AUTOPILOT is one of the projects included in the Internet of Things (IoT) European Large-Scale Pilots (LSP) Programme, which was presented to the audience of the 2017 China IoT Conference, taking place in Fuzhou, China, from 8th to 10th November 2017. Ms Kai Zhang from Martel Innovate (Switzerland) was in China to promote the LSP Programme.

With support from the Ministry of Information and Industry Technology, local governments, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and major industry partners, the 2017 China IoT Conference gathered over 1500 participants, including experts in the field of IoT from private, public and policy-making fields.

One of the main themes of the conference focused on Automated driving and the Internet of Things, which was the subject of a specific session. The topic was especially appropriate considering that the city of Fuzhou is one of several pilot sites in China spearheading the production and testing of autonomous vehicles.

The IoT European Large-Scale Pilots Programme has been launched to foster the deployment of IoT solutions in Europe through the integration of advanced IoT technologies across the value chain, demonstration of multiple IoT applications at scale and in a usage context, and as close as possible to operational conditions.

The projects in the programme are targeted, goal driven initiatives that propose IoT approaches to specific real-life industrial and societal challenges.They involve stakeholders from the supply-side to the demand-side, and contain all the technological and innovation elements related to the use, application and deployment as well as the development, testing and integration activities.

The IoT European Large-Scale Pilots Programme includes, alongside AUTOPILOT, projects U4IoTCREATE-IoTSynchroniCityMONICAIoF 2020 (Internet of Food and Farm 2020), and ACTIVEAGE. More information about the LSP programme can be found here.