Project: Enabling REsilient urban TRAnsportation systems in smart CiTes

Acronym RETRACT (Reference Number: ELAC2015/T10-0761)
Duration 01/01/2017 - 01/01/2020
Project Topic Cities around the world are experiencing great challenges in terms of resiliency and adaptability in the face offast growing populations, high dependency of critical infrastructure, and extreme –sometimes catastrophic–events. Among all the problems identified in urban transportation, this proposal focuses on the following:a)traffic congestion and parking difficulties; b) environmental impacts and energy consumption generated bycirculation; and c) accidents and safety. The aforementioned problems may appear as a chain reaction (e.g., ahigh congested road results in increased pollution due to longer commuting, which in turn may increase the riskof accidents due to driver fatigue), or may appear in an isolated manner. In general terms, the greater thecomplexity of a transportation system, the greater the potential for disruptions. Therefore, we address theproblems from the perspective of ICTbasedresearch.
Network ERANet-LAC
Call 2nd Joint Call on Research and Innovation

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional Partner Mexico
2 Latvia University of Agriculture Partner Latvia
3 University of Chile Coordinator Chile
4 Transilvania University of Brasov Partner Romania