Requirements for test drives of automated vehicles in road traffic in Switzerland

Authorized testing of automated vehicles was allowed in Switzerland in 2015. Currently, permits for tests (only with the participation of the driver) are issued by the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC). As part of the amendment to the Road Traffic Act, on March 17, 2023, the Swiss Parliament granted the Federal Roads Office (FEDRO) the authority to issue permits for test drives of automated vehicles in road traffic.

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Renault: real-world demonstration of Level 4 minibuses at Roland-Garros 2024

“Humans are responsible for 80 percent of the consequences of accidents. From the manufacturer's point of view, the idea is to eliminate this factor through safety couching.” – said Andrzej Gemra from Renault Group Poland during an expert debate co-organized by CK:PAP.

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Prospects for the implementation of automated and autonomous vehicles on the example of Switzerland

The 18th meeting of experts on automated, autonomous and connected vehicles (GRVA) was held on January 22-26, 2024 in Geneva. One of the topics discussed during the event was the legal regulations regarding automated driving in Switzerland. Switzerland is one of the first countries, apart from discussions regarding the technical requirements of Automated Driving Systems (ADS), to start implementing the approval of vehicles equipped with ADS in road traffic.

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Dewesoft Measurement Conference 2024

On April 15-19, 2024, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Competence Centre (CK:PAP) experts Anna Niedzicka and Aleksandra Rodak are joining the Dewesoft Measurement Conference 2024, taking place in Laško (Slovenia). This international event is filled with many interesting sessions, workshops and demonstrations. On the exhibition space, experts from various fields present new measurement technologies for applications including automotive area, but also monitoring the condition of structures and aerospace applications (e.g. Dewesoft and NASA have developed a modern telemetry system enabling monitoring of hundreds of thousands of parameters in real time).

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Draft act amending the Road Traffic Law and certain other acts

The AV-PL-ROAD project "Polish Road to Automation of Road Transport" implemented in 2018-2021 by a consortium consisting of: the Ministry of Infrastructure (MI), the Motor Transport Institute (ITS) and the Warsaw University of Technology (PW) and also the activities undertaken by the Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Competence Centre (CK:PAP), which was established as part of this project resulted in the development of a draft act amending the Road Traffic Law.

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Consumer Electronics Show 2024

The show of consumer electronics and new technologies - CES 2024 (Consumer Electronics Show) took place on January 7-12, 2024 in Las Vegas (Nevada, USA). During the fair, the following items are presented: prototypes, new products or services. The event, which has been organized annually since 1967, sets trends and defines prospects for the development of innovative technologies.

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Problem with testing autonomous vehicles in Poland

Our country is facing a paradox - on the one hand, we have outstanding engineers and are one of the leaders in the development of automotive technologies, on the other hand, regulations limit the testing of autonomous vehicles on Polish roads. An article by Jolanta Szymczyk-Przewoźna in Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (DGP) of February 6, 2024 describes the barriers faced by companies wanting to test these innovative solutions.

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Autonomous vehicles: opportunity or threat?

On January 26, 2024, as part of the series of debates " Discussion at Ratuszowa Street", an expert meeting dedicated to issues related to autonomous vehicles was held. The debate was attended by: Katarzyna Dobrzańska-Junco from the Małopolska Road Safety Council and prof. Marcin Ślęzak, director of the Motor Transport Institute (ITS), head of the Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Competence Centre (CK:PAP).

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CK:PAP is a partner of Droniada 2024!

The team of the Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Competence Center (CK:PAP) has joined the group of partners and co-organizers of Droniada Tech by Silesian University of Technology - a conference on robotic mobility that will take place on June 4-5, 2024 at the Silesian Stadium in Chorzów. The event is part of Droniada 2024 - a multi-day meeting consisting of a technological competition, workshops, conferences and shows.

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