The MAVEN project aims to provide solutions for managing automated vehicles in an urban environment (with signalised intersections and mixed traffic). It will develop algorithms for organising the flow of infrastructure-assisted automated vehicles, and structuring the negotiation processes between vehicles and the infrastructure. Platooning is an evident example of a technology in this domain. The MAVEN approach will substantially contribute to increasing traffic efficiency, improving utilisation of infrastructure capacity, and reducing emission. MAVEN will build a prototype system that will be used both for field tests and for extensive modelling for impact assessment. Furthermore, the project will contribute to the development of enabling technologies, such as telecommunication standards and high-precision maps. A roadmap for the introduction of road transport automation will be developed, to support road authorities in understanding potential future changes in their role and in the tasks of traffic management. A white paper on "management of automated vehicles in a smart city environment" will position the MAVEN results in the broader perspective of transport in smart cities, and embed these with the principles and technologies for smart cities, as well as service delivery.
The pilot site in Helmond offers a state of the art infrastructure with all major intersections equipped with cooperative roadside units. Furthermore, the adaptive control algorithm ImFlow traffic control provides the opportunity to implement many different policies. Hyundai vehicle facts: · Based on a series production Hyundai Ioniq (Hybrid) · Front Sensing: Mono-Camera, Long-Range-Radar, LiDARRead More
This pilot site offers the latest with respect to infrastructure detection as part of the Application Platform for Intelligent Mobility (AIM) test site. Stereo video detection combined with radar and hemispherical dome camera’s enable the infrastructure to enhance the safety of automated driving. The demo site Tostmannplatz in Braunschweig has four approaches which are controlledRead More
Simulations are essential for impact assessment of scaling up the MAVEN solutions. Therefore, in addition to simulations of the pilot sites, there are dedicated simulation networks of Prague, Helmond and Braunschweig. Each network has their own specific challenge and thus provides a good environment to evaluate MAVEN use cases such as platoon orchestration (e.g. initialisation,Read More
MAVEN has developed V2X communication schemes and message sets for infrastructure-assisted automated driving. For the cooperative infrastructure, an I2V Lane Change Advisory service and a dedicated profiling of the SPaT (Signal Phase and Time) and MAP (topology) for lane-specific GLOSA were developed. For the cooperative automated vehicles, extensions of standard CAM (Cooperative Awareness Message) messagesRead More
MAVEN has completed vehicle automation developments, which allow the reception of Signal Phase and Timing (SPaT) messages from the infrastructure. The vehicle automation takes the desired speed sent by the Road Side Unit (RSU) for the upcoming traffic light into account when planning the correct behavior. As the MAVEN vehicle is longitudinally and laterally automatedRead More
As the MAVEN project is reaching the halfway point, intermediate results are becoming available. The workpackage dealing with innovations on the infrastructure side has prepared a video to explain the main concepts to the general public. An additional video was prepared for the expert audience showing actual footage from the system coupled to the trafficRead More