Project in Focus: L3Pilot

Europe’s automotive industry has joined forces with suppliers, universities and research institutes to test and evaluate automated vehicle technologies in real traffic conditions. L3Pilot (Piloting Automated Driving on European Roads) is the EU flagship project testing the viability of Automated Driving for a safe and efficient transport. 13 OEMs participate in currently the biggest project for large-scale pilots for SAE Level 3 functions. The (planned) 100 test vehicles are exposed to variable conditions in 10 European countries with 1,000 test drivers all over Europe.

The project has achieved its first-year milestone, defining a common methodology for piloting, testing and evaluating automated in-vehicle functions. The first public Deliverable on “From Research Questions to Logging Requirements” is available for download here. In this document L3Pilot members reports the results of applying the ‘FESTA V’ methodology to the development of a set of research questions that will be used to direct the study of SAE Level 3 (and Level 4) automated driving. Moreover, experts explained their methodological approach during a webinar which has been recorded and is available in the following address:

If you are interested in L3Pilot, come to the EUCAD 2019 conference in Brussels on April 2 and 3. L3Pilot will exhibit some of the fully equipped test passenger cars during this high-level event organised by the European Commission supported by the ARCADE project. Follow all news related to L3Pilot on the project website.

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This project is co-funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723051.

Project facts:

Start: Duration: Budget: Public funding: Website:
September 2017 48 months €68 million €36 million
Partners: Coordinator: Volkswagen Group
34 partners among them: Audi AG, BMW Group, Centro Ricerche Fiat SCPA, Daimler AG, Ford of Europe, Groupe PSA, Honda R&D Europe, Jaguar Land Rover, Opel Automobile GmbH, Renault Group, Toyota Motor Europe and Volvo Car Corporation