Start: 15-04-2011 Finnish: 15-04-2011
Last 15 April 2011 a seminar on Practical issues in starting up a FOT (Field Operational Test) of Cooperative Systems took place at CTAG, the Galician Automotive Technological Centre.
This workshop was part of the FOT-Net project, which aims to create a networking platform for anyone interested in Field Operational Tests, their set-up and their results.
The focus of this seminar was on the first stage of a FOT: how to develop research questions, hypotheses and performance indicators. Together with presentations of three projects (DRIVE C2X, FOTsis and SISCOGA), the seminar provided an overview of the FOT methodology developed in the FESTA project and the recommendations arisen from previous seminars. Every day practice in traffic management was presented by the North-West DGT Traffic Management Centre.
The seminar gathered people involved or interested in FOTs, coming from research, industry or public authorities. Several discussions took place in small groups sharing knowledge and experiences.
What are Field Operational Tests?
Field Operational Tests (FOT) are large-scale testing programmes aiming at a comprehensive assessment of the efficiency, quality, robustness and acceptance of ICT solutions used for smarter, safer, cleaner and more comfortable transport solutions, such as navigation and traffic information, advanced driver assistance and cooperative systems.
For more information on the FOT-Net platform: http://www.fot-net.eu/