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AUTOCITS: Regulation study for interoperability in the adoption of autonomous driving in urban nodes
CEF Transport
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Implementation schedule: 
November 2016 to March 2019
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Indra Sistemas

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Last modified: 
April 2022


The aim of the Study was to contribute to the deployment of C-ITS in Europe by enhancing interoperability for autonomous vehicles as well as to boost the role of C-ITS as catalyst for the implementation of autonomous driving. Pilots were implemented in 3 major Core Urban nodes (Paris, Madrid, Lisbon) located along the Core network Atlantic Corridor in 3 different Member States.

The Action tested and evaluated C-ITS Day 1 services for autonomous vehicles under the applicable traffic regulation through the three pilots, and studied its extension to other European countries. The list of C-ITS Day 1 services included notification and information on traffic jams, slow or stationary vehicles, weather conditions, hazardous locations or road works. The Action developed the automatic answers to these inputs with the contextual speed adaptation and traffic scheduling assistance, considered an essential first step for autonomous driving.

The Action received significant attention from media, especially in Spain and Portugal, even in the news and national TV programmes. It won the LUIKE Prize for the Most Innovative Initiative in 2018 (Madrid).