During the weekend of 28 and 29 May 2016 the city of Helmond hosted the Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge, an international event in the field of cooperative driving. The programme of the GCDC 2016, which is one of the biggest events in the field of automated driving, included a series of exercises. Among the scenarios incorporated in the programme was an exercise in which the vehicles had to automatically make way for an emergency vehicle passing through.

All the automated functions, which were showcased, are based on the technology developed within the Compass4D project. The results demonstrated are a significant step forward towards the transition between C-ITS and automated driving.

Guests at the event included Mr Liam Breslin from the European Commission, who was also a passenger in the fire brigade truck.

A short video interview from the event (In Dutch)

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