Project in Focus: AdaptIVe

Logo_AdaptIVe_rgb_WEB 30%AdaptIVe (Automated Driving Applications and Technologies for Intelligent Vehicles) develops, tests and evaluates automated driving applications for passenger cars and trucks in daily traffic. After three and a half years of European wide cooperation, partners will showcase automated driving functions in the eight built-up demonstrator vehicles during the project’s Final Event in Aachen, Germany, on June 28 and 29, 2017. The two days event will feature driving demonstrations in cars and one truck on public roads and in a simulated urban environment.

The AdaptIVe functions will also be the focus of presentations during a dedicated conference answering questions regarding legal aspects, how a smooth human-machine interaction is designed, and how automated driving and the systems are evaluated.

‘General scenarios we trial in AdapIVe included low speed parking scenarios, mid-speed urban driving and high speed motorway driving up to 130kmh,’ explains Aria Etemad, Volkswagen Group Research, coordinator of AdaptIVe. Further, Mr Etemad informs us that:

  • The project provides guidelines for the implementation of shared control involving both the driver and the automation
  • To enhance the performance of automated systems the project improves the communication capabilities of the system
  • It defines and validates new specific evaluation methodologies and assesses the impact of automated driving on European road transport
  • AdaptIVe examines existing legal conditions with regards to barriers to implementation

Among the different achievements, AdaptIVe provided a classification of automated systems from a legal perspective as well as performed an examination of legal conditions. Furthermore, the applications for continuous driver support towards automated functions and strategies for system-driver have been enhanced.

You find more information about the AdaptIVe Final Event:

You reach the AdaptIVe project video on the EUCAR YouTube channel.

Project facts:

Start: Duration: Budget: Public Funding: Website:
January 2014 42 months €25 million €14.3 million
Partners Coordinator: Volkswagen Group
  28 partners among them: BMW Group, CRF, Daimler, Ford of Europe, Opel Group, PSA Group, Volvo Group