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Inside PoDIUM’s Living Labs: Italy

Inside PoDIUM’s Living Labs: Italy

28 December 2023

Discover the activities that will be carried out in the Italian Living Lab of PoDIUM in this last article of the ‘Inside PoDIUM’s Living Labs’ series. Two use cases will be demonstrated in Italy to boost the development of Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility (CCAM) services, with a particular emphasis on enhancing safety at intersections and in a highway tunnel.

The first case, set in Turin, concentrates on enhancing safety at intersections. It utilizes digital infrastructure to provide reliable data, aiming to assist autonomous vehicles in navigating busy intersections while prioritizing the safety of pedestrians and cyclists. This involves a smart redundant approach to data reliability and the use of digital twins to manage multiple lanes and road users efficiently.

The second use case, situated in a highway tunnel near Trento, addresses risk management by implementing innovative localization techniques for vehicles within the tunnel. It uses camera sensors to monitor vehicles, providing real-time risk assessment and offering warnings to drivers. This case showcases how CCAM services can continue seamlessly within tunnels where satellite signals might be unavailable.

The involvement of various partners, such as Autostrada del Brennero, Stellantis-CRF, LINKS, SWARCO Italia, and TIM, is crucial in providing infrastructure, vehicle prototypes, sensor technologies, and communication systems necessary for the successful execution of these use cases. Overall, these demonstrations aim to enhance safety and pave the way for the integration of autonomous vehicles into urban environments while emphasizing the importance of trust between vehicles and infrastructure for effective information exchange.

This article was originally published on PoDIUM. The original blog post can be found here.