Automated Vehicle Traffic Control Tower
|Coordinator||KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN - Integrated Transport Research Lab, MMK|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 1 174 279|
|Project duration||December 2017 - November 2018|
|Venture||Strategic Innovation Program Drive Sweden|
Purpose and goal
The purpose of the project was to increase knowledge about control systems (aka traffic towers) for vehicles of different automation levels. The goals have been to 1) perform a state-of-the-art analysis based on existing literature and interviews with industry partners and authorities, 2) develop a testbed at KTH together with Carmenta, 3) form a consortium around a number of identified research questions and apply for continued funding.
Expected results and effects
Most of our goals have been fulfilled. The literature study was done and a paper is being prepared for submission to IEEE Control Systems Magazine. We have implemented the testbed and demonstrated it numerous times for external guests and collaboration partners. The result of this work is also being reported in a paper that will be submitted to IEEE Automated Vehicles Symposium. The thirsd goal was to form a consortium and apply for a new project. This was also done.
Planned approach and implementation
The literature study was performed by one of our PostDocs at ITRL, with input from some industry partners and authorities. The work with the testbed was done by ITRL and the Mobile Services Lab at KTH together with Carmenta, where we integrated the vehicle platform and remote control functionality of the KTH lab with the Carmenta Traffic Watch for situation awareness. We have also run a series of workshops to identify knowledge gaps and to define research questions for the follow-up project.