Optimized routes for special forces and emergency services using traffic forecasts, cooperative infrastructure and traffic control.

Incidents such as accidents, fires, natural catastrophes or even terrorist attacks require the perfect coordination of appropriate forces such as police, fire brigade or ambulance. The goal of SIRENE is to both improve and ensure this process considerably by using technological optimizations.

First of all, the routing of emergency services has to be improved – among other things, by using short-term traffic forecasts that can take into account events that have just happened. Influencing networked light signal systems and traffic lights allows special forces or emergency services to have priority over and above other vehicles on the road. The communication between vehicles, roadside infrastructure and traffic control centers required for such measures should contain the common use of available standards such as mobile radio, POCSAG, Car2X (WLAN) etc. In the last analysis, mobility for both emergency services and the civil population/general public should be retained even in cases of crisis.

A powerful alliance has already been formed within the framework of the call for projects mFUND (modernity fund) from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. Both the integration and accompanying final demonstration of the system that has been developed in the German cities of Braunschweig and Magdeburg is planned. This is taking place together with end users who are due to profit from the project results and they are therefore welcome to contribute their own ideas and requirements.

Most Important Aims

  • Close cooperation with end users (such as fire brigades) to identify use cases and requirements of the system to be developed
  • Specification of the system architecture and logs to transport information securely via different communication channels and using different technologies
  • Optimized routes/route planning taking into account:
    • traffic situation (current and pending)
    • special rights for emergency services (for example, use of pedestrian zones)
  • Influencing intelligent traffic systems (for example, requirement of green waves for convoy of emergency services via Car2X)
  • Safeguarding and protection of communication and digital infrastructure using methods of functional security (redundancy, identity and access management etc.)

Duration: 2017 – 2020

Project partners:
AFUSOFT Kommunikationstechnik GmbH, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V., GEVAS software GmbH, Institut für Automation und Kommunikation e.V., PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG, Stadt Braunschweig – Fachbereich Feuerwehr, Berufsfeuerwehr von Braunschweig

Associated partner:
Landeshauptstadt Magdeburg – Amt für Brand- und Katastrophenschutz, Berufsfeuerwehr von Magdeburg

Sponsored by mFUND (Modernitätsfonds) des BMVI