UCY’s KIOS wins award for in­tel­li­gent trans­porta­tion net­works

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A team from KIOS Re­search Cen­ter for In­tel­li­gent Sys­tems and Net­works at the Univer­sity of Cyprus, won sec­ond place at the in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion or­gan­ised by the Au­to­nomic Road Trans­port Sup­port Sys­tems COST Ac­tion, aim­ing at in­creas­ing the re­silience of road traf­fic sup­port sys­tems by the use of au­to­nomics.

The com­pe­ti­tion, which was co-lo­cated with the 22nd ITS (In­tel­li­gent Trans­porta­tion Sys­tems) World Congress, was con­ducted in Bordeaux, France, on Oc­to­ber 5. Eight re­search teams from Euro­pean uni­ver­si­ties were se­lected to com­pete at the fi­nal stage of the com­pe­ti­tion, where they pre­sented and demon­strated the au­to­nomic sys­tems they de­vel­oped. As­sess­ment cri­te­ria in­cluded the de­gree of re­silience, de­gree of au­to­nomic­ity, in­no­va­tion, po­ten­tial im­pact to fu­ture ITS and tech­ni­cal qual­ity.

The KIOS team was com­posed of re­searchers Dr. Ste­lios Timotheou, Char­alam­bos Menelaou and Dr. Panayi­o­tis Ko­lios, as well as Pro­fes­sors Chris­tos Panayiotou and Mar­ios Poly­car­pou.

The team






fault- adap­tive traf­fic state es­ti­ma­tion un­der mea­sure­ment faults. The sys­tem is able to pro­vide real-time es­ti­ma­tion of the traf­fic con­di­tions of dif­fer­ent road links that is re­silient to sit­u­a­tions where a por­tion of the avail­able mea­sure­ment de­vices pro­vide faulty in­for­ma­tion. In ad­di­tion, the sys­tem can au­to­nom­i­cally iden­tify the faulty sen­sors and es­ti­mate the mea­sure­ment fault mag­ni­tude.

Pro­vid­ing re­li­able real-time traf­fic state es­ti­ma­tion is cru­cial in a plethora of ap­pli­ca­tions which aim at im­prov­ing the ef­fi­ciency of trans­porta­tion net­works, in­clud­ing traf­fic sig­nal con­trol and dy­namic route plan­ning. Ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy in this area will re­sult in sub­stan­tial traf­fic con­ges­tion re­lief, lead­ing even­tu­ally to the de­crease of travel time, fuel consumption and green­house gas emis­sions, im­prov­ing the qual­ity of life in gen­eral.

This re­search work, con­ducted as part of the ERC Ad­vanced Grant “Fault-Adap­tive”, re­flects KIOS’s ef­forts to be in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised as a lead­ing re­search cen­tre in the area of fault-di­ag­no­sis in crit­i­cal in­fra­struc­ture sys­tems, in­clud­ing in­tel­li­gent trans­porta­tion sys­tems.

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