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Basic Information

Prof. Dr. Christian Schindler
Prof. Dr. Lutz Eckstein
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.05.2017 to 30.04.2020
EU contribution:
4.888.927 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723205.  


SAFER Level Crossing by integrating and optimizing road-rail infrastructure management and design


Over the past few years, there is one person killed and close to one seriously injured every day on level crossings. Therefore SAFER-LC aims to improve safety and minimize risk by developing a fully-integrated cross-modal set of innovative solutions and tools for the proactive management and design of level-crossing infrastructure. These tools will enable road and rail decision makers to find even more effective ways to detect potentially dangerous situations leading to collisions at level crossings, prevent incidents at level crossing by innovative design and predictive maintenance methods, and mitigate the consequences of incidents/disruptions due to accidents or other critical events. The project will focus both on technical solutions, such as smart detection services and advanced infrastructure-to-vehicle communication systems and on human processes to adapt infrastructure design to end-users and to enhance coordination and cooperation between different stakeholders from different transportation modes.


  • Union Internationale des Chemins de fer, France (Coordinator)
  • Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy, Finland
  • Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, Norway
  • Institut français des sciences et technologies des transports, de l’aménagement et des réseaux, France
  • Fundación de los Ferrocarriles Españoles, Spain
  • Ethniko Kentro Erevnas Kai Technologikis Anaptyxis, Greece
  • Trainose Metafores-Metaforikes Ypiresies Epivation Kai Fortiou AE, Greece
  • Intermodal Tasimacilik Ve Lojistikarastirma, Turkey
  • Centre d'études et d'expertise sur les risques, l'environnement, la mobilité et l'aménagement, France
  • NeoGLS, France
  • Università degli studi Roma Tre, Italy
  • Commsignia Kft, Hungary
  • IRU Projects ASBL, Belgium
  • SNCF, France
  • DLR, Germany
  • Université de technologie de Belfort Montbéliard, France