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Transition Areas for Infrastructure-Assisted Driving

Objective

As the introduction of automated vehicles becomes feasible, even in urban areas, it will be necessary to investigate their impacts on traffic safety and efficiency. This is particularly true during the early stages of market introduction, where automated vehicles of all SAE levels, connected vehicles (able to communicate via V2X) and conventional vehicles will share the same roads with varying penetration rates. There will be zones and situations on the roads where high automation can be granted, and others where it is not allowed or not possible due to missing sensor inputs, high complexity situations, etc. In the areas where those zones merge many automated vehicles will change their activated level of automation. Therefore, we refer to these areas as “Transition Areas”. TransAID will develop and demonstrate traffic management procedures and protocols to enable smooth coexistence of automated, connected and conventional vehicles especially at Transition Areas. A hierarchical approach will be followed where control actions will be implemented at different layers including centralised traffic management, infrastructure and vehicles. First, simulations will be performed to find optimal infrastructure-assisted management solutions to control connected, automated and conventional vehicles at Transition Areas, taking into account traffic safety and efficiency metrics. Then, communication protocols for the cooperation between connected/automated vehicles and the road infrastructure are developed. Measures to detect and inform conventional vehicles will also be addressed. The most promising solutions will be implemented as real world prototypes and demonstrated under real urban conditions. Finally, guidelines for advanced infrastructure-assisted driving will be formulated. The guidelines will also include a roadmap defining activities and needed upgrades of road infrastructure in the upcoming 15 years in order to guarantee a smooth coexistence of conventional, connected and automated vehicles.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/automotive engineering/autonomous vehicle
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/natural resource management

Call for proposal

H2020-ART-2016-Two-Stages
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 215 288,75

Participants (7)

HYUNDAI MOTOR EUROPE TECHNICAL CENTER GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 136 437,50
Address
Hyundai Platz Marie Curie Strasse 2
65428 Russelsheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DYNNIQ UK LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 188 469,69
Address
Hazelwood House Lime Tree Way, Chineham Business P Hampshire
RG24 8WZ Basingstoke
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRANSPORT & MOBILITY LEUVEN NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 530 343,75
Address
Diestsesteenweg 57
3010 Kessel Lo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAP TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 316 812,50
Address
Van Deventerlaan 20
3528 AE Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 367 437,50
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD MIGUEL HERNANDEZ DE ELCHE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 459 565
Address
Avenida De La Universidad S-n
03202 Elche
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DYNNIQ NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 621 999,06
Address
Basicweg 16
3821BR Amersfoort
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)