Project Description

The objective of OMICRON is to develop an Intelligent Asset Management Platform with a broad portfolio of area-specific innovative technologies to enhance the construction, maintenance, renewal and upgrade of the European road network. This project will improve the whole asset management pipeline focusing on four pillars:

  • The implementation digital inspection technologies, including UAVs, terrestrial vehicles and the connection to C-ITS systems.
  • The development of a road Digital Twin.
  • The constitution of a Decision Support Tool for road infrastructures.
  • The development of smart construction and intervention solutions for road infrastructures, making use of modular construction, robotics, VR or AR technologies.

OMICRON’s Intelligent Platform will be interconnected by a BIM-oriented Digital Twin linked to the Decision Support Tool, which will enable the industrialisation and automation of a number of road management tasks which currently still have a high labour component. OMICRON’s developments will address the entire road network system including pavement, bridges, tunnels, lighting or signalling systems.

These improvements will result in the following impact:

  1. An increase of the safety levels in road intervention actions, affecting both road users and personnel.
  2. An increase in the capacity of the road network.
  3. An overall improvement of the efficiency of road intervention processes.
  4. A subsequent reduction of maintenance costs.

The group of technologies developed in the project will be implemented in a virtual demo and four real demonstrators that belong to CEF corridors from two European countries: Spain and Italy. The technologies developed in OMICRON will achieve a TRL 7 after the demonstration phase.

The consortium is formed by 16 partners from 7 EU countries, including road managers and associations; emergency, routine and extraordinary maintenance contractors; civil engineering companies; smart solution developers; drones and robotics experts; research centres; universities; ICT developers and integrators; communication and dissemination managers; business model managers and innovation and project managers.

The role of CEMOSA

CEMOSA’s contributions to the project focus on the following activities, among others:

  • Project management, including innovation management and interaction with stakeholders.
  • Market analysis for OMICRON’s developments.
  • Development of the road Digital Twin.
  • Development of the road Decision Support System.
  • Leader of the monitoring, demonstration and evaluation of OMICRON’s intelligent platform.
  • Demonstrator characterisation and evaluation methodology.
  • Impact assessment and evaluation of results.