Since the start of April, Groupe PSA’s vehicles, equipped with level 3 autonomous driving functions, have been operating on open roads in France. The trials are part of the European L3Pilot project. Throughout the duration of the project, six to eight vehicles will undergo intensive driving tests to validate autonomous functions on dual carriageways.
The aim of the L3Pilot project is to test autonomous driving as an efficient and safe means of transport. The tests are all conducted on open roads in several European countries. They will assess technical aspects, driving behaviour, user acceptance, impact on traffic and safety in various driving conditions (urban environments, roads and motorways).
The four-year European project launched in 2017 has an overall budget of €68 million, half of which is funded by the European Commission.
Groupe PSA says it will share the project feedback with the other project partners to help establish a code of good practices.