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Autonomous vehicles

Autonomous vehicles are predicted to be a major game changer in personal mobility over the years to come. Challenges to their widespread adoption include notably issues of safety and responsibility.

EU funded projects in the spotlight

MAVEN, combining ITS technologies and autonomous vehicles

Concept: The goal of the project is to manage and test automated vehicles at signalised intersections and corridors, and produce guidance for policy makers and stakeholders.

Local authorities involved: London Borough of Greenwhich (UK)

EU contribution: EUR 3.14 Million (100%)

Timeframe: September 2016 – August 2019

Programme: Horizon 2020

More information on the project’s website

CoEXist, allowing roads to be shared between conventional and autonomous vehicles

Concept: The key idea is to make roads “AV-ready” (automated vehicles ready). For that, tools are developed in order to model traffic with AVs. These models are tested in four European cities.

Local authorities involved: Milton Keynes (UK), Stuttgart (Germany), Gothenburg (Sweden), Helmond (Netherlands)

EU contribution: EUR 3.47 Million (100%)

Timeframe: May 2017 – April 2020

Programme: Horizon 2020

More information on the project’s website

Current EU calls

Horizon 2020 – DT-ART-03-2019 – Human centred design for the new driver role in highly automated vehicles

In highly automated driving conditions the role of the driver will change dramatically since driver intervention is not required during defined use cases. Solutions need to be developed and they have to ensure both a safe transfer between use cases with different automation levels and that drivers always have a very clear understanding about the degree of automation enabled in each situation.

Current open calls

Past EU projects in London

CARTRE (Coordination of Automated Road Transport for Europe)

Automated vehicles in London

Smart Mobility Living Labs London - Innovation project co-financed by Innovate UK aiming at allowing London to lead on Connected and Automated Vehicles adoption

UK Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

MERGE Greenwich Project

GATEway Project


Automated vehicles in the EU and elsewhere