Enhance driver behaviour and Public Acceptance of Connected and Autonomous vehicLes
PAsCAL is an international project aimed to develop a multidimensional map of public acceptance of higher levels of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV), pointing out any critical issues on the matter, particularly investigating the new “driver” needs considering different modes and mobility services. PAsCAL’s goal is to create a “Guide2Autonomy” (G2A), a set of guidelines and recommendations aimed at accelerating the user-friendly evolution of connected automated vehicles and transport systems.
H2020RTR20 Conference - PAsCAL & Friends
The process of developing mobility in the coming years has long since taken the path that leads to the ever-widen spread of cars led by artificial intelligence. A shift that, however, in order to achieve the status of an effective improvement in living conditions for each, must first go through the most complete and possible widespread acceptance by the public globally.
To achieve this, Europe has in recent years put in place a series of projects that share the same common purpose: to speed…
Apple plans self-driving car 'in 2024 with next-level battery technology' | Apple | The GuardianApple is moving forward with self-driving car technology and is targeting 2024 to produce a passenger vehicle that could include its own battery technology, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
The iPhone maker’s automotive efforts, known as Project Titan, have proceeded unevenly since 2014 when it first started to design its own vehicle from scratch.
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H2020RTR20H2020 Road Transport Research Conference is back with its 4th edition. It will take place online over 2 days from November 30th to December 1st 2020.
More than 70 projects funded under the Horizon 2020 programme, including PAsCAL, have been invited to present their results. The presentations and experts' discussions will highlight the contribution of ongoing EU-funded research projects to meet EU policy goals in the following areas: Green Vehicles, Mobility for Growth, Urban Mobility,…
Legal issues in automated vehiclesWho will be responsible when driving responsibility will be shared between human driver and vehicle?
How can drivers be fully aware of the dangers arising in situations where operational control shifts from the automated vehicle to him/her?
How will human-machine interaction have to be structured to prevent risks?
Drivers will have to be trained to recognize and cope with these risky situations?
Dr Haibo Chen and his colleagues Jo-Ann Pattinson and Subhajit Basu of the University of Leeds,…
Ambivalence in stakeholders’ views on CAVsPAsCAL's preliminary research into CAV's acceptance investigates vision and worst-case scenarios held by representatives of stakeholder groups that will be shaping how CAVs are introduced: representatives of Public Administrations, automotive original equipment manufacturers, insurance companies, public transportation service providers, mobility experts and politicians.
The results are conveyed in "Ambivalence in stakeholders’ views on connected and autonomous vehicles“ by Celina Kacperski, …
The 36-month PAsCAL project proposes an awareness-driven and large-scale penetration approach to address all issues raised by the majority (if not all) of the general public that hinder the wide market uptake of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV). It will not only focus on the interaction of the “users” in or near CAV, but also assess the impact of connected transport on people’s well-being, quality of life, and equity.
PAsCAL will use of a strongly interdisciplinary mix of innovative tools from both human science and technology, to capture the public’s acceptance and attitude, analyse and assess their concerns, model and simulate realistic scenarios for hand-on practices, and validate the research innovation in a number of trials in the real world.
The association to the consortium of special categories of users, such as disabled persons, and of service providers with a global outreach of millions of members and several thousand customers across the EU will ensure results consistency, taking into account major social obstacles/barriers that may hinder the acceptance of CAV and would allow their reuse in new businesses, services and applications.
Ideas & Methodolgies
PAsCAL will develop a strongly interdisciplinary mix of innovative tools from both human science and technology. These will include psychological tools, cluster analysis of user characteristics, human driving and passenger simulation, real world pilots, shared space simulation with multiusers, accessible surveys designed for varying abilities, focus groups, stakeholders hands-on workshops and system-dynamics modelling tools.
The PAsCAL project website is a up to date source of information about the objectives of the project with constatly updated news about events, publications and results from different tests. It hosts also the most recent publications from the project consortium