SiTe Automation Practical Learning
The connected and automated driving test sites around the world provide a great opportunity for National Road Authorities (NRAs) to learn from. These test sites can provide access to detailed information that can help support future deployment of automation technology. NRAs are interested in learning how these test sites support core business activities such as road safety, traffic efficiency, customer service, maintenance and construction.
The overall aim of the project STAPLE is to provide a comprehensive review of technological and non-technological aspects (such as design, organization, safety, assurance, business) of the most relevant connected and automated driving test sites to NRAs, in order to understand the impact of these sites on the NRA core business and functions.
The objectives of STAPLE are
- Identification of relevant connected and automated driving test sites in Europe and beyond and creation of an online catalogue to be used and further enhanced by the NRAs for further research beyond the project duration
- Investigation of the relevance of test sites against the NRA core business taking into account the roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders and looking at the areas of road safety, traffic efficiency, customer service, maintenance and construction
- Provision of practical learnings from test sites to NRAs as well as recommendations for future test sites from an NRA perspective
STAPLE is a research project of the cross-border funded joint research programme “CEDR Call 2017: Automation”