On Nov 15-17, ITS Japan organised their third annual international SIP-adus workshop on connected and automated vehicles. The workshop was well attended by Japanese and international audience with 365 participants and 11 countries represented. The objective of the meeting was to report on the current work done in the “Automated driving for universal service” (adus) part of the Strategic Innovation programme (SIP) of the Japanese Government. In addition, the international speakers contributed to update the state-of-the-art around the world on many different topics such as Dynamic Maps, Connectivity, Human Factors, Cybersecurity, etc.

One of the biggest topic of the SIP-adus workshop was the forthcoming Field Operational Tests (FOT) being planned during the Japanese FY2017. A series of real-life experiments will be conducted on more than 300km of different type of roads in Japan.