The TransAID project is the first European project that is developing new hierarchical traffic management procedures to allow the smooth integration of automated vehicles in traffic systems. Special attention is dedicated to those areas of the road where automation systems reach their limits.
TransAID is investigating how future vehicle automation systems are going to act on the road. Special focus is put on the behaviours of the systems when reaching system limits, i.e. when facing situations which cannot be handled automatically, e.g. by starting a take-over request and giving control back to the driver. The project is going to simulate this behaviour not only for single vehicles, but for a number of automated vehicles that is in line with the predicted market shares in the upcoming years. This allows the assessment of the impact on traffic safety and efficiency.
Based on this analysis, hierarchical traffic management systems will be developed, enabling a controlled movement of the vehicles by taking into account their abilities. The developed systems will be prototypically implemented and the effects will be assessed in simulations as well as real world tests. The findings will be aggregated to create a roadmap and a set of for stakeholders.