Automated Vehicle Traffic Control Tower 2
|Coordinator||Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan - Integrated Transport Research Lab (ITRL)|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 3 000 000|
|Project duration||April 2019 - December 2021|
|Venture||Strategic Innovation Program Drive Sweden|
Purpose and goal
- Increase knowledge of how a control tower can improve the safety, efficiency and effectiveness of automated vehicles. - Develop an integrated test bed based on the prototypes and subsystems developed by the parties in the past. We have integrated solutions from Carmenta and KTH in a project demo. - Propose an architecture for a system with automated vehicles and one or more control towers, including responsibilities and information flows. - Examine the human role in the traffic tower in terms of decision-making and responsibility.
Expected results and effects
The project has resulted in an increased understanding of the control tower and the ecosystems around it, of its possible functions and of the division of responsibilities in various types of decision-making and control of connected and automated vehicles. The project has also contributed to the development and implementation of a test bed to test technical solutions and concepts. Both the practical and the theoretical results are further incorporated into new collaborations and projects.
Planned approach and implementation
The project has been carried out with a theoretical part and a practical part. The theoretical part, which has largely been about creating a common understanding of the control tower concept, was done as a series of workshops with the project partners, as well as with interview studies. The practical part, where the control tower concept was turned into a demonstrator, was done mainly in collaboration between KTH and Carmenta, but with input from other partners to define the architecture and scenarios.