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D6.1 Pilot handbook for pilot managers

13th February 2020

Disclaimer: This deliverable has not yet been reviewed by the European Commission.

The PAsCAL project aims to address all the issues and concerns that may delay the wide market uptake of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) and to enhance the general public’s acceptance of these vehicles. At the same time, the project also studies questions relating to the role of humans within the system, with special attention to vulnerable users, ranging from real-time driving control to long-term training needs for jobs. In order to facilitate the research process, the consortium partners will collect user-related data, as well as capture the public opinions and acceptance via a variety of channels.

Five different real-world pilots will be carried out to validate the project’s findings. A common set of specifications and requirements is necessary for the correct execution of these pilots and to ensure that the information collected is homogeneous and in line with the project’s objectives. This document describes the methodology devised to that end. Special attention to ethics issues and the needs of persons with disabilities and mobility constraints will be given in each pilot design.

The common pilot design will ensure that all pilots will be feasible, reliable, and will provide the necessary data to achieve the project’s objectives. Also, common issues need to be easily comparable across all pilots. To ensure a correct pilot execution, a common workplan has been designed, based on the pilot specifications. This common workplan must be used as a general guideline but will need to be adapted for each pilot’s needs.

This manual follows the general guidelines and recommendations proposed by the FESTA methodology, adapting it to the specific needs of PAsCAL’s type of research and objectives.

Qualitative and quantitative data from the pilots needs to be collected and made available so they are accessible to the involved partners. A common data protection policy has been drafted and will be used across all pilots to ensure that the data collection process complies with European law and policies. Deliverable D2.2 describes relevant guidelines, standards and principles that shall be followed by the consortium partners during the project as FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) and compliant.

D6.1.pdf (1.38 MB)