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New project CoEXist receives funding


CoEXist, “CAV-ready” transport models and road infrastructure for the coexistence of automated and conventional vehicles has officially begun on the 1st of May 2017.

The CoEXist project is funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union and receives over 3 million Euros. The project has commenced at the beginning of May 2017 and is set to run over a period of three years, ending in April 2020. The consortium is composed of 15 partners from 7 European countries:The mission of CoEXist is to systematically increase the capacity of road authorities of getting ready for the transition towards a shared road network with increasing levels of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs), both in terms of vehicle penetration rates and levels of automation using the same road network as conventional vehicles (CVs).CoEXist will enable mobility stakeholders to get "CAV-ready" – which CoEXist defines as conducting transport and infrastructure planning for automated vehicles in the same comprehensive manner as for existing modes.CoEXist’s strategic aim is to bridge the gap between CAV technology and transportation and infrastructure planning by strengthening the capacities of urban road authorities and cities to plan for the integration of CAVs in the same network. Additionally, the project will look to develop a framework to enable cities to strategically include CAVs into their transport automation roadmaps and future sustainable urban mobility plans (SUMPs).CoEXist will achieve its aim through the following project objectives:
  • To define requirements of stakeholders in the transition towards CAV-ready transport and infrastructure planning;
  • To develop and validate microscopic and macroscopic modelling tools (PTV Vissim and Visum) that enable the transition towards CAV-ready transport planning;
  • To develop a hybrid infrastructure impact assessment tool that enables the transition towards AV-ready road infrastructure planning;
  • To demonstrate CoEXist tools in road authorities and cities;
  • To ensure take-up and exploitation of CoEXist results through dissemination.
We are indeed looking forward to developing the modelling tools and right planning and policy framework to be able to comprehensively and strategically plan for the sustainable CoEXistence of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) with other transport modes.

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