INFRAMIX paves the road for automated vehicles
The European R&D project INFRAMIX will prepare road infrastructure to sup-port the coexistence of conventional and automated vehicles.
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The INFRAMIX project has just started: 11 European companies and institutions, leaders in inno-vation for the automotive and the road sector, gathered in Vienna, Austria, to share and discuss activities and expectations concerning the preparation of road infrastructure for the coexistence of conventional and automated vehicles, i.e. mixed traffic.
Currently, almost all initiatives on automated driving just focus on vehicles and the drivers, but neglect resulting traffic flow implications and the role of road infrastructure.
INFRAMIX main target is to design, upgrade, adapt and test (in simulation and in real-world) both physical and digital elements of the road infrastructure, to enable the coexistence of auto-mated and conventional vehicles, in specific scenarios. This should lead to an uninterrupted, pre-dictable, safe and efficient traffic. The key outcome will be a “hybrid” road infrastructure able to handle the transition period and become the basis for future automated transport systems.
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INFRAMIX: Road INFRAstructure ready for MIXed vehicle traffic flows
Duration: June 2017 – May 2020
Project volume: 4.9 M EUR
Partners: AUSTRIATECH (AUT) ICCS (GRC); ASFINAG (AUT); FRAUNHOFER (GER); SIEMENS (AUT); VIRTUAL VEHICLE (AUT); TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CRETE (GRC); ABERTIS AUTOPISTAS (ESP); ENIDE SOLUTIONS (ESP); TOMTOM DEVELOPMENT (GER); BMW (GER)
Website: www.inframix.eu (coming soon)