In October 2018, a two-year research project SENECA funded by the Slovak Research and Development Agency (APVV) started. Project was granted from the new scheme supporting joint research activities between Slovak and Israeli research organisations. Within SENECA project, researchers of the University of Žilina (UNIZA) will jointly work with researchers from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology to develop a novel concept of interconnected traffic and emergency management systems. Given the enormous capabilities of Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs) to improve the traffic management, SENECA aims at evaluation of CAVs impact on an improvement of the performance of signalised intersections during normal and emergency conditions in the mixed traffic environment. The key factor in high originality of the SENECA project is combining algorithms for adaptive control of signalised intersections with models of communication networks to accurately assess their benefits in future traffic conditions in urban areas.

The results of the project are expected to contribute to the current scientific level in the corresponding research areas and design of the architecture of dynamic adaptive traffic management systems for efficient emergency response systems in Slovakia and Israel.

The SENECA project proposal preparation was technically supported by ERAdiate members, Prof. Tatiana Kováčiková, Dr. Ghadir Pourhashem and Assoc. Prof. Ľuboš Buzna. The principal investigator at UNIZA is Prof. Milan Dado and at Technion it is Dr. Tomer Toledo. The project involves three UNIZA bodies, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies, Institute for Forensic Research, ERAdiate team, together with the Technion’s Transport Research Institute.

Further information can be found here.