On Thursday 25 July, a delegation of both TransAID and MAVEN projects went to the US, Detroit (Michigan) to meet with the ‘Crash Avoidance Metrics Partners’ (CAMP) group consisting of OEMs. During the meeting, we presented detailed information on our both projects, and had fruitful discussions and an exchange of ideas regarding the deployment of (C)AVs, advanced traffic management, and the next-generation of communication standards and interfaces.
The 3rd Workshop on “Connected, Cooperative, and Autonomous Driving” will be held on Sunday 9 June 2019, in conjunction with the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV 2019). The workshop also features an Industry Panel with experts from related industries, which will again foster the interactive exchange of academia and industry.
Workshop venue: MINES ParisTech – 60 Boulevard Saint-Michel, 75006 Paris, France.
See also this link for more information regarding our event!
We have created several videos that show some of the nuts and bolts that go inside TransAID’s simulations. See how CAVs and LVs differ in their lane changing, what Transitions of Control (ToC) and Minimum-Risk Maneuvers (MRM) imply, how merging on a motorway can be facilitated, dealing with road works, and how to schedule ToCs before a no-automated driving zone.
You can watch them at our Videos page!
We have just launched our 4th newsletter, containing lots of new material on traffic management of connected and/or autonomous vehicles, behavioural modelling, communications, and much more!
Check out https://www.transaid.eu/newsletters/
On Tuesday 5 – Wednesday 6 February, we held a Consortium Meeting at TML in Leuven, Belgium. We discussed about traffic management schemes, simulating enhanced traffic management measures with V2X communications using the iTETRIS+SUMO+ns-3 integrated simulation platform, setting up the real-world vehicle trials, and much more!
Great news! After months of work, we have released Deliverable D4.2, titled “Preliminary simulation and assessment of enhanced traffic management measures“. In it, we elaborate on the five previously selected use cases with respect to traffic management of automated driving at Transition Areas. The traffic management procedures developed in Task 4.1 were implemented within the SUMO simulation environment. The results of simulations were assessed by the safety, efficiency, and environmental indicators implemented in WP3. Based on these assessments, the traffic management services were analysed with respect to their performances at Transition Areas. You can read all about it in our Deliverables section.
Last year when TransAID was presented at the EC-breakout session during the ITS World Congress, we were contacted by the American Traffic Safety Services Association to write an article for one of their magazines, i.e. The Signal. The resulting article is titled “Mixing it up: The future of CAVs and the mixed vehicle fleet“. You can read it in our Publications section. The original magazine can be found here.
TransAID was presented in the context of traffic management and intelligent infrastructure for connected and automated driving at the 5th SIP-adus workshop in Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Jaap Vreeswijk from MAPtm talked about how the use of vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, infrastructure services may complement vehicle capabilities at the boundaries of their operational design domain (ODD), and thereby prevent Transitions of Control and Minimum Risk Manoeuvres, or mitigate their negative effects on traffic safety and traffic flow.
We are happy to announce that Deliverable D6.1 (An Integrated Platform for the Simulation and Assessment of Traffic Management Procedures in Transition Areas) is available for download in the Deliverables section!
The TransAID project is preparing itself to incorporate traffic management measures into its simulations, taking into account realistic V2X communication processes. To this end, it uses the iTETRIS software framework to conduct simulations of traffic management procedures involving the coupling (via the middelware iCS) between a traffic simulator (SUMO) modified for (C)Avs and a communication simulator (ns-3), which all are open-source programs. Deliverable D6.1 gives a detailed description of the available software platforms, and the reasons for choosing the iTETRIS framework. In addition, it provides more information on how to setup the entire integrated platform, as well as extending the application modules to implement traffic management measures. Finally, the deliverable outlines the tools to assess the simulation results by statistical and visual analysis.