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Programme for a european traffic system with highest efficiency and unprecedented safety

Creation of concepts and solutions which will point the way
to a road traffic system with greater efficiency economy and
with reduced impact on the environment combined with a
degree of unprecedented safety

PROMETHEUS aims to create concepts and solutions for a road traffic system which is more efficient and less detrimental to the environment and guarantees an unprecedented degree of safety. The aim is to remedy the deficiencies of our present road traffic system by developing new information control and management systems. Plans have been made for the use of technological developments in the fields of microelectronics and information processing as well as artificial intelligence. Thus, European Government programmes on traffic research will be supplemented and enhanced by the motorcar industry, which will engage in vehicle development and promote the sector of microelectronics as the technological basis for applications in vehicle design and transport technology, by cooperating closely with relevant research institutions. As a result of these joint efforts, European Industry will be in a stronger position. The participating firms may enter competition before the project is concluded by manufacturing and marketing technical products which are based on individual results obtained from research under the project. PROMETHEUS is a research programme headed by car manufacturers from six European countries. The participants are the Electronics industry and Suppliers, Universities and Research Institutes, traffic engineers and authorities.
Acronym: 
PROMETHEUS
Project ID: 
45
Start date: 
01-01-1987
Project Duration: 
96months
Project costs: 
749 000 000.00€
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Market Area: 

Raising the productivity and competitiveness of European businesses through technology. Boosting national economies on the international market, and strengthening the basis for sustainable prosperity and employment.