WEpod

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Contact details

TBD. Riender Happee from Delft University of Technology has indicated that they are still planning the evaluation, so anything written below is indicative (filled in by Isabel Wilmink, TNO)

Timing and duration of tests

In July 2015 the first vehicle arrived in the Netherlands and in October the second vehicle arrived, to be outfitted with all the technology needed to have them run on public roads. From November 2015 through April 2016, tests are carried out on the road in the FoodValley area. The self-driving vehicle, WEpod, will be driving on the campus of Wageningen University. If this test phase is successful, the route will be gradually expanded along the Food Innovation Strip, to the Ede-Wageningen intercity railway station.

Location(s) of tests

Public roads on the University Campus and between Ede and Wageningen, the Netherlands

Tested automation

Tested functionalities

WEpod, driverless shuttle

Level of automation tested

level 5 – fully automated

Tested use cases

Transporting public transport passengers from railway station to university campus

Tested transport system

WEpods are driverless vehicles that do not have a steering wheel or pedals. They are fully automated and are electrically powered. Main features:

  • 6-person cabin, automated door and platform lift for wheelchairs
  • Height 275 cm, width 199 cm, length 393 cm, wall-to-wall turning circle 9 m
  • Maximum speed 40 km/h (in the test phase the WEpod drives at 25 km/h)
  • Electrically powered with a range of approximately 100 km
Purposes of testing
  • Assessment of user (driver, traveller, etc.) acceptance, usability, take up, etc.
  • Technical assessment, proof of concept (incl. vehicle, background support systems such as communication)
  • TBD later in the project

Methodology

Definition of baseline


Test design


Method of testing

Controlled field tests, Naturalistic field tests


Test fleet, participants and environment

Number and make of vehicles

2

Description and number of participants/drivers

(no driver)

Tested environment and facilities


Legal and ethical aspects


Duration of testing


Input parameters and assumptions of simulation tests


Data

Logging



Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)


Situational data available


Subjective data collected


Results

Issues that affected the impact assessment


Results


Publications


Other things to report

Facts about "WEpod"
Method of testingControlled field tests + and Naturalistic field tests +
Purpose of testingAssessment of user (driver, traveller, etc.) acceptance, usability, take up, etc. + and Technical assessment, proof of concept (incl. vehicle, background support systems such as communication) +