The HCI area of La Salle R&D will participate in the project DYNAMAP, funded by the European Commission under the LIFE+ 2013 programme. DYNAMAP stands for "Dynamic acoustic mapping - Development of low cost sensors networks for real time noise mapping".
This 5-year project (2014-2018) aims to develop a dynamic noise mapping system that is able to detect and represent in real time the acoustic impact of road infrastructure. This will help implement the European Noise Directive, which requires the updating of noise maps every five years. The project will develop an integrated system for automated data acquisition and processing of road noise. The developments of the project will be tested on two noise distributed monitoring systems in teh cities of Milan and Rome.
The role of the HCI area of La Salle R&D within the DYNAMAP project will focus on developing algorithms for anomalous noise events detection to prevent that any noise event produced by another noise source (e.g. aircrafts) could alter the levels detected by the sensors and thus cause a wrong picture of the dynamic noise map. The project consortium is led by Anas S.p.A., the Italian government-owned company deputed to the construction and maintenance of Italian motorways and highways, and includes companies, universities and research centers from Germany, Italy and Spain.