Methodological challenges related to real-world automated driving pilots
Paper in proceeding, 2019

This paper discusses the methodological challenges related to automated driving (AD) pilots in the realworld, providing an overview of some of the solutions offered by the L3Pilot project. Although theoverall methodology defined for Field Operational Tests (FOTs) has been developed quite extensivelyfor driver support systems, our efforts in the L3Pilot project show that the evaluation process can beadapted to suit the needs of AD pilot projects, as long as some caveats related to the pilot nature of ADstudies are acknowledged. The AD pilots currently in place around the world provide important insightsinto t he impacts of AD on their us ers, other road us ers and the societ y at large. However, as thes e s yst emsmature, large-scale FOTs will be needed as (closer to) ex-post evaluation, to verify the assessed impacts.This paper outlines the challenges and offers some solutions for working towards that goal.

automated driving pilot

Real-world study



Satu Innamaa

Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)

Natasha Merat

University of Leeds

Tyron Louw

University of Leeds

Barbara Metz

Würzburg Institute for Traffic Sciences (WIVW) GmbH

Thomas Streubel

Crash Analysis and Prevention

Christian Rösener

Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika)

ITS World Congress Proceedings

paper EU-TP2070

26th Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress (ITSWC)
Singapore, Singapore,

L3Pilot - Piloting Automated Driving on European Roads

European Commission (EC) (EC/H2020/723051), 2017-09-13 -- 2020-09-13.

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