Project in Focus: L3Pilot Final Event

L3Pilot (Piloting Automated Driving on European Roads) is the EU and EUCAR flagship project testing the viability of Automated Driving for safe and efficient road transport. On 13 and 14 October 2021, the L3Pilot project held the final event in conjunction with the ITS World Congress in Hamburg, Germany. 


After four years of testing on public roads, 34 partners, all major European OEMs, coordinated by Volkswagen AG, showed an in-depth dive into their results. One of the major achievements is the Code of Practice for the Development of Automated Driving Functions (CoP-ADF). It provides comprehensive guidelines for supporting the design, development, verification and validation of automated driving technologies.


For this event, more than ten of the L3Pilot fully equipped test vehicles drove on public roads in and around Hamburg, demonstrating automated driving (SAE Level 3 functions*) on the motorway and in urban areas. In addition, L3Pilot showed 13 test vehicles in the exhibition area at the ITS World Congress.  


For more information, visit the project website.


*The driver must remain alert and ready to take control in case the system is unable to execute the task.

Project facts:

Start: Duration: Budget: Public funding: Website:
September 2017 48 months €68 million €36 million
Partners: Coordinator: Volkswagen Group
EUCAR members: 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.
22 other partners, among them: Automotive suppliers (APTIV, FEV and Veroneer), research organisations (BASt, DLR, ICCS, ika, SAFER, SNF), SMEs (ADAS, EICT) and road authorities (RDW).