is actively contributing to the Telecommunications standardisation building up on its experience of validating Telecommunications network and devices for the industry.
FSCOM participates in the ETSI’s Specialised Task Forces (STF) for the development of Technical Specifications, especially in the context of test specifications (test purposes and descriptions, abstract test cases in TTCN-3, validation) for various connectivity technologies.
FSCOM provides services to the Industry to test and validate their systems, while following a formal and standardised approach, ensuring the replicability of the testing scenarios and thus the suitability of the test results. In particular FSCOM has contributed to the development and interoperability of Intelligent Transport Systems.
FSCOM provides consultancy for developing technical specifications and working with standardisation bodies, including regulation and the GoToMarket aspects covering thus the whole product value chain.
FSCOM contributes to the Innovation and Development of ITS solutions as part of the Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe work programmes.
ICCS, the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, is a non-profit Academic Research Body established in 1989 by the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs to carry applied Research and Development activities in the areas of telecommunications, computer systems and their applications in a variety of research themes. ICCS is linked to the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and in particular with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE).
ICCS consists of more than 50 labs, research groups and teams, dealing with all aspects of Electrical and Computer Engineering and employs approximately 800 researchers and scientists including Faculty Members, permanent or long-term Researchers. In PoDIUM, ICCS is represented by one of its Research Groups, the I-SENSE Group. I-SENSE Group consists of more than 100 researchers of various ranks and is very active in a number of scientific and research areas, with main application areas being the Intelligent Transportation Systems, the Virtual Environments, the Assistive Technologies and the Smart Integrated Systems & Communications. I-SENSE has coordinated and participated in more than 150 Research Projects, both EU funded and National ones, over the last 20 years, and has worked with several industry leaders since its establishment in 2002. Next to PODIUM, I-SENSE is currently coordinating the following projects: EVENTS, HYPERION, 5G-IANA, IN-PREP, eCharge4Drivers, CitySCAPE and DIONE.
Municipal Institute of Information Technology (IMI)
Municipal Institute of Information Technology (IMI) The mission of the Municipal Institute of Information Technology (IMI) is to develop and centralise all the Information Technologies and Communication activities of the Barcelona City Council. It is also responsible for Business Process Re-engineering in the City Council offices and providing technical support to all BI activities for Citizens. The IMI is the technical authority for the municipal website and a key player defining the eGovernment strategy for the Municipality and the launch of online public to citizens. IMI plays an important role in the main networking of cities related to that field (Eurocities, Major Cities of Europe, C40, UCLG, Metropolis) and participates in numerous European projects concerning the development of ICTs for the improvement of public services, involving domains such as Mobility, Energy, Platform and e-Governance.
InCites Consulting SA
InCites Consulting SA is an SME company established in Luxembourg on May 2013. The main activities of InCites can be summarised as follows:
- Consulting services regarding techno-economic analysis of ICT systems and services, demand and prices forecasting of ICT products and services.
- Consulting services on regulatory economics and financial investments in ICT.
- Provision of consultancy services for the development of bottom-up and top-down models for telecommunication networks for regulators, government agencies, network operators and associations.
- Research on new business models and techno-economics methodologies.
- Development, operation, commercialization and support of specialized software tools and components for all the above purposes.
Autostrada del Brennero SpA
Autostrada del Brennero SpA is a corporation that manages the Brenner motorway (A22), a toll motorway starting from the Austrian border at the Brenner pass and ending near the city of Modena.
It lies along the European TEN-T Scandinavian-Mediterranean corridor. At present, it is 314 km long, with two lanes per direction.
Autostrada del Brennero, founded in 1959, is shared by public capital for an amount larger than 80%.
Substantial investments have been dedicated to the infrastructure: currently, a wide variety of devices (traffic sensors, weather/fog sensors, video cameras, road side units, etc.) is installed along the motorway and a high-speed data network guarantees a close monitoring of the traffic and environmental conditions.
Automatic incident detection systems as well as co-operative traffic management and user information systems guarantee an efficient management of the motorway.
Vicomtech is an applied research centre for Interactive Computer Graphics and Multimedia located in San Sebastian (Spain). It is a non-profit association, founded in 2001 as a joint venture by the Fraunhofer INI- GraphicsNet Foundation and the EiTB Broadcasting Group. The role of VICOM in the market is to supply society with technology by transfer of primary research to industry. This is done through collaborative R&D projects. VICOM’s main research lines lay in the fields of computer vision, computer graphics and interaction; technologies which VICOM applies in multiple sectors. The main research group that will contribute to the execution of the PoDIUM project is the Connected & Cooperative Automated Systems.
At Nokia, we create technology that helps the world act together.
As a trusted partner for critical networks, we are committed to innovation and technology leadership across mobile, fixed and cloud networks. We create value with intellectual property and long-term research, led by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs.
Adhering to high standards of integrity and security, we help build the capabilities needed for a more productive, sustainable and inclusive world.
SWARCO Solution Center GmbH
SWARCO Solution Center GmbH is a Berlin-based software development company in the field of mobility management. The 90 highly skilled professionals that are responsible for product strategy, software development, technical operations, IT security, and cybersecurity are part of the SWARCO Group with over 5.000 employees. Our urban mobility management platform, SWARCO MyCity, is entering the market worldwide and is already operational in over 200 small and large cities – improving the journey experience for all type travelers. The cooperation with qualified traffic engineers and planners, as well as with cities around the globe have enabled us to design a system that tackles the most critical challenges in the world of urban mobility. We build solutions in a scalable and integrated manner to enable the holistic view of all traffic events, where all types of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and mobility strategies can be monitored and controlled. Enabling cities around the world to grow, evolve, and keep pace with changes in mobility technology and play an essential role in preparing your mobility infrastructure and management for the future. SWARCO MyCity is ISO7001 certified and follows the latest IT security standards.
TIM is the leading ICT group in Italy and Brazil, placing itself at the forefront of digital technologies.
TIM develops optic-fiber fixed-line network infrastructure, which makes available to all the market, both through a capillary presence over the whole national territory and through Sparkle at international level.
TIM offers to individuals and families services and products of mobile and fixed-line telephony for communication and entertainment and accompanies small and medium enterprises towards digitalization through a portfolio which is personalized to their needs.
Cloud, IoT and Cybersecurity are at the center of TIM Enterprise end-to-end solutions for companies and public administrations, which develop the digital transformation of the country using the largest network of data centers in Italy, the expertise of Group companies such as Noovle, Olivetti and Telsy, and through partnerships with groups of primary importance.
University Duisburg-Essen (UDE) – Networks and Communication Systems group
University Duisburg-Essen (UDE) – Networks and Communication Systems grou. The focus of the Networks and Communication Systems (NCS) research group lies on methods, models, and algorithms to enable the convergence of computation and communication, thus gaining a high degree of flexibility in the design and operation of communication networks and distributed applications.
In the context of PoDIUM, NCS is developing the functionality to reliably and flexibly schedule application traffic between communicating autonomous devices and the environmental infrastructure onto available communication technologies. This includes the configurability of redundancy and priorization options.
Ulm University (UULM) – Institute of Measurement, Control and Microtechnology
Ulm University (UULM) – Institute of Measurement, Control and Microtechnology Research at the Institute of Measurement, Control and Microtechnology at Ulm University (UULM) comprises modelling, analysis, and simulation of dynamic systems, design methods for distributed-parameter and multi-agent systems, model-based measurement methods, as well as fusion methods for information from multi-channel sensor streams. An additional focus is set on methods for estimating states and probability of existence of objects measured by sensors and on classification methods. Areas of application include, but are not limited to automotive and medical engineering. Teaching comprises basic and advanced courses on measurement, control, and automation engineering.
ETRA is a large business group dedicated to putting at the service of society the most advanced technologies in the areas of mobility, traffic and transport network, lighting, energy, security and communications. ETRA has become the leading provider of R+D+i, technology, engineering, installation and operation of Management and Control systems for Mobility and Intelligent Infrastructures. For more than 30 years, ETRA has continuously innovated, developing and incorporating the needed capabilities to grow in a sustained manner, maintaining a leading position to serve its customers. Our commitment to quality and the environment is part of the excellence of our products and services.
i2CAT is a non-profit technology and innovation centre located in Barcelona (Spain) which promotes R+D+i activities in Internet Technologies within the ICT industry. The centre stands up for a new model in a new conception of innovation: the collaboration between companies, public administration, the academic environment and end-users. Thus, it eases an open innovation framework, characteristic of the Internet culture. The vision of i2CAT is to achieve Internet excellence in research and innovation activities applied to the market needs, and become an international strategic partner driving the deployment of the Internet across the economic, industrial and social sectors. Its board is based on an open innovation collaboration model ranging in all sectors mentioned before. Some board members are: Cisco, Orange, Fujitsu, Juniper, Interoute and Vodafone, plus four Catalan government departments and the three main technical universities of Catalonia, led by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). i2CAT’s activities are concentrated around, but not limited to, novel network services and technologies (fixed and mobile), open access networks, sensor networks, e-health, networked media systems and industrial Internet, with special focus on NFV and SDW/N technologies, new clean slate architectures, Future Internet experimentation, sensor networks, IoT, M2M, with EC footprint in 91 projects (1 FP6, 31 FP7, 42 H2020, 1 HORIZON EUROPE, 6 CIP and 10 in other EU areas), being 13 of them coordinated projects.
Retevisión – Cellnex
The company Retevisión belongs to Cellnex group, who is the independent wireless telecommunications and broadcasting infrastructures operator that enables operators to access Europe’s most extensive network of advanced telecommunications infrastructures on a shared-use basis, helping to reduce access barriers for new operators and to improve services in the most remote areas.
Cellnex manages a portfolio of more than 138,000 sites – including forecasted roll-outs up to 2030 – in Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, Austria, Denmark, Sweden and Poland. Cellnex’s business is structured in four major areas: telecommunications infrastructure services; audiovisual broadcasting networks, mission critical & private networks, and solutions for smart urban infrastructure and services management.
Centro Ricerche Fiat
CRF (Centro Ricerche Fiat), headquartered in Orbassano (Turin) with other branch sites in Italy, was established in 1978. As focal point for research activities of STELLANTIS, CRF has the mission to:
• develop and transfer innovative powertrains, vehicle systems and features, materials,
processes and methodologies together with innovation expertise in order to improve the
competitiveness of STELLANTIS products;
• represent STELLANTIS in European collaborative research programs, joining pre-competitive
projects and promoting networking actions;
• support STELLANTIS in the protection and enhancement of intellectual property.
The operational structure is organized into four technical areas:
• Powertrain Research & Technology;
• Vehicle Research & Innovation;
• Group Materials Labs;
• World Class Manufacturing Research & Innovation.
Since 1986, CRF has participated in more than 950 collaborative research projects.
Barcelona City Council
Barcelona City Council mobility department0 as a city representative in the PoDIUM project, will take care and ensure that all the developments and deployments help and contribute to making safer mobility in city, while the improvements deployed in TCM are compliant and fully integrated in mobility ITS.
Tenalach Consulting is a liquid company, one that takes a step forward by accepting changes and the speed of transformation in the face of new challenges, in order to respond by applying adaptive capacity, flexibility, agility and knowledge.
We work on mobility, sustainability, green logistics, value Chain, digitalisation, R&D + i financing, … issues, in an open and multidisciplinary way to tackle major challenges, pooling our capabilities as an organisation within a larger ecosystem.
Together, accelerating towards real change, making innovation accessible to all.