Over 100 stakeholders met in Versailles for the public launch of the new European project, AUTOPILOT on 6 February 2017. Held on the French pilot site, participants interacted with automated vehicle technogies through demonstrations and learned about AUTOPILOT. In attendance was François de Mazières, deputy-mayor of Versailles, lending the city’s support to the endavour. The project’s goal is to enable safer, highly automated driving thanks to smart and connected objects and the Internet of Things. The audience included a variety of mobility actors, including public authorities, industry, service providers, users and research institutes.
Financed by the European programme Horizon 2020, the IoT enabled automated vehicles will be deployed at six pilot tests sites in France, Finland, Korea, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands. The pilot sites will generate data to evaluate the technical performance of the Internet of Things to allow safer highly automated driving as well as to assess the socio –economic impacts.
The 44 partners of the AUTOPILOT project’s consortium represent information and communication technology stakeholders as well as automobile industry and research. In the regions selected, they will test automated vehicles using smart objects under real-life conditions in order to evaluate the benefit on technology, the economy and people. The FIA is a partner of AUTOPILOT.