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”.