The project



AdaptIVe develops various automated driving functions for daily traffic by dynamically adapting the level of automation to situation and driver status. Further, the project addresses legal issues that might impact successful market introduction.

Targets for Research and Development

  • Demonstrate automated driving in complex traffic environments. Test integrated applications in all possible scenarios taking into account the full range of automation levels.
  • Enhance the perception performance in complex scenarios by using advanced sensors supported by cooperative and communication technologies.
  • Provide guidelines for the implementation of cooperative controls involving both drivers and automation.
  • Define and validate specific evaluation methodologies.
  • Assess the impact of automated driving on European road transport.
  • Evaluate the legal framework with regards to existing implementation barriers.


Targets for research and development
Targets for research and development


Among the eight demonstrators there are two classes of vehicles: passenger cars and one heavy load truck. Different types of passenger cars will be tested, ranging from city cars to larger passenger cars.

Levels of automation

AdaptIVe research and development addresses four of six automation levels from the SAE scheme*: assisted, partial automation, conditional automation, high automation.


Levels of automation
Levels of automation

*See SAE document J3016, “Taxonomy and Definitions for Terms Related to On-Road Automated Motor Vehicles”,
revised 2016-09-30, see also (→ external link).