Carmenta, Ericsson, KTH – ITRL – Integrated Transport Research Lab, Scania, Swedish Transport Administration, Telia, Volvo Trucks
Following in the footsteps of our successful preliminary study, the Automated Vehicle Traffic Control Tower (AVTCT) Phase 2 continues the development of the testbed initiated in the pre-study phase. The development of the control tower testbed starts from the research results of the AVTCT1 pre-study project and aims at achieving an end-to-end cross-layer testbed featuring both physical and virtual components. Moreover, academic research will utilize this testbed to increase the knowledge about how a control tower can improve the safety, efficiency and effectiveness of automated vehicles.
The focus of this phase of the project includes:
- The architecture of a system with automated vehicles and one or several control towers, including responsibilities and information flows.
- Investigating the requirements on cellular connectivity, computational infrastructure, and sensors in the traffic tower environment, in order to guarantee the performance of the AVTCT operation
- Increasing knowledge about human interaction with the system at different levels and for different tasks, by utilizing the testbed for experiments and simulation.
- The role of Traffic control tower within the transportation system.