Project: REDO, Remote driving operations

Remote operation of road vehicles can support testing and deployment of automated vehicles in many ways; this is sometimes referred to as vehicle teleoperation. The goal of Remote Driving Operations (REDO) project is to build knowledge and create opportunities in the emerging field of remote operation of road vehicles.

The main problem that the project addresses is how we can support deployment of new services and vehicles that does not require or may not have a driver in the vehicle, that is responsible for controlling it at all times.

The main results from the project will be tools, methods and demonstrations of remote operation of vehicles. However, the project does include comprehensive studies to give valuable scientific results on operational requirements on the system-of-systems for remote driving, as well as advice and overview on regulation and laws.

Brief facts about the project

Project title: Remote Driving Operation (REDO)
Project type: Full project
Role in the project: Coordinator
Project leader at VTI: Maytheewat Aramrattana
Duration: December 2019 – November 2022
Funder: Vinnova
Partners: CEVT External link., Einride External link., Ericsson External link., Ictech, External link. KTH, External link. NEVS, External link. Voysy External link.
Project website: REmote Driving Operation - REDO | Vinnova External link.

Objectives

The project will investigate different aspects related to remote driving operation as listed below:

  • Challenges for the driver of teleoperated vehicles in a system of systems.
  • Requirements on driver feedback and vehicles during teleoperation.
  • Systems-of-systems architecture and infrastructures to support teleoperated driving and control tower operation.
  • Laws and regulations concerning remote driving.

Different platforms available within the project will be used to conduct research on the topics above. These platforms are, for example, driving simulators, research concept vehicles, production vehicle equipped with remote driving system, etc.

Lastly, the results will be demonstrated using the platforms.

The results aims to support the competitiveness of Swedish industry and start-ups, with knowledge on potential effects of smart urban mobility solutions based on remote control of (autonomous) vehicles in a Systems-of-Systems (SoS) setting and creating a knowledge base for SoS engineering in the urban transportation domain.

Upcoming events

Meet us at a workshop on Road Vehicle Teleoperation 2021

It will be held in June in conjunction with the 2021 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV21). The workshop intends to initiate multi-disciplinary discussions around road vehicle teleoperation

About the Road Vehicle Teleoperation workshop

Past activities

Virtual exhibition of EUCAD 2021

In April 2021 REDO participated in the virtual exhibition at EUCAD 2021.

EUCAD 2021 - REDO project page External link.

EUCAD 2021 - Virtual exhibition page External link.

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