Exploitation roadmap road transport

Deliverable D5.9 of the H2020 project MEDIATOR
Fiorentino, A.; Ahlström, C.; Bakker, B.; Beggiato, M.; Borowsky, A.; Busiello, M.; Cleij, D. Hollander, C.; Karlsson, J.; Knauss, A.; Mazzeo, D.; Santhià, T.; Thalya. P.; Toffetti, A.; Van Grondelle, E.D.

This public Deliverable report describes the MEDIATOR results from an exploitation perspective to make sure that solutions are accepted, adopted and ultimately implemented
in road transport.

The current deliverable is part of the MEDIATOR Dissemination & Exploitation activities and aims at disseminating the project’s activities and results, expressing them in terms that are readily understandable to the various stakeholders; as well as furnishing roadmaps for further exploitation by the road transport community.

The main exploitable result from MEDIATOR is the Mediator system. It is composed of sensors and software components capable of: (1) assessing/predicting human and automation fitness/unfitness, (2) mediating the vehicle control via a decision-making component, (3) implementing several actions adapted to each use case by using different Human Machine Interface (HMI) strategies.

The Mediator system has been tested in lab and on-road with reference to three automation modes and ten use cases. The automation modes were defined from a human perspective, where the human either has a continuous monitor and/or control task (Continuous mediation), needs to be ready for takeover in the order of seconds (Driver StandBy), or could be out of the loop completely and even fall asleep (Time to sleep). The ten use cases included safety related scenarios, such as take-overs to human when automation is no longer available, mitigating degraded driver fitness or comfort related scenarios, such as actively proposing a takeover when automation becomes

To ensure feasibility of MEDIATOR solutions for market implementation in transport, stakeholders from the automotive industries were involved in addition to the industrial partners within the consortium. For this purpose, different approaches were used: (1) The Industrial Advisory Board was consulted regularly right from the beginning of the project; (2) At the end of the project, three MEDIATOR workshops (Netherlands, Italy and Germany) were conducted to involve all possible interested stakeholders (e.g., academia, tier supplier, engineering companies). During the workshops, feedback regarding MEDIATOR outcomes (automation, human factor, HMI and Central mediation component) were collected and discussed (Word Café approach).

To maximise the impact of MEDIATOR results, the deliverable reports four roadmaps based on the foreseen exploitable results of the MEDIATOR system that have relevance to road transport communities. Further a potential market for the MEDIATOR system will be referenced. The roadmaps, linked to the main logical components of Mediator system, ensures that MEDIATOR results can feed into their domains and thus be further exploited –with mode-specific adaptations. The roadmaps for exploitation of the MEDIATOR results identify opportunities as well as potential barriers.

MEDIATOR has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 814735.

Gepubliceerd door
European Commission, Brussels


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