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
– DLR is testing automated driving in the MAVEN project. – Cooperative automated vehicles cross signalised intersections in Braunschweig. The Institute for Transportation Systems of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) will be testing the crossing of a traffic light intersection with cooperative automated vehicles in Braunschweig in the beginning of October 2018 in the MAVENRead More
The week of 17-21st of September was a busy week for the MAVEN consortium when it came to dissemination. First of all the project was present at the year ITS World congress with several papers. Xiaoyun Zhang presented papers about cooperative queue data for adaptive traffic control and a joint paper with the XCycle projectRead More
The MAVEN team has successfully tested the integration of the traffic control algorithms with the vehicle message extensions at the Helmond site. The tests were already performed in simulation, as was demonstrated here. However, a real world environment can always introduce unexpected challenges. Therefore, a cooperative vehicle was upgraded to support the MAVEN standards andRead More