Successful field tests in Helmond
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 and seven test runs were executed to observe the behaviour in the real-world. Even though no extra priority was granted to the vehicle, positive effects could be observed at the controller in three test runs that could be attributed to the extra information provided by the MAVEN vehicle.
The team on site also made a VLOG video to share their experience:
In summary this was a very successful event and the project is looking forward to the next test event in February when the automated vehicle from Hyundai will test all field use cases of Helmond!