BRAVE - Bridging Gaps for the adoption of Automated VEhicles

Florent ANON
Profile:
56% completed

Overview

Type of partnership
Total budget
EU contribution
Programme

Summary and objectives

BRAVE’s approach assumes that the launch of automated vehicles on public roads will only be successful if a user centric approach is used where the technical aspects go hand in hand in compliance with societal values, user acceptance, behavioural intentions, road safety, social, economic, legal and ethical considerations.

This approach must be understood as a multidisciplinary task, including engineering and technology, but also social sciences. To gain acceptance and promote the launch of automated vehicles, the opinions, needs, expectations and concerns from both, citizens and stakeholders have to be considered. While developing and implementing automated vehicles, it is necessary to ensure that the societal consensus regarding the acceptance of automated vehicles is met, and the social, legal, economical and ethical implications are considered sufficiently while designing new technical features.

Multidisciplinary research teams will together explore the multi-perspective views of organized stakeholders to provide insights from the opinion-forming process on the aggregate level of the political arena. This includes associations, regulators, policy makers, driving schools, or insurance companies, to name a few. All of them are involved in the current road vehicle arena, and their views towards the adoption of automated vehicles should be taken into account.

User-centered development require engineers to be aware of and to consider a broad array of needs, expectations and concerns of all road users (potential drivers of automated vehicles and also drivers of non-automated cars and vulnerable road users) and the human factors that influence automation operation. These being met will facilitate acceptance and market entry. Following the exploratory work of focus groups and expert interviews a cross-cultural population survey of the general public in the countries of the BRAVE-participants will explore societal values, user acceptance, behavioural intentions, road safety, social, economic, legal and ethical considerations regarding the implementation of automated vehicles.

These insights will lay the foundation for the integration of innovative Advanced Driving Assistance Systems and Human Machine Interface concepts. These new concepts will be validated back against the (baseline) requirements using an agile, iterative and incremental user-centric methodology evolving through 3 stages.

OBJETIVES

The main objective in BRAVE is to improve safety and market adoption of automated vehicles, by considering the needs and requirements of the users, other road users concerned (drivers and vulnerable road users) and relevant stakeholders (i.e. policy makers, standardisation bodies, certifiers, insurance companies, driving schools), assuring safe integration of key enabling technology advancements while being fully compliant with the Public deliverables

Achievements

Results and achievements are publicly available online on the project website : http://www.brave-project.eu/index.php/results/

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems

Partnership composition

Profile name Location Project coordinator
Treelogic Telemática y Lógica Racional para la Empresa Europea S.L. Coordinator
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute
Institut fuer empirische Soziologie an der Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg
Avto-moto zveza Slovenije (Automobile and Motorcycle Association of Slovenia)
Fraunhofer IAO
Union Technique de l'Automobile, du motocycle et du Cycle
University of Alcalá
Automòbil Club Assistència S.A.U
The University of California Berkeley
University of Sydney

Membership in Cluster Partnerships or initiatives

Profile name Location Project coordinator
NextMove

France

Upcoming events

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
 
 
 
 

Latest news and documents

News Published: 29.06.2018
BRAVE Project - Multi-country testing of automated driving on open roads

Submitted best practices

There is no uploaded content...