Raising the awareness and level of knowledge among drivers and candidates for drivers in the use of driving automation systems will ensure proper and safe interaction between a human and a vehicle. Traffic participants, and above all drivers, should know the principle of operation of individual systems (especially those installed in their vehicles) and know when their operation may be disrupted.
The advanced driver assistance system - Autobahnassistent - developed by BMW has been approved for use on motorways at speeds up to 130 km/h (81 mph). An additional feature, unique on a global scale, is Active Lane Change Assist, which can be initiated and confirmed by the driver's glance in the exterior mirror. Approval for the use of the systems was issued in June 2023 by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority - Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA).
On June 14-15, 2023, the 5th National Convention entitled "Cross-sector cooperation and innovations for road safety" was held. During the convention, badges were presented for contributions to Road Safety. The badge was received by Dr. Ewa Odachowska-Rogalska, who is CK:PAP expert in the field of psychology of transport.
On May 31, 2023, half a year after the start of the DARTS project - Database of Autonomous vehicles Road Testing Scenarios, the first project task was completed, the purpose of which was to parameterize the Polish road infrastructure.
On May 29-31, 2023, the 14th International Road Safety Conference GAMBIT 2023 was held in Gdańsk, attended by experts from the Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Competence Centre of the Motor Transport Institute (CK:PAP).
On May 16-18, 2023, a five-person delegation of scientists from the Faculty of Transport Engineering of the Vilnius University of Technology (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University - VILNIUS TECH) visited Motor Transport Institute (ITS). The official visit of guests from Lithuania took place as part of the ERASMUS+ community programme.
Motor Transport Institute’s Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Competence Centre (CK:PAP) is an expert institution involved in both research and development and monitoring of projects implemented in other countries, which allows the application of their results in Poland. On May 9, 2023, workshops of the European SAFE-UP project took place, the aim of which is to increase safety of motorcyclists. The expert meeting was attended by a representative of CK:PAP.
On April 13, 2023, the UK Department for Transport gave Ford Motor Company permission to use Advanced Driver Assistance Technology (BlueCruise), enabling “hands-off, eyes-on” driving on selected motorways in England, Scotland and Wales, referred to as the Blue Zones, currently covering approximately 3,700 km.
The International Transport, Shipping and Logistics Fair is an event addressed to companies, institutions and people interested in implementing new technologies, innovative products or services related to transport, logistics and storage. The substantive partner of this year's, fourth edition of the fair, which took place on April 4-6, 2023 at Ptak Warsaw Expo, was the Motor Transport Institute (ITS). The motto of the event was "Digitization and Innovation in Road Transport".
The European Commission aims to develop solutions in the field of standardizing the rules of access to data and the free flow of data in the EU, which will bring benefits to enterprises, scientists and public administration. Data is one of the drivers of innovation, so the issues of formulating rules defining who and when can access them need to be regulated.