European Commission supports L3Pilot
At the 12th ITS European Congress, which is taking place this week in Strasbourg, the European Commission has awarded a cheque of €35,960,979 million to the L3Pilot Project. The funding will be awarded over the coming three years under the Commission’s Horizon2020 envelope. The international L3Pilot Consortium is led by the German automotive leader Volkswagen. At the 1st European Conference on Connected Automated Driving in April, European Commissioner Carlos Moedas lauded the L3Pilot:
“This project is huge, bringing together: car manufacturers, research institutes, insurance suppliers, universities and others. It will really show Europe’s readiness for the technology! And where the gaps are that need to be filled.
L3Pilot focuses on large-scale piloting of SAE Level 3 functions, with additional assessment of some Level 4 functions. From September 2017 onwards, the project will unite 1,000 test drivers and 100 vehicles to test the viability of automated driving as a safe and efficient means of transportation. L3Pilot will run in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.
The 12th ITS European Congress is an annual meeting of all relevant stakeholders in smart mobility. CAD and its partners are represented in multiple interest sessions:
SIS 14 – ERTRAC/CARTRE Roadmap: Coordination of Automated Driving R&D in Europe
20 June 2017, 16:00 – 17:30 (room Luxembourg)
SIS 23 – Safety validation and roadworthiness testing for connected and automated vehicles
20 June 2017 (16:00 – 17:30) – (room Amsterdam)
SIS 27 – Connectivity and Automation: latest development and future challenges
21 June 2017 (09:00 – 10:30) – (room Londres 2)
SIS 37 – Digital Infrastructure for Automated Vehicles
21 June 2017, 14:00 – 15:30 (room Amsterdam)
The Congress will run until Thursday, 22 June 2017.