AutoNet2030 shall develop and test a co-operative automated driving technology, based on a decentralised decision-making strategy which is enabled by mutual information sharing among nearby vehicles. The project is aiming for a 2020-2030 deployment time horizon, taking into account the expected preceding introduction of co-operative communication systems and sensor based lane-keeping/cruise-control technologies. By taking this approach, a strategy can be worked out for the gradual introduction of fully automated driving systems, which makes the best use of the widespread existence of co-operative systems in the near-term and makes the deployment of fully automated driving systems beneficial for all drivers already from its initial stages.
The inter-vehicle co-operation is meant not only among automated vehicles, but extends also to manually driven vehicles. Drivers shall receive maneuvering instructions on their HMI; the ergonomy and non-distraction of this new user interface shall be validated. This system shall be optimised to make safe, predictable, and efficient maneuvering decisions.
AutoNet2030 aims to research and validate procedures and algorithms for interaction control among co-operative vehicles, including both automated and manually driven vehicles.
• Specifications of V2X messages for automated driving, also feeding ETSI ITS standardization
• Development of maneuvering control algorithms for cooperative vehicle automation
• Development of cost-effective on-board architecture for integrated sensing and communications
• Development of a new HMI facilitating the interaction between manually driven and automated vehicles
The AutoNet2030 project is broken down into six work packages, with a logical progression of use cases and requirements collection (WP2), system design work (WP3), implementation and integration (WP4), and validation work (WP5). The following figure illustrates this progression of project work, along with the main project-external inputs which will be taken into consideration.
- Demonstration of inherently safe cooperative maneuvering control algorithms
- Standardized use of 5.9 GHz V2X communications at the service of automated driving
- A path for cost-optimized automated driving technology, making vehicle automation more widely deployable