Paving the way for autonomous and intelligent mobility
3, Nov, 2023
Route 25 is a pioneering project in the rapidly evolving mobility sector, driven by social, technological, and economic shifts. Its focus is to advance convenient, safer, and eco-friendly mobility through vehicle electrification, Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) features, and Mobility as a Service (MaaS) models. By uniting more than 20 partners across five key operational areas, Route 25 aims to drive transformative change, environmental progress, and economic growth. CISTER plays an integral part in this project, and its role involves developing a verification framework for next-gen Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Automated Driving Systems (ADS), enhancing safety and testing techniques, and contributing to the project's success in transitioning to self-driving and AI-driven mobility.
This project seeks to capitalize on global opportunities in the evolving mobility market. This shift, driven by social, technological, and economic factors, is reshaping how people and goods move in various settings. It's clear that future mobility must be more convenient, safer, and eco-friendly, relying on vehicle electrification, Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) features and Mobility as a Service (MaaS) business models.
By combining these elements, Route 25 can drive transformative change, environmental progress, and economic growth. This project builds on mature technologies to address market needs. Its aim is to transition businesses from traditional user-operated vehicles to self-driving and AI-driven on-demand mobility, ensuring safer and more data-efficient urban-to-urban travel.
Route 25 also fosters sustainable and inclusive ecosystem growth, benefiting end customers and enhancing sustainability. Its motto is "Bringing Portugal to the forefront of human and sustainable transportation technology," with a goal of leading the mobility sector and contributing to Europe's technological advancement.
The project's operational focus includes five key areas: safe mobility, adaptive connectivity, resilient urban infrastructure, low-carbon intercity mobility, and large-scale demonstrators.
This initiative has 28 partners working together across five areas to promote the Go To Market strategy for their Products, Processes, and Services (PPS) in CCAM. By unifying these efforts under one project with 47 PPS, the consortium maximizes value, accelerates development, and ensures market acceptance through operational demonstrations.
CISTER's role involves developing a verification framework for next-gen Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Automated Driving Systems (ADS). This framework facilitates integration of hardware and software components, enhancing safety and testing techniques. Some of the tasks in which CISTER is involved are: development of assisted/autonomous driving solutions for complex traffic situations, development of a V&V Platform for ADAS & AD Components, development of an Embedded Hypervisor with nested virtualisation support for enabling future AD vehicles, providing custom specialised training for Industrial Partners, among many others.
Ultimately, through this forward-looking program, CISTER hopes to have a significant impact on the future of mobility.