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Q: Is there a Glossary of terms related to the project?

Yes, you can download it here.

Q: What kind of on-board equipment is needed to slow and stop vehicles?

A: The on-board equipment is not specified yet. Specification of such equipment is a part of the research works to be performed within the project. So far several equipments have been preliminary foreseen as for instance wheels tangling devices. An equipment to communicate with the vehicle (speakers) is also considered. Anyway, the final specification will come from research in which a comprehensive and holistic security study on the topic will ensure that the new developed means will be safe and will meet all the ethical and Social Science and Humanities (SSH) standards;

Q: Who is the intended end-user?

A: The intended End-users of the concept are the civil law enforcement agencies, such as Police and Border Guards.

Q: Why are the Israeli partners involved?

A: Israel entities can participate in FP7 projects like any other representatives of associated countries such as Switzerland (based on the bilateral Science and Technology agreements), as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway (based on the amendment of EEA agreement) Turkey, Croatia, Serbia, Republic of Montenegro and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) (based on the Memoranda of Understanding (MoU)) Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Albania, Kosovo (under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244), the Faroe Islands and Moldova. The main involvement of the three Israeli partners comes from their expertise in aerial platforms safety and reliability. Safety (and the aerial platform reliability is essential to it) is, together with ethical issues, the main drivers for AEROCEPTOR system definition.

Q: Who initiated the project?

A: The project has been initiated by the consortium of 15 partners from 7 countries, including Spain (leadership), France, Poland, Austria, Italy, Turkey and Israel.

The Project has also gained some attention from the European Parliament members, the track of the official queries from EP and responses of European Commission can be found under the links below:

This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 285144.