Consortium Meeting (Amersfoort, The Netherlands)

On Tuesday 9 – Wednesday 10 October, we held a Consortium Meeting at Dynniq in Amersfoort, The Netherlands. Discussions centred around traffic management, V2X communications, dealing with adaptive cruise control, using the iTETRIS+SUMO+NS-3 integrated simulation platform, setting up feasibility test with real vehicles, and much more. Stay tuned for more updates!

Publication of D4.1 (Overview of Existing and Enhanced Traffic Management Procedures)

We are happy to announce that Deliverable D4.1 (Overview of Existing and Enhanced Traffic Management Procedures) is available for download in the Deliverables section!

Deliverable D4.1 describes the creation of the next generation of traffic management procedures and protocols that address the presence of autonomous vehicles, as to be deployed in TransAID. We highlight the state-of-the-art of traffic management procedures, focusing on general approaches, the coordination of CAVs, and the impact of machine learning techniques and artificial intelligence. We then outline TransAID’s traffic management framework, positioning ourselves as an intermediary service provider. This encompasses high- and low-level traffic management operations, as well as raising some concerns on the compliance of automated vehicles to traffic laws. Next, the bulk of the report discusses in detail the five selected services and use cases, each time highlighting when, where, and how traffic measures should be applied. In conclusion, we give some further approaches to integrated traffic management, and sketch several general communications requirements for traffic management systems, focusing on the types of messages to be transceived.

Publication of D5.1 (Definition of V2X message sets)

We are happy to announce that Deliverable D5.1 (Definition of V2X message sets) is available for download in the Deliverables section! The work related to Deliverable D5.1 provided a first definition of the V2X message sets that are needed to support the TransAID traffic management measures in the scenarios selected during the first project iteration. In first instance, these messages cover requirements that are common to all scenarios, e.g., helping the traffic control centre to improve the detection and classification of vehicles with different types of automation and communication capabilities. Additionally, the messages serve purposes that are specific to a given service, such as distributing transitions of control in time and space before the affected vehicles enter a transition area.

Publication of D3.1 (Modelling, Simulation, and Assessment of Automations and Behaviour)

We are happy to announce that Deliverable D3.1 (Modelling, Simulation, and Assessment of Automations and Behaviour) is available for download in the Deliverables section! The purpose of D3.1 is to model vehicle automations and automated vehicles’ driver behaviour in the SUMO simulator, as well as obtaining the baseline scenarios. We implement stable driver models emulating the longitudinal and lateral motion of (C)AVs and CVs. The vehicle demand levels and mixes that were previously are used for the construction of the baseline simulation experiments.

TransAID presented at the Joint Workshop “Transport planning, traffic control and traffic safety – challenges and opportunities”

TransAID was presented at the Joint Workshop “Transport planning, traffic control and traffic safety – challenges and opportunities”, on 12 July 2018 in Zagreb, Croatia. Dr. Meng Lu from Dynniq talked about “Cooperative & automated road transport for enhanced traffic management“. There were 38 people attending the workshop.

TransAID presented at the 2nd Symposium on Management of Future motorway and urban Traffic Systems

Our colleagues from MAPtm and CERTH were present at the 2nd Symposium on Management of Future motorway and urban Traffic Systems (MFTS) in Ispra, Italy. There they presented the current state of the MAVEN project’s use cases, with the broader context of transition of control areas from TransAID. The focus lay on operational design domains, and the reasons for AVs’ disengagements, along with an outlook on planned V2X extensions.