After three years of work, the AutoNet2030 project has been completed. On October 27th, 2016, the project’s Final Event took place at AstaZero proving ground where the consortium had the opportunity showcase the AutoNet2030 achievements. The event was attended by more than 70 participants traveling in from 17 countries around the word. Event participants represented automotive industries, suppliers, research institutes and universities.
During a specialized workshop the project results were presented to the wider public and discussed with the expert audience. Two sessions and a round table discussion focused on the research results developed in AutoNet2030 project. The presentations covered all the major components of the AutoNet2030 system (i.e., Maneuver Controller, Perception module, Communications stack and Human-machine Interface) together with details on the equipment and capabilities of the prototype-vehicle platforms.
The project outcomes were presented in a multi-disciplinary program that spanned across a project workshop an exhibition with both posters and live pc-demos and a live demonstration of automated vehicles driving at the AstaZero tracks. Through this program the project guests could both familiarise themselves with the AutoNet2030 results, but also provide their feedback and exchange information about similar or related initiatives in a worldwide scale.
The driving demonstrations at the AstaZero proving ground in Sandhult, Sweden were the highlight of the event. Two passenger cars (one automated and one manually-driven) together with one automated truck, all equipped with the AutoNet2030 system, performed a number of highway driving scenarios related to the convoy motion. All of the guests had the unique opportunity to get on-board and experience live the capabilities of the developed vehicle-automation technology.
A parallel exhibition – held outside the workshop area – included a stationary demo of a fully-AutoNet2030-operational SCANIA truck, where participants could familiarize themselves with the sensory equipment and have a short introduction to the AutoNet2030 perception and positioning systems.
The workshop programme and speaker biographies can be seen here.
The workshop presentations can be seen here.