Here are some of the projects in which Drive Sweden partners participate.
i-GAME - Interoperable GCDC AutoMation Experience
The i-GAME project aims at raising the level for automated driving by more actively combining existing safety systems with car-to-car communication (V2V). The 3-year FP7 program, with roots in the "Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge" in 2011, will allow industry and research partners to collaborate on both a national and international level.
A-TEAM phase X
A series of research projects focusing research into important future traffic safety scenarios, definition of methods that reflects these scenarios and test equipment that can make the methods possible to conduct.
The Born To Drive project will create new opportunities in terms of the logistics of newly manufactured cars. A vehicle is moved up to 30 times from the production line to arrival at the dealer. Each time, a driver currently needs to get into the car and drive to the next location. The Born To Drive project is developing a solution that will both guide the car to the right place at the right time as well as monitor the route to ensure no incidents occur. The aim is to demonstrate this in practice at a factory site in summer 2017.
The Drive Me project focuses on studying potential benefits when automated vehicles are introduced on larger scale in the road transportation system. It is expected that rebuilt vehicles working as test probes with measuring equipment and test functionality for automated driving, will provide sufficient information/data to evaluate the possible benefits and effects on the research themes. These test probes will be put into a real traffic environment to collect data for analyses, modeling and quantification.
The EDGAR system is a dynamic driverless vehicle system that has been developed in a co-creation process involving thousands of engineers around the globe. The first product generation - Edgar08 – is an autonomous upgradable minibus for 8 people, designed specifically for traveller needs in Berlin.
The government has announced that FLOURISH, an Atkins led consortium, has won a multi-million pound research grant to fuel development in user-centric autonomous vehicle technology and connected transport systems. The new programme, co-funded by the UK’s innovation agency - Innovate UK, will focus on the core themes of connectivity, autonomy and customer interaction. The three year project, worth £5.5 million, seeks to develop products and services that maximise the benefits of Connected and Autonomous vehicles (CAVs) for users and transport authorities.
FUSE - FUnctional Safety and Evolvable architectures for autonomy
A research project within the Swedish FFI program to focus on system architectures and functional safety for autonomy. Functional safety considerations and the scalability and cost-efficiency of architectures represent potential blocking factors for introducing new autonomy functions.
A research project dealing with topics in dynamic local and global maps as well as implications for ITS infrastructure such as roadside units.
Students from three universities have collaborated with the Volvo Group and the waste recycling company, Renova. The result is a robot that automatically collects and empties refuse bins. A drone on the roof of the refuse truck scans the area and helps th
SMART - Simulation and Modelling of Autonomous Road Transport
The aim of the project is to enhance and further develop todays state-of-the-art traffic models in order to enable analysis of future traffic systems. The project consists of two PhD projects, one focusing on microscopic traffic simulation and the behaviour of and interaction between conventional and automated vehicles, and one focusing on mesoscopic simulation and fleets of automated vehicles. The project is carried out by VTI, KTH and LiU and is funded by Trafikverket via Centre for Traffic Research (CTR).
VENTURER is a £5 million research and development programme aimed at investigating the barriers to the adoption of autonomous vehicles in the UK. The project, led by Atkins, is formed of 10 organisations spanning the public, private and academic sectors. VENTURER is an initiative part-funded by Innovate UK and members of the consortium.