CCAM is one of the main topics ACE Mobility and the automotive learning community are involved in. Developments within the industry in the field of CCAM have an impact on the required knowledge and skills within the industry and in education. Together with universities, Universities of Applied Sciences, and the automotive & mobility industry, ACE Mobility is involved in projects, programs, and initiatives that ensure that the job market in the field of CCAM is both qualitatively and quantitatively sufficient to keep pace with developments in this area.
If you are interested in participating in one of the projects or if you would like to get more information about the possibilities in this area, you can contact Thomas van Berkel, program manager Human Capital or Niels Winter, account manager ACE Mobility.
5G-Bluepirint Project: Cross-border Tele-operated driving
5G-Blueprint aims to design and validate technical architecture and business and governance models for uninterrupted cross-border teleoperated transport based on 5G connectivity. The project’s outcome will be the blueprint for operational pan-European deployment of teleoperated transport solutions in the logistics sector and beyond. Meer informatie via: https://www.5gblueprint.eu/ , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvjOsiq46Fk , https://www.hanuniversity.com/en/research/research-center/automotive-research/
SafeCLAI: Safety Concept for Low-speed AV Implementations
SMEs, developing autonomous vehicles, must comply with application-specific and sector-specific standards and regulations. An important aspect is the safety of the autonomous vehicle within its design domain, to be demonstrated by manufacturers and assessed by authorities. Developers are asked to cover multiple applications with their solutions, leading to a variety of standards and procedures. Therefore, SafeCLAI is developing a framework for a re-usable, generic safety layer in the control of autonomous vehicles that can be applied in various applications. This makes safety verification and assessment more efficient. The framework is being practically implemented and validated. For more information, please visit https://www.sia-projecten.nl/project/safeclai of https://www.hanuniversity.com/en/research/research-center/automotive-research/ Direct contact persoon is Jan Benders van de HAN.
Future-proof Automotive Solutions
Mobility ensures accessibility of products, services, and people but must not come at the expense of livability. Future mobility should be cleaner, quieter, more efficient, safer, and affordable, while being inclusive for citizens, businesses, and society as a whole. The goal of the SPRONG FAST group is to contribute to accelerating the transition to emission-free, autonomous mobility systems for collective passenger and freight transport. The methodological focus is on leveraging digital technology for multidisciplinary research and co-creation with government, businesses, and civil society organizations. To achieve this, a collaborative Virtual Mobility Lab is being established where education, research, and industry collaborate using digital tools such as Digital Twins, Business Process Modeling, and Technology Impact Tools. In this SPRONG group, Fontys Hogescholen and HAN University of Applied Sciences operate as the core of a consortium involving companies, knowledge institutions, and regional governments. For more information, please visit: https://www.sia-projecten.nl/project/future-proof-automotive-solutions-fast Direct contact persoon is Jan van Wijk?
Challenge Based Learning Community Platform: Functional Safety
In the current automotive & mobility industry, modern vehicles heavily rely on properly functioning onboard computers, sensors, and communication networks. It is crucial that these systems work optimally to avoid potentially hazardous situations. Functional Safety aims to detect and identify these potential risky scenarios, with the ultimate goal of preventing accidents that could harm people, the environment, and financial aspects. Within the Automotive Learning Community, RAI Automotive Industry NL, in close collaboration with TÜV SÜD, has developed a training program to assist companies and employees in gaining knowledge in the field of Functional Safety. The Functional Safety training programs are part of the ACE Mobility Challenge-Based Learning Community Platform.
CCAM activities and learning infrastructures within universities and higher education (HBO):
In collaboration with ACE Mobility and the automotive industry, universities and Universities of Applied Sciences are actively working on integrating CCAM into regular education. A few examples are listed below:
Vulnerable Road User Robot (VRU)
The Vulnerable Road User Emulation Robot (VRU) has been developed to create an alternative to testing devices used as obstacles during practical tests with automated vehicles. The VRU is a remotely controlled "pod" approximately 10 centimeters in height that can be deployed during testing of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and CAD (Connected and Autonomous Driving) technologies and their associated vehicles. A dummy can be placed on the VRU, which serves as an obstacle for automated test vehicles during practical tests. The VRU is offered as open-source to partners and third parties of the Automotive Learning Community.
The research platform involves a demonstration vehicle called Streetdrone. This is a Renault Twizy, used as a demonstration vehicle for autonomous driving. The vehicle is capable of automated driving and is utilized for practical research, testing, and demonstrations. The vehicle is equipped with radar, LiDAR, cameras, an NVIDIA control unit, and various NXP hardware components. The added value for the automotive community is that companies and students can apply the software in their own projects. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXEv05w1wvw , https://www.streetdrone.com/han-university-student-successfully-demonstrates-ros-based-algorithms-for-masters-thesis/ https://blog3.han.nl/studeertechniek/streetdrone-demonstratievoertuig-voor-autonoom-rijden/
The SmartMob-lab is a Toyota Prius transformed into a mobile laboratory. The car is equipped with a wide range of sensors (radar, cameras, LiDAR, etc.), hardware, and software, allowing for the application, investigation, and study of developed systems, software, and control systems. This research platform serves as an ideal learning environment for studying and testing basic sensor systems and control concepts in a real-life (driving) context. The SmartMob-lab is utilized for educating and training engineers and students in the automotive industry.