‘AdaptIVe’ – European research project on automated driving is launched image

A consortium of 29 partners officially announced the start of the European research project AdaptIVe – which aims to achieve breakthrough advances for a more efficient and safe automated driving.

The ‘AdaptIVe’ stands for Automated Driving Applications & Technologies for Intelligent Vehicles and it was launched at the MobileLifeCampus in Wolfsburg, Germany. The consortium, led by Volkswagen, has on board ten major automotive manufacturers, but also a range of suppliers, research institutes and universities and small and medium-sized businesses. The project has a budget of 25 million euros and is funded by the European Commission.

“This complex field of research will not only utilize onboard sensors, but also cooperative elements such as vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication. Therefore, I am glad that most European automotive companies are cooperating in this pre-competitive field to create new solutions for automated driving,” says Professor Jürgen Leohold, Executive Director of Volkswagen Group Research.

While also researching and demonstrating various combinations of automated functions, the project is also set to explore legal implications for manufacturers and drivers – in particular regarding product liability and road traffic laws.

Over the course of the project seven cars and one truck will be used to achieve cooperative interaction between the driver and the automated system, dynamically adapting to the situation and driver status.