How to improve pedestrian acceptance of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV)The answer comes from PAsCAL Project's Immersive Arena Many pedestrians do not trust autonomous vehicles: they fear that, towards them, this type of vehicle will not behave in the right way. This is the result of Immersive Arena analysis of Workpackage 4 (WP4), part of the PAsCAL*project. (link to the website www.pascal-project.eu) a series of experimental activities dedicated to evaluate pedestrian acceptance and behaviour in front of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs).
4 new projects on the European horizon of the autonomous drivingUnder the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, the European Commission has recently funded 4 new projects focused on driver behaviour and acceptance of connected, cooperative and automated transport: Drive2TheFuture, PAsCAL, SUaaVE, Trustonomy.
PAsCAL will give guidance on connected and autonomous vehicles in EuropeA consortium of 13 international partners will test European users’ knowledge and acceptance of autonomous vehicles, to create a ‘Guide2Autonomy’ containing 100 technical, political, legal and economic recommendations. How much aware are we of the connected and autonomous cars? What are our expectations about them? Are we worried? Are we ready to drive them or, better, to be transported by them? Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) will be the future mobility, in a very near future. The challenge is on for governments, public authorities, manufacturers and consumers.
Pilot 5: the new inclusive mobilityEventOn October 28th, 2021 will be held the PAsCAL event to present the results
A new opportunity from autonomous driving. On Thursday October 28th, will be held the event “Connected Autonomous Vehicles: Inclusivity and accessibility considerations” that will present the results of pilot 5, focused on vulnerable travellers in connected transport environments and aimed at better understanding the inclusiveness and safety needs of vulnerable passengers using CAVs.
This pilot, part of PAsCAL project…
CINEA LunchTime SessionNews postOn September 9th, PAsCAL participated in the EU Lunchtime Session "Do we trust self-driving cars? Social acceptance of automated mobility" organised for EU staff .
After an overview of Automated transport and CCAM objectives and overall landscape introduced by CINEA, the coordinators of the 4 EU funded projects, Drive2theFuture, PAsCAL, SUAAVE and Trustonomy presented the preliminary results of their projects.
Each from a different perspective, the 4 project focus on peoples' reactions - e.g…
Expectations and Fears of the “Driverless” RevolutionNews postPAsCAL project: The Results of the Survey of the University of Mannheim
Road safety and sustainability key benefits of autonomous driving in the perception of the future European users, but strong privacy concerns emerge
Self-driving cars have for almost a decade been hailed as a potential transformational force for the transport sector. Autonomously steering through traffic, purportedly in a less accident-prone manner, their introduction might be a pivot point, away from the currently…