The AUTOPILOT project will create and deploy new business products and services for fully automated driving vehicles, used at the pilot sites.
AUTOMATED DRIVING ROUTE OPTIMISATION
The AUTOPILOT IoT service platform monitors vehicles and their environment to optimise automated driving routes of autonomous driving cars, by redistributing the traffic along alternative paths towards available parking spots. The relevant data tracked includes, for instance, the real traffic conditions, weather conditions, events, available parking spots at the destination. This service is likely to contribute in predicting traffic for automated driving car sharing.
CITY CHAUFFEUR SERVICES FOR TOURISTS
This business case is an adaptation of car-sharing, dedicated to tourists visiting cities and places of interest. Versailles will offer this service from the Versailles train station to visit the city and the castle gardens. This service will allow the driver to be free to watch a multimedia presentation in the vehicle of the surrounding sights.
DRIVERLESS CAR REBALANCING
Car sharing vehicles are often not balanced in pick-up and drop-off locations. Automated driving vehicles have the capability to move driverlessly from their last drop-off zone towards another pick-up location. Two procedures are identified in AUTOPILOT to carry out the rebalancing:
-the cars move driverless autonomously one by one
-the cars are moved driverless in a platoon
Advanced electronic horizon with permanent connectivity and the IoT will dynamically update an IoT based HD map data service. Data from other vehicles' sensors and from other sources in real time will be used to factor in dynamic changes to the route and thus increase automated driving efficiency
ELECTRONIC DRIVING LICENSE
Using mobile security, software components will generate and store one secured identity profile referring to an electronic driving license. The identity profile will allow dedicated access to any smart city platform. The user's mobile phone, using the identity profile, will act as a wallet containing the User ID, the driving license, or any other personal document.
HD MAPS FOR AUTOMATED DRIVING VEHICLES
This service aims at providing a High-Definition (HD) maps database for automated driving vehicles, built on the data collected by all connected vehicles. Two complementary approaches provided by the two major European tier 1 suppliers, Continental and Valeo, will contribute to the provision of this service.
REAL TIME CAR SHARING
The objective of this service is to allow commercial and individual car sharing possibilities using automated driving cars. The service platform collects the end user needs and uses the IoT platform relevant data to suggest car sharing (pick-up/drop-off) possibilities. Optimizing the allocation of the automated driving vehicles is achieved thanks to the availability of real time and reliable information about the vehicles’ current status and their scheduled routes.
SIXTH SENSE DRIVING
Driving with a "sixth sense" will involve using the vehicle’s on-board sensors to provide driving risk metrics contributing to the road assessment programme. Sixth sense driving will also create specific metrics and services for road rating dedicated to the autonomous driving capabilities of the roads.