The project will cover a variety of activities designed to define and demonstrate the best available technology (BAT) and to provide guidelines for legislation (WP6). It will be based on the four main pillars as they are described in the different work packages:

• Pillar a. includes system analysis to identify the way existing tampering systems operate, foresee possible threats that will emerge in the future and set targets for the diagnostic systems to be developed within DIAS (WP3).

• Pillar b. includes security at the three levels of data flow, i.e. hardware, software and communications, the challenges in these fields and the available technologies to cope with these challenges (WP4).

• Pillar c. includes the monitoring of vehicles and the application of sensors for direct assessment of operation and performance as well as storage, transmission and handling of the collected data.

• Pillar d. includes diagnostics. As discussed above, these are distinguished in:

(i) On-board – based on existing conventional approaches. 

(ii) Remote – based on fixed stationary diagnostic systems. 

(iii) As remote adaptive – based on stationary infrastructure-based diagnostic systems. The latter can adapt their diagnostic strategies using either the collected data at vehicle and fleet levels as well as market and in-field information (WP5).

WP1 and WP2 work packages correspondingly refer to the consortium/project management and the inception, concept, final revision and monitoring of project targets.


DIAS work package