Solutions for identifying and removing objects from motorways and roadsides

Key Facts



Opening and closing date:

14/05/2024 - 09/09/2024

Challenge area:

Mobility Infrastructure

Offered by:

EIT Urban Mobility


The Challenge

ASECAP, the European Association of Operators of Toll Road Infrastructures, seeks innovative technical solutions to detect and remove these objects efficiently and safely, minimising worker exposure and potentially incorporating new vehicle technologies.

Who can apply?

The ideal solutions would be technical solutions to reduce risks for workers by minimising the need for deployments on motorways. The goal is quick identification and disposal of objects without requiring maintenance vehicles to stop or workers to exit the vehicle. Solutions could include tip trucks, robotic arms, pick-up devices, plowing trucks, suction systems, drones, or other innovations, and can address partial aspects of the problem. There is openness to integrating these solutions with an evolving vehicle fleet, including electric and alternatively fuelled vehicles, ideally within the constraints of the current standard road patrol vehicle weighing less than 3.5 tons.