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.
VULNERABLE ROAD USER SENSING
One of the biggest challenges autonomous cars have to face in urban scenarios, are the number of unexpected events which may occur suddenly such as a pedestrian or cyclist crossing the street. IoT services can give information about these vulnerable road users by connecting to the smart devices they are wearing (smartphones, smart watches, smart glasses).
DRIVERLESS CAR REBALANCING
The cars move autonomously one by one or in a platoon. The IoT service evaluates the vehicles that need to be moved in order to deliver a high quality of service for car-sharing services.
REAL TIME CAR SHARING
The objective is to allow commercial and individual car sharing services to use automated driving cars. The service platform collects the end user needs and uses relevant data in the IoT platform 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 by the fleet management system.
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 will contribute to the provision of this service.
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
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.