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
The next MAVEN stakeholder workshop targeting local authorities will take place in Greenwich (London) on 24 October 2018. The workshop’s aims are to: explore in more detail how increasingly instrumented vehicles are likely to behave on urban roads and how this may affect the traffic management task and wider transport goals provide insight to theRead More
The recently launched Third Mobility Package of the European Commssion includes a communication on connected on automated mobility. The communication sets out the EC’s agenda for connected and automated mobility, which is essentially about building an apt legal framework with due regard for ethics and society and providing financial support to move this agendaRead More
The MAVEN workshop on “Autonomous vehicles for smart cities” was held on 25th May 2017 at the fourth IEEE (the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Smart Cities Symposium Prague (SCSP 2018), organized by the Faculty of Transportation Sciences of the Czech Technical University (CTU). SCSP 2018 is an international scientific conference with over 180Read More