Methodology for Field Operational Tests: updating the FESTA methodology for connected and automated driving pilots

Yvonne Barnard, Sami Koskinen

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Abstract

Numerous projects have recently set out to test Connected, Cooperative, and Automated Mobility (CCAM) technologies and services, ranging from large European Field Operational Tests (FOTs) to small-scale pilots. The FESTA methodology for FOTs was developed in 2008 to support the evaluation of advanced driver-assistance systems. It has since been updated many times, and successfully used in European and national projects. The paper describes how the methodology was extended in order to be useful for CCAM projects. The FESTA handbook was updated with more recommendations addressing automation. A micro-version of FESTA was developed for small-scale pilots. A gap analysis was performed to identify new elements for CCAM evaluation. New approaches for impact assessment were developed. Recommendations for gathering lessons learned and for sharing data, knowledge and experience have been included in FESTA. A new EU project, FAME, will take the next step in evaluating CCAM, developing a Common Evaluation Methodology.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTransportation Research Procedia
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 14 Nov 2022
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventTransport Research Arena 2022 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 14 Nov 202217 Nov 2022
https://traconference.eu/

Keywords

  • FESTA
  • Impact Assessment
  • Evaluation methodology
  • Connected
  • Cooperative and Automated Mobility
  • Field Operational Tests

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