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Results from road transport research – a report on CAD projects


On 4th and 5th December 2019, CAD participated in the 3rd edition of the “Results from Road Transport Research in H2020 projects” European conference in Brussels organised by ERTRAC (European Road Transport Advisory Council), EGVIA (European Green Vehicles Initiative Association) and the European Commission (represented by DG MOVE, DG RTD and INEA).

The conference gave a preview of the results of the research performed under the Horizon 2020 funded projects in the field of road transport. The event covered various areas like urban mobility, road safety, automated road transport, green vehicles, and logistics under the H2020 programme.

A session on “Automated driving at our doors” gave an overview on the state-of-the-art research and pre-deployment activities in Europe for the three development paths of the ERTRAC roadmap: passenger car challenges and standardisation needs for Highway driving Level 3 and parking automation, multi-brand truck platooning Level 1-4 and Level 4 Urban mobility. The session on ‘Automated driving at our doors’ showcased three Horizon 2020 projects: L3PilotAVENUE and ENSEMBLE.

A full report providing detailed information on the H2020RTR19 conference was published on 20 March 2020. The report provides a complete overview of the H2020 projects content presented during the 2-day event. It also elaborates on what the projects achieved, how they confronted the difficulties and resolved them, and what are the next steps in their implementation stages.

The report expressed the support of large-scale pilots of automated driving functions and systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and shared mobility services are essential. It underlined that only through testing in real world conditions and involvement of real users, we will be able to increase the acceptance in society and gain consumers trust.

The report stressed that a lot of research and standardisation is still necessary to get automated driving functions to SAE level 3 and to attain SAE level 4 is even beyond.

To read the full report, click here.

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