Project in Focus: L3Pilot Final Event

Europe’s automotive industry has joined forces with suppliers, research institutes, and road authorities 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 safe and efficient transport. 13 OEMs participate in the biggest project for large-scale pilots for SAE Level 3 functions. The 100 test vehicles are exposed to variable conditions in 10 European countries with 1,000 test drivers all over Europe.

The partners of the L3Pilot project concluded the piloting of Automated Driving Functions (ADF) on public roads across Europe. Altogether, 14 L3Pilot test vehicle owners conducted trials on motorways and urban streets as well as test series in parking scenarios. The pilots, starting in spring 2019, involved seven countries – Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxemburg, Sweden, and the United Kingdom – and included cross-border activities.

The L3 Pilot project will hold the Final Event on October 13 and 14, 2021 in conjunction with the ITS World Congress in Hamburg. After four years of comprehensively piloting SAE Level 3 functions on public roads across Europe, 34 partners, among them all major European OMEs, coordinated by Volkswagen AG invite you to an in-depth dive into their results: Join L3Pilot for hands-off experiences of Automated Driving in more than ten fully equipped test cars driving the roads in and around Hamburg. 450 m² in hall B3 will exhibit 13 more of the L3Pilot vehicles and display the overall project outcomes. A two-day conference will detail the findings. L3Pilot Driving Demonstrations and Exhibition will run from October 11 to October 15 as part of the ITS World Congress 2021.

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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. For further information on the project, please visit the project website.

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).