A new €3 million EU-funded project will test how to manage the flow of thousands of autonomous cars in cities in preparation for their launch by OEM, according to Autovista Intelligence.
The three-year Managing Automated Vehicles Enhances Network (MAVEN) project will trial autonomous cars in urban areas and test systems that manage traffic. This will include grouping vehicles into platoons so that driverless cars on similar journeys link together electronically.
Tests will examine how platoons could communicate with traffic signals and traffic management systems throughout cities to provide a smooth journey without encountering red traffic lights or delays. Companies taking part in the project include Hyundai, telematics firm Tom Tom and traffic management company Dynniq.