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L3Pilot launched


L3Pilot launched: piloting automated driving on European roads L3Pilot launched: ITS team involved in understanding the human factors, challenges and opportunities of automated vehicles The European project L3Pilot was launched on 13 September in Wolfsburg, home to the project coordinator Volkswagen. Focusing on large-scale piloting of SAE Level 3 functions, the project brings 1,000 test drivers and...

AdaptIVe Final Event


Europe’s largest research project on automated driving has demonstrated how vehicles of the future will negotiate even the most complex of situations, transforming the driving task. The AdaptIVe project has showcased how automated cars and trucks perform in a range of scenarios at low, medium and high speeds, with fundamental implications for the role of humans: performing...

Programme for Simulation Innovation (PSI)


Research staff from the Institute’s Safety & Technology group have joined forces with car-maker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and three other leading UK universities to deliver the project. ITS staff are working on a driving simulation which offers a realistic digital driving and passenger experience, in order...

Research into self-driving cars


Advancements in driver assistance systems have gathered pace over the last 40 years. Most cars now come with automated features as standard, including anti-lock brake systems, cruise control, and collision avoidance. Now, the focus is on self-driving technology. Leeds is a leader in this field of research. Academics in ITS are researching safety, human factors...

ecoDriver Final Event


Using eco-driving support systems in real conditions brings energy saving of up to 6% After over 4 years of activities, the European ecoDriver project released its first results during the final event in Stuttgart on 16 March. The project trials have involved 170 drivers in 7 countries (France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and UK) both in...