Automated vehicles are coming to you. But what does that actually mean, when will they come, in what form, and how can we maximize the benefits to the society? Automated vehicles have a vast potential to impact the traffic flow and improve safety, throughput and reduce emissions. Whatever the impact, it depends a lot on factors related to the actual capabilities of the vehicle and the environment in which it is driving. In general one would expect that the more a vehicle is able to drive in automated mode, the more benefits it will bring. However, there is a limited Operational Design Domain (ODD) in which the automated vehicle is capable of functioning as it is intended by the manufacturer.
In this workshop we will discuss in a multi-stakeholder setting how the ODD can be optimized (make it as large and/or as continuous as possible) and what the “appropriate” behaviour of the automated vehicle is within the ODD, specifically for mixed traffic conditions. We would also like to explore how to set up a constructive dialogue with the developers of automated vehicles and other stakeholders to see what each can contribute from its own perspective in the definition of the respective roles and responsibilities.
Who should attend?
All relevant stakeholders are welcome (e.g. automotive OEMs, equipment suppliers, telecom industry, road operators, local and regional authorities, governments, research institutes). Workshop attendance is free of charge.
Why a Joint Workshop?
Coordination and cooperation between the public and private sectors, in particular road operators and the automotive OEMs is needed so that a common approach and a road map can be developed for the introduction of automated vehicles in Europe and to maximise benefits thereof. This workshop, which follows directly the L3Pilot project meetings in the same venue, will offer an important first step on this road!
For more information on the Workshop, please contact: Tom Alkim, firstname.lastname@example.org or Elias Demirtzis, email@example.com.
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About EU EIP
The EU ITS Platform (EU EIP) is the place where National Ministries, Road Authorities, Road Operators and partners from the private and public sectors of almost all EU Member States and neighbouring countries, cooperate in order to foster, accelerate and optimize current and future ITS deployments in Europe in a harmonized way.
Automated driving technology has matured to a level motivating a final phase of road tests which can answer key questions before market introduction of the systems. The European research project L3Pilot www.l3pilot.eu tests the viability of automated driving as a safe and efficient means of transportation on public roads. It will focus on large-scale piloting of SAE Level 3 functions, with additional assessment of some Level 4 functions.