VRA @ 23rd ITS World Congress, Melbourne

VRA supported several activities during the 2016 ITS World Congress held in Melbourne, 10-14 October on various topics related to automation. Below, you will find a short summary of the key sessions and access to the presentations.

SIS 26 – Digital Infrastructure for Automated Vehicles: challenges and international collaboration

Date: Wednesday 12 October 2016

Time: 1400 – 1530 hours

The role of Digital Infrastructure is essential in supporting the deployment of highly automated vehicles covering a wide array of activities related to aspects such as standardized representations, content types, guarantee quality, collection and minimum requirements. The focus of the session was on how to create a Digital Infrastructure framework between public authorities and map providers including governance, role and responsibilities, roadmap towards a digital infrastructure and regulations. The issue of impact/benefits of shift of investments between roadside furniture (post signs) and digital infrastructure was also considered in the discussion.

Presentations

SIS 32 – Tri-lateral Automation in Road Transportation WG: achievements and next challenges

Date: Wednesday 12 October 2016

Time: 1600 – 1730 hours

The European Commission (EC) (DG-CONNECT), the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the Road Bureau of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) of Japan have a long history of sharing information on ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) activities. This session showcased the activities of the tri-lateral automation working group and discussed topics of accessible transportation, digital infrastructure, human factors, security, or roadworthiness testing.  The session featured relevant representatives whose presentations highlighted their point of view and then a common conclusion was drafted with the achieved results.

Presentations

SIS 40 – Automated Vehicle Pilot: Challenges for data collection and sharing

Date: Thursday 13 October 2016

Time: 1100 – 1230 hours

During the past years the numbers of Field Operational Tests (FOT) and Naturalistic Driving Study (NDS) have been performed worldwide and nowadays companies and research organizations are developing large-scale FOTs and Pilots for automated vehicles. This session discussed the next challenges and highlighted the research needed and possible solutions. The session answered questions about how to perform data collection and analyse data and also how to evaluate the impact and foster data sharing.

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SIS46 – Certification of automated road vehicles: challenges ahead

Date: Thursday 13 October 2016

Time: 1400 – 1530 hours

This session presented the challenges for the certification of automated road vehicles focused on both operational and infrastructural constraints and requirements along with taking into consideration the system versus device-level testing/certification. Benefits of a global testing framework for vehicle and system suppliers as well as system operators and road/transport/urban authorities were illustrated.

Presentations

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