The interACT project worked on the safe integration of automated vehicles into mixed traffic environments by designing, implementing and evaluating solutions for safe, cooperative and expectation-conforming interaction of the Automated Vehicles with both its on-board user and other road users. With a total budget of 5.5 million Euros funding by the European Commission, 8 partners from 4 European Countries worked together from 2017 to 2020 and joined their expertise to contribute to the vision of designing a cooperative interaction of automated vehicles with other road users in mixed traffic environments.
As the interACT project was coming to its end, our consortium had organized its Final Event on 1st April 2020 to be held in Munich Germany. In light of COVID-19 breakout and related containment measures, the interACT consortium decided to turn the physical interACT Final Event into a Virtual one as to secure all participants’ safety and health.
Within this context, the consortium organized a two-day online event on the 18th and 19th of June at 13:00 CEST in order to present its produced results after more than 3 years of research work made. During the online event, the interACT project partners presented the most important interACT scenarios; the acquired knowledge after observing human interaction in real traffic; the external eHMI of two test vehicles of the project for the safe integration of automated vehicles in mixed traffic and the results from the impact assessment and impact studies in the areas of road safety and traffic.