RITS - 2016
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry

Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

European Initiatives

FP7 & H2020 Projects


  • Instrument: Large-scale integrating project

  • Objectif: NC

  • Duration: September 2012 - August 2016

  • Coordinator: University of Rome La Sapienza, CTL (Italy)

  • Partners: Inria (France), DLR (Germany), GEA Chanard (Switzerland), POLIS (Belgium), ERT (Belgium), EPFL (Switzerland),...(45 partners!)

  • Inria contact: Fawzi Nashashibi

  • Abstract: The CityMobil2 goal is to address and to remove three barriers to the deployment of automated road vehicles: the implementation framework, the legal framework and the unknown wider economic effect. CityMobil2 features 12 cities which will revise their mobility plans and adopt wherever they will prove effective automated transport systems. Then CityMobil2 will select the best 5 cases (among the 12 cities) to organize demonstrators. The project will procure two sets of automated vehicles and deliver them to the five most motivated cities for a 6 to 8 months demonstration in each city. CityMobil2 will establish a workgroup that will deliver a proposal for a European Directive to set a common legal framework to certify automated transport systems.

  • See also: http://www.citymobil2.eu/en/

  • Title: Co-operative Systems in Support of Networked Automated Driving by 2030

  • Objectif: NC

  • Duration: November 2013 - October 2016

  • Coordinator: Andras KOVACS – BROADBIT (Hungary)

  • Partners: BROADBIT (Hungary), BASELABS (Germany), CRF (Italy), Armines (France), VOLVO (Sueden), HITACHI EUROPE (France), EPFL (Switzerland), ICCS (Greece), TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN (Germany) (9 partners)

  • Inria contact: Fawzi Nashashibi

  • AutoNet2030 shall develop and test a co-operative automated driving technology, based on a decentralized decision-making strategy which is enabled by mutual information sharing among nearby vehicles. The project is aiming for a 2020-2030 deployment time horizon, taking into account the expected preceding introduction of co-operative communication systems and sensor based lane-keeping/cruise-control technologies. By taking this approach, a strategy can be worked out for the gradual introduction of fully automated driving systems, which makes the best use of the widespread existence of co-operative systems in the near-term and makes the deployment of fully automated driving systems beneficial for all drivers already from its initial stages.

  • See also: http://www.autonet2030.eu

  • Title: AUTOCITS Regulation Study for Interoperability in the Adoption of Autonomous Driving in European Urban Nodes

  • Program: CEF- TRANSPORT Atlantic corridor

  • Duration: November 2016 - December 2018

  • Coordinator: Indra Sistemas S.A. (Spain)

  • Partners: Indra Sistemas S.A. (Spain); Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain; Dirección General de Tráfico (DGT), Spain; Inria (France); Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN), Portugal; Autoridade Nacional de Segurança Rodoviária (ANSR), Portugal; Universidade de Coimbra (UC), Portugal.

  • Inria contact: Fawzi Nashashibi

  • Abstract: The aim of the Study is to contribute to the deployment of C-ITS in Europe by enhancing interoperability for autonomous vehicles as well as to boost the role of C-ITS as catalyst for the implementation of autonomous driving. Pilots will be implemented in 3 major Core Urban nodes (Paris, Madrid, Lisbon) located along the Core network Atlantic Corridor in 3 different Member States. The Action consists of Analysis and design, Pilots deployment and assessment, Dissemination and communication as well as Project Management and Coordination.

Collaborations with Major European Organizations

  • RITS is member of the euRobotics AISBL and the Leader of “People transport” Topic. This makes from Inria one of the rare French robotics representatives at the European level. See also: http://www.eu-robotics.net/

  • RITS is a full partner of VRA – Vehicle and Road Automation, a support action funded by the European Union to create a collaboration network of experts and stakeholders working on deployment of automated vehicles and its related infrastructure. VRA project is considered as the cooperation interface between EC funded projects, international relations and national activities on the topic of vehicle and road automation. It is financed by the European Commission DG CONNECT and coordinated by ERTICO – ITS Europe. See also: http://vra-net.eu/

  • RITS is member of the Working Group on Automation: iMobility. This group has been created and is animated by ERTICO ITS Europe. The Automation Working Group was formed under the iMobility Forum, with the initial high level aims of exploring and promoting the potential of highly automated vehicles and applications and working towards the development of a roadmap for the deployment of automated systems.