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Drive Sweden project included in IVA 100 list

The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) has included Drive Sweden project AVTCT2 on its 100 list for 2022. The list highlights research projects that are deemed to have great potential to benefit through commercialization, business and method development or societal impact. The focus this year was on technology in the service of humanity.

The project, Automated Vehicle Traffic Control Tower (AVTCT) Phase 2, focuses on the development of technology linked to so-called control towers for autonomous vehicles. Within the project, they integrate artificial and human intelligence into the control system for connected and automated vehicles, with the goal to enabling such vehicles to handle complex traffic situations.

The technology has the potential to ensure a sustainable future transport network with a mix of automated and driver-controlled vehicles, which is safe and efficient.

"It is extremely gratifying that this project is highlighted by IVA, as an example of how people must be taken into account when developing new technology. The project delivers concrete steps that clearly contribute to the creation of a sustainable, safe and efficient transport system", says Jan Hellåker, chairman of Drive Sweden.

The project is led by the Integrated Transport Research Lab (ITRL) at the Royal Institute of Technology, and within the project the Swedish Transport Administration, Carmenta, Volvo, Ericsson, Scania, Telia collaborate to push things forward. And, collaboration is one of the keys to driving change, according to IVA:

"Our intention is for IVA’s 100 List to shine a light on the need for researchers and industry to find each other and collaborate to solve the societal challenges we face. By building bridges between academia and business, research with the potential to change the world will have a better chance of being turned into actual benefits", says Tuula Teeri, CEO of IVA.

The project is in its second phase – read more about it here.