Sixth International Workshop, Tokyo, 14 October 2013

FOT-Net 6th International Workshop

 

A full report is vailable here.

Presentations may be downloaded below.

FOT-Net has been established by the European Commission to network Field Operational Tests (FOTs) organisers in one strategic networking platform in order to address common issues related to the practical organisation, set up and follow-up of FOTs results.

There is a need for the different regions (Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America) to cooperate on common FOTs issues, such as data handling and sharing, methods and deployment. FOT-Net has established an international network of FOT organisers, aiming to tackle common working issues and foster cross-region cooperation.

General objectives of this workshop include reinforcing the global FOT network in order to exchange knowledge, best practices and foster cooperation for FOT activities and supporting the coherent development and implementation of FOTs at European and International level.

In this edition of the FOT-Net workshop four round tables targeted issues related to:

  • Data and Impact analysis
  • Strategies for deployment and satisfying stakeholders’ needs
  • Sharing of driver data from FOTs and Naturalistic Driving Studies
  • Sharing of cooperative systems data

 Agenda and presentations:

Round Tables

08:00 Breakfast and registrations
08:30 FOT-Net Round Tables
  • RT1 – Data and Impact analysis, Chairpersons: Adrian Zlocki, IKA, and Martijn de Kievit, TNO
  • RT2 – Strategies for deployment and satisfying stakeholders’ needs, Chairpersons: Tom Alkim, RWS, and Yvonne Barnard, ERTICO –ITS Europe
  • RT3 – Sharing of driver data from FOTs and Naturalistic Driving Studies, Chairperson: Helena Gellerman, SAFER
  • RT4 – Sharing of cooperative systems data, Chairperson: Maxime Flament, ERTICO – ITS Europe
  • (download presentations from the Round Table descriptions below)
12:00 Lunch

Plenary Session

       

13:00
  • Welcome: FOT Network platform activities: update and meeting objectives
  • Yvonne Barnard (ERTICO – ITS Europe) download presentation
13:15
  • Welcome from the Regions: Introduction on FOT activities
  • Japan: Shoichi Suzuki (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Japan) download presentation
  • Europe: Wolfgang Hoefs(European Commision)
  • US: Jim Sayer (UMTRI), who took over from  Dale Thompson (US DoT)  download presentation
13:45
  • Recommendations from the Parallel Round Tables:
  • Recommendations and future action items on Data and Impact analysis,
  • Chairpersons: Adrian Zlocki, IKA, and Martijn de Kievit, TNO
  • download presentation
  • Recommendations and future action items on Strategies for deployment and satisfying stakeholders’ needs,
  • Chairpersons: Tom Alkim, RWS, and Yvonne Barnard, ERTICO –ITS Europe
  • download presentation
14:15 Coffee break
14:30
  • Recommendations from the Parallel Round Tables (cont.):
  • Recommendations and future action items on Sharing of driver data from FOTs and Naturalistic Driving Studies, Chairperson: Helena Gellerman, SAFER
  • download presentation
  • Recommendations and future action items Sharing of cooperative systems data, Chairperson: Maxime Flament, ERTICO – ITS Europe
  • download presentation
15:00
15:30 Adjourn
16:00 Opening Ceremony ITS World Congress

 

  • RT1 – Data and Impact analysis, Chairpersons: Adrian Zlocki, IKA (zlocki@fka.de), and Martijn de Kievit,  TNO 
  • This round table will discuss the methodological and practical issues surrounding the data and impact analysis of systems in FOTs. Methods and tools for analysis will be discussed, but also how to set up the data and impact analysis before the real-world test takes place, so that the right data are measured. The following topics were handled during the round table:

1. Piloting.

It is important that piloting is not just technical piloting, but that the whole data flow and processing is tested. This includes also the impact assessment. Feedback loops are necessary so that flaws in the data chain that are noticed during piloting, can be corrected and tested again. The duration of the piloting phase is dependent on the FOT context and needs to be foreseen in the planning stage.

2. Data collection for explaining effects

To explain effects that are observed during a FOT, explanatory variables (e.g. surroundings) are very important. To collect these data, appropriate measurement systems have to be used, for example CAN data or video. However, collecting these in-depth data for the whole FOT is costly and time-consuming. A possible solution can be to collect in-depth data for part of the FOT. The right tools for data collection need to be selected.

3. Issues and topics of data analysis

For effective data analysis it is important to focus on research questions and resulting data requirements at the planning stage of an FOT. The type of data and the amount of data is to be selected in advanced depending on the analysis methods and tools. Alternative data sources need to be taken into account in order to provide parallel back-up systems.

4. Methods for scaling up

Scaling up is the translation of small scale traffic effects to large scale societal benefits. At present scaling up is usually done in a direct (rough) way; via an extrapolation of effects experienced on different road types to a yearly mileage driven on these road types in the EU. The availability of external data is a problem. Are other methods possible for scaling up? Or how to deal with the lack of data?

Panelists:

  • RT2 – Strategies for deployment and satisfying stakeholders’ needs, Chairpersons: Tom Alkim, RWS (tom.alkim@rws.nl), and Yvonne Barnard, ERTICO –ITS Europe (y.barnard@mail.ertico.com)
  • In this round table we explore the do’s and don’ts of deployment. How can you go from a successful FOT towards deployment and how can stakeholder needs be addressed? Learn from various experts around the world and share your expertise and experience in this interactive round table session. Theory as well as hands on experience from initiatives such as The Safety Pilot, Cooperative ITS Corridor, Smart Highway Project and ITS Spot Services will be discussed. The main topics of this round session are:
  1. Stakeholder needs: What are the needs of FOT stakeholders in your region?
  2. From FOT to deployment: From your experience, what are the necessary steps to go from a FOT to successful deployment of systems and services?
  3.  Public Private Partnership: How can public and private partners agree on joint deployment strategies according to you?
  4. Deployment Do’s and Don’ts: What do you perceive to be the main obstacle(s) to successful deployment and what can be the main driver?

Panellists:

  • RT3 – Sharing of driver data from FOTs and Naturalistic Driving Studies, Chairperson: Helena Gellerman, SAFER (helena.gellerman@chalmers.se)
  • Large scale FOT/NDS datasets has deepened the knowledge about how drivers normally behave in traffic and why crashes occur.  The objective driver data has been collected through video, eye trackers and the vehicles internal data. Collecting the data is costly and researchers around the world are discussing the means to reuse the globally collected datasets. In this session we will listen to the perspective on driver data sharing from stakeholders from different parts of the world.  This information will form the basis for a discussion on how we can facilitate global common research, taking into account both the views of the data providers and the data researchers.
  • Questions:
  • 1.     How could we share driver data including video on a global level?
  • 2.     What are the requirements on the organisations storing/analyzing the driver data?
  • 3.     How could different stakeholders contribute to facilitate driver data sharing
  • 4.     How and by whom will driver data be collected in the future and how will that affect the data sharing?
  • Panellists:
  • Wolfgang Hoefs (EC) download presentation
  • Jim Sayer (UMTRI) download presentation
  • Sami Koskinen (VTT)  download presentation
  • Kazuya Takeda (Nagoya University) download presentation
  • Raksincharoensak Pongsathorn (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT)) download presentation
  • RT4 – Sharing of cooperative systems data, Chairperson: Maxime Flament, ERTICO – ITS Europe (m.flament@mail.ertico.com)
  • Questions:
  1. How can we contribute to international cooperation on sharing cooperative system data?
  2. Is cooperative system data the killer application in itself?
  3. What are the tools that will be put in place when dealing with the huge amount of this data?
  4. Who will benefit from sharing this data?
  5. Who will own this data?

Panellists:

  • Shoichi Suzuki (National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management, MLIT)
  • Wolfgang Hoefs  (EC)
  • Stuart Ballingall (Austroads)
  • Dave Leblanc (University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)

Presentations to be downloaded: