Since the start of April, the Groupe PSA’s vehicles equipped with level 3 autonomous driving functions have been operating on open roads in France as part of the European L3Pilot project. Throughout the duration of the project, six to eight Group vehicles will undergo intensive trials to validate autonomous functions on dual carriageways.
Groupe PSA’s participation in the project is strengthening its expertise in the development of autonomous vehicles thanks to a global ecosystem of partners, including European carmakers, research centres and highway authorities. Groupe PSA is sharing the project feedback with the other partners to foster the adoption of the necessary systems and the establishment of a code of good practices.
The aim of the L3Pilot project is to test and validate autonomous driving as an efficient and safe means of transport. Tests will all be conducted on open roads in several European countries. They will assess technical aspects, driving behaviour, user acceptance, impact on traffic and safety in various driving conditions (urban environments, major roads and motorways).
The four-year European project launched in 2017 has an overall budget of €68 million ($76.16 million), half of which is funded by the European Commission.
Groupe PSA’s participation in this international project confirms its commitment to the development of autonomous driving technologies. With its “Autonomous Vehicle for All” (AVA) programme, the Group is gradually bringing autonomous driving functions to the market.
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