TransAID joins the Workshop on Connected, Cooperative & Automated Driving

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!

Simulation videos available

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!

Consortium Meeting (Leuven, Belgium)

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!

Deliverable D4.2 released (results of traffic management simulations)

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.

TransAID presented at the 5th SIP-adus Workshop

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.

Publication of D6.1 (An Integrated Platform for the Simulation and Assessment of Traffic Management Procedures in Transition Areas)

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.

MAVEN-POLIS Stakeholder Consultation (London, UK)

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.

MAVEN Expert Meeting (London, UK)

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.