MAVEN at ITS World congress and Big Data Expo
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 project about green waves with speed advice. At the exhibition area people could of course come to the stands of the consortium partners for more information on MAVEN. Apart from presentations and exhibitions, the congress is of course also about informally meeting stakeholders who are active in the field. With this we noticed a high interest in our work on extended message sets as reported in D5.1, which is a signal that the impact of the MAVEN work is increasing.
At the same time the Big Data Expo took place in Utrecht, the Netherlands. This event is organized for the rapidly growing field of data science and was attended by a large and varied group of the general public. The presentation given by Robbin Blokpoel focused on the AI and data aspects of traffic management and automated vehicles in specific. It was attended by over 150 people and received a lot of positive feedback. In conclusion it was a great experience to introduce the potential of automated driving and the innovative potential of MAVEN to a wider public.