Description of the project

The evaluation of the operational safety of autonomous shuttles and robot-taxis to ensure the safety of passengers and other users of the public road.

Shuttle-type autonomous public transport and level 5 robot-taxis must ensure proper functioning, availability and safety in all circumstances. Given that the autonomous public transport environment is better controlled than that of the autonomous car, it can be more easily adapted to meet safety requirements. The ensuring of safety is therefore not only based on the vehicle, but also on infrastructure and centralised control.

Launched in 2019 for a period of two years, the SVR project aims to construct a shared reference system at the national level by the autonomous shuttle and robot-taxi sector to allow the evaluation of their systems’ operational safety through the use of the digital simulation.

Expected results

  • Define a common vocabulary and a library of test scenarios (infrastructures, driving situations, external disturbances, etc.), to be shared between all actors in the public transport sector ;
  • Progressively establish protocols for the approval and authorisation for the use of autonomous transport systems with the authorities ;
  • Evaluate and validate the operational safety of autonomous shuttles and robots-taxis by producing a Proof of Concept (POC) on a simulation platform.


Data science and AI
Human-comptuer interaction
System engineering and software design
Safety of critical systems

Targeted markets

  • Sector of autonomous shuttles.
  • Sector of robot-taxis.
Badge Mobility and autonomous transport
Mobility and autonomous transport
Project Status:État du projet : Completed
Industrial partner(s):Partenaire(s) industriel(s) :
AVSimulation EasyMile Groupe PSA Navya RATP Renault SNCF Transdev Valeo
Academic Partner(s)Partenaire(s) académique(s)
IRT SystemX
Project Manager(s)Chef(s) de projet
Jean van Frank


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