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TRIMIS

Designing cooperative interaction of automated vehicles with other road users in mixed traffic environments

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€5 527 581
EU Contribution
€5 527 581
Project Acronym
interACT
STRIA Roadmaps
Connected and automated transport (CAT)
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Other specified
Transport sectors
Passenger transport

Overview

Link to CORDIS
Objectives

There is currently a high desire by manufacturers to introduce Automated Vehicles (AVs), SAE level 3 and above, to the market. As AVs are likely to be deployed in mixed traffic, they need to interact safely and efficiently with other (non-equipped) users, including manually driven vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. Although obstacle detection by AVs is almost flawless, these vehicles cannot communicate their intentions to other road users. This limitation currently reduces their appeal and value to the user. To ensure intuitive and cooperative interaction between the AV and others, and a smooth flow of all traffic, it is essential that there is good means of communication between all actors.

The main objective of interACT is to substantially improve this communication and cooperation strategy. interACT will provide an overview of current human-machine interactions in mixed traffic, and increase chances of safe deployment of AVs by developing novel software and HMI hardware components for reliable and user-centric communication between an AV with its users. interACT will:

  1. Use social-psychological models to compile a catalogue of interactions, identifying the main communication needs of road users in current and future traffic scenarios
  2. Improve software algorithms and sensor capabilities for assessing intention recognition and behaviour prediction of surrounding road users
  3. Use a Cooperation and Communication Planning Unit to integrate planning algorithms, providing synchronized and integrated communication protocols
  4. Ensure safety of road users by developing easy-to-verify software for a safety layer, and novel methods for fail-safe trajectory planning.

Prototypes will be developed and evaluated in multi-actor simulators and two test vehicles, assessing ease-of-use, acceptance, safety and reliability. The impact of this successful communication on reduction of crashes, improvement of traffic flow and acceptance of AVs by society will be investigated.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
H2020-EU.3.4.

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Deutsches Zentrum Fr Luft Und Raumfahrt E.v
Address
Linder Hoehe, 51147 KOELN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€844 716
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Hella Gmbh & Co Kgaa
Address
Rixbecker Strasse, 59552 Lippstadt, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€755 583
Organisation
Robert Bosch Gmbh
Address
Robert-Bosch Platz, 70839 Gerlingen-Schillerhoehe, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€648 009
Organisation
Centro Ricerche Fiat - Societa Consortile Per Azioni
Address
Strada Torino, 50, 10043 ORBASSANO (TO), Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€528 500
Organisation
Technische Universitaet Muenchen
Address
Arcisstrasse 21, 80333 MUENCHEN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€50 000
Organisation
Technische Universitaet Muenchen
Address
Arcisstrasse 21, 80333 MUENCHEN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€704 185
Organisation
University Of Leeds
Address
University Rd, Leeds, LS2 9JT, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€909 294
Organisation
University Of Leeds
Address
University Rd, Leeds, LS2 9JT, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€682 349
Organisation
Institute Of Communication And Computer Systems
Address
Patission, 10682 Athens, Greece
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€985 540
Organisation
Institute Of Communication And Computer Systems
Address
Patission, 10682 Athens, Greece
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€489 000
Organisation
Bayerische Motoren Werke Ag
Address
Petuelring 130, 80809 MUNICH, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€999 526
Organisation
Bayerische Motoren Werke Ag
Address
Petuelring 130, 80809 MUNICH, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€875 240

Technologies

Technology Theme
Connected and automated vehicles
Technology
Autonomous vehicle technologies
Development phase
Research/Invention

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