VEDECOM unveils key results on automated vehicle obtained as part of the AutoMate project
The demonstrations made at the IV2019 event were the opportunity for VEDECOM Institute to unveil key results for its autonomous vehicle. The work, undertaken over three years as part of the European AutoMate project, has led to the sign-off on a level-3 vehicle prototype, fitted with technology modules likely to develop cooperation between the driver and the vehicle. On the basis of mutual communication and observations, the system must be capable of improving both man’s trust in machines and road safety.
Major progress in man and machine working together
The project focused on the human experience and includes some cutting-edge technology: Twenty modules covering perception, managing control of the commands, interpreting human behaviour and predicting changes in the traffic close to the vehicle have been developed. Communication between the vehicle and the driver is established by installing a human-machine interface into the passenger compartment, as well as an augmented reality HMI. A camera behind the steering wheel permanently monitors the driver’s face to have true interaction between man and vehicle. The system provides real reciprocity between man and the machine, both in terms of perception and actions.
VEDECOM heavily involved both in developing the technology modules and the human factors studies
VEDECOM, the major French partner on the project, was allocated a budget of €800,000 to follow through on two key areas: developing and integrating new technologies to the vehicle and human and socio-economic factor studies. In both these fields, the Institute was also in charge of evaluating and approving the technology modules that had been developed.
The prototype – a VEDECOM autonomous vehicle (developed on the basis of the C4 Picasso) – was handed over at the IV2019 event, which is the big worldwide annual conference on vehicle intelligence matters.
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