Groupe PSA is continuing its autonomous driving trial runs. Since the start of April, the Group’s vehicles equipped with level 3 autonomous driving functions have been operating on open roads in France as part of the European L3Pilot project.
European L3Pilot project is a four-year European project launched in 2017 has an overall budget of €68 million, half of which is funded by the European Commission.
It aims to test and validate autonomous driving as an efficient and safe means of transport. Tests will all be conducted on open roads in several European countries.
They will assess technical aspects, driving behaviour, user acceptance, impact on traffic and safety in various driving conditions (urban environments, roads and motorways).
Four major technical and scientific objectives for the L3Pilot project are:
• Create a standardised Europe-wide piloting environment for automated driving.
• Coordinate activities across the piloting community to acquire the required data for evaluation.
• Pilot, test and evaluate automated driving functions.
• Innovate and promote automated driving for wider awareness and market introduction.
Groupe PSA is working on the development of autonomous driving technologies with its “Autonomous Vehicle for All” (AVA) program. The automaker’s participation in the project also strengthens its expertise in the development of autonomous vehicles thanks to a global ecosystem of partners, including European carmakers, research centers, roads authorities.
Throughout the duration of the project, six to eight Group vehicles will undergo intensive driving tests to validate autonomous functions on dual carriageways. Groupe PSA will share the project feedback with the other partners to find-tune the necessary systems and establish a code of good practices.
Source: Press Release