AutoNet2030 shall develop and test a co-operative automated driving technology, based on a decentralised decision-making strategy which is enabled by mutual information sharing among nearby vehicles. The project is aiming for a 2020-2030 deployment time horizon, taking into account the expected preceding introduction of co-operative communication systems and sensor based lane-keeping/cruise-control technologies. By taking this approach, a strategy can be worked out for the gradual introduction of fully automated driving systems, which makes the best use of the widespread existence of co-operative systems in the near-term and makes the deployment of fully automated driving systems beneficial for all drivers already from its initial stages.
The inter-vehicle co-operation is meant not only among automated vehicles, but extends also to manually driven vehicles. Drivers shall receive maneuvering instructions on their HMI; the ergonomy and non-distraction of this new user interface shall be validated. This system shall be optimised to make safe, predictable, and efficient maneuvering decisions.
The technology developed in AutoNet2030 has been validated through drive-testing and simulation tools. The final results has been showcased in October 2016.