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Interoperable GCDC (Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge) AutoMation Experience
General information
Category:Europe EC DG CONNECT
From 1-10-2013 to 30-09-2016 In Progress
IGames project website
Tjerk Bijlsma

Successor of the Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge. Aims to speed up real-life implementation and interoperability of wireless communication based automated driving.

i-GAME is an international project, supported by the European Commission, in which the next step is being taken towards the cooperative automation of vehicles. The i-GAME project is an applied research approach that employs a combination of research and demonstration in the interoperable exchange of messages (vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication) in a standardized way.


Speed up real-life implementation and interoperability of wireless communication based automated driving

  • Unified functional architecture and requirements for an interoperable cooperative automated driving platform
  • Supervisory control system and interaction protocol for cooperative automated driving applications
  • Standardized interaction messages for interoperable wireless communications based automated driving
  • Validation and verification tools and events for performance and interoperability testing of cooperative

automated driving applications


The GCDC 2016 is the second edition of the Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge. The first GCDC was held in May 2011 in Helmond, the Netherlands.

The challenge was open for anyone interested in cooperative driving. Teams integrating universities, research institutes and companies could bring their automated vehicle and put it up against the competitors in the GCDC 2016.

The results of the i-GAME research project were made available to the teams so that they could be demonstrated in May 2016 in the second GCDC on the A270 highway between Helmond and Eindhoven according to three scenarios. Apart from the communication technology itself, it was the application in the vehicles that was key to enabling good manoeuvrability through automated acceleration, braking and steering.

This means that automated lane-changing on motorways was possible in three developed scenarios:

  • Vehicles that merge or join a line of vehicles, known as platoons.
  • Automated crossing and exiting a junction.
  • Automated space-making for emergency vehicles in a traffic jam. (This third scenario is a demo scenario that is not part of the competition).

Related Projects

AutoNet2030, VRA, AdaptIVe, COMPANION


  • TNO (coordinator), The Netherlands
  • TU/e, The Netherlands
  • Viktoria Swedish ICT, Sweden
  • IDIADA, Spain

Budget / Funding

Total: 3.764 M€ - EC Funding: 2.600 M€ - Resources: 325 person months

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

Topic: ICT-2013.6.5 - Co-operative Mobility