Project Summary

Automated driving systems raise the challenge of how make human “adequately” gain trust, both as a driver/passenger in an autonomous car, and someone sharing the same environment with the car. During the progression toward a robot capable to safely drive a vehicle without any human intervention, the issue needs to address the human interaction with the robot-driver. The human remains the one who activates the system, is the responsible of the robot performance, resumes the control if necessary and shares the space with robot.
The project is interested in the long-term vision of connected autonomous vehicle (CAV), by contributing to the process of stimulating the creativity and building bridges between the driving automation systems and human (Driver, road user, tester...). This is supported by a set of innovative solutions to ensure acceptance and safety of the transition to SAE Level 4 and 5 automated vehicles.  The project targets automotive industry in NWE, by providing cutting edge technologies and innovative solutions that support the design of the interaction between human and robot-driver. The set of solutions includes:
  1. A driving companion based on multimodal interface and artificial intelligence to provide a better cooperation between the human and robot.
  2. A design toolbox allowing safe tests and implementation: Training process of safety driver, safe test vehicles, advanced simulators (including mixed reality test beds) and data for training both human and machine.
  3. Recommendation and guidelines for policy makers and standardization bodies.
The proposed solutions will be developed according to a modular approach allowing to take the advantage of the consortium's network for a fast commercialization of the most mature technologies. Besides, during the project, demonstrations at key events are scheduled to ensure a wide dissemination of the proposed cutting edge technologies.

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