Proposal to introduce new subcategories for vehicles equipped with Automated Driving Systems

The 17th Session of the Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) was held from September 25 to 29, 2023 at the Palace of Nations in Geneva, attended by a representative of the Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Competence Centre (CK:PAP) Dr. Eng. Artur Gołowicz. During the meeting, the need to introduce changes in the categorization of vehicles equipped with ADS (Automated Driving Systems) was discussed.

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“Casual” conversation with a CK:PAP expert

The implementation of autonomous vehicles is a long-term venture, fraught with doubts and barriers that are gradually being solved and overcome, both at the technological and legal level, as well as by building understanding and social acceptance. On September 30, 2023, Dr. Eng. Mikołaj Kruszewski, expert of the Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Competence Centre (CK:PAP), took part in a conversation on Polish Radio of Drivers (broadcast "Na luzie"). The main topics of the discussion were global trends in autonomous mobility and the prospects for implementing autonomous vehicles in Poland.

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Education of future specialists in the field of automated and autonomous vehicles

The implementation of automated and autonomous vehicles affects the demand - from the automotive industry - for employees with specific competences, especially in the area of technology and software. The current level of development and implementation of autonomous vehicles in Poland still requires many years of work, so it is important to educate specialists who will contribute to overcoming the barriers related to their implementation.

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CK:PAP expert in CiekaWizja edited by Wiktor Niedzicki

CK:PAP expert Dr. Eng. Mikołaj Kruszewski was a guest of editor Wiktor Niedzicki on the CiekaWizja YouTube channel. The conversation concerned various aspects of the implementation of automated and autonomous driving, including the benefits, but also the doubts raised by the new technology in drivers and other road users.

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Driver education as an opportunity to properly use technologies that automate driving

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.

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“Hands-off, eyes-on” driving mode and Active Lane Change Assist approved on German motorways

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).

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Task 1 of the DARTS project completed

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.

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