Connecting Austria Project Outline

Walter Aigner, Andreas Kuhn, Thomas Novak, Wolfgang Schildorfer

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In 2017, the core team of the Connecting Austria project faced the challenge of leveraging previous research results on cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) into the logistics domain—namely into the domain of truck platooning. Quite a lot of ideas and topics were evaluated, potential research partners explored, and funding opportunities for a cooperative research project were assessed. The window-of-opportunity opened in 2017 when the Federal Ministry on Transport, Innovation and Technology started a tender for a flagship research project on automated driving in different domains. This was the start of “Connecting Austria”. The following paragraphs outline the project in a nutshell, the project objectives, technology domains targeted and the planned test procedure, use cases and finally sketch the challenges and international uniqueness of the Connecting Austria project.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy-Efficient and Semi-automated Truck Platooning
Subtitle of host publicationResearch and Evaluation
EditorsAlexander Schirrer, Alexander Gratzer, Sebastian Thormann, Stefan Jakubek, Matthias Neubauer, Wolfgang Schildorfer
PublisherSpringer-Verlag GmbH
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-88682-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-88684-4
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Intelligent Transportation and Infrastructure
VolumePart F1393
ISSN (Print)2523-3440
ISSN (Electronic)2523-3459


  • C-ITS (cooperative intelligent transport systems)
  • Platooning use cases


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