L3Pilot - Piloting Automated Driving on European Roads

L3Pilot tests the viability of automated driving as a safe and efficient means of transportation.

The project focuses on large-scale piloting of SAE Level 3 functions, with additional assessment of some Level 4 functions. The functionality of the systems used is exposed to variable conditions with 1,000 test drivers and 100 vehicles in 11 European countries.
The tested functions cover a wide range from parking to overtaking, and urban intersection driving. These tests will provide valuable data for evaluation of technical aspects, user acceptance, driving and travel behaviour, and impact on traffic and society.

With its large coverage of driving situations, L3Pilot is the first project worldwide demonstrating and testing a comprehensive setup of automated driving functions.

Partner organizations

  • University of Genoa (Academic, Italy)
  • Honda R&D Europe (Germany) GmbH (Private, Germany)
  • Hagleitner Walter (Private, Austria)
  • Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) (Private, Netherlands)
  • German Aerospace Center (DLR) (Research Institute, Germany)
  • FEV (Private, Germany)
  • Groupe PSA: French car manufacturer (Private, France)
  • Audi (Private, Germany)
  • Ford-Werke (Private, Germany)
  • Renault (Private, France)
  • BMW (Private, Germany)
  • Toyota Motor Europe (Private, Belgium)
  • Volkswagen (Private, Germany)
  • Institute for Research in Economics and Business Administration (SNF) (Research Institute, Norway)
  • Swiss Re Group (Private, Switzerland)
  • Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) (Private, Finland)
  • Daimler (Private, Germany)
  • University of Surrey (Academic, United Kingdom)
  • RWTH Aachen University (Academic, Germany)
  • Würzburg Institute for Traffic Sciences (WIVW) GmbH (Research Institute, Germany)
  • Centro Ricerche Fiat (CRF) (Research Institute, Italy)
  • University of Leeds (Academic, United Kingdom)
  • AZT Automotive GmbH (Research Institute, Germany)
  • Opel (Private, Germany)
  • RDW (Dienst Wegverkeer) (Public, Netherlands)
  • Delphi Deutschland (Private, Germany)
  • International Automobile Federation (FIA) (Private, France)
  • Autoliv AB (Private, Sweden)
  • National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) (Academic, Greece)
  • Bundesanstalt für Strassenwesen (BASt) (Private, Germany)
  • Volvo Cars (Private, Sweden)
  • European Center for Information and Communication Technologies (Private, Germany)
  • Jaguar Land Rover (Private, United Kingdom)
Start date 13/09/2017
End date The project is closed: 13/09/2021

Funded by

  • European Commission (EC) (Public, Belgium)

Page manager Published: Wed 08 Sep 2021.