Key Info

Basic Information

Prof. Dr. Lutz Eckstein
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.09.2017 to 31.08.2021
EU contribution:
35.960.979,39 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723051.  


Piloting Automated Driving on European Roads


The overall objective of the L3Pilot project is to test the viability of automated driving (AD) as a safe and efficient means of transportation, exploring and promoting new service concepts to provide inclusive mobility. This high-level objective is detailed as four major technical objectives: (i) create a standardised Europe-wide piloting environment for automated driving (ii) coordinate activities across the piloting community to acquire the required data (iii) pilot, test, and evaluate automated driving functions and connected automation (iv) innovate and promote AD for wider awareness and market introduction.


  • Volkswagen AG, Germany (Coordinator)
  • AUDI AG, Germany
  • Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft, Germany
  • Centro Ricerche Fiat S.C.p.A., Italy
  • Daimler AG, Germany
  • Ford-Werke GmbH, Germany
  • Honda R&D Europe (Deutschland) GmbH, Germany
  • Jaguar Land Rover Ltd., Germany
  • Adam Opel AG, Germany (Participation ended)
  • PSA Automobiles SA, France
  • Renault SAS, France
  • Toyota Motor Europe NV, Belgium
  • Volvo Personvagnar AB, Sweden
  • Autoliv Development AB, Sweden (Participation ended)
  • Aptiv Services Deutschland GmbH, Germany
  • FEV Europe GmbH, Germany
  • Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen, Germany
  • Hoofdkantoor Dienst Wegverkeer (RDW), Netherlands
  • Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, France
  • AZT Automotive GmbH, Germany
  • Schweizerische Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft AG, Switzerland
  • Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V., Germany
  • Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy, Finland
  • Chalmers Tekniska Hoegskola AB, Sweden
  • Samfunns- og næringslivsforskning AS, Norway
  • University of Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, Greece
  • WIVW Würzburger Institut für Verkehrswissenschaften GmbH, Germany
  • Università degli studi di Genova, Italy
  • Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO, Netherlands
  • University of Surrey, United Kingdom (Participation ended)
  • Hagleitner Walter, Austria
  • European Center for Information and Communication Technologies GmbH, Germany
  • Opel Automobile GmbH, Germany
  • The University of Warwick, United Kingdom