“Regulation study for interoperability in the Adoption the Autonomous Driving in European Urban Nodes” (AUTO C-ITS)
AUTOCITS is a CEF Transport Project, coordinated by INDRA and focused on the TEN-T Network horizontal priority Telematic applications systems for road (ITS). With a budget of 2,606,550 Euro, it started in November 2016 and will end in December 2018. The aim of the project is to contribute to the deployment of C-ITS in Europe, by enhancing interoperability for autonomous vehicles, as well as to boost the role of C-ITS as catalyst for the implementation of autonomous driving. Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) allow vehicles to communicate with other vehicles, with traffic signals and roadside infrastructure as well as with other road users. With alerts generated from the increased information available, these systems have a strong potential to improve road safety and the efficiency of the road transport. Pilots will be implemented in 3 major Core Urban nodes (Paris, Madrid, Lisbon) located along the Core network Atlantic Corridor in 3 different Member States. The autonomous vehicles will be tested in open and closed traffic to check the applicable traffic rules. The three pilots will test and evaluate C-ITS services for autonomous vehicles under the applicable traffic regulation, study its extension to other European countries and contribute to the C-Roads and C-ITS platform as well as to other European standards organizations. Additionally, the project will cooperate with other current initiatives on a large scale through the study of the current regulation for autonomous vehicles circulation in European urban nodes and study the rules of autonomous vehicles aimed primarily at urban nodes connected to the main transport network.