PREVENT PCP is a research project which aims to augment security in public transport through innovative procurement of technological solutions. During the first PREVENT project, we worked with a range of public transport security stakeholders who identified the common challenge which is:
1. Automatic and timely detection of potentially dangerous unattended items in or around public transport and its infrastructure.
2. Identify and track the perpetrators.
3. Advanced crisis management system.
But, of course, although some of these technological solutions already exists on the market, they do not fully answer the common challenge identified. Having stakeholders join forces to build them through innovative procurement is a real incentive as these will be build from scratch to meet end users need and they will be funded by the EU.
PREVENT PCP will be using pre-commercial procurement, a form of innovative procurement, to develop and prototype the solutions in three stages: Solution design, Prototyping and validation and demonstration in an operational environment. This will be led by public procurers with the support of public transport operators, authorities security stakeholders as well as law consulting agency for all issues related to ethics and data protection (GDPR) to offer their guidance and perspective.