2 TOLL EVASON DECREASNG ALPR: AUTOMATC LCENSE PLATE RECOGNTON OVERVEW Toll evasion is not only a direct threat to revenue collection, but also has indirect impacts in customer relationship management. Brisa's concession is largely composed by closed systems, where having exact and precise data, on both entries and exits, is crucial. Otherwise, it would be hard to determine the exact amount to collect and to differentiate violations from common good-faith mistakes from well-intended road users and clients. Vehicle identification is key in the Toll Collection process where, at that time, a high percentage of heavy vehicle trailers' transactions failed to be identified and thus collected. n toll plazas, cars with fake license plates kept jeopardising the client relationship with the Toll Operator. Manual processing of a large volume of images was slow and had low rates of success and involved a large number of BackOffice operators. At some point, all these toll leakage situations were estimated to represent a substantial percentage of the toll revenue. A new solution was necessary to guarantee toll collection whenever a normal ETC transaction was not possible. Even using image capture, the human operated effort could easily be cost inefficient, when operating such a control system. The solution had to be as much automated as possible, without being too expensive to implement. When using imagery, difficult weather conditions and license plates obscured by dirt represented a challenge, as these factors degraded the level of confidence for the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) algorithm. All information produced by such a system should also guarantee full integration with current tolling systems in place. t was also important that all image data using the network bandwidth was kept to a minimum. This system would have to allow the Toll Operator to validate each transaction individually, if needed, and also permitting internal audit services and probing. All images captured had also to be eligible for legal purposes as evidence in a court of law. n the end, the solution had to allow the Client to recover as much toll revenue as possible with the least implementation, operation and maintenance costs. (Continued on back) QUCK NOTES Customer s name: Brisa Auto-estradas de Portugal Country: Portugal, Europe Completion date: 2010 NNOVATON NETWORK Universities' research centres from SEL and ST; Development and ndustrialisation with Salemo & Merca; ED; CERCMPRE; ARH; Crossline; Makewise; g3p; SQ STRATEGY Low cost investments to increase customer care support and higher toll collection efficiency. TESTMONALS "About 75% of heavy vehicle trailers ceased to escape from toll collection" Margarida Cordeiro, Eng. (Prevention and Toll Collection Director, Via Verde Portugal)
3 TOLL EVASON DECREASNG ALPR: AUTOMATC LCENSE PLATE RECOGNTON (Continued from front) SOLUTON The solution developed by Brisa nnovation and integrated in over 800 toll plaza lanes (in Brisa's concession only) faced all the challenges thrown by the Toll Operator, our Client. By using a combination of infrared and visible light video cameras, in all entry and exit lanes (regardless of being manual or ETC systems), we assured high levels of confidence in readings (over 95% against the 65% for the manual process). This meant that most processes' situations could be followed without any human intervention. mage high compression for positive OCR readings resulted in low bandwidth usage, decreasing the total cost of ownership, leaving space for other LAN uses. Also by capturing front license plates, the heavy vehicle trailers violations were reduced dramatically, inducing an increase in toll revenue. Digital signature allowed guaranteeing authenticity, valid as legal evidence. Creating a complete system where market vendors' independence and versatility was a premise, so that Client was not made hostage of suppliers, thus increasing its negotiating capabilities in the future, whenever needed. The end solution permitted that each transaction, even if incomplete, is associated with a composed single photography identifying the license-plate associated, as an image and as data, together with the photo information. n general a 40% rate of success in violations recovering is now celebrated in ETC benefiting from ALPR solution. Considering only this concession and toll collection recovery, cash-flow positive impact was estimated in 2,6 million euros annual, with a NPV estimated to be over 30 million euros, for a 25 year period
4 LFE QUALTY AND MOBLTY N HSTORC DSTRCTS BRSA NNOVATON S VEHCLE ACCESS CONTROL SOLUTON OVERVEW The historical heritage of Lisbon is very rooted in the architecture of the city. Those areas are increasingly sought after for 1st residence homes but parking is limited. Congested traffic and emergency access problems demanded for new practical and comfortable solutions. Brisa nnovation developed an access control solution, initially commissioned by EMEL (Lisbon's Parking Agency), and aimed to solve these problems. The concept was to install a remotely operated vehicle access control system only accessible to selected users, namely residents, merchants and public transportations. The identification is made by a DSRC on board unit already used for Via Verde services, such as Tolling mean of payment. The City of Lisbon, by using this concept in several other urban areas, managed to improve the quality of life of the residents of these historical areas, increased safety and security and promoted mobility. The biggest challenges in this project were related with the historical architecture and delicacy of the area. Also, the current layout and integration with city urban furniture was important. From a technological point of view, dealing with such a large area to be monitored and controlled, and the absence of data and network infra-structures represented additional hardships. All security and safety liaisons with fire brigades and police units would have to be guaranteed right from the beginning. SOLUTON The solution implemented benefit from the extensive know-how gathered in over 100 car parks, with an award winning car parking system, also using DSRC OBU with Via Verde. The infra-structure was installed using a single point for each historical area, through a compact datacentre that serves all local equipment. A fibreoptic link to the EMEL headquarters allows our Client to centralize operation of the entire system, made of several other instalments. For emergency dispatch and accessibility, equipments have mechanisms for rescue and security forces for direct and easy access. The results from the residents perspective is evident simply by walking the streets, free of congestion, noise or pollution, while ensuring a place to park near home, without additional costs. n sum, EMEL testifies that these implementations improved accessibility, vehicle circulation and flow, parking capacity, security and, generally, quality of life. t helped fighting chaotic car parking, vandalism and the degradation of public space, obtaining mobility, implementing a parking policy as part of a broader transport strategy for the City of Lisbon QUCK NOTES Customer s name: EMEL (Lisbon Municipality s parking Agency) Country: Portugal, Europe Completion date: Since 2002 SOLUTONS NVOLVED Roadside: Via Verde Parking System; Electrical Bollards; CCTV; ntercom; Backoffice: Remote Operation and Assisted Maintenance. STRATEGY To promote the image and usage of Via Verde's OBU by providing additional services and comfortable solutions, and thus contributing to increase the number of subscribers, by associating added comfort. AWARDS 2011 Winner (1st place) in Best On-Street Parking category EPA (European Parking Association) awarded EMEL for implementing Brisa nnovation s integrated parking management solution.
5 HGH CAPACTY AUTOMATC PARKNG SOLUTON BRSA NNOVATON S CAR PARK PAYMENT SYSTEM OVERVEW Lisbon nternational Airport and Colombo shopping mall host the car parks with the highest traffic, regardless one consider volume or daily rotation. Both of them are driven by high customer levels of services and share a common aspiration: to lower the costs of park operation and minimise traffic jams or queuing near the park access lanes. Brisa nnovation was invited to implement, in both of them, its award winning Via Verde parking solution. As a natural consequence, in 2005 EPA (European Parking Association) awarded Empark and Brisa nnovation s solution as the "Best Specialist Parking Product in Car parks. The volume of traffic involved in both cases is a challenge by itself; with over thirty entry and exit lanes and 3.5M average customers per year in Colombo and a total of 1.5M in all three parks of ANA's Lisbon nternational Airport. As an additional challenge, the distance between all three separate parking lots at the Airport was also demanding from a technical perspective. n this case, Brisa nnovation found a 3rd party park management system from ZEAG in place, which should be fully integrated. All of these should be implemented without disturbing 24x7 vehicle movement. SOLUTON Both solutions were developed guaranteeing reliability and availability, with redundancy elements for increased service continuity. n Colombo's implementation our solution handles over 2M transactions per year, managing 10 entries and 15 exit lanes. As for the nternational Airport solution three independent systems were made available for assuring a reliable solution, keeping maintenance and operation simpler. Since 2005 and 2008 both implementations are working smoothly and customer's satisfaction is expressed in the growing annual figures. On the first month 35% of users preferred our automatic system and today this number exceeds 50% QUCK NOTES Customer s name: ANA - Aeroportos de Portugal and SABA Portugal - Sonae Sierra, both with Empark Country: Portugal, Europe Completion date: Since 2005 (Colombo) and 2008 (ANA) SOLUTONS NVOLVED Roadside: ETC parking solution; Backoffice: Remote maintenance STRATEGY To promote the image and usage of Via Verde's OBU by providing additional services and comfortable solutions, and thus contributing to increase the number of subscribers. AWARDS 2005 Winner (1st place) in Specialist Parking Product in Car parks category EPA (European Parking Association) awarded Empark for Brisa nnovation s car parking integrated payment solution. TESTMONALS "This solution improved dramatically the operations' performance and reduced coin and live money handling to almost nothing." Vitor Mendes (Empark's Contract Management Director)
6 SPECALSED ADVSORY AND CONSULTANCY N TÜRKEY O&M AND TOLLNG CONSULTANCY SERVCES QUCK NOTES Customer s name: NÖMAYG Joint Venture Country: Turkey Completion date: 2011 OVERVEW The Gebze-zmir motorway will be the 1st road project in Turkey to be procured under the Build Operate Transfer (BOT) Model. The motorway will be over 400km long, and will include a 3km suspension bridge over zmit Bay, 26 toll plazas and 2 major tunnels. The concession to build and operate this motorway was awarded to our Client, NÖMAYG joint-venture, who appointed BNV Mobility as advisors for Operation and Maintenance (O&M) as a complement to their internal capabilities. Our joint work has positioned the Client for a successful and timely Financial Close of the project, where Brisa nnovation supported directly BNV s successful effort. The main focus for this BNV team, which included Brisa nnovation and NedMobiel highly specialised resources, was to support the NÖMAYG jointventure in the achievement of a satisfactory financial close. To this end, BNV have satisfied all of the Operations and Maintenance related conditions considered necessary by the financial advisors, lenders, legal advisors, technical advisors and the Turkish State. BNV have achieved this by bringing knowledge and experience in dealing with Operations and Maintenance's aspects and issues, anticipating all project phases difficulties and the key activities. From BNV perspective, one of the challenges was to adapt its vast regional and local knowledge to Turkish reality and context. NNOVATON NETWORK BNV Mobility (Brisa Nedmobiel Venture) Steer Davies and Gleave (finantial) Sund & Belt (Bridge and tunnels) BNV Mobility is a 50/50 joint venture between Brisa, the Portugal-based international concessionaire with a market capitalization of 2.5billion and NedMobiel, the Dutch infrastructure consultant for operation and maintenance of complex infrastructures. BNV Mobility s objectives are to deliver highly efficient, innovative, technology-driven, mobility and road operations and maintenance services with a road user focus. TESTMONALS "Together as the O&M Consultant, BNV add very significantly to the competence, credibility and delivery capability of the Project. The O&M Consultant has a major contribution to make in strengthening an area of weakness for the Sponsors" Lenders Technical Advisors (Continued on back)
7 SPECALSED ADVSORY AND CONSULTANCY N TÜRKEY O&M AND TOLLNG CONSULTANCY SERVCES TESTMONALS "BNV have added very significantly to the competence, credibility and delivery capability of the Project [with a] major contribution supporting us. Bullent Esendal, OTOYOL AŞ board member [ ] the flexibility of BNV to satisfy our demands and their promptly responsive approach and cooperation with all project parties was invaluable Bullent Esendal, OTOYOL AŞ board member (Continued from front) SOLUTON The BNV proposal and approach was to develop five main work elements: a Contracting Strategy, an O&M Conceptual Design, an Operating Cost Estimate, an O&M Fee Strategy and an O&M contract. This was supported by using a thorough and comprehensive risk assessment. Specifically, the solution involved: Development of the O&M Contract and O&M fee including the O&M contract strategy with appropriate risk allocation between the parties; Development of the Operations Strategy for the highway, including the strategic and tactical planning for operations, maintenance, tolling, customer service and the motorway service area business model; Development of an investment standard operating cost estimate for the 22 year concession period, including the cost of renewals and contingency. The conceptual design for Operation and Maintenance was a key input for financial investment (CAPEX) and operating cost estimate (OPEX), balancing both the pursuit of lower costs and customer service. Our knowledge allowed the identification of the optimal solutions for tolling systems and solutions as well as road infrastructure maintenance. This brought several savings right from the start, through major changes in project design and implementation strategy, as these would also benefit the road user in terms of comfort and safety, while minimising operation problems such as toll collection effective revenue collection and enforcement procedures. A close presence to the Client was key, developing a relationship based on mutual trust, knowledge and technical confidence
8 AUTOMATNG MANUAL TOLLS BRSA NNOVATON S AUTOMATC TOLL BOOTH OVERVEW Operation optimization has for long been a trend in order in Brisa. n 2007, following some field trials on controlled environments, Brisa's Operation challenged Brisa nnovation to design a fully automated and auditable toll booth. t would target all toll collection scenarios, lowering operation costs and increasing service levels for road users. Brisa nnovation devised a project codenamed "etoll", starting on May 2008 in Brisal concession. Following this first successful implementation, Brisa chose to adopt the solution on all its concessions, which ultimately resulted on over 300 units fully operational throughout Portugal, as of The basic challenge was in optimising human resources usage, fulfilling all toll collection scenarios. Also full compatibility with already existing systems and infrastructure would have to be assured. Lanes should be commutable (human operated or automated modes); Tolling processes in place within the Operator s organisation had to be redesigned. For certain toll plazas and periods of the day, not only traffic can be extremely low, but the labour cost is higher, especially during night time shifts. f these toll collection points became fully automated, significant operational expenditure could be achieved. Besides all the technical and operational issues, human behaviour and acceptance also had to be cared for. A new working scenario with remote operators, the customer learning curve, and the social impact were raised by the deployment of such machines. SOLUTON As Brisa's primary contractor for toll solutions, Brisa nnovation team used its 20 year experience on toll systems to devise the technical solution and design the operation workflows and interfaces. Both hardware and software projects were managed in-house, along with supplier selection, production and deployment. Our innovation network also played a key role on specific phases. Our R&D unit designed all prototypes and managed the entire tolling network management system and Back office software releases, along with high-level maintenance support. Our Logistics unit efficiently handled the product's industrialization; nstallation's unit dealt with the tight scheduled and geographically dispersed deployment programs. Maintenance services' unit commits daily so that the best possible operation levels of service are delivered to the road user. From the Toll Road Operator perspective, operational costs were significantly optimised, and the transaction cost dropped. This implementation was a case-study, so much so that other road concessions operators were encouraged to adopt our solution QUCK NOTES Customer s name: BOM (Brisa Operation and Maintenance - Brisa's Operation unit) Country: Portugal, Europe Completion date: Since 2010 STRATEGY Operation of automated toll booths revealed itself efficient on its purpose - major cost savings were a reality. Service levels increased, since every existing toll lane is now available without relevant cost increases. As ATB operation was integrated on the daily routine, opportunities for further return were identified: the handling of new devices gave room for new maintenance competences, and considering the operations scale, the potential for new external technical services and partnerships is a reality; moreover, considering the system's highly detailed and real time cash monitoring level, money handling activities can be optimized, thus reducing even further the operation cost. TESTMONALS "This implementation enabled Brisa O&M achieving the project s efficiency objectives in tolling operations" Luis Roda (Operations, Maintenance and Systems Director, Brisa O&M)
9 CASHLESS SYSTEM N THE USA BRSA NNOVATON S FREE-FLOW TOLLNG SOLUTON QUCK NOTES Customer s name: Northwest Parkway LLC Country: United States of America Completion date: Since 2009 OVERVEW At the beginning of 2008, Brisa nnovation was awarded a contract to supply a complete cashless solution to Northwest Parkway (NWP) in Denver, Colorado, USA. This 13mi highway, operated by NWP, is now equipped with our solution, comprised of toll lane level equipment and a central system that was developed by Brisa nnovation and Via Verde Portugal. Additionally, the company has also signed a ten year service agreement for both lane and central systems levels. The proposed main goal was «To setup, design, develop and deploy a fully Cashless Toll System to fit the NWP needs allowing to follow other local operators' strategy». From the operator s side, one of the main goals was to reduce operational costs. Also, as the adjacent highway E470 adopted a cashless system, NWP decided to follow this new operational strategy. Manual toll lanes were problematic, since they required intensive and frequent maintenance. The new solution, 100% ORT, should also apply to design and implement a new more cost effective maintenance model. The Client expectations for this project were that, through this new system, chances for success would be maximised, with the ability to grow and adapt more efficiently. (Continued on back) ROADSDE SOLUTONS MLFF (ORT) ETC Solution (2x3 lanes in Mainline); Single Lane ETC Solution (1 lane in Mainline, 4x1 lanes in Ramps); ALPR (Advanced License Plate Recognition); Video Enforcement System. BACKOFFCE SOLUTONS GO-PASS Website (www.go-pass.com); Esys (Photo Processing); BackOffice (Handling GO-PASS and Express Toll Accounts, System Reporting, Fees, Parameters, Alerts).
10 CASHLESS SYSTEM N THE USA BRSA NNOVATON S FREE-FLOW TOLLNG SOLUTON STRATEGY Brisa North America aims to increase its market presence and capitalize its long expertise as an O&M operator by implementing O&M services as part of an integrated mobility concept strategy for an urban area or corridor. TESTMONALS "These innovative tolling solutions place NWP on the edge of USA s transportation trend." Pedro Costa (CEO, Northwest Parkway LLC) (Continued from front) SOLUTON When using Brisa nnovation solution, all road users, without exception, use the motorway without stopping. Also, for each transaction, the Road Operator does not require any manual intervention. By using the system and paying for the service provided, the customer has several options: nstalling an OBU (On-Board Unit): by associating it with a pre-paid account, every trip on the open road toll plaza is automatically charged. These OBUs are issued by E470, where all transactions are collected at the lane level and sent to E470 for reconciliation and payment. Optionally, the end user creates a GO-PASS online account with NWP. Each passage uses license plate recognition (ALPR) for vehicle s identification, which is then credited to the account. The last option was designed for those road users that do not need or want a predefined contract. Brisa nnovation s ALPR works to positively identify the vehicle, enabling that a bill is sent by post to the vehicle owner s registered address, with the least amount of manual intervention. Within normally 30 days, the payment can be reconciled, by accessing the GO-PASS online website and crediting a bank card, through a secured and certified data transmission. This option is more expensive for the roaduser, due to administrative costs. Brisa nnovation s provided a complete and integrated solution, covering several options for ensuring ease of payment, as well as secure and safe usage of tolling points. All these alternatives were meant to minimise the Road Operator transaction cost and simplify the road users experience of the toll road. A 35% reduction on O&M costs was achieved, thanks to a low-cost maintenance design and optimising human intervention throughout the entire toll collection process. With over 4M transactions a year, NWP benefits are: Seamless road network operations; Cost efficiencies, with a shift from fix to variable costs; Minimum investment option and system conversion; Higher convenience, without the need to carry cash; Environmental beneficial (GHG emissions reduction)
11 CENTRALSNG GLOBAL OPERATONS BRSA NNOVATON S ATMS SOLUTON OVERVEW Over 50% of the entire Portuguese motorway network is managed from a single control room in Carcavelos powered by Brisa nnovation's ATLAS Platform. More than different road-side equipments and well over incidents a year are managed, disseminated, validated and analysed through ATLAS. The Brisa Operations and Maintenance s (Brisa O&M) operations model and ATLAS have enabled to mature, from a motorway operator with dispersed local operations into an optimized and constantly evolving Operations Service Provider for multiple concessions. n today s world of economic efficiency and specialized service providers, managing large motorway networks from a single control centre is becoming common. This same scenario emerged in Brisa although by an originally different driver. Brisa resulted from a privatization of the Portuguese state motorway operations and was in charge of operating and finishing the building of more than 1.000Km of motorways. Operations were managed from of a dozen regional centres with a set of 3rd-party non-integrated tools, lacking standardized processes. n 2004, with a growing network and not so optimized dispersed operations, Brisa created a single control room for its' entire network. This created unique needs and opportunities that motivated Brisa to build its own Traffic Management Platform. ATLAS emerged from this unique opportunity and quickly began solving problems of having a unified control room and a vast network that most market products did not solve adequately. n subsequent years other concessions joined, whose contracts demanded increasingly complex requirements, such as higher levels of services, road availability, free-flow tolling, automatic incident detection, or traffic counting. These new concessions should be operated from a unique central control room. (Continued on back) QUCK NOTES Customer s name: Brisa Operations and Maintenance (Brisa O&M) Country: Portugal, Europe Completion date: Since 2005 STRATEGY t can be said that ATLAS and Brisa O&M's strategy since 2005 have been in synch. Starting with a uniformed and optimized central motorway network management, in 2007 a leap was taken. Brisa O&M was to become an Operations Service Provider using ATLAS as one of its main tools. Since 2005 ATLAS had a vendor independence strategy that greatly paid off in 2010 and 2011 in enabling quick and robust integration with new road-side equipment technologies. This allowed Brisa O&M's to achieve great TCO reductions by using Brisa nnovation s own developed roadside equipment. The vendor independence strategy also paid off in allowing Brisa O&M to quickly engage in the operation of concessions with totally different telematics solutions as was the case of the Marão Tunnel Concession.
12 CENTRALSNG GLOBAL OPERATONS BRSA NNOVATON S ATMS SOLUTON ROADSDE SOLUTONS CCTV (Video Cameras); AD (Automatic ncident Detection); VMS (Variable Message Signs); AVDC (Vehicle Counters and Classifiers); Weather Stations; ECB (Emergency Call Boxes); VSS and LS (Variable Speed Signs and Lane Signs); Tunnels systems; PSTN and VoP Telephone Systems and Call Centre Systems. BACKOFFCE SOLUTONS ATLAS modules; Tolling Systems operational interface and data collection architecture; Systems and Applications Monitoring. (Continued from front) SOLUTON Brisa O&M s control room operates around 1.500Km of roads and motorways for 6 different concessions. Concerned with delivering a service to travellers, the control room manages over 0.1 million incidents a year, relying on ATLAS ncident Management without ever needing to worry about equipments themselves. ATLAS features a unified web-based user interface and set of rule-based engines, alerts and synoptic that guides the operators as they focus on incident information and use that information to trigger equipment interactions such as VMS signalling or lane speed changes. Our client uses ATLAS for information exchange and delivering traffic information to travellers through web, mobile application and other channels. After incidents are resolved Brisa O&M handles through ATLAS a set of BackOffice processes that include incident validation, road repair management and insurance claims. Management relies on performance indicators and business intelligence provided by ATLAS to monitor and control the service levels, and evolves their operational process. ATLAS continues being one of the main responsible for allowing Brisa to grow, keeping operational costs under control
13 SENSNG THE ROAD BRSA NNOVATON S SMART ROAD SENSOR OVERVEW A reliable, flexible, wireless, compact, Brisa nnovation s Smart Road Sensors uses sensitive magnetometer cells to detect and measure vehicle movement. Real-time data is transmitted to the traffic management systems for advanced control and information services. With the increasing number of vehicles travelling, the need of road traffic control and monitoring also increases. The available technologies includes inductive loops, video image processing, weight-in-motion, pneumatic tube, infrared and magnetic sensors. nductive loops presents high installation and operation costs. Camera image processing requires expensive specialized processor unit per equipment and is sensible to weather conditions. Other 1 A 2 B remaining techniques have a smaller range of application when compared with magnetic sensors Brisa nnovation raised the challenge for developing a low-cost, compact, autonomous and reliable solution for multiple-environment applications. This solution should guarantee two major funcionalities; a first one with the ability to detect the presence and movement of vehicles, and a second one to enable collecting macroscopic measures such as counts, time-mean speed, vehicles longitudinal for classes and axes. This new system should also be: Small enough for easiness of maintenance and installation on the road; Autonomous, in terms of power and communications; Robust to resist adverse weather, heavy traffic, chemical spills or even fire; Reusable, allowing for temporary removal in interventions on the pavement level; 3 1: Sensor/Magnetometer; 2: Coordinator; 3: Classification system; A: Communication (ZigBee); B: Remote communication (RS-232) Flexible enough to allow advanced detection, data exploring and analysis; Cost effective encouraging extensive use in broader networks, including urban and rural roads. (Continued on back) QUCK NOTES Country: Portugal, Europe Completion date: 2012 NNOVATON NETWORK Brisa nnovation, SEL, Makewise STRATEGY Promote technological research, through hardware design and development and software development, validated through field operational tests. APPLCATONS Designed primarily to monitor traffic on highways and arterials, these flexible, lowcost sensors can be used to detect vehicle presence and movement in toll plaza gates, car parks, gas stations and other access control areas, with significant improvements and cost savings.
14 SENSNG THE ROAD BRSA NNOVATON S SMART ROAD SENSOR TESTMONALS "These innovative and flexible wireless traffic sensors will allow broad coverage of the road network with traffic sensors.»these will generate an abundance of traffic data that will enhance dynamic traffic management and traveller information services with significant potential to improve road network efficiency.»the potential benefits include reduced traffic congestion, improved road safety and security, and reduced adverse environmental impacts." Moshe Ben-Akiva (Professor at MT; Director of the MT TS lab) [...] the quick deployment of systems of such sensors can be very useful in situations such as work-zone management or special events management. Constantinos Antonio (Professor NTUA, Greece) (Continued from front) SOLUTON We deployed a joint research project involving Technological research, Design, Software and Hardware development, prototyping and a full battery of operational testing. This prototype transmits data using a low bit rate wireless communications with low energy consumption. The installation and operation cost of the proposed road sensor are expected to be much lower compared with the inductive loop systems solutions. The control centre that processes the vehicles magnetic signatures is a fundamental sub-system in road management to identify traffic load per vehicles behaviour/profiles/ classes. The sensor technology used in this study is the Anisotropic Magnetic Resistance (AMR) with a magnetic resolution of one part in ten thousand of the Earth magnetic field. Two sensors devices types are possible: a small sensor expect to measure 30 x 80 mm that would only use one magnetometer axis and would be powered by battery, having a low cost production as advantage, allowing for at least 5 years of permanent operation; Another sensor architecture uses 3-axes magnetometers and high precision digitalisation. t is expected to measure 125 x 80 mm and last about 10 years.
15 CONNECTED VEHCLES BRSA NNOVATON S ON-BOARD UNT DRSC 5.9GHZ/RSE QUCK NOTES Country: Portugal, Europe Completion date: 2012 OVERVEW ntelligent vehicles and infrastructures are the ultimate goal to improve safety and mobility for road users. DSRC at 5.9 GHz was worldwide defined for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-toinfrastructure communication services and Brisa is involved in the standardization and test of networking management protocols. 5.9 GHz Brisa transponder is a lightweight and compact full-stack prototype implementation based on FPGAs for F and base band purposes, using a based transceivers for RF interfaces. t can be used either as on-board unit or as road side equipment. The biggest challenge for this research and development project was to follow the standardization of 5.9 GHz DSRC networking management protocols through the nstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (EEE). FUTURE PERSPECTVES This innovative device will be exhaustively tested in the project ntelligent Cooperative Sensing for mproved Traffic Efficiency within the Seventh European Framework Programme to support the field operational tests of Lisbon and Pisa Own Vehicle NNOVATON NETWORK Brisa nnovation; Aveiro s Univertsity; SEL. STRATEGY The HEADWAY (Highway Environment Advanced Warning System) programme is promoting technological research, through hardware design and development and software development, validated through field operational tests. This aims to contribute to road safety and operational excellence using advanced technological solutions. Other Vehicles Operations manager SOLUTON The OBU/RSE transponder device is composed by a Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), a transceiver, power amplifiers and appropriate antennas. Broadcasts warning to avoid collision; Send SOS request; Uses traffic data and routing. Receives warnings to avoid collisions; Traffic data and routing. Quick response; mproves traffic flow and safety; Better data for control and information.
16 CONNECTED VEHCLES BRSA NNOVATON S ON-BOARD UNT DRSC 5.9GHZ/RSE APPLCATONS Warning location notification ncident/traffic jam/road works warnings Decentralized floating car data collection Route guidance support 1 Vehicle OBU broadcasts warning nteroperable tolling system Access control/ Parking assistance n-vehicle signage/hm support 4 Operations Center receives warning and activates response, including broadcast of warning " Hard-brake and accident were tested in urban and motorway environments, with 400m and 1000m achieved respectively" Results excerpt from published paper A p prototype implementation Alert Warning received by infrastructure 3 Warning received by nearby vehicles, which broadcast warning to other vehicles 2
17 FOREGN AFFARS SELF-SERVCE LCENSE PLATE ASSOCATON OVERVEW Portugal is proud to welcome each year hundreds of thousands of foreign vehicles. We also develop the habit to provide innovative technological solutions, and tolling systems have been no exception with Brisa nnovation leading a predominant role in this strategy. Previously systems using charging pre -paid accounts resulted in excessive management efforts and poor results, as a consequence of a non -intuitive process. With this in mind, the National Roads Authority (EP) challenged Brisa nnovation to conceive a new solution. t should give each foreign driver the chance to comfortably pay tolls on the recently implemented free flow systems in former shadowtoll roads across the country, without the need to deal with tag distribution. n only 2 months, a complete solution was designed, produced, implemented and, more importantly, adopted by road users from foreign countries. The development project was a challenge in itself, given the short schedule suggested by our client, EP: in 2 months Brisa nnovation must have a fully working solution along the national borders, able to recognise foreign license plates and associate credit and debit cards with these. All this should be done abiding all security protocols and personal data handling concerns, keeping a tight budget and low production costs. For maximising the adoption by vehicle drivers, an intuitive design and straightforward process would have to be designed in harmony with the Software development and Hardware industrial design. n the end, all vehicle classes should be able to use it. (Continued on back) QUCK NOTES Customer s name: Estradas de Portugal (Portuguese National Road Authority) Country: Portugal, Europe Completion date: July 2012 STRATEGY Brisa nnovation ambition is to be considered as a competitive technological partner, making use of decades of experience in tolling, TS and mobility systems. This project is a perfect example of how our combined knowledge and readiness to respond delivers a solution perfectly adapted to address the market evolving and constantly mutating needs. PARTNERS Glintt; Tecnocrimp; Cubotronic. SOME NUMBERS 2 month New Product Development from scratch; Site average of 1.3 new registrations per minute in peak periods; new users in 4 months operation.
18 FOREGN AFFARS SELF-SERVCE LCENSE PLATE ASSOCATON 1 double-level 1 simple 1 double-level 1 simple PORTO 1 double-level 2 simple LSBOA FARO ALTERNATVES 1 double-level 2 simple + 1 for motorcycles Double-level unit for both heavy and light vehicles; Unit with rear license plate capture for motorcycles; ntegrated DSRC tag dispenser. MAN SYSTEMS APPLED Video Cameras and ALPR algorithm; VoP ntercom; Certified bank card reader; Resilient backup power supply. Complete interface with 3 rd party remote backoffice. APPLCATONS Cities Congestion Charging Schemes; Temporary visits in national road networks with video tolling systems in place. (Continued from front) SOLUTON Given our vast experience working closely with electronic payments processing and acquiring agencies, UNCRE and SBS, the solution fulfilled all requirements, using certified card reader and secure protocols for exchanging data. Our nnovation system enables us to control all steps involved in New Product Development, such as Research, Development, Production (including Logistics and Procurement for best fit alternatives), nstallation and Maintenance. Through this structure the design is optimised to guarantee a whole life-cycle approach to the delivered product. All vehicle classes should be supported, including heavy vehicles and motorcycles. As such the product is available with double and single level alternatives. An adapted version was also conceived and delivered for motorcycles, capturing rear license plate instead. n terms of future upgrades our solution is prepared to integrate a tag dispenser, as a complement for the registration of the license plate with the credit card. RESULTS All this project was possible given the full spectrum covered by Brisa nnovation, from Development to Maintenance. Having the internal capabilities and means to manufacture allowed Brisa nnovation to adapt its own industrial layout to the singular demand. The smooth installation project resulted from our experience in delivering turn-key solutions for road applications, such as tolling and access control systems. Our mobile specialised maintenance workforce enabled that this effort was achieved in a competitive and cost-effective manner from the Clients perspective. As a result, the 4 sites and 11 units were installed in strategic road entrances in Portugal, coming from Spain. Those are responsible for a monthly average of new users, doubling in August, during which an average of 1.4 new accounts per minute were registered. On the first quarter a total of new users chose to use this system
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