L3Pilot - Piloting Automated Driving on European Roads
Research Project , 2017 – 2021

L3Pilot tests the viability of automated driving as a safe and efficient means of transportation.

The project focuses on large-scale piloting of SAE Level 3 functions, with additional assessment of some Level 4 functions. The functionality of the systems used is exposed to variable conditions with 1,000 test drivers and 100 vehicles in 11 European countries.
The tested functions cover a wide range from parking to overtaking, and urban intersection driving. These tests will provide valuable data for evaluation of technical aspects, user acceptance, driving and travel behaviour, and impact on traffic and society.

With its large coverage of driving situations, L3Pilot is the first project worldwide demonstrating and testing a comprehensive setup of automated driving functions.


Marco Dozza (contact)

Full Professor at Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Safety

Thomas Streubel

Researcher at Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Safety



Ingolstadt, Germany

Autoliv AB

Vårgårda, Sweden

AZT Automotive GmbH

Ismaning, Germany


Muenchen, Germany

Bundesanstalt für Strassenwesen (BASt)

Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

Centro Ricerche Fiat (CRF)

Orbassano, Italy


Stuttgart, Germany

Delphi Deutschland

Wuppertal, Germany

European Center for Information and Communication Technologies

Berlin, Germany


Aachen, Germany


Köln, Germany

German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Köln, Germany

Groupe PSA: French car manufacturer

Rueil-Malmaison, France

Hagleitner Walter

Bregenz, Austria

Honda R&D Europe (Germany) GmbH

Offenbach am Main, Germany

Institute for Research in Economics and Business Administration (SNF)

Bergen, Norway

International Automobile Federation (FIA)

Paris, France

Jaguar Land Rover

Coventry, United Kingdom

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

Athens, Greece

Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)

Delft, Netherlands


Rüsselsheim, Germany

RDW (Dienst Wegverkeer)

ER ZOETERMEER, Netherlands


Boulogne Billancourt, France

RWTH Aachen University

Aachen, Germany

Swiss Re Group

Zurich, Switzerland

Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)

Espoo, Finland

Toyota Motor Europe

Brussels, Belgium

University of Genoa

Genova, Italy

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

University of Surrey

Surrey, United Kingdom


Wolfsburg, Germany

Volvo Cars

Göteborg, Sweden

Würzburg Institute for Traffic Sciences (WIVW) GmbH

Veitshöchheim, Germany


European Commission (EC)

Project ID: 723051
Funding Chalmers participation during 2017–2020

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