SPATRA - Space-based applications for transport monitoring and management
Background & Objectives
SPATRA aims o increase the use of satellite data in land transport by developing two demonstrators in new downstream applications for monitoring and management of rail and road transport. The project will use satellite with assisted in-situ data to develop two innovative applications for smart transport and logistics to solve problems of principal modes of land transport, road and rail: road traffic congestions and negative impact of extreme temperatures on railway infrastructure.
- SPATRA will provide benefits of satellite-based logistics and road traffic flow monitoring extended beyond improved efficiency by reducing congestion and improving the flow of goods and people.
- A novel space-based service predicting the risk of rail buckling based on downstream application for estimation of the rail temperature will be developed that can support rail management plan to prevent track buckling induced train derailments."