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12.09.17

Trials with autonomous pods for seniors in Australia

A leading Australian health care provider is planning to use autonomous pods for increasing the mobility of seniors in its homes. An Australian website reported last week that residents in returement...

11.09.17

Expert group releases report on automated transport

The European Commission has released a new report by an international expert group on automated transport. As the Commission reports, this report was prepared under the initiative of the Directorate-G...

08.09.17

European Commission commits to automated driving

On Tuesday, MEP Ismail Ertug organised the 4th edition of the Driving Future Platform. The keynote address was delivered by Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič, who referred to the enormous changes that a...

07.09.17

Self Drive Bill clears US House of Representatives

Yesterday, the US House of Representatives passed an ambitious bill on autonomous vehicles. The bill reached unanimous support across the full political spectrum represented in Washington D.C. The so-...

06.09.17

Driverless busses to ensure mobility in rural Japan

Last week, the Japanese Transport Ministry kicked-off a trial of self-driving busses in the centrally located Tochigi prefecture. As the Japan Times reports, the trials for autonomous busses are meant...

05.09.17

Valet Parking test bed in Germany

Last month, work has started to equip a car park in the Western German city of Düsseldorf for Automated Valet Parking functionalities. This is part of the German-funded KoMoD project, in which CARTR...

04.09.17

Estonia targeted as test ground for driverless technology

Estonia's public broadcaster today reported an Israeli interest to test technologies for autonomous cars on Estonian roads. According to the source, Mobileye, a leading provider of visual assistance s...

03.09.17

United States release update report for 2017

The US Department of Transportation has released an updated report on its activities in the field of ITS this week. The publication explores benefits, costs and lessons learnt on ITS, which are summar...

01.09.17

Collection of policy strategies on CAD advancement published

Yesterday, the Transport Research Board (TRB) of the US National Academy of Sciences published a collection of strategies to advance connected and automated driving. The briefing paper reiterates the...

31.08.17

South Korea pursues plans for large-scale test bed

This week, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported that the country is pushing for a large-scale test bed for autonomous driving in the city of Hwaseong, close to the capital of Seoul. The facility,...

30.08.17

Europe leading the patent race on autonomous driving

Three CARTRE project partners are leading the global race towards autonomous driving, as reported by the Cologne Institute for Economic Research this week. In a short paper, the institute collated the...

26.08.17

Testbed development in German automotive heartland

This week, the preparations for a large-scale testbed for connected and automated driving in the German Land of Baden-Wuerttemberg have begun. Following a decision by the regional government from last...

25.08.17

UK to start truck platooning trial

CARTRE associated partners Department for Transport and TRL have agreed today to start a platooning trial of six trucks on British highways. The Department for Transport commissioned TRL to lead a con...

24.08.17

Germany adopts roadmap on ethical autonomous driving

Yesterday, the German government has adopted a roadmap on ethical guidelines for automated driving. The country, which was the first one to pass legislation on this subject, had installed an ethics co...

23.08.17

Eastlink is foreseen Level.3 hands-off-the-wheel driving on Australian freeways

In partnership with VicRoads, the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB), La Trobe University and RACV, EastLink has been very active undertaking trials on one of Australia’s largest tollways to...

11.08.17

SCOUT Expert Workshop on European vision and strategies

On 20 July 2017 the SCOUT project organised the „European vision & strategies for connected and automated driving“ workshop in Brussels with participation of the SCOUT consortium as well as re...

09.08.17

New study on user acceptance of driverless cars released

Yesterday, the British UK Autodrive project and Cambridge University released a new study on user acceptance and user behaviour of autonomous cars. The survey established that there is no clear image...

29.07.17

Germany organises High-Level Dialogue on CAD

At the fringes of the International Motor Show IAA in Frankfurt, the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure will organise its second High-Level Dialogue on CAD.The dialogue wi...

28.07.17

CAD Webinar on AUTOPILOT

On Wednesday, the second installment of the CAD webinar series took place. Facilitated by AUTOPILOT's project coordinator François Fischer, the webinar explored how the Internet of Things (IoT) can p...

27.07.17

German debates on automated driving legislation

Germany is the first country to have passed legislation on automated driving. The country's upper chamber, the Bundesrat, agreed on the respective law in mid-May this year. At the same time, an ethics...

26.07.17

Automated Valet Parking launched in Stuttgart

The New Mobility online magazine reported on Monday that an automated valet parking trial was launched at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart. For the coming months, German car manufacturer Mercedes...

25.07.17

Indian government reluctant to move on driverless cars

Debates on automated driving are not constrained to Europe. The Economic Times, an Indian newspaper, reported today on a backlash against automated driving on the subcontinent. The minister for roads...

25.07.17

65% of drivers would use automated parking solutions

German automotive supplier Bosch released the result of a study on automated driving last week. 6000 respondents in Germany, China, the USA, Japan, Brazil and France were asked about their attitudes t...

24.07.17

Oxford University’s contribution to automated driving

The most recent newsletter by the 2025AD magazine, which is managed by the automotive supplier Continental, lists the seven most innovative universities in the field of automated driving. The only Eur...

21.07.17

New testing centre for automated driving in Germany

On 17 July, the German automative technology organisation DEKRA announced its purchase of the EuroSpeedway race track in Eastern Germany. Starting from November this year, the track will be turned int...

20.07.17

News round-up on autonomous driving technology

A new report by the US-based Collision and Repair magazine summarises recent news publications on automated driving. The report for example points out that the technological development for autonomous...

19.07.17

Autonomous vehicle trials to arrive in the Middle East

The Middle East is one of the few world regions, where the flurry of Automated Driving trials has not yet taken off full. A recent report by the Bloomberg Aspen Initiative did list Tel Aviv as an inno...

18.07.17

New scientific publications on automated driving

Over the past week, several new publications on automated driving have been published for an academic and expert audience. Gereon Meyer, who is also the programme coordinator for the SCOUT project...

17.07.17

Germany announces ethical guidelines for automated driving

On 20 June, the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure presented the final report of an ethics commission on guidelines on automated driving. An English-language summary is n...

17.07.17

AVS commemorates 25th anniversary of first highway pilot

Last week, the 2017 edition of the Automated Vehicles Symposium took place in San Francisco. For three days, numerous North American initiatives in automated driving, as well as important European one...

14.07.17

Modelling algorithm-based decision-making of cars

A new study by researchers from the University of Osnabrück (Germany) has caused a lot of attention in the CAD community recently. The team of neuro-scientists studied human decision-making in simula...

13.07.17

Tallinn to test self-driving minibusses during European presidency

The Estonian capital of Tallinn is currently experiencing the country's first trial of self-driving vehicles. Under the framework of Estonia's presidency of the Council of the European Union, two sel...

12.07.17

Three European cities to participate in Bloomberg Aspen Initiative

London, Helsinki and Paris will be part of a new initiative to prepare urban areas for the challenges and opportunities of autonomous driving. The Bloomberg Aspen Initiative on Cities and Autonomous V...

09.07.17

New factsheet library by US Department of Transportation

The ITS Programme of the United States Department of Transportation as prepared an extensive library of all its factsheets on connected and automated driving. In over 50 publications, the library...

08.07.17

Apply as TRA Young Researcher

The Transport Research ARA (TRA) 2018, which will take place in Vienna the coming April, is organising a competition for young researchers under the title "TRA Visions". It is aimed at those currently...

07.07.17

Third issue of #EUGoesDriverless published

The Connected and Automated Driving in Europe Initiative has published the third issue of the #EUGoesDriverless newsletter. It provides you with updates on issues related to the mobility of the futur...

07.07.17

SCOUT project outlines context for automated driving

The European SCOUT project prepared a context map for Connected and Automated Driving. This map describes the trends, factors and uncertainties that impact the project's vision for automated driving i...

07.07.17

Debating the future of transportation

On 5 and 6 July, stakeholders in connected and automated driving assembled in Cologne for the Future of Transportation World Conference. The event tackled the time frame between 2020 and 2030, analysi...

06.07.17

Austrian lessons on automated driving

The Austrian automation project WienZWA, which ran for the first half of this year, published the results of its breakout sessions recently. In an innovative visual form, the posters unfold a narrativ...

05.07.17

Two new publications on AUTOPILOT

The Commission-funded AUTOPILOT project, which progresses autonomous driving by means of the Internet of Things (IoT), has featured in two publications recently. In May, the Baltic Transport Journa...

30.06.17

Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium

The Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium, held in Stuttgart on 20-22 June 2017, has brought together the world’s leading engineers in the field of autonomous vehicle research, testing...

30.06.17

ACEA released EU Roadmap for Truck Platooning

The document provides an overview of the steps that are necessary to implement multi-brand platooning before 2025. This roadmap shows when, and under which conditions, truck platooning can be introduc...

30.06.17

European Commission publishes agenda for the future of mobility

On May 31st the European Commission published the communication “Europe on the Move - An agenda for a socially fair transition towards clean, competitive and connected mobility for all". It is a lon...

23.06.17

Connectivity and automation: latest development, future challenges

On Wednesday, 21.06, ERTICO organised an event on the latest developments and future challenges of connected automation. The Special Interest Session took place during the 12th ITS European Congress...

23.06.17

Diversity of international CAD activities in Strasbourg

On Monday, 19.06, CARTRE coordinating partner ERTICO organised an event on “International activities and pilots on connected and automated driving” at the 12th ITS European Congress in Strasbourg....

22.06.17

New roadmap on automated driving

The European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC) has presented its new roadmap on automated driving at the 12th ITS European Congress in Strasbourg. The EU-funded CARTRE and SCOUT projec...

22.06.17

Digital infrastructure for automated vehicles

Yesterday, CAD partner CARTRE organised a Special Interest Session on "Digital infrastructure for automated vehicles" at the 12th ITS European Congress in Strasbourg. Jaap Vreeswijk of MAP Traffic Man...

20.06.17

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 awar...

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