The Commission-funded AUTOPILOT project, which progresses autonomous driving by means of the Internet of Things (IoT), has featured in two publications recently.

In May, the Baltic Transport Journal published a two-page article presenting AUTOPILOT’s main objectives and its six project sites worldwide. “Connectivity and the ability to collect data from thousands of objects surrounding vehicles are key enablers for highly automated driving“, write the authors of the article. The project partners, which cover the broad spectrum of IoT stakeholders, are currently administering six large-scale pilot sites in France, Italy, the Netherlands, Finland, Spain and even South Korea.

In June, AUTOPILOT featured in a new book on the Intelligence Evolution through the IoT, which was edited by Ovidiu Vermesan of SINTEF and Joel Bacquet of the European Commission. The book includes a whole chapter on large-scale IoT pilots, with AUTOPILOT being the only project on connected and automated driving. The contribution presents the project’s overall objective of formulating industry-oriented and user-accepted services that combine IoT and automated driving. One such example are driverless car-sharing routes for tourists in Versailles, one of the Pilot Sites. “The Pilot Sites with their different automated driving use cases and business partners are an instrument to attract new entrepreneurs“, concludes the chapter.

Many partners of the CARTRE and SCOUT projects are also involved in AUTOPILOT, for example TomTom (IoT-driven maps for automated driving), CRF (exploitation of the Italian Pilot Site) or ERTICO (project management).

Both new AUTOPILOT publications are available in the Library section here.

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