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Interconnected driverless vehicles, safety first

UTC’s Heudiasyc Lab was the only French representative registered at the GCDC 2016 Grand Cooperative Drivy Challenge and was able to present a project in the framework of its MS2T Labex on Control of Systems of Systems.

Interconnected driverless vehicles, safety first

GCDC 2016 is one of the key features of the European (EC) i-GAME project financially supported by the European Commission and four academic and industrial partners TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research), TU/e (Technische Universität Eindhoven), Viktoria and IDIADA (a Spanish vehicle certification agency).
In ‘Euro-lingo’ the GCDC is a scale-one ‘demonstrator’ for a driverless system for interconnected vehicles progressing in line on a motorway. It is a research projects focused on inter vehicle communication which enables most risk situations to be forecast as well as ensuring maximum safety.

The vehicle chosen by IUTC was a Renault ZOE fitted with sensors, an on-board inertial guidance system and the radio link equipment and actuators was duly qualified (the test consisting of recovering full control of the vehicle in the case of a surprise mishap while moving.
Heudiasyc obtained the best score in another test which consisted of correctly analysing and applying the priorities at a cross-roads. Then, on a motorway, the test vehicle received a demand to let an emergency vehicle overtake on one of the central carriageways. Road-works, cross-roads and junctions … the French Zoe vehicle was thoroughly tested in this trial event. ediasyc vezviel was French Zoe vehicle