Projecti-GAME - Interoperable GCDC AutoMation Experience

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i-GAME - Interoperable GCDC AutoMation Experience

The i-GAME project aims at raising the level for automated driving by more actively combining existing safety systems with car-to-car communication (V2V). The 3-year FP7 program, with roots in the "Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge" (GCDC) in 2011, will allow industry and research partners to collaborate on both a national and international level. The overall target is to create an international arena for the development and implementation of cooperative traffic systems.

Today the majority of research on automated vehicles has a focus on self sustained (autonomous) systems. Each car is acting by itself, depending solely on in-vehicle equipment such as radar and cameras. V2V cooperation has, when used, again been based on single vendor, single controller solutions or solely for non-critical information such as weather warnings.

The i-GAME project takes automated vehicles to a new level. By using V2V communication for critical information (controlling the vehicle) in combination with existing in-vehicle control systems, the options for increased safety and more advanced traffic cooperation is made possible. In addition i-GAME supports a multi-vendor approach where vehicles from different manufacturers can cooperate based on a minimum set of common rules such as safety regulations and communication protocols.

In i-GAME Viktoria Swedish ICT and the project partners are responsible for the international coordination of the project and ultimately of the Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge 2016.

SAFER will manage the Swedish teams - Academy and Industry partners - through their competence area Traffic Systems.


Project Manager: Jonas Didoff, Viktoria Swedish ICT
Technical Lead: Cristofer Englund, Viktoria Swedish ICT

Project partners: TNO, TU/e, Viktoria Swedish ICT, IDIADA
Industry partners: Scania, Volvo Cars, AB Volvo
Academy partners: Chalmers University of Technology, Högskolan Halmstad, Linköping University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Open-source contributions of the project: Implementation of ETSI GeoNetworking stack, Cooperative Awareness Messages (CAM), Decentralized Environmental Notification Messages (DENM) and ASN.1 Encoder/Decoder for Unaligned Packed Encoding Rules (ASN.1 PER); Interactive Test ToolInteraction Validation Toolset.

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