The ecoDriver Consortium had a very fruitful 3 days of meetings hosted by IFSTTAR (the French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks) in Versailles from 18 to 20 September 2013.

The consortium meetings focused mainly on progress and upcoming work in Sub-Project 3 “Real-World Trials” – coordinated by CTAG. This part of the project is carrying out real world trials across a range of driving scenarios, powertrains, and vehicle types. The trials, which will mostly take place between January and September 2014, will comprise both controlled tests (on fixed routes, to allow comparison of behaviour with or without the system) and naturalistic tests (where the driver is free to choose where to drive).

The technical meetings were followed by the annual General Assembly of the project.

The ecoDriver consortium wishes to thank IFSTTAR for their kind hospitality, which included an interesting visit to the institute’s test track at Satory.