Physical and digital infrastructure (PDI) represents a key resource for enabling and supporting the integration of vehicles into the whole transport system. The EU-funded AUGMENTED CCAM project intends to understand, harmonise and assess adapted and innovative PDI support solutions. Eleven such solutions will be developed and tested in various PDI scenarios. This will allow for the assessment of different PDI support solutions, including on the safety of the entire transport infrastructure, traffic safety and efficiency, driving behaviour, and the environmental footprint, as well as service reliability, trust and security. Overall, the project’s goal is to speed up the large-scale operation of cooperative, connected and automated mobility solutions for all actors.
AUGMENTED CCAM aims to understand, harmonise and evaluate in an augmented manner adapted and novel support solutions of Physical, Digital and Communication (PDI) infrastructure, to advance its readiness for large scale deployment of CCAM solutions for all. The project will elaborate, extend and harmonise PDI classification and support levels mapping co-determined PDI priority requirements and adaptations. Based on this and by deploying an open sharing technology agnostic service operational framework and architecture for PDI enabled CCAM, addressing all CCAM actors via multi-cooperation models, the project will develop 11 PDI support solutions (aiming at TLR 6-7) that will apply and evaluate in different configurations in seven (7) test sites across three (3) European Countries (France, Latvia, Spain), encompassing a vast spectrum of physical (living labs, closed areas, open traffic highway, urban and peri-urban/rural environments) and virtual (DT, AV & driving simulators) test beds. AI and Big Data advanced techniques and crowdsourced HD maps will leverage the whole transport system and its users’ situational awareness, prediction and actuation. The different test activities findings, supported by micro and macroscopic traffic simulations, will allow the assessment of different PDI support on functional safety of the whole transport infrastructure, on traffic safety and efficiency, driving behaviour, environmental footprint, service reliability, trust & security, considering the socioeconomic benefits and costs of all actors, and the issue of roadmap and recommendations, proposing risk-aversion decision making tools and methodologies for policy making and CCAM - ready infrastructure investments. AUGMENTED CCAM, coordinated by FEHRL, consists of a multi-stakeholder Consortium of 26 Partners from 12 European countries and one Associated partner from Switzerland. Roughly 50% of them are firms (30% Industries, 50% of which road operators, and 18,5% of them SMEs).