L3Pilot is the European flagship analysis and innovation undertaking to check the viability of Degree 3 automated driving capabilities on public roads
Stellantis will current its contributions to the L3Pilot automated driving undertaking on the L3Pilot closing occasion in Hamburg, Germany, along side ITS World Congress, on October 11-15. The occasion consists of driving demonstrations on close by motorways.
Through the four-year undertaking, which concerned a worldwide ecosystem of 34 companions together with suppliers, analysis institutes, highway authorities and different OEMs, Stellantis’ Analysis and Superior Applied sciences groups led the driving take a look at operations. The undertaking concerned a complete of:
- 70 vehicles geared up with automated driving capabilities in 14 pilot websites and 7 nations
- 750 skilled drivers, skilled in SAE Degree 3 capabilities, both as a driver or a passenger
- 400,000 km pushed on motorways, half of that in automated mode and half as a baseline
- 24,000 km pushed in city situations, 22,200 km in automated mode and 1,800 km as a baseline
“Stellantis’ participation within the L3Pilot undertaking and its main function within the piloting section clearly show our dedication to the event of autonomous driving applied sciences,” stated Harald Wester, Chief Engineering Officer at Stellantis.
“We consider that these worldwide initiatives, carried out on a big scale and involving many companions, are crucial to assist be certain that our clients are assured that autonomous applied sciences are protected and dependable earlier than we introduce them into the market. They’re an integral a part of our end-to-end customer-centric software program technique,” stated Yves Bonnefont, Chief Software program Officer at Stellantis.
At SAE Degree 3 the motive force doesn’t want to observe the driving state of affairs continuously however should take again management when the system requests. L3Pilot, the flagship analysis and innovation undertaking in Europe, is among the most vital for the way forward for automated driving since it’s centered on testing and evaluating the expertise as a protected and environment friendly technique of transportation in actual site visitors situations. It additionally assessed technical facets, driving habits, person acceptance and influence on site visitors and security.
The piloting section coated a variety of driving conditions, together with parking, overtaking on highways, driving by city intersections and in shut distance situations. This examined Degree 3 automated driving capabilities reminiscent of:
- Motorway Chauffeur: Excessive-speed driving and automatic lane change
- Visitors Jam Chauffeur: Low-speed driving in congested roads
- Distant Parking: In parallel and cross-parking situations
- Dwelling Zone: Path reminiscence for repetitive maneuvers to park out and in in parking areas
Suggestions from all companions will assist outline the required system necessities and set up a code of excellent practices. L3Pilot has offered key contributions in testing the automated driving capabilities, analyzing the efficiency of autonomous techniques from the person’s perspective and understanding the influence of the expertise deployment on highway security in a blended site visitors context.
A fleet of sixteen Stellantis prototypes was deployed in numerous situations and driving conditions and uncovered to variable situations throughout a number of European nations to gather knowledge, detect situations and consider all facets of the highway exams, to reply key questions bringing these techniques to the market.
Constructing on the outcomes of the L3Pilot, Stellantis will proceed to contribute to the large-scale effort with the subsequent European Union co-funded undertaking, Hello-Drive. Over the subsequent 4 years (2021-2025), Hello-Drive will handle numerous key challenges towards the deployment of larger ranges of automated driving.