Automated Driving

The sub-project completes the cycle. The project partners will present a continuous automated driving experience in urban areas – both in test vehicles in a realistic test environment and using simulators. The developers pay particular attention to interactions with vulnerable road users at intersections, pedestrian crossings, and shared space areas. At the same time, the improved capabilities of the automated vehicles in dealing with complex junctions, merging manoeuvres and the avoidance of obstacles will be demonstrated and evaluated.

Main Topics

 Continuous automated driving

  • Automated driving through urban routes with addressed scenarios; adaptive degree of automation
  • Requirements for human factors; predictive estimation of system limits

 Vulnerable road users

  • Vulnerable road users in (mixed) traffic and shared space environments
  • Critical situations (pedestrian groups, zebra crossings, play streets)
  • Consideration of intentions and concealments

 Complex Junctions

  • Unregulated and regulated intersections, roundabouts, merging scenarios
  • Heavy traffic/rush hour, detection of backlog situations
  • Interaction with cooperative / non-cooperative road users

 Merging and manoeuvring around obstacles

  • Capturing intentions and actions when changing lanes
  • Avoiding lane blockings and assessing oncoming traffic
  • Negotiating in different bottleneck scenarios