The GCDC 2016 will be the second edition of the Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge. The first GCDC was held in May 2011 in Helmond, the Netherlands.
The GCDC 2011 was mainly focused on the ability to perform longitudinal control of the vehicles (platooning). In the 2016 edition addition of lateral control (steering) will take cooperative driving to a new level. Challenges awaiting the participants include, for example, ability to merge platoons and to join a busy road on a T intersection without driver intervention.
VRA – Vehicle and Road Automation is a support action funded by the European Union to create a collaboration network of experts and stakeholders working on deployment of automated vehicles and its related infrastructure.