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Improved trustworthiness and weather-independence of conditional automated vehicles in mixed traffic scenarios

Objective

Automated driving can be implemented with relatively simple controllers if the current location of the ego vehicle and the current and future locations of other road users are known without uncertainty. However, this is not going to happen in the initial stages of the introduction of automated driving systems into the market. As a consequence, system and human driver uncertainty pose a significant challenge in the development of trustable and fault-tolerant automated driving controllers, especially for conditional automation (SAE level 3) in mixed traffic scenarios. The TrustVehicle consortium brings together participants from the whole vehicle value chain to enhance safety and user-friendliness of level 3 automated driving systems. The main objectives are: (i) the systematic identification of critical road scenarios based on in-depth analysis of possible traffic situations and human behaviour; (ii) the setup of new tools for the cost- and time-effective assessment of driver-in/off-the-loop situations; (iii) design of controllers and sensor fusion systems capable of dealing with complex, uncertain and variable road scenarios to enhance road safety; (iv) the implementation of intuitive human-machine interfaces for the safe management of the transition phases taking into account user acceptance and gender-specific aspects; and (iv) the establishment of an adaptive and agile vehicle validation based on self-diagnostics and data logging to steadily extend the list of relevant scenarios and test cases. The outputs of the TrustVehicle project will be extensively assessed in real-world operating conditions on four demonstrators representing four vehicle classes. End users of the technology will systematically and thoroughly express their requirements, expectations, and concerns during the consortium activity. Special focus will be put on the demonstration of the fault-tolerant and fail-operational system behaviour at any time and for different kinds of weather conditions.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation

Call for proposal

H2020-ART-2016-Two-Stages
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

VIRTUAL VEHICLE RESEARCH GMBH
Address
Inffeldgasse 21 A
8010 Graz
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 390 000

Participants (11)

VALEO VISION SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 450 000
Address
Rue Saint Andre 34
93012 Bobigny
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 388 528,75
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AVL LIST GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 427 325
Address
Hans-list-platz 1
8020 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRIA AG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 440 041,25
Address
Siemensstrasse 2
9500 Villach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
Finland
EU contribution
€ 400 133,75
Address
Vuorimiehentie 3
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
FORD OTOMOTIV SANAYI ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 540 000
Address
Akpinar Mah Hasan Basri Cad No 2 Sancaktepe
34885 Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IDEAS & MOTION SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 300 625
Address
Via Santa Margherita 8
12051 Alba
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TOFAS TURK OTOMOBIL FABRIKASI ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 480 000
Address
Buyukdere Cad Tofas Han 145 Kat 4-5 Zincirlikuyu
34394 Sisli Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CISC SEMICONDUCTOR GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 315 000
Address
Lakeside B07
9020 Klagenfurt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LINKKER OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 380 000
Address
Koritie 2
15540 Villahde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VOLVO PERSONVAGNAR AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 487 250
Address
Avd 50090 Hb3s
405 31 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)