The TUNNEL VISION feasibility study was successfully completed in May 2019 and the results clearly show that the TUNNEL VISION concept is a viable concept and a viable business proposition. The next stage is through a Phase 2 project with high-tech SME partners developing the TUNNEL VISION demonstrator.

This demonstrator is essential for showing the performance specification required by the end users. The following approaches will be taken:

  • Source a data visualisation partner with expertise in Augmented Reality and Machine Learning to produce images of patterns and inference to recognise different objects, shapes and patterns to identify tunnel characteristics.
  • Any Phase 2 should concentrate on the TUNNEL VISION demonstrator to operate at 5km/h, faster is not feasible currently due to the huge volumes of data generated. One of the main outcomes from the feasibility study is the TUNNEL VISION should be offered as a service and not a product.
  • Potentially EUMO could service the entire European tunnel inspection market with 4 tunnel inspection vehicles.
  • Potential end-users asked to be kept informed of TUNNEL VISION progress and be one of the first users of the system”.
The TUNNEL VISION feasibility study was successfully completed in May 2019 and the results clearly show that the TUNNEL VISION concept is a viable concept and a viable business proposition. The next stage is through a Phase 2 project with high-tech SME partners developing the TUNNEL VISION demonstrator.