D6.3 Pilot implementation and evaluation
The PAsCAL project aims to address all the issues and concerns that may delay the wide market uptake of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) 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 professional drivers.
Five different real-world pilots have been carried out to validate the project’s findings and explore the acceptance of CAVs under real-world conditions. This document details how these pilots were carried out, and the conclusions that can be extracted from the information collected during the pilots. It can also serve as a guide on the structure and execution of pilots or Field Operational Tests (FOTs) of connected and/or automated vehicles, including various different kinds of user groups and further the management of such pilots during the COVID-19 health crisis.
Finally, it contains a brief overview over the data collection processes as well as a short data analysis and the most interesting preliminary conclusions derived from the pilots, which will be further extended in WP7.