The virtual edition of the L3Pilot Summer School is on its way – Latest Updates!

Virtual event L3Pilot summerschool2020 twitter teaser VE 02The virtual edition of the L3Pilot Summer School is on its way and we are glad to share our latest news. The L3Pilot Summer School “Developing and Testing Automated Driving”, that will be held on 09-10 September 2020, is one of the most important events in the field of Automated Driving and will host prominent speakers from academia and industry, both internal and external to the L3Pilot consortium, as well as key experts from other European projects and international initiatives in the field to present the latest developments. Participants will discuss the main challenges in the areas of AD technology, exchange knowledge and contribute to the ongoing discussions about the future of AD.



The L3Pilot Summer School at a glance:

  • 2 days
  • 20 lectures from experienced in their field speakers
  • 6 Tutorial sessions that will examine the key areas of: “Setting the scene”, “Human factors in focus”, “The road and infrastructure as an AD enabler”, “Security and Privacy concerns”, “Testing and validation framework” and “Data magic or Data into scenarios?” 
  • 12 Poster Pitches

L3Pilot Summer School lineup




FIRST DAY –  Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Tutorial A: Setting the scene

Moderator: Yves Page, Project Leader ‘Automated Driving Experiments’, Renault, France

L3Pilot introduction

Aria Etemad, Senior Project Manager, Volkswagen Group Innovation, Germany

Automated Driving L3 and beyond – the key aspects

Angelos Amditis, Research Director, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, Greece

Towards a Code of Practice for Automated Driving

Stefan Wolter, Senior Researcher, Human-Centered Technologies, Ford, Germany

Admission procedures for testing on public roads in the Netherlands

Pieter van der Stoep, Account Manager, Automated and Connected Driving, Applied Innovation and Exemptions Unit, the Netherlands Vehicle Authority (RDW), the Netherlands

Tutorial B:  Human factors in focus

Moderator: Natasha Merat, Chair in Human Factors of Transport Systems, Leader, Human Factors and Safety Group, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, UK

Human, what human?

Oliver Carsten, Professor of Transport Safety, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, UK (Confirmation pending)

Transition between AD Levels

Alexander Eriksson, Senior Design Engineer (AD Human Factors/UX), Volvo Car Corporation, Sweden (Confirmation pending)

Transition from automated to manual driving: What factors influence take-over time and performance?

Marieke Martens, Director of Science, TNO Traffic & Transport, Professor, Automated Driving & Human Interaction, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Designing interaction of automated vehicles for mixed traffic environment: Development, integration and evaluation of the interACT system

Fabio Tango, Senior Researcher, Centro Ricerche Fiat, AD/ADAS Innovation, Italy  

Tutorial C: The road and infrastructure as an AD enabler

Moderator: Tom Michael Gasser,  BASt

Intelligent Road and Infrastructure data for automated driving

Dominique Gruyer, Research Director, University Gustave Eiffel, Deputy Director, COSYS department for CAV researches, Research Director, PICS-L lab, France

Case for Connected Autonomy and Implications for 5G Systems

Mehrdad Dianati, Professor, Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick, UK

Enabling automation for Heavy Duty Vehicles (What the key aspects are)

Marc-Michael Meinecke, Senior Researcher, Volkswagen Group Innovation, Lecturer, Ostfalia University Wolfsburg, Germany

Tutorial D: Security and Privacy concerns

Moderator: Mehrdad Dianati, Professor, Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick, UK

Data Privacy for Automation:

Leveraging Privacy Enhancing Technologies

Jesus Diaz Vico, Postdoctoral Researcher, IBM Research Division, Switzerland

Cyber-Security for Automation: the Challenge

Jonathan Petit, Director, Qualcomm, USA

SECOND DAY – Thursday, 10 September 2020

Tutorial E: Testing and validation framework

Moderator: Johannes Hiller, Institut für Kraftfahrzeuge (ika) (TBC)

Testing framework for Automated Driving

Adrian Zlocki, Senior Manager Driver Assistance, Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen mbH Aachen, Germany

Testing of CAD and its Key Enabling Technologies

Álvaro Arrúe, Project Manager Connected and Automated Driving, Applus IDIADA, Spain

Towards a robust verification methodology for ADS

James McCallion, Senior Engineer, Connected Autonomous Vehicles, Horiba Mira (VeriCAV project), UK

Wizard of Oz design for testing automated driving on public roads

Thomas Streubel, Postdoctoral Researcher, Division of Vehicle Safety, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden  (Confirmation pending)


Poster Pitches Session


Tutorial F: Data magic or Data into scenarios?

Moderator: TBC

Deep neural network based simulations for next generation of AD virtual testing

Danny Atsmon, CEO, Cognata, Israel


Multisensor Large Scale Data Management for training sets and ground truth automatic generation

Marcos Nieto, Principal Investigator on ITS and Engineering, Vicomtech, Spain

Validation of automated driving systems using scenario-based massive simulations


Alexandru Forrai, Fellow Engineer and Consultant, Siemens Digital Industry Software, Simulations and Testing Solutions, The Netherlands


Register here and join the fruitful discussions and presentations focused on the ongoing theory and practice of Automated Driving Implementation and Testing.

More information can be found on the L3Pilot Website.

We are looking forward to welcoming you all to the virtual L3Pilot Summer School!

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