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Highly Automated Vehicles for Intelligent Transport

HAVEit

Highly Automated Vehicles for Intelligent Transport

Call for proposal: 
FP7-ICT-2007-1
Link to CORDIS:
Background & policy context: 

The project aimed at the improvement of road safety, energy efficiency and comfort through the development of a virtual co-system, which will support the driver.

Driver monitoring was used to estimate the driver's performance and state, including driver distraction and driver drowsiness. To minimise underload and overload situations, a layered approach of dynamic task repartition between driver and co-system was used, starting with a conservative layer and expanding to more future-oriented layers that give the co-system more authority and allow for a more fluid transition of control.

Automated driving requires an adequate safety architecture from fail safe to fail tolerant. Therefore, a scalable vehicle architecture will be mandatory for the migration from single Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to a powerful automated driving concept.

Comfort, safety and the efficient usage of energy were addressed by the HAVEit highly automated vehicle applications in passenger cars as well as in heavy duty trucks:

  • Automated queue assistance
  • Construction site assistance
  • Temporary auto-pilot
  • Active green driving

After implementing the aforementioned applications, their benefit and impact was assessed in relevant scenarios.

Objectives: 

HAVEit aimed at significant improvement in terms of traffic safety and efficiency by three measures:

  1. Development and validation of the next generation of ADAS with an optimised task repartition between the driver and the highly automated vehicle, with higher level of automation compared to the current state of the art.
  2. Optimum system joining and interaction between the driver and the co-system, by defining different degrees of automated driving, which will be selected according to the needs of the driving task.
  3. Development and validation of a scalable and safe vehicle architecture that includes advanced redundancy management, in order to suit the needs of highly automated vehicle applications.

HAVEit integrated seven advanced vehicle applications for both passenger cars and trucks aiming at enhanced safety and comfort as well as improved fuel efficiency.These applications are categorised into two groups:

  1. The highly automated driving group implemented solutions for queue assistance, construction site assistance, temporary auto pilot, and active green driving.
  2. The safety architecture application group presented a migration concept and a demonstrator to show possible migration paths.
Methodology: 

Sensors: Various external sensors were used to achieve a wide enough perception area for all applications. Especially for safety related applications, effort will be given to achieve coverage of the area of interest from multiple sensors.

Driver monitoring: The driver was monitored directly and indirectly all the time to obtain a confidence value on her/his capacity and attention status in order to optimise the tasks repartition and the feedback strategy.

Platform: A scalable vehicle architecture, by means of smart sensors, standard fail silent ECU and smart actuators, was defined to cope with the needs for highly automated driving, based on conventional actuators up to fail tolerant integration of drive-by-wire to allow autonomous driving.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Key Results: 

At the Final Project Event, in Borås (Sweden) and at the nearby Hällered Volvo test track, the project team demonstrated an automated vehicle driving through a narrow construction site. The driver did not steer, accelerate or brake one single time. Another car passes the vehicle in front of it, after the driver pushes the appropriate button. A truck recognises a traffic jam and automatically slows down. All of these highly automated driving features have been developed through the collaboration of the European automotive industry and scientific community, with an eye toward making driving safer, more environmentally-friendly and more comfortable.

Innovation aspects

The realisation of highly automated driving. The project has developed, validated and demonstrated important intermediate steps towards highly automated driving.

Technical Implications

Although the project has been very successful, various aspects will need to be further addressed in future research. For example: the level of use with respect to information received 'from outside' (V2V and V2I communication). Such information would significantly increase the perception horizon of highly automated vehicles. However, it will raise also additional questions. For example:

  • who is responsible for the information;
  • how to ensure that this information is up to date;
  • to which extent can this information be used in the highly automated vehicles;
  • potential misuse.

Policy implications

Highly automated vehicles will characterise the future of mobility, as traffic density increases and the flood of information available to drivers is growing fast. Automation will relieve drivers of driving stress as it guides them safely through traffic, in an efficient way, using environmentally friendly technology.

Other results

Improvement of road safety, energy efficiency and comfort due to the development of a virtual co-system, which enables supporting the driver. In addition, driver monitoring will be used to estimate the driver's performance and state, including driver distraction or driver drowsiness.

Policy objectives

Innovating for the future (technology and behaviour): A European Transport Research and Innovation Policy

Lead Organisation: 

Continental Ag

Address: 
Vahrenwalder Strasse 9
169 HANNOVER
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€4,422,353
Partner Organisations: 

Institut National De Recherche En Informatique Et Automatique

Address: 
Domaine de Voluceau- Rocquencourt
B.P. 105 LE CHESNAY
France
EU Contribution: 
€443,284

Vdo Automotive Ag

Address: 
Siemensstrasse
93055 Regensburg
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€0

Volvo Bus Corporation

Address: 
Fästningsvägen 1
40508 Gothenburg
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€2,482,727

Knorr-Bremse Fekrendszerek Kft

Address: 
Szegedi Ut 49
Kecskemet
6000
Hungary
EU Contribution: 
€0

Allemann Technologies Sarl

Address: 
Rue Du Village 40
1802 Corseaux
Switzerland
EU Contribution: 
€1,860

Sick Ag

Address: 
Erwin Sick Strasse
79183 Waldkirch
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€179,262

Haldex Brake Products Ab

Address: 
Instrumentgatan
26124 Landskrona
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€464,586

Knowllence Sarl

Address: 
17 Rue De L'eglise
25520 Goux Les Usiers
France
EU Contribution: 
€131,059

Budapest University Of Technology And Economics

Address: 
Muegyetem rakpart 3.
BUDAPEST
1111
Hungary
EU Contribution: 
€158,828

Irion Management Consulting Gmbh

Address: 
Taegermoosstrasse 10
78462 Konstanz
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€78,377

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne

Address: 
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU Contribution: 
€591,453

Laboratoire Central Des Ponts Et Chaussees

Address: 
BOULEVARD LEFEBVRE 58
75732 PARIS
France
EU Contribution: 
€245,923

Wivw Wuerzburger Institut Fur Verkehrswissenschaften Gmbh

Address: 
Robert Bosch Strasse 4
97209 Veitshochheim
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€805,276

Ostbayerische Technische Hochschuleamberg-Weiden

Address: 
Kaiser Wilhelm Ring 23
92224 Amberg
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€299,978

Deutsches Zentrum Fr Luft Und Raumfahrt E.v

Address: 
Linder Hhe
12489 KLN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€1,442,810

Continental Teves Ag & Co. Ohg

Address: 
GUERICKESTRASSE 7
60488 FRANKFURT AM MAIN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€0

Association Pour La Recherche Et Le Développement Des Méthodes Et Processus Industriels

Address: 
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris
France
EU Contribution: 
€0

Ibeo Automobile Sensor Gmbh

Address: 
Merkurring 20
22143 Hamburg
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€564,668

Efkon Ag

Address: 
Andritzer Reichsstrasse 66
8045 Graz
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€250,705

Volvo Bus Corporation

Address: 
Fästningsvägen 1
40508 Gothenburg
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€0

Continental Automotive France Sas

Address: 
Avenue Paul Ourliac
31036 Toulouse
France
EU Contribution: 
€365,865

Adc Automotive Distance Control Systems Gmbh

Address: 
Kemptener Strasse 99
88131 Lindau/bodensee
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€0

Universitaet Paderborn

Address: 
Warburger Strasse 100
33098 Paderborn
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€1,335,022

Institut Francais Des Sciences Et Technologies Des Transports, De L'amenagement Et Des Reseaux

Address: 
2, Avenue Du General Malleret-Joinville
94114 Arcueil
France
EU Contribution: 
€118,861

Institute Of Communication And Computer Systems

Address: 
Patission
10682 Athens
Greece
EU Contribution: 
€829,996

Ecole Nationale Superieure Des Mines De Paris

Address: 
BOULEVARD SAINT MICHEL 60
75272 PARIS
France
EU Contribution: 
€0

Volkswagen

Address: 
Berliner Ring 2
1894 WOLFSBURG
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€1,091,895

Explinovo Gmbh

Address: 
Schlachthofstrasse
70188 Stuttgart
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€693,874
Technologies: 
Development phase: