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AI-based CCAM: Trustworthy, Explainable, and Accountable

Objective

Connected and Cooperative Automotive Mobility (CCAM) solutions have emerged thanks to novel Artificial Intelligence (AI) which can be trained with huge amounts of data to produce driving functions with better-than-human performance under certain conditions. The race on AI keeps on building HW/SW frameworks to manage and process even larger real and synthetic datasets to train increasingly accurate AI models.
However, AI remains largely unexplored with respect to explainability (interpretability of model functioning), privacy preservation (exposure of sensitive data), ethics (bias and wanted/unwanted behaviour), and accountability (responsibilities of AI outputs). These features will establish the basis of trustworthy AI, as a novel paradigm to fully understand and trust AI in operation, while using it at its full capabilities for the benefit of society.
AITHENA will contribute to build Explainable AI (XAI) in CCAM development and testing frameworks, researching three main AI pillars: data (real/synthetic data management), models (data fusion, hybrid AI approaches), and testing (physical/virtual XiL set-ups with scalable MLOps).
A human-centric methodology will be created to derive trustworthy AI dimensions from user identified group needs in CCAM applications. AITHENA will innovate proposing a set of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) on XAI, and an analysis to explore trade-offs between these dimensions.
Demonstrators will show the AITHENA methodology in four critical use cases: perception (what does the AI perceive, and why), situational awareness (what is the AI understanding about the current driving environment, including the driver state), decision (why a certain decision is taken), and traffic management (how transport-level applications interoperate with AI-enabled systems operating at vehicle-level).
Created data and tools will be made available via European data sharing initiatives (OpenData and OpenTools) to foster research on trustworthy AI for CCAM.

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FUNDACION CENTRO DE TECNOLOGIAS DE INTERACCION VISUAL Y COMUNICACIONES VICOMTECH
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€ 525 650,00
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Paseo Mikeletegi Parque Tecnologico De Miramon 57
20009 Donostia San Sebastian
Spain

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Noreste País Vasco Gipuzkoa
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Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 525 650,00

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RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
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€ 497 500,00
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Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Städteregion Aachen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 497 500,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
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€ 492 875,00
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven

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Noord-Brabant Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 492 875,00
VIRTUAL VEHICLE RESEARCH GMBH
Austria
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€ 450 000,00
Address
Inffeldgasse 21 A
8010 Graz

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
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Research Organisations
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€ 450 000,00
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FRANCE SAS
France
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€ 380 250,00
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Avenue Paul Ourliac 1
31036 Toulouse

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Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 380 250,00
TTTECH AUTO AG
Austria
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€ 447 187,50
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Operngasse 17-21
1040 Vienna

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Wien Wien
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€ 447 187,50
SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE NETHERLANDS BV
Netherlands
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€ 250 375,00
Address
Bic 1
5657 BX Eindhoven

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Noord-Brabant Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant
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€ 250 375,00
SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE NV
Belgium
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€ 250 450,00
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Interleuvenlaan 68
3001 Leuven

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
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IDIADA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY SA
Spain
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€ 401 250,00
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L Albornar
43710 Santa Oliva

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Este Cataluña Tarragona
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RUPPRECHT CONSULT-FORSCHUNG & BERATUNG GMBH
Germany
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€ 310 625,00
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Clever Strasse 13 15
50668 Koln

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Yes
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Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
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€ 310 625,00
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
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€ 204 892,50
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Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag

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West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
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€ 204 892,50
MAP TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT BV
Netherlands
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€ 282 500,00
Address
Van Deventerlaan 20
3528 AE Utrecht

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
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€ 282 500,00
BERGISCHE UNIVERSITAET WUPPERTAL
Germany
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€ 349 695,00
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Gauss-strasse 20
42119 Wuppertal

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Wuppertal, Kreisfreie Stadt
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€ 349 695,00
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
Germany
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Am Campeon 1-15
85579 Neubiberg

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Landkreis
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VALEO SCHALTER UND SENSOREN GMBH
Germany
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Laiernstrasse 12
74321 Bietigheim Bissingen

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Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Ludwigsburg
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FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE L'AUTOMOBILE
France
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€ 299 250,00
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Place De La Concorde 8
75008 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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€ 299 250,00

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UNION INTERNATIONALE DES TRANSPORTS ROUTIERS (IRU)
Switzerland
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€ 0,00
Address
La Voie-creuse 16
1202 Geneve

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Genève
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Other
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