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MAVEN project's final results for policy makers on road automation

11 September 2019

How can cities prepare for transitioning to road automation? And how is the role of the traffic manager changing with increased automation in transport? MAVEN has tried to answer these and many other questions and shed a light on the integration of automated vehicles in smart cities. A Transition Roadmap and White Paper with expert recommendations for policy makers are now available.

MAVEN - Managing Automated Vehicles Enhances Network is a project launched in September 2016. It  investigated the future traffic management of connected, cooperative and automated transport. The project came to an end in August 2019.

During the course of MAVEN, several stakeholder consultations with road authorities and other external stakeholders were held with the aim to understand what was most important to them in the context of automated driving.

The Transition Roadmap gathers stakeholder feedback and expert knowledge in transport automation. The document presents the MAVEN project’s expert views and recommendations for the transition of traffic management at signalised intersections along urban corridors from the present conventional transport world into a connected, cooperative and automated world.

The project also looked further into the future of mobility with a White Paper, exploring the intersection between ‘Smart Cities’ and ‘Smart Mobility’. While it looks at the wider technological innovations, it is written with a particular focus on the management of connected automated vehicles within the Smart Cities. One of the key factors that play here is the link with Mobility as a Service (MaaS).

Lastly, the project also published a case study on unmanned logistics. This brings together the topics of the transition roadmap and the white paper, and applies them to the MAVEN use cases. The simulations demonstrate clear benefits with the MAVEN use cases for a realistic future scenario with unmanned shuttles and pods entering the road network.

For more information, please visit the project website: http://www.maven-its.eu/