About L3Pilot

Automated driving technology has matured to a level motivating a final phase of road tests which can answer key questions before market introduction of the systems. The European research project L3Pilot tests the viability of automated driving as a safe and efficient means of transportation on public roads. It will focus on large-scale piloting of SAE Level 3 functions, with additional assessment of some Level 4 functions. The functionality of the systems will be exposed to variable conditions with 1,000 drivers and 100 cars across ten European countries, including cross-border routes.
The technologies being tested cover a wide range of driving situations, including parking, overtaking on highways and driving through urban intersections. The tests will provide valuable data for evaluating technical aspects, user acceptance, driving and travel behaviour, as well as impact on traffic and safety.
With the comprehensive piloting of automated driving functions in test vehicles, L3Pilot will pave the way for large-scale field tests of series cars on public roads.


L3Pilot Final Event

The L3Pilot Final Event will take place on Wednesday, October 13 and Thursday, October 14, 2021 in conjunction with ITS World Congress in Hamburg,…

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L3Pilot Summer School - virtual edition


Thank you all for a successful L3Pilot Summer School for the Automated Driving Implementation and Testing!
The presentations of all L3Pilot Summer…

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L3Pilot Online Expert Talks on Business Models

You want to learn more about L3Pilot business models for Automated Driving? Join our L3Pilot online expert talks and meet other experts from business,…

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L3Pilot second showcase successfully performed in conjunction with the 2019 Annual EUCAR Reception & Conference in Brussels, Belgium

Following the project’s claim “Piloting Automated Driving”, L3Pilot partners held the second L3Pilot Showcase in conjunction with the 2019 Annual…

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L3Pilot held first showcase during 2018 EUCAR Reception & Conference in Brussels, Belgium

L3Pilot partners presented nine cars equipped with automated driving technologies during the 2018 Annual EUCAR Reception & Conference at Autoworld in…

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L3Pilot Final Project Results published

The final results of the L3Pilot project have been published on our website. They provide an overview of the activities and results of L3Pilot as well…

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Final Video of L3Pilot available

The final video of the L3Pilot project is now available.

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Presentations of Final Event available

Download all presentations from the L3Pilot Final Conference.

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Traffic Jam Chauffeur

On motorways and similar roads the car takes over the driving in traffic jam up to 60 km/h. When the detection of slow driving vehicles in front indicates a traffic jam, the function can be activated. In some instances, the car changes the lane to react to a slower vehicle ahead or infrastructural reasons like exit lanes.

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Motorway Chauffeur

With the Motorway Chauffeur the car adapts to various traffic conditions. It follows the lane and adjusts speed considering various factors such as keeping a safe distance to the vehicle in front or following the speed limit. If a preceding slower vehicle is detected the car overtakes automatically as soon as it is safely possible.

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Parking Chauffeur

The Parking Chauffeur allows the user to request their vehicle to complete manoeuvring into and out of garages and driveways. The car learns a fixed trajectory from the entrance of the house to the home garage and vice versa. This automated driving feature relieves the driver from repeating parking manoeuvres.

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Urban Chauffeur

With the Urban Chauffeur the vehicle automatically follows the lane, starts and stops and handles overtaking within cities. When coming to a crossing the car handles right and left turn, recognises on-coming traffic and vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, and selects the correct crossing path, even if no lane marking is present.

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