What is RAPID?
The EU-funded RAPID project will combine and extend drone technology to deliver a fully automated and safety-assured maintenance inspection service for bridges, ship hull surveys, and more. Specifically, the service will combine self-sailing unmanned surface vehicles with autonomous unmanned aerial systems. The aim is to reduce the time and cost of structural condition monitoring of maritime transport infrastructures such as material-handling equipment, cargo and passenger ships, and bridges. RAPID’s new system will also facilitate the prioritisation of safer transport infrastructure.
What are the objectives?
Early warning systems are essential for disaster prevention. To minimise disruption and delays to critical supply chains, it is important to detect any deterioration in transport system infrastructure.
Contribute to increase safety and security of the overall civil transport system
Contribute to enhancing safe and seamless mobility of cargo and passengers
Contribute to building knowledge and acceptance within society for the steps described within U-Space
Contribute to ensuring appropriate legal frameworks and advancing safety systems certification and setting standards with potential to become a global reference
Human in the loop
Emissions monitoring system
The importance of human involvement
Contribution to safety in the public transport infrastructure
Web graphic interface to check drone activity
Our system’s provision of safety
Risk assessment in Europe’s infrastructure
Our drone-based approach
What are RAPID priority areas?
What makes RAPID Project different?
What does RAPID pursue?
The project’s human dimension
Contribution to saving lives