The deployment of autonomous vehicles cannot be done without a connected and scalable road infrastructure
At national level: the SCOOP project is experimenting with connected infrastructures. LACROIX City plays a major role thanks to its V2X solutions, installed on thousands of kilometers of French roads; the aim of this project is to achieve higher levels of road safety by means of “vehicle-to-vehicle” communication.
At regional level: in Nantes, an autonomous shuttle experimentation was inaugurated on May 17th. This 100% electric and driverless shuttle will be tested by the inhabitants from 1st to 30th June 2018. Here again, the V2X solutions proposed by LACROIX are at the core of the experimentation. They allow the shuttle to communicate in real time with its environment, in order to secure the shuttle, adapt its speed and ensure the safety of users passing nearby.
These projects are intented to enter in our daily lives and our way of life, but France must first remove some barriers :