Project manager
Albert Lawenius
2020-04-01 - 2022-03-31

ETAVEP – Enablers for Testing Autonomous Vehicles at Existing Proving ground

The project aims to research which technologies and which level of technology performance is required to replace the safety driver with another solution for autonomous vehicle testing at existing proving ground facilities while maintaining the manual driven vehicles, mixed traffic.

At today’s proving grounds, safety during testing is guaranteed  by trained skilled test drivers. A number of future autonomous vehicles will either lack controls or simply not have room for a skilled test driver. How to keep testing safe?

  • Build a separate test track for AD – Expensive
  • Time share existing test tracks – Slows testing down to half speed
  • Integrate AD vehicle testing in current test environment – cost and time effective


Short facts

Project title: ETAVEP
Project type:
Research area:
Systems for accident prevention and AD

Safer – Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre

SAFER is the open research arena where researchers and expertise work together to create safe mobility. Our traffic safety approach covers people, vehicles and the infrastructure – and together we contribute to safer road transports and smarter, more sustainable cities.

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