Key Info

Basic Information

Prof. Dr. Lutz Eckstein
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.01.2019 to 31.12.2021
EU contribution:
5.999.028,75 Euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 824309.  


Harmonised European Solutions for Testing Automated Road Transport


The HEADSTART (Harmonised European Solutions for Testing Automated Road Transport) project will define testing and validation procedures of Connected and Automated Driving (CAD) functions including its key enabling technologies (i.e. communications, cyber-security, positioning) by cross-linking of all test instances such as simulation, proving ground and real world field tests to validate safety and security performance according to the needs of key user groups (technology developers, consumer testing groups and type approval authorities).


  • Idiada Automotive Technology SA. Spain
  • 4activeSystems GmbH, Austria
  • Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen, Germany
  • Centro Ricerche Fiat SCpA, Italy
  • European Road Transport Telematics Implementation Coordination Organisation-Intelligent Transport Systems & Services Europe, Belgium
  • Institute of Communications and Computer Systems, Greece
  • Pildo Consulting S.L, Spain
  • Hoofdkantoor Dienst Wegverkeer (RDW), Netherlands
  • Chalmers tekniska högskola AB, Sweden
  • Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO, Netherlands
  • Valeo Visions SAS, France
  • Fondation Partenarial MOV'EOTEC, France
  • Fundación Centro De Tecnologias De Interaccion Visual Y Comunicaciones Vicomtech, Spain
  • Kompetenzzentrum - Das Virtuelle Fahrzeug, Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Austria
  • IVECO S.p.A., Italy
  • Toyota Motor Europe NV, Belgium