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High Tech Campus Open Doors Day (DTW 2017)

May 20, 2017
High Tech Campus Open Doors Day (DTW 2017)

The ATeam, partnering with NXP, demonstrated cooperative and autonomous driving within the High Tech Campus. Guests were invited for a ride in the autonomous car around the campus. The car communicated with smart infrastructure, such as a smart traffic light and roadworks along the way. The demonstration highlighted the benefit of wireless communication on the road to assist autonomous driving and showcased the future of smart and safe mobility!

Not Just a Girlsday – Automotive Campus, Helmond

April 13, 2017
Not Just a Girlsday – Automotive Campus, Helmond

The ATeam was present at the so called ‘Not Just a Girlsday’, an annual event welcoming girls and boys from secondary schools to introduce them to different aspects of technology. The students and teachers could take a look in the car and see what technology is needed to make autonomous and cooperative driving possible and ask questions about the car itself.

Automotive Week 2017 – Automotive Campus, Helmond

March 26, 2017
Automotive Week 2017 – Automotive Campus, Helmond

The ATeam demonstrated cooperative and autonomous driving to the big public on Sunday via livestream from the Toyota Prius and BMW, showing what’s happening in the Prius itself during the drive. During the Friday, attendees were invited for a drive and could attend lectureres concerning setting up the communication between the two cars.

Demonstration Get Into The Future

November 30, 2016
Demonstration Get Into The Future

The ATeam was invited to demonstrate autonomous driving at the Get Into The Future event in Amsterdam. Attendees had the opportunity to sit in the Toyota Prius and experience for themselves the features of the car like lane keeping. Here the car would independently drive between the lines on the road. Furthermore, the driver did not have to use the pedals for braking and accelerating as the car autonomously followed a cruise speed and braked for obstacles.        

Electronica 2016 – Messe München

November 8, 2016
Electronica 2016 – Messe München

Cooperative driving takes another step towards becoming a reality as the ATeam partnered with NXP to demonstrate wireless communication between a smart traffic light and an autonomous vehicle. The demonstration took place at Messe München in Munich, Germany.

Brandevoorterdag

July 17, 2016
Brandevoorterdag

The ATeam showed their autonomous car on the Brandevoortdag and explained its features to those interested. As well, the team got into detail about their participation in the GCDC; the contest on the A270 where teams from all across Europe with an autonomous car communicated with each other and carried out a number of scenarios.

Opening Ceremony of Singularity University

June 3, 2016
Opening Ceremony of Singularity University

The autonomous car from the ATeam was present at the Singularity University Opening Ceremony. Furthermore, a demonstration was given for all attendees.

GCDC 2016 – Helmond, The Netherlands

May 28, 2016
GCDC 2016 – Helmond, The Netherlands

The ATeam participated in the Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge (GCDC). This was one of the highlights of the i-Game project, an European research project in which the next step towards the cooperative automation of vehicles are taken. The A270 between Helmond and Eindhoven was closed off to test three different traffic scenarios: merging two rows of vehicles up to one, joining a T-intersection and automatically give way to an emergency vehicle.

Intertraffic Amsterdam

April 7, 2016
Intertraffic Amsterdam

The ATeam was invited to present and demonstrate their work on Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC) and autonomous driving at the 2016 Intertraffic Exhibition in Amsterdam. The presentation highlighted the importance of interconnected cars and their impact of traffic flow. The demonstration showed the benefits of cooperative driving with the added experience of sitting in a self-driving car.

Robocup 2016 Eindhoven

March 30, 2016
Robocup 2016 Eindhoven

The ATeam attended Robocup 2016 and explained the features of its autonomous car.

IDIADA Safety Workshop

March 28, 2016
IDIADA Safety Workshop

The proving grounds at Applus+ IDIADA, in Tarragona, Spain, held the Safety Workshop before the Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge (GCDC) 2016. All the teams participating in GCDC 2016 were required to attend the workshop where the overall safety of the vehicle and the equipment on-board was determined. In addition, checks were done to ensure that the driver could overrule the automated mode at any time, either by braking or by steering. Four members of the ATeam attended the workshop and the ATeam Toyota Prius passed all safety checks.

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