AUTOPILOT PARTNERS

The AUTOPILOT consortium includes organisations active in 4 different sectors: development of autonomous driving vehicles, development of IoT and networks, collection of data to evaluate the systems and their potential impacts, and organisations that will use the AUTOPILOT results to develop innovative services.

The consortium also has a broad European dimension, as the organisations involved in AUTOPILOT come from 15 different European countries: Norway, Sweden, and Finland in the North, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Ireland in Central Europe, Italy, Spain, and Greece in Southern Europe, as well as the Czech Republic in Eastern Europe. Additionally, South Korea also participates in the AUTOPILOT project.

This page presents information on each of the AUTOPILOT beneficiaries in more detail. Click on the organisation name below to be taken to the relevant section or just browse through the descriptions of all 44 AUTOPILOT beneficiaries.

 

ERTICO – ITS Europe

ERTICO – ITS Europe (www.ertico.com) is a multi-sector, public-private partnership pursuing the development and deployment of intelligent transport systems and services (ITS) towards Intelligent Mobility of people and goods, zero accidents, zero delays and fully informed people, with reduced impact on the environment.

Role in the project

ERTICO is the project Co-ordinator and will lead the work package on exploitation and dissemination activities, including related standardisation activities to promote the output of the project.

Website

www.ertico.com

AKKA Informatique et Systèmes

AKKA Informatique et Systèmes belongs to the AKKA TECHNOLOGIES group (www.akka.eu) one of the major engineering and technology consultancy group in Europe. AKKA’s ICT expertise includes the design and development of highly distributed applications, embedded software, servers and network architecture optimization, cloud technologies, bigdata architectures and solutions, mobile device integration.

Role in the project

AKKA is responsible of task T3.4 “Test Data Management” and participating in the deployment of the pilot tests of Versailles. AKKA will contribute to the adaptation of autonomous driving functions in T2.2 for UC Versailles. In T5.2 and T5.3, AKKA will support exploitation of the project results.

Website

www.akka.eu

AVR

AVR is a company active in two separate markets, the road and the environment. On road sector it performs works and services for ITS, management, maintenance and construction of roads and highways. AVR performs management, planning, monitoring and control with one of the best Italian control room, developed in cooperation with Autostrade per l’Italia, located on Highway Florence- Pisa-Livorno.

Role in the project

AVR will host Italian LSP on Highway Florence-Pisa-Livorno. AVR will perform every activities both road side and traffic control center. On road side, AVR activities will be focus on deployment of communication network with RSU, V2X device and road operations to allow entire carriageway closure (including traffic information e re-routing) during demo and testing sessions.

Website

www.avrgroup.it

CEA

CEA is a R&D governmental agency whose field of expertise applies to energy, health, transport, security, defence, and ICT. CEA is a key player in Europe in research and education. Within CEA, CEA LIST is a research institute of 700 people located in Ile-de-France (Paris region) specialized in smart digital systems, which combines basic and industrial research, development and innovation. Within CEA LIST, the Communicating Systems Laboratory (LSC) researches into and develops innovative wireless networking technologies for vehicular communications and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Role in the project

CEA will lead the WP1 on the requirements, architecture and specifications ; and will actively contribute to WP2, WP3 and WP4 through the development, integration, experimentation, and validation of the onboard gateway (OBU) and intra-vehicle network for enabling heterogeneous communication capabilities for vehicles to be deployed in the Versailles Pilot tests. CEA will also contribute to standardization activities through the IETF.

Website

www.cea.fr

CERTH

CERTH is the largest research centre in Northern Greece with the mission to carry out basic and applied research with special emphasis in exploiting research results and developing new products and services with industrial, economic and social impact.

Role in the project

CERTH is leading the pilot site test specifications, business impact assessment and coordinates the project scientific dissemination.

Website

www.certh.gr

CETECOM

CETECOM is a global leading provider for test- and certification services for telecommunication technologies. CETECOM supports new developments in the markets of “internet of things”, especially for the domains of connected car and smart industry while focusing on communication- and IT-Security aspects. CETECOM also participates in the development of global standards and test specifications.

Role in the project

CETECOM contributes to the Autopilot project with its vast test lab knowhow and leads the validation check of the use cases. Further CETECOM supports with the development of test approaches and test management solutions.

Website

www.cetecom.com

CNIT

CNIT is a non-profit consortium between 37 Italian Universities. CNIT research topics refer to mobile communications, optical satellite and radio-links communications, digital signal processing, telecommunications networks, telematics, intelligent transport systems, remote sensing and radar, television, information theory, multimedia communications, telecommunications security, and many other domains.

Role in the project

The main role of CNIT is that of leading the Italian LSP in WP3. Moreover it also contributes in the definition of the communication specifications (WP1), provides IoT sensors for distributed sensing (smart cameras, scalar sensors, etc.), integrates IoT services for autonomous driving vehicles, provides OBU/RSU enabled to bridge 6LoWPAN with vehicular networks (WP2), participates in WP5 especially for dissemination and standardisation purposes.

Website

www.cnit.it

Continental

Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer, and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual, and affordable solutions.

Role in the project

Continental will contribute for the specification, development and validation of the embedded technologies, communication and back end services. Standardization and business model proposals for cross supplier approaches are an important part of the project.

Website

www.continental-tires.com

Centro Ricerche FIAT

As a focal point for research activities of FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles), CRF has the mission to:

  • Develop and transfer innovative powertrains, vehicle systems and features, materials, processes and methodologies together with innovation expertise in order to improve the competitiveness of FCA products;
  • Represent FCA in European collaborative research programs, joining pre-competitive projects and promoting networking actions;
  • Support FCA in the protection and enhancement of intellectual property.

Role in the project

In AUTOPILOT CRF represents an OEM of passenger cars, with the following main tasks. CRF will

  • Lead in-vehicle platform requirements
  • Develop the gateway between IoT and CRF vehicle prototypes
  • Adapt automated functions in order to use IoT as additional information and control source.
  • Verify ADAS modified functions, communication systems, IoT in-vehicle platform all integrated into the vehicle prototypes.
  • Support Italian Pilot with vehicles and local roadside unit
  • Carry out tests on the use cases  Contribute to data analysis

Website

www.crf.it

CTAG

CTAG is a private, non-profit R&D technological automotive centre devoted to support the automotive industry in its research, development and innovation needs. CTAG is present in the different stages of the development of the product, from initial advanced research to the product life. The fields of competence where CTAG concentrates its activities are Safety, Manufacturing process and new materials, Environment, Electronics and ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems), HMI, Ergonomics and Comfort.

Role in the project

Development, implementation and testing of AD and IoT use cases in the City of Vigo:

  • Urban Autopilot
  • Intelligent Valet Parking
  • Cooperative sensing (among different actors: infrastructure and vehicles)

Website

www.ctag.org

The German Aerospace Center DLR

The German Aerospace Center DLR (www.dlr.de) is Germany’s national research center for aeronautics and space and has been given responsibility for the forward planning and the implementation of the German space programme by the German federal government as well as for the international representation of German interests.

Role in the project

DLR leads WP2 containing the development of the platforms, services and autonomous driving functions. DLR contribute to an automated valet parking (AVP) use case at the Brainport testsite with its own automated test vehicle and flying drones as IoT devices. Further, DLR will participate in the definition of use cases and the specification of the IoT architecture and the technical and user-related evaluation of the achieved results.

Website

www.dlr.de

Easy Global Market SAS

Easy Global Market SAS is a french SME, providing solutions and services to develop market confidence in technologies making the global market “easy” for companies looking for globalisation. EGM is specialised in validation, interoperability, Certification and label programmes.

Role in the project

[coming soon]

Website

www.eglobalmark.com

ETRI

Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute (ETRI) is a leading institute focused on the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) domain. It has a role to achieve core technologies in the ICT area and 2000 researchers in working in close cooperation with companies, academia and public administration.

Role in the project

ETRI will contribute to Intersection Safety System (ISS) development with partner company METABUILD. ISS will provide improved LDM information to autonomous vehicle in the intersection. ETRI will work on user requirement analysis and communication specification development, and IoT eco-system development, as well as contribute to pilot testing.

Website

http://www.etri.re.kr

FIA

The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) brings together leading national motoring organisations from 142 countries worldwide and is the governing body for world motor sport. The main interests represented are in the field of road safety, transport efficiency, fuel efficiency and environmental impact of road transport.

Role in the project

FIA will lead the work tasks on the dissemination and communication plan, user acceptance and contribute to the task on legal issues.

Website

www.fia.com

Gemalto

Gemalto is the world leader in digital security, electronic passports and identity cards, two-factor authentication devices for online protection, contactless payment cards, and SIM cards for mobile phones. It operates out of 87 offices and 13 Research & Development centres in 45 countries with 14,000 employees worldwide, providing secure software, secure personal devices, and managed services to wireless operators, banks, enterprises and government agencies.

Role in the project

Gemalto will lead the work packages addressing user authentication, and contribute to dissemination and standards, requirements and their implementations.

Website

www.gemalto.com

Gemeente Helmond

The City of Helmond (Gemeente Helmond) is a city of 90,000 inhabitants in the province of Nord-Brabant in the Southern Netherlands, a region also known as the ‘Brainport region’ and known for its high-tech industry featuring many companies active in the automotive and mobility sector. Host to the Automotive Campus, Helmond received the 2011 iMobility Award.

Role in the project

The City of Helmond will facilitate the Brainportuse cases as road authority and traffic manager, and contribute to business modelling from a public authority’s perspective.

Website

www.helmond.nl

Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, with 170,000 employees worldwide committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company owned by its own employees.

Role in the project

Huawei will provide and integrate an IoT platform and support interoperability with other IoT platforms used in AUTOPILOT.

Website

www.huawei.com

IBM Ireland Ltd

IBM has the world’s largest research organization, with more than 3,000 scientists and engineers working at 12 labs on 6 continents. IBM holds a leadership position when it comes to the creation, development and manufacture of the industry’s most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, networking systems, storage devices and microelectronics.

Role in the project

IBM Ireland will develop the open IoT service platform and collaborating on extending existing concepts for car sharing by inclusion of IoT enabled sources that provide accurate information about the driving conditions.

Website

www.ibm.com

IBM Research Zurich GmbH

IBM Research – Zurich is part of IBM, a globally integrated technology and consulting company headquartered in Armonk, New York.

Role in the project

IBM Research – Zurich will contribute to the architectural design and will have a strong contribution in the service platform definition and module integration into the service ecosystem.

Website

www.ibm.com

Applus IDIADA

Applus IDIADA provides complete solutions for automotive development projects worldwide. With a Technical Centre near Barcelona, Spain and 26 subsidiaries and branch offices around the world, Applus IDIADA provides engineering, homologation and proving ground services.

Role in the project

Applus IDIADA will lead the technical evaluation and functional safety validation of the connected and automated driving pilots in the IoT environment, and provide its proving grounds for the functional safety validation.

Website

www.applusidiada.com

ISMB

Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB) is an Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) research and innovation center, founded in 2000 and employing 150 researchers. ISMB provides experienced personnel in the fields of Multi-Layer Wireless Solutions (MLW) and Pervasive Technologies (PerT).

Role in the project

ISMB will contribute to the definition of the architecture and interfaces, the identification of the requirements for the adaptation and integration of IoT communication protocols, the development of the open IoT service platform, the integration and deployment of its technical equipment at its Italian test site, and the technical evaluation of project activities.

Website

www.ismb.it

Metabuild

[coming soon]

NEC Europe

NEC Corporation is a global player in the IT and networking business, with over 100.000 employees and a portfolio ranging from telecommunication infrastructures such as Cloud Computing, M2M, and Supercomputing to service infrastructures for governments and businesses. NEC Laboratories Europe (NLE) was established as NEC’s European research facility and is located in Heidelberg, Germany, and employs around 100 researchers.

Role in the project

NEC will lead the IoT Architecture and Specification task as well as the Cloud-Edge orchestration and IoT Cloud orchestration.

Website

www.uk.nec.com

NEVS

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) aims to provide global customers with mobility services that provide a truly engaging electric vehicle (EV) experience without compromising on performance. NEVS employs around 600 workers at its sites in Trollhättan, Sweden and the Tianjin Bin Hai High-tech Zone, China.

Role in the project

National Electric Vehicle Sweden will provide Electric Vehicles with a Vehicle Motion Control actuator suite as well as a perception suite with sensors to accommodate Autonomous Driving functions. Nevs will furthermore focus on contributions to specifying the AD use cases and Vehicle IoT Platform, vehicle specific implementation activities and support Pilot site test and demonstration activities at the Brainport site in the Netherlands.

Website

www.nevs.com

NXP

NXP Semiconductors provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analogue, Power Management, Interface, Security and Digital Processing expertise. With Headquarters in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, NXP has 27,000 employees working in more than 25 countries with research and development activities in Asia, Europe and the United States, and manufacturing facilities in Asia and Europe.

Role in the project

NXP will deliver the specification & implementation of applications, specification and development of multiple low-latency communication functions for platooning vehicles.

Website

www.nxp.com

Peugeot Citroën Automobiles S.A.

Employing 194,000 people worldwide, PSA PEUGEOT CITROËN brings together 3 strong and distinctive brands, Peugeot, Citroën, and DS. With 200 years of industrial history and such 3 world famous brands, PSA Peugeot Citroën produces close to 3M Vehicles (2,894,400 vehicles in 2014), focusing its main production in Europe (66,6%).

Role in the project

With a wide expertise as original equipment manufacturer in connected vehicles and automation, PSA will provide 2 vehicles for testing the use cases of the Vigo Pilot Site, participate in the definition of IoT local platform specifications, and offer its view as a manufacturer in business impact and models.

Website

www.psa-peugeot-citroen.com

SENSINOV

SENSINOV is an innovative start-up providing a horizontal IoT service platform based on the oneM2M standard for cross-device and domain interoperability. The platform offers seamless communications, semantic interoperability and is designed to scale for massive IoT in various domains such as smart cities, factories of the future, healthcare and connected cars.

Role in the project

SENSINOV will provide IoT device integration, onM2M extensions for the Semantic Interoperability gateway, the data model and semantic annotations, and the connection with IoT standards.

Website

www.sensinov.com

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

STIFTELSEN SINTEF is the largest multidisciplinary independent research organization in Scandinavia. Based in Trondheim and Oslo, Norway SINTEF employs approximately 2000 scientific, technical and engineering staff. Activities include specific research and development for industry and long-term research programmes for government and European Commission.

Role in the project

STIFTELSEN SINTEF will provide specification and evaluation of the integrated architecture and architecture reference model for multi-functional communication gateway for vehicle control and integration with IoT infrastructure. It will also lead the development of the IoT ecosystem and Cross-pilot and horizontal results exploitation, and contribute to activities addressing IoT architecture, communication (mobile and IEEE 802.11p), pilot site specification, business impact assessment, legal issues and standardisation.

Website

www.sintef.no/en/

STMicroelectronics

STMicroelectronics is one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies with about 43.600 employees and advanced research and development centres in 10 countries. ST focuses on sense and power technologies, automotive products and embedded- processing solutions. The automotive portfolio covers all key application areas from powertrain and safety to car body and infotainment.

Role in the project

STMicroelectronics will offer its expertise in the definition of requirements and specifications of automotive components for automated driving.

Website

www.st.com

Technolution

Technolution BV is an integration house with extensive experience of in vehicle systems and their connectivity to the outside world. With about 180 employees, it has extensive experience with in-vehicle applications, particularly given its lead role in the development of intelligent speed adaptation and the collection of probe data for better understanding the behaviours of vehicles on the road.

Role in the project

Technolution will work on the definition of abstracted communication primitives which facilitate data carried over multiple bearer infrastructures, contribute to the Platform Specifications from the perspective of a systems integrator, work on the definition of the Abstracted Communication Subsystem (ACS) incorporating IoT communication mechanisms for V2x, and develop the Service Platform and integrate it into the vehicle.

Website

www.technolution.eu

Thales Italia

Thales Italia (THALIT) is the Italian subsidiary of the French Thales Group, a leading international electronics and systems multinational company, addressing defence, aerospace, transportation, and security markets worldwide. Thales Italia develops ICT solutions and services in various business domains including Security, Transportation and Critical Information Systems, and employs around 500 people.

Role in the project

[coming soon]

Website

www.thalesgroup.com

Telecom Italia

The Telecom Italia Group is a major Italian enterprise and a key European strategic ICT player. Driven by technological innovation and a commitment to service excellence, Group companies operate in fixed-line and mobile telecommunications, Internet & Media, Information Technologies.

Role in the project

Telecom Italia will lead the tasks on Communication Aspects and Standardization; in addition it will play a major role in the deployment and operation of the Italian Pilot site.

Website

www.telecomitalia.com

TNO

TNO (Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek) is a knowledge organization for companies, government bodies and public organizations, whose research activities concentrate on developing, integrating and applying knowledge and generate creative and practicable innovations as new products, services and processes, fully customized for business and government. TNO consists of five core areas that work together on seven central research themes, including Mobility and Networked Information.

Role in the project

TNO will organise the Brainport pilot in Helmond-Eindhoven and lead the evaluation effort focusing on methodology and technical evaluation. TNO will also be involved in demonstrating and piloting the platooning use case in the presence of an IoT environment and will focus on facilitation of pre 5G type of cellular connectivity and mobile edge computing in the Helmond-Eindhoven area.

Website

www.tno.nl

T-Systems

T-Systems International is a subsidiary of the Deutsche Telekom Group, one of the world’s leading providers of Information and Communications Technology services. DT provides its costumer with a one- stop, end-to-end portfolio of telecommunication and IT solutions which encompasses fixed and wireless networks and telephony, broadband Internet and sophisticated ICT solutions for business customers.

Role in the project

[coming soon]

Website

www.t-systems.com

TomTom

TomTom is the world’s leading supplier of in-car location and navigation products and services focused on providing all drivers with the world’s best navigation experience. Headquartered in Amsterdam, TomTom has 3,500 employees and sells its products in over 40 countries. TomTom’s products include portable navigation devices, in-dash infotainment systems, fleet management solutions, maps and real-time services.

Role in the project

TomTom will supply lane-accurate navigation technology for HAD cars, integrating a local-dynamic-map that is built in real-time from information received from IoT systems

Website

www.tomtom.com

Eindhoven University of Technology

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a research university specializing in engineering science & technology situated in the Eindhoven Brainport region, the technological heart of the Netherlands. More than 200 researchers at TU/e contribute to make mobility and transport more intelligent and productive, and to make vehicles safer, cleaner, and more efficient.

Role in the project

TU/e will offer its university campus as pilot site for the automated car sharing service, manage the project activities on the campus site, and support project activities related to the relocation service, the user transport request service and IoT-enabled sensoring and world modelling.

Website

www.tue.nl

UITP

Founded in 1885, UITP is the international network for public transport authorities and operators, policy decision-makers, scientific institutes and the public transport supply and service industry. UITP is a platform for worldwide cooperation, business development and the sharing of know-how between its 1,400 member companies from 96 countries.

Role in the project

UITP will assess the impact of developed solutions on Public Transport, define the requirements of automated vehicles from the point of view of Public Transport operations, and assess the qualitative impact of the demonstrated solutions.

Website

www.uitp.org

University of Leeds

The Institute for Transport Studies of the University of Leeds (UNL) is the UK’s largest university group devoted to transport research. It has a staff  of over 50, ranks 2nd in terms of research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise and was the first British university department to obtain ISO 9001 certification for its research quality assurance procedures.

Role in the project

UNL will contribute to test data management and integration, impact assessment and evaluation, and exploitation and dissemination

Website

www.its.leeds.ac.uk

Valeo

Valeo is an an automotive supplier offering innovative products and systems that contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions and to the development of intuitive driving. Valeo has 133 production sites, 16 research centers, 34 development centers and 15 distribution platforms, and employs 78,500 people in 29 countries worldwide.

Role in the project

Valeo will use the detection capability of the on-board sensors to provide the IoT platform with the metrics corresponding to the Road Assessment Program

Website

www.valeo.com

Vedecom

VEDECOM was created as « Institute for the Energy Transition » by the French government. A public-private partnership, VEDECOM is dedicated to research and training in carbon-free, sustainable individual mobility and aims at becoming a European innovation leader in the fields of electrified vehicles, autonomous and connected cars, and new infrastructure and services for shared mobility and energy.

Role in the project

[coming soon]

Website

www.vedecom.fr

Versailles Grand Parc

Versailles Grand Parc is a metropolitan Area (241.086 hab) of 19 towns in the Yvelines department in Île-de-France. Its functions are management of the territory, transport and economic development. Versailles is renowned worldwide for its castle, the Château de Versailles and its gardens, designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Versailles Grand Parc wants to experiment new intelligent transportation systems to move through the castle gardens, discover the city and facilitate parking near the castle.

Role in the project

The Communauté d’agglomeration de Versailles Grand Parc will extend an existing test site used by VEDECOM for research into automated vehicles in order to develop new innovative transportation services dedicated to touristic applications.

Website

www.versaillesgrandparc.fr

Vicomtech

Vicomtech-IK4 is an applied research centre for Interactive Computer Graphics and Multimedia located in San Sebastian, and established as a non-profit association joint venture by the Fraunhofer INI-GraphicsNet Foundation and the EiTB Broadcasting Group. With 80 researchers, Vicomtech-IK4’s main research lines lay in the fields of computer vision, computer graphics and interaction.

Role in the project

Vicomtech-IK4 will be a key participant in the video-based sensor development both for in-vehicle & infrastructure and Dynamic Local Maps via SLAM, to be used in the pilots of Brainport, Livorno & Vigo. Vicomtech will also help with dealing with privacy protection and masking technologies and addressing Data Protection notification and compliance in the project.

Website

www.vicomtech.org

Concello de Vigo

The City Authority of Vigo has been promoting during the last years, through the Mobility and Safety Area together with General Service Area, the development, implementation and deployment of the last ITS technologies in the city and their integration in a holistic and ambitious City Platform for the management of all services in the city fully connected. This strategy integrated with other actions coordinated with other city areas as energy, city services, education…, among others, has been awarded with the national price Smart City 2015 by SOCINFO.

Role in the project

As a test site, the city of Vigo will offer its infrastructures, equipment, capabilities and management infrastructure to enable the testing scenarios for AUTOPILOT, and will also participate in requirements definition and support the dissemination and potential replicability of solutions.

Website

hoxe.vigo.org

VTT

[coming soon]