The event was hosted by DGT on 21-22 September in Madrid, and covered two aspects of automation: Day 1 focused on autonomic and automated roadside ITS, and Day 2 the requirements of automated driving for road authorities and operators.
The aim of the workshop was to present current developments and ideas, encourage discussion and collect stakeholder feedback. Both the public and private sector were well represented as participants and presenters.
Download the workshop agenda and minutes here
SA 4.2 Workshop participants, DGT
The technical sessions opened with a review of automated and autonomic ITS functions implemented by road operators in the Netherlands, Scotland, Spain, Hessen and Finland. From these presentations it was clear such functions are applicable to various aspects of ITS, from AID to traffic pollution mitigation, and there are benefits to be gained for the road operator both in terms of efficiency and safety.
In the afternoon representatives from Kapsch, SWARCO and INDRA presented solutions for traffic management centre operations, C-ITS and how features such as big data, analytics and cyber security will impact on automation.
During open discussion it was agreed that traffic management automation provides important and beneficial tools, evolving alongside vehicle automation; but policy and financing are key factors when determining the speed and advancement of implementation.
Download Day 1 presentations here
Day 2 included five sessions on automated driving topics.
Extended event horizon is a key requirement, providing in-vehicle traveller information services and traffic management information beyond the line of sight, ensuring all vehicles have the same information; the questions of data ownership and data exchange (how, where and required regulations) and the challenges of managing a fleet with differing degrees of automation were discussed.
On satellite positioning and dynamic mapping, the session outlined the roles of digital infrastructure, the requirements for predictive, reliable, precise, up-to-date in-vehicle information and TomTom’s latest mapping solutions: HD Maps and RoadDNA.
The connections between the physical infrastructure, digital infrastructure and automated vehicles were presented with specific insights from road authorities in Finland and Germany. This stimulated discussion on the development towards automated vehicles learning, adapting and being able to interpret the environment in the absence of road signs or markings.
The links between C-ITS initiatives and automated driving, with particular reference to ISO/TC204 WG14 - Vehicle /Roadway Warning & Control Systems - were presented. This led onto Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), relevant communication and message standards, future harmonisation needs and progress of the French SCOOP Project.
Test areas are key resources for road authorities and technology manufacturers. Details of the Digital Test Bed on the A9, Bavaria were presented; this focuses in automated driving, V2V and V2I real-time communication and high‐precision digital mapping. Several other test areas are planned in Germany and it was highlighted that information, knowledge exchange and cooperation in this area will be beneficial.
Download Day 2 presentations here
The workshop enabled very interesting and insightful discussions in both days. Collecting state of the art and gathering stakeholder feedback on many aspects relating to automated driving. The outputs from the workshop will feed into the next deliverables of SA 4.2.
Thank you to all who presented and participated!
EU EIP SA 4.2