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1 VRA: Support action for Vehicle and Road Automation network 1st VRA concertation meeting 1 October st VRA concertation meeting, 1 Oct 2013

2 Objectives of today » share information on past, current and foreseen projects » Plan liaison activities from the start » Identify gaps and opportunities for collaboration and future research » Support next steps of the iMobility Forum Automation WG » Clarify current international activities 1st VRA concertation meeting, 1 Oct 2013

3 Agenda 1st VRA concertation meeting, 1 Oct 2013

4 Round Table 1st VRA concertation meeting, 1 Oct 2013

5 OVERVIEW OF VRA Maxime Flament, ERTICO 1st VRA concertation meeting, 1 Oct 2013

6 VRA in Short VRA – Vehicle and Road Automation is a support action funded by the European Union to create a collaboration network of experts and stakeholders working on deployment of automated vehicles and its related infrastructure 1st VRA concertation meeting, 1 Oct 2013

7 Motivation: European momentum » Automation is all over the news – hype or not? » Wide interest from many ITS sectors » Many European and national expert groups being created » Numerous conferences on the topic » E.g. iMobility Forum Automation Working Group › Largest WG: 70 members › Roadmap ready but living document › Used to shape the future work programme (i.e. H2020) › Broad topic  Many issues need targeted attention 1st VRA concertation meeting, 1 Oct 2013

8 Motivation: SMART study 2010/0064 » Definition of necessary vehicle and infrastructure systems for Automated Driving › Definitions and terminology › Benefits of automation and acceptance › Dedicated Lanes › Driver Behavior › Legal Aspects › Logistics › Future Research › Standardization 1st VRA concertation meeting, 1 Oct 2013

9 Motivation: Automation WG » Kicked off March 2012 and met 6 times » Preparing roadmap for enhanced automation in the road transport sector » Results were presented in a workshop in March st VRA concertation meeting, 1 Oct 2013

10 Scope of vehicle and road automation » The support action will include the different domains of vehicle and road automation › Highly automated vehicles (Driver-centric) › ADAS++ › Traffic automation (road operator-centric) › Flow control › Intersection control › Fully automated transport (Transport operator-centric) › Urban – CyberCars, PRTs › Highway – truck platoons › Off-road – mining, military, etc » Bring together different research and stakeholders communities which are quite isolated from each other 1st VRA concertation meeting, 1 Oct 2013

11 Objectives of the VRA Support Action » Create an active European network of experts on Vehicle and Road Automation » Contribute to EU-US-JPN international task force » Identify deployment needs for the different domains of Vehicle and Road Automation » Promote the Research on Vehicle and Road Automation 1st VRA concertation meeting, 1 Oct 2013

12 Discussion Groups on Deployment Needs » Creation of international discussion groups: › Deployment paths and scenarios › Regulatory issues › Standards and Certification needs » Results of discussions will feed the iMobility Forum Automation WG and the Trilateral US-EU- JPN TF on Vehicle Road Automation 1st VRA concertation meeting, 1 Oct 2013

13 Role of VRA within the Call 10 cluster and others 1st VRA concertation meeting, 1 Oct 2013 Past calls: CityMobil2, … Past calls: CityMobil2, … Future calls: H2020, CEF, … Future calls: H2020, CEF, … Identify relevant activities Identify common partners Define collaboration What: topics, gaps How: Level of collaboration When: Timeline Make simple bilateral agreements

14 Gathering information about past and current activities using Wiki » First structure and content › Input from ERTICO Research sector platform: European past project listed with details Input from ERTICO Research sector platform: European past project listed with details › Input from US: Shladover report » Moderation › Wiki-concept endorsed by US and Japan colleagues › Shared moderation agreed » Plans › Light website for news and events › Focus on Wiki › Setup end Oct › Should go live end November 1st VRA concertation meeting, 1 Oct 2013

15 Actions so far » Jul 2013: TRB meeting » 19 Jul 2013: Trilateral EU-US-JPN meeting » 04 Sep 2013: Admin KOM » 27 Sep 2013: trilateral EU-US-JPN concall (WP2.1) » 30 Sep 2013 PM : Kick off for consortium and Associated » 1 Oct 2013 : EC project concertation Workshop (WP2.2) » 2 Oct 2013 : Automation WG meeting » 13 Oct 2013: ITFVHA » Oct 2013: ITS WC Tokyo » 18 Oct: trilateral EU-US-JPN meeting (WP2.1) » Next meetings and events TBC today 1st VRA concertation meeting, 1 Oct 2013

16 VRA Project Data » Support action › Funding of Direct costs: 100% › Funding of Overhead costs: 7% of Direct costs (excl. subcontract) » Start: 1/07/2013 » Duration: 42 Months » Resources: 109 MM » Total funding: 1319 k€ » Total budget: 1685 k€ » 11 direct partners from 9 EU MS » Open to associated partners » Coordinator ERTICO – ITS Europe 1st VRA concertation meeting, 1 Oct 2013

17 Beneficiaries and Associated Partners » ERTICO (coordinator) – Flament (BE) » AB VOLVO – Svensson (SE) » DENSO – Henchoz (DE) » Tecnalia – Isasi (SP) » Leeds University – Merat (UK) » TNO – de Kievit (NL) » ICCS – Amditis (GR) » IFSTTAR – Glaser (FR) » UniRoma – Alessandrini (IT) » IDIADA – Alvaro Arrue (SP) » Michelin – Feral (FR) Associated partner will be invited through a LoI Primary group: Automation WG and call10 partners 1st VRA concertation meeting, 1 Oct 2013

18 Associated partners » Be considered part of the consortium (non-funded) » Use company logo and contact details » Contribute (actively) to the content of concertation meetings and international workshops » Participate to the VRA Discussion groups on deployment scenarios, regulations, standards and certification » Travel budget reserved for active contributions (presentations, moderation, panelist) to relevant meetings (outside EU needs EC approval) 1st VRA concertation meeting, 1 Oct 2013

19 Associated partners » Quarterly report on activities related to VRA (at consortium meetings) » No Admin reporting tasks › FORWISS, Univesrity of Passau – Erich Fuchs › Abertis Autopistas – Carlos Fuentes Alonso › CTAG – Francisco Sanchez and Rosa Blanco › DLR – Anna Schieben › OKAN University – Sevil Budak › Technical University of Crete – Prof Markos Papageorgiou › TRL – Nick Reed › Uni Trento – Mauro da Lio 1st VRA concertation meeting, 1 Oct 2013

20 Thank you for your attention… Any questions? Maxime Flament, ERTICO – ITS EUROPE 1st VRA concertation meeting, 1 Oct 2013


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