FOT achievements and opportunities for the future (Versailles, 23 September 2013)

FOT-Net Seminar: FOT Achievements and opportunities for the future, 23-09-2013


FOT-Net Seminar 6: FOT Achievements and opportunities for the future, 23 Sept. 2013


Date:   23 September 2013


25 allée des marronniers

78000 Versailles, FRANCE

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The seminar was be focused on both the achievements and lessons learned from the experiences of a variety of FOTs and on the way in which these experiences can be shared and used in the future.

For the different stages in the FESTA methodology, lessons-learned and practical guidelines coming from FOTs were discussed, by experts from the projects and in small discussion groups. Presentations were given on the outcomes from FOTs and the road to deployment. The seminar finished with a discussion on the future of FOTs and FESTA.

Organised in collaboration with Renault and IFSTTAR

For further information, please contact the FOT-Net team

On 24 September the SCORE@F project organised its final event at Inria Paris – Rocquencourt research cente: this wasa good opportunity to learn about the outcomes of this FOT (a major FP7-funded investigation into cooperative road systems).

SCORE@F presented the project results with workshops and dedicated on-the-road demonstrations.

Guests from other European related projects (DRIVE C2X, PRESERVE and FOT-NET 2) joined the event within a dedicated session

Program and report :

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09:30 – 10:00

Coffee and registration  

10:00 – 10:15

Introduction and welcome Haibo Chen, University of Leeds

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Cecile Barbier, Renault

10:15 – 12:45

Session 1.


Project presentations on best practice in each of the three stages in the FESTA methodology15 minute presentation by a selected FOT

10 minutes comments from commentator

10 minutes preparation of questions in small groups

10 minutes QA

10:15 – 11:00

Stage 1 – Preparing:Presentation: UDRIVE, Martin Baumann (DLR)


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Commentator: Oliver Carsten (Leeds)

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11:00 – 11:15

coffee break 

11:15 – 12.00

Stage 2 – Using:Presentation: FOTsis, Jorge Alfonso Kurano (Madrid Polytechnical University)


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Commentator: John-Fredrik Gronvall (VCC)

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12:00 – 12:45

Stage 3 – Analysing:Presentation: Drive C2X, Oliver Sawade (FOKUS)


Commentator: Adrian Zlocki (IKA)

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Additional presentation: Niels Agerholm (Aalborg University)

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12:45 –  13:30


13:30 – 14:45

Session 2.


In small groups: Make inventory of lessons learned and needs for practical guidelines (groups divided over 3 FESTA stages)

Make inventory of lessons learned and needs for practical guidelines (groups divided over 3 FESTA stages)Chaired by commentators and speakers

14:45 – 15:30

Session 3.


Outcomes and achievements from FOTS and deployment strategyeuroFOT: Mohamed Benmimoun (IKA)

TeleFOT: Andrew Morris (Loughborough)

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Deployment strategy: Tom Alkim (RWS)

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15:30 – 15:45

Coffee break 

15:45 – 16:30

Session 4.


The future for FOTs and FESTA

Panel discussion


  • What is the future for FOTs?
  • How should the FOT methodology be further developed?
  • What are the challenges for the future?

Moderated by: Andrew Morris (Loughborough)

Expert panel:

1. Niels Agerholm (Aalborg University)

2. Gwenaelle Toulminet (ASFA)

3. Oliver Sawade

4. Oliver Carsten (University of Leeds)

16:30 – 17:00

Summing upErik Thomasson and Yvonne Barnard

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