In collaboration with POLIS, and the Horizon 2020 projects MAVEN and CoEXist, TransAID attended the stakeholder consultation workshop on Wednesday 24 October, in Greenwich (London), UK. Discussions during the day centred around automated vehicles and urban traffic management, and breakout sessions on strategic planning for CAVs, the role of the traffic manager in the evolving transport system, and the needs of cities and regions for ITS technologies and strategies.
On Tuesday 23 October, TransAID participated in the H2020 MAVEN Expert Meeting in Greenwich (London), UK. Topics that we conversed about are validation and impact assessment, and traffic management of CAVs both on motorways and in an urban context.
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!
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.
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.