MAVEN is an Horizon 2020 project that will provide solutions for managing automated vehicles in an urban environment (with signalized intersections and mixed traffic). It will develop algorithms for organising the flow of infrastructure-assisted automated vehicles, and structuring the negotiation processes between vehicles and the infrastructure. Platooning is an evident example of a technology in this domain.
CoEXist is a European project (May 2017 – April 2020) which aims at preparing the transition phase during which automated and conventional vehicles will co-exist on cities’ roads.
As Automated Vehicles (AVs) will be deployed in mixed traffic, they need to interact safely and efficiently with other traffic participants. The interACT project will be working towards the safe integration of AVs into mixed traffic environments. In order to do so, interACT will analyse todays’ human-human interaction strategies, and implement and evaluate solutions for safe, cooperative, and intuitive interactions between AVs and both their on-board driver and other traffic participants.
BRAVE’s approach assumes that the launch of automated vehicles on public roads will only be successful if a user centric approach is used where the technical aspects go hand in hand in compliance with societal values, user acceptance, behavioural intentions, road safety, social, economic, legal and ethical considerations.
TrustVehicle aims at advancing L3AD functions in normal operation and in critical situations (active safety) in mixed traffic scenarios and even under harsh environmental conditions. TrustVehicle follows a user-centric approach and will provide solutions that will significantly increase reliability and trustworthiness of automated vehicles and hence, contribute to end-user acceptance.
The main objective of INFRAMIX is to prepare the road infrastructure with specific affordable adaptations and to support it with new models and tools, to accommodate for the step-wise introduction of automated vehicles.
L3Pilot tests the viability of automated driving as a safe and efficient means of transportation. The project focuses on large-scale piloting of SAE Level 3 functions, with additional assessment of some Level 4 functions. The functionality of the systems used is exposed to variable conditions with 1,000 test drivers and 100 vehicles in 11 European countries.