Cities demonstrating cybernetic mobility

From FOT-Net WIKI
Jump to: navigation, search
Contact details

Adriano Alessandrini, UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA, CityMobil2 coordinator, adriano.alessandrini@uniroma1.it

Timing and duration of tests

December 2014 – February 2016

Location(s) of tests

La Rochelle, West Lausanne, Trikala (Greece)

Tested automation

Tested functionalities

In Trikala: Fully automated mini buses integrated in the public transport system.

Level of automation tested

SAE / NHTSA Level 5 (Full automation)

Tested use cases

In Trikala: Fully automated mini buses running along a specified route of approximately 3.4 km, with 9 stops. The buses run on dedicated lanes separated with cats eyes.

Tested transport system

Robosoft fully automated mini buses

Purposes of testing
  • Assessment of user (driver, traveller, etc.) acceptance, usability, take up, etc.
  • Interaction with other traffic participants (automated vehicles, conventional vehicles, vulnerable road users)
  • Technical assessment, proof of concept (incl. vehicle, background support systems such as communication)


Methodology

Definition of baseline

As regards the evaluation of acceptance by passengers and pedestrians, the comparison is done against conventional public transportation.

Test design

Trikala: Some technical assessment tests were done to evaluate the vehicles ability to operate as planned, stopping at the specified bus stops, performing emergency braking and handling dynamic obstacles along the route. As regards the normal operation, the route lies in an urban area with 9 stops. The route length is 3.42 km and each bus stop is close to major points of interest of the city. The route lies in the center of the town, crossing the old historical center , travels along pedestrian pathways and mild traffic roads where heavy vehicles are not permitted and conventional parts of the city road network. The route operates 6 days a week (except Mondays) from 09:00 to 21:00, there are 3 buses per hour. Passengers are city citizens.

Method of testing

Controlled field tests, Interviews, Naturalistic field tests, Questionnaires


Test fleet, participants and environment

Number and make of vehicles

Robosoft fully automated mini bus

Description and number of participants/drivers

One operator was aboard the vehicle for safety. Passengers were city citizens. In Trikala the route operated for 3 months, December 2015 – February 2016.

Tested environment and facilities

The route lies in an urban area with 9 stops. The route length is 3.42 km and each bus stop is close to major points of interest of the city. The route lies in the center of the town, crossing the old historical center , travels along pedestrian pathways and mild traffic roads where heavy vehicles are not permitted and conventional parts of the city road network.

Legal and ethical aspects

Trikala: Special permission was given for the vehicles circulation for research purposes within the CityMobil2 project via a Ministerial Decree.

Duration of testing

Trikala: The route lies in an urban area with 9 stops. The route length is 3.42 km and each bus stop is close to major points of interest of the city. The route lies in the center of the town, crossing the old historical center , travels along pedestrian pathways and mild traffic roads where heavy vehicles are not permitted and conventional parts of the city road network. The route operates 6 days a week (except Mondays) from 09:00 to 21:00, there are 3 buses per hour. The route operated for 3 months, December 2015 – February 2016.

Input parameters and assumptions of simulation tests

N/A

Data

Logging



Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)


Situational data available


Subjective data collected

Questionnaires on acceptance and preferences completed by passengers who just descended the bus at bus stops, on needs for interaction with the automated bus completed by pedestrians, and questionnaires by the general public as regards their awareness and acceptance of the automated bus.

Results

Issues that affected the impact assessment

Based on preliminary results: • All technical tests were successfully completed in Trikala.

Results

Trikala: The target is to collect: 200 evaluation and stated preference questionnaires from passengers who just disembarked at bus stops 600 questionnaires by wider public 300 questionnaires by persons interacting with the bus (pedestrians, etc.)

Publications


Other things to report

Method of testingControlled field tests +, Interviews +, Naturalistic field tests + and Questionnaires +
Purpose of testingAssessment of user (driver, traveller, etc.) acceptance, usability, take up, etc. +, Interaction with other traffic participants (automated vehicles, conventional vehicles, vulnerable road users) + and Technical assessment, proof of concept (incl. vehicle, background support systems such as communication) +