Needs, wants and behaviour of 'Drivers' and automated vehicle users today and into the future
Drive2theFuture aims to prepare “drivers”, travelers and vehicle operators of the future to accept and use connected, cooperative and automated transport modes and the industry of these technologies to understand and meet their needs and wants. To achieve this, it models the behaviour of different automated vehicle “drivers” & prognoses acceptance for several automated driving scenarios, develops specialized training tools (3D automated scenarios for VR-goggles, web applications and social media platforms), content, optimized HMI for “driver”-vehicle handovers, CEA and MCA studies for selection of most favorable automated functions realisation and then demonstrates them in 12 Pilots across Europe,and in 3 major events.
Pilots cover all automated transportation modes (Automated car, PTW, truck, bus, minibus, rail, workboat and drones) and involve driving/riding/rail simulators, VR/AR simulation toolkits, test tracks and real world environments, in which over 1000 AV drivers/passengers, 200 AV operators and 20000 involved citizens experience automation from few hours to 6 months. KPI’s, such as user acceptance, user awareness/appreciation of actual automated function performance (gap between expectations and reality), automated operation efficiency and cost effectiveness, are defined and will be followed through subjective and objective (conflicts analysis) tools.
The automated vehicles “driver”/rider/operator behaviour will be modelled and due emphasis is given to cross fertilisation issues among different modes. The project will also research relevant legal, ethical and operational issues (with strong user involvement through FIA and 4 of its Clubs, UITP and IRU), the interaction between automated vehicles and relevant MaaS and will issue guidelines, policy recommendations and a user acceptance path Roadmap to Automation. This challenging task is undertaken by 31 Partners from 13 European countries; through 10 interrelated workpackages, over 36 months.
- Duration: May 2019 - May 2022
- Budget: €3.9 million
- Coordinator: CERTH
- Partners: STATENS VAG- OCH TRANSPORTFORSKNINGSINSTITUT (VTI), TRANSPORTOKONOMISK INSTITUTT (TOI), NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA (NTUA), UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA (CTL), VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL (VUB), UNIVERSIDAD DE LA IGLESIA DE DEUSTO ENTIDAD RELIGIOSA (UDEUSTO), INSTITUT FRANCAIS DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DES TRANSPORTS, DE L'AMENAGEMENT ET DES RESEAUX (IFSTTAR), SWARCO MIZAR SRL (SWM), EURNEX, DEEP BLUE, Fraunhofer, TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN (TUM), FZI FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM INFORMATIK (FZI), IRU PROJECTS ASBL (IRU), HUMANIST, FOUNDATION WEGEMT, AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, UITP, FONDATION PARTENARIAL MOV'EOTEC VED, PIAGGIO, FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE L'AUTOMOBILE (FIA), IAM RoadSmart), POLSKI ZWIAZEK MOTOROWY, Wiener Linien), TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN (TUB), TUCO, INFILI TECH), STELAR, AUTOMOBIL CLUB ASSISTENCIA SA (ACASA), VIAS
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Drive2TheFuture is co-funded by the European Union under Horizon 2020, Research and Innovation Directorate General under Grant Agreement n° 815001.