National Programmes

National Programmes 

Several FEHRL institutes have their own national research programmes that have either been developed in response to the Forever Open Road, or which are directly relevant to some research topics of the Forever Open Road.



 Route 5ième Génération (5th Generation Road) - R5G

The aim of IFSTTAR’s R5G project is to propose innovative road solutions that have the potential for large-scale deployment in the fields of vehicle-infrastructure energy, new pavement technology and climate resilient infrastructure supported by full-scale demonstrators.

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Straße im 21 Jahrhundert (Roads in the 21st Century - R21C)

BASt’s R21C programme has the objective is to pave the way for promising and innovative solutions for the road mode into everyday application in road construction. The objective for the R21C programme is to achieve more quality, improve value for money and provide a crucial boost to innovation in road construction in Germany.

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Ferjefri E39 (Ferry Free E39 / Coastal Road E39)

The aim of the Ferjefri E39 programme is to replace the seven ferry crossings along the 1,000 km E39 road which runs along the west coast of Norway with bridges and tunnels, reducing travel time by half. The width and depth of the fjords to be crossed are such that a new generation of bridge and tunnel technology will need to be developed.

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Exploratory Advanced Research (EAR)

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) e established the EAR to address the need to conduct research on longer term and higher risk breakthrough research with the potential for transformational improvements to plan, build, renew, and operate safe, congestion free, and environmentally sound transportation systems.

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