From 2017 to 2020
TransAID welcomed you to its final event 1-2 July.
All presentations and videos of our final event are available online:

Within TransAID we investigated the impacts of automated vehicles on traffic safety and efficiency on both motorways and urban areas. We specifically focused on ‘Transition Areas’ – situations where new vehicle automation systems are not working, due to for example system limitations, missing road markings, sensor malfunctions, complex intersections, or construction sites. 
TML concentrated on the dynamic modelling of driver behaviour (in relation to autonomous vehicles and various levels of autonomy) and conducted an impact assessment of various traffic management strategies on the levels of congestion, emissions, and traffic safety (external costs). Our team also took the lead in the dissemination activities.
There will be areas and situations on the roads where high automation can be granted, and others where it is not allowed or not possible due to missing sensor inputs, highly complex situations, road words, ... In these ‘Transition Areas’ automated vehicles will have to change their level of automation, possibly even relinquishing control back to the driver or executing a minimum-risk maneouvre.
Within TransAID, we modelled driver and vehicle behaviour, as well as realistic vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications with limited bandwidth availability. In addition, we formulated advice to vehicles, using measurements of the traffic streams, surrogate safety measures to assess traffic safety, and predefined policy goals. This entire system was implemented in large integrated simulator, after which the most promising solutions were then implemented as real-world prototypes and demonstrated under real urban conditions. Finally, guidelines for advanced infrastructure-assisted driving were formulated. These guidelines also included a roadmap defining activities and needed upgrades of road infrastructure in the upcoming fifteen years in order to guarantee a smooth coexistence of conventional, connected, and automated vehicles.


From 2017 to 2020


European Commission, Horizon 2020


Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahr (DLR), Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center (HMETC), Dynniq, Map Traffic Management (MAPtm), Ethniko Kentro Erevnas kai Technologikis Anaptyxis (CERTH), Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche (UMH)

Our team

Lars Akkermans, Kristof Carlier, Sven Maerivoet, Bart Ons, Péter I. Pápics, Stef Tourwé
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