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CROWD sensing and ride sharing FOR ROAD Sustainability

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "CROWD4ROADS" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.

Universita' degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo 

Organization address
address: Via Aurelio Saffi 2
city: URBINO
postcode: 61029

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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙543˙867 €
 EC max contribution 1˙543˙866 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.2.1.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Information and Communication Technologies (ICT))
 Code Call H2020-ICT-2015
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-01-01   to  2019-03-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    Universita' degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo IT (URBINO) coordinator 384˙375.00
2    REGIONE MARCHE IT (Ancona) participant 266˙166.00
4    COVENTRY UNIVERSITY UK (COVENTRY) participant 245˙333.00
5    FUNDATIA SATEAN RO (BRAILA) participant 180˙625.00
6    REGIONE ABRUZZO IT (L'Aquila) participant 129˙375.00
7    COMUTO ITALIA SRL IT (MILANO MI) participant 57˙088.00
8    COMUTO FR (PARIS) participant 17˙911.00


 Project objective

Road networks are the largest publicly owned assets and they play a fundamental role in socio-economic development and competitiveness. At the same time, roads have huge environmental impacts and maintenance costs. Passenger cars account for 73.7% of total intra-EU passenger transport, with an average car occupancy rate well below 2 passengers per car. The resulting traffic accounts for about 12% of CO2 emissions. Delayed maintenance impairs road safety and increases cost of intervention, vehicle operating costs, and emissions. The CROWD4ROADS project combines trip sharing and crowd sensing initiatives to harness collective intelligence to contribute to the solution of the sustainability issues of road passenger transport, by increasing the car occupancy rate and by engaging drivers and passengers in road monitoring. BlaBlaCar ( is the largest trusted ride sharing community worldwide, with more than 10.000.000 members in 14 countries, while SmartRoadSense ( is a crowd sensing system which makes use of the accelerometers of car-mounted smartphones to estimate the roughness of the road surface. The CROWD4ROADS platform establishes a synergistic relationship between BlaBlaCar and SmartRoadSense, exploiting the network effect which is inherent in both the initiatives, to provide a sizeable impact in terms of car occupancy rate, road monitoring, and end-user engagement in road maintenance and transport sustainability. Scalability issues will be addressed during the project both from a technical and from a social point of view. The approach will be validated on representative large scale pilots, involving more than 1 million people and covering more than 1 million km of roads. Impacts will be measures in terms of road coverage, car occupancy rates, and open data volume.


List of deliverables.
Report on the internal replication experiment Documents, reports 2020-02-25 12:53:53
CROWD4ROADS platform alpha Other 2020-02-25 12:53:53
CROWD4ROADS platform beta Other 2020-02-25 12:53:53
First exploitation report and strategy refinement Documents, reports 2020-02-25 12:53:53
Release of CROWD4ROADS open data Open Research Data Pilot 2020-02-25 12:53:53
Final scaling up and replication plan Documents, reports 2020-02-25 12:53:52
Third report and demonstration of real-world pilots at national scale Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-02-25 12:53:53
Second report and demonstration of real-world pilots at regional scale Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-02-25 12:53:53
Final exploitation report and strategy refinement Documents, reports 2020-02-25 12:53:53
Gamification and reward strategies and features Documents, reports 2020-02-25 12:53:52
Trip sharing and crowd-sensing integration plan Documents, reports 2020-02-25 12:53:52
Website and coordinated image Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-02-25 12:53:51
Socio-economic analysis and sustainability threat Documents, reports 2020-02-25 12:53:51
CROWD4ROADS app testing version Other 2020-02-25 12:53:52
First report and demonstration of real-world pilots at local scale Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-02-25 12:53:52
System requirements and performance indicators Documents, reports 2020-02-25 12:53:51
Mockups of the CROWD4ROADS mobile app Other 2020-02-25 12:53:51
Preliminary release of CROWD4ROADS open data Other 2020-02-25 12:53:52
Representative Scenario and Use Cases Documents, reports 2020-02-25 12:53:51

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of CROWD4ROADS deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Valerio Freschi, Saverio Delpriori, Emanuele Lattanzi, Alessandro Bogliolo
Bootstrap Based Uncertainty Propagation for Data Quality Estimation in Crowdsensing Systems
published pages: 1146-1155, ISSN: 2169-3536, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2651942
IEEE Access 5 2020-02-25
2017 Giacomo Alessandroni, Alberto Carini, Emanuele Lattanzi, Valerio Freschi, Alessandro Bogliolo
A Study on the Influence of Speed on Road Roughness Sensing: The SmartRoadSense Case
published pages: 305, ISSN: 1424-8220, DOI: 10.3390/s17020305
Sensors 17/2 2020-02-25
2017 Lewis, Mark R.
Crowd-sensing and Gamification
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2545329
1 2020-02-25
2019 Klopfenstein, Lorenz Cuno; Delpriori, Saverio
Incentives for Crowdsourcing
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2545206
1 2020-02-25
2019 Delpriori, Saverio; Klopfenstein, Lorenz Cuno
Crowdsensing Scenarios for the Common Good
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2545314
1 2020-02-25
2018 Klopfenstein, Lorenz Cuno; Delpriori, Saverio; Bogliolo, Alessandro; Sergiacomi, Andrea; Marcozzi, Marina; Boardman, Donna; Parfitt, Peter
Crowdsensing for road sustainability: validation of publicly sourced data for exploitation
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Proceedings of the 10th International Social Innovation Research Conference (ISIRC 2018) 2020-02-25
2019 Klopfenstein, Lorenz Cuno; Delpriori, Saverio; Aldini, Alessandro; Bogliolo, Alessandro
Worth One Minute: An Anonymous Rewarding Platform for Crowd-sensing Systems
published pages: , ISSN: 1229-2370, DOI:
Journal of Communications and Networks 2020-02-25

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