CHALLENGE 4: VISION 0 FOR CUT LANES

Brief

ABOUT THIS CHALLENGE

Challenge:

What new system could be implemented during lane closures to improve the placing / setting down of equipment, to optimise the safety of our workers and to avoid putting the lives of drivers at risk?

Background:

Vision 0 is an international road safety project that aims to reduce deaths and serious injuries on the roads. Sacyr Conservation Projects include temporary lane cuts to carry out conservation and maintenance operations in the lanes themselves or in the immediate surroundings, or because of the need to protect areas from traffic accidents.

To mark a temporarily cut lane, the same elements are used to physically protect the operators: Cones system, New Jersey system (water), and Mixed systems (New Jersey with high screens for more visibility). These cuts are made with high level of exposure of the operators to the traffic both during the placement and removal of elements, as well as during the actual work on the road.

Objectives: 

To find technological solutions that help to improve safety and protection of workers and drivers during road maintenance operations.

To improve the environment in which road  maintenance operations are carried out, covering relevant aspects such as: information, prevention, detection, warning, and protection.

We look for:

Improvements in the signage of the works 

  • Intelligent elements that adapt to the environment through connectivity
  • Integrated solutions to cover the life cycle of the works (information, prevention, detection, warning and protection)
  • Communication systems with the road environment (V2V, V2X)

 Reducing worker exposure

  • Work area "intrusion" forecasting and warning systems and alert technologies
  • Solutions for the robotic and autonomous placement of signaling elements
  • Solutions for remote and real-time control of work areas (UAV, wearables, Lidar, etc...) 

Protection of workers present at rail cuts

  • Solutions that improve the warning system for workers in the event of lane invasion by a car.
  • Elements and/or materials that change their behaviour in the event of a crash. 
  • Anticipation solutions for remote detection of driver behaviour.
  • Solutions for reducing car speeds (direct or indirect)

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