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Co-operative Systems in Support of Networked Automated Driving by 2030
General information
Category:Europe EC DG CONNECT
From 2013-11-01 to 2016-10-31 In Progress
Andras Kovacs

Procedures of a cooperative automated driving technology which is based on a decentralized decision making strategy. This technology works with a sharing of mutual information between nearby vehicles. The project is set to 2020-2030 deployment time horizon, always taking into account the expected preceding introduction of the sensor based lane-keeping and cruise control technologies.


  • Specifications of V2X messages for automated driving, also feeding ETSI ITS standardization
  • Development of maneuvering control algorithms for cooperative vehicle automation
  • Development of cost-effective on-board architecture for integrated sensing and communications
  • Development of a new HMI facilitating the interaction between manually driven and automated vehicles.


The main idea is to achieve intelligent decision-making in fully automated vehicles through local group formation, by using co-operative communications to exchange input data and maneuvering control commands. Such co-operation is meant not only among automated vehicles, but extends also to manually driven vehicles; automated vehicles will locally coordinate the maneuvering of all surrounding vehicles, making driving thereby more predictable and safer also for manually driven cooperative vehicles.

This system shall be optimized to make safe, predictable, and efficient maneuvering decisions. The control algorithm shall be aware of the precise dynamics of surrounding vehicles, the wider view of lane interconnections/destinations, and the possible alternative maneuvers to select in case of unexpected events. Drivers will receive maneuvering instructions on their HMI; the ergonomics and non-distraction of this new user interface shall be validated.

Related Projects

AutoNet2030 has an active working relationship with the following projects: VRA, AdaptIVe, iGAME, COMPANION, NDS digital map standard, and the ETSI ITS committee.


  • Broadbit Energy Technologies Sro
  • Baselabs GmbH
  • Centro Richerche FIAT
  • Hitachi Europe Limited
  • Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
  • Institute of Communication and Computer Systems
  • Technische Universitaet Dresden

Budget / Funding

Total cost: € 4.589.044 / EU contribution: € 3.349.570

Funded under the call: FP7-ICT-2013-10

Topic: ICT-2013.6.5 - Co-operative Mobility