On 7 and 8 May, in Brussels, at CSIC premises, Trustonomy (Trust + Autonomy) officially kicked off, coordinated by Softeco Sismat.
Trustonomy, a 3 years project on self-driving cars and vehicles, is funded by the European Commission within the H2020 Research and Innovation Programme and will receive a total funding of over 3.9 million Euro.
The vision of the project is to increase the safety, trust and acceptance of self-driving vehicles, helping to face technological challenges and application scenarios, through an integrated and interdisciplinary approach.
The Trustonomy project, bringing industry experts and ordinary citizens to work closely together, will investigate, verify and evaluate comparatively, in terms of performance, ethics and acceptability, different technologies and relevant approaches in a variety of autonomous driving scenarios and real time innovation, covering different types of users (in terms of age, sex, driving experience, etc.), road transport modes (private cars, trucks, buses), automation levels (L3 – L5), conditions of driving, etc.
The interdisciplinary nature of the consortium ensures cross-contamination and the right combination of skills in all relevant scientific fields, ranging from driver psychology and behavior / aptitude analysis to driving status monitoring, from driver training to driver performance assessment, from HMI design to risk analysis models, from statistical inference and machine learning to automotive solution tests, from the collection and professional analysis of driver data to telematics solutions, up to large new-generation data platforms. Furthermore, the balanced composition of the consortium in terms of stakeholder representation will allow a complete assessment of the project results from multiple perspectives, including scientific analysis (universities, research centers), operational evaluation (car manufacturers) and opportunities of business (technology suppliers, associations). The Consortium sees the participation, in addition to Softeco, of industrial partners such as Intrasoft (LUX), Vodafone Innovus (GRE), Solaris (POL) and Scania (ITA), of research centers such as ITS (POL), IFSTTAR (FRA) and CSIC (SPA), of Universities such as those of Leeds (UK) and Patras (GRE), of small and medium-sized enterprises such as Aitek (ITA), Catalink (CYP), Robocar and Škoda – Safe Driving School (POL) e, finally, of non-profit organizations like Työtehoseura (FIN) and TTS Italia (ITA)