Applying the FESTA methodology to automated driving pilots

Satu Innamaa, Tyron Louw, Natasha Merat, Guihermina Torrao, Elina Aittoniemi

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This paper discusses the methodological challenges related to automated driving (AD) pilots in the real world, providing an overview of some of the solutions offered by the H2020 project L3Pilot. The FESTA methodology was developed in Europe in 2008, as part of the FP7 FESTA project, to provide guidance on a suitable methodology for conducting Field Operational Tests (FOTs). Although the overall methodology has been developed quite extensively for driver support systems, our efforts in the L3Pilot project show that the evaluation process can also be adapted to suit the needs of AD pilot projects, as long as some caveats related to the pilot nature of AD studies are acknowledged. This paper discusses how to use the FESTA methodology, and recommends an adapted FESTA V to be applied to an AD pilot made for the L3Pilot project.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of TRA2020, the 8th Transport Research Arena
Subtitle of host publicationRethinking transport – towards clean and inclusive mobility
PublisherLiikenne- ja viestintävirasto Traficom
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-311-484-5
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2020
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event8th Transport Research Arena, TRA 2020 - Conference cancelled - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 27 Apr 202030 Apr 2020

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SeriesTraficom Research Reports


Conference8th Transport Research Arena, TRA 2020 - Conference cancelled
Abbreviated titleTRA 2020
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