On January 2022, the EU KIC LivingLapt Project, funded by the EIT Urban Mobility framework has started. LivingLAPT will deliver sustainable driver-less shuttle/logistics services among various European cities by phasing out the need for safety drivers in shuttles and moving towards remote operators who overlook a number of services simultaneously. Trials are planned in several European cities, including the city of Hasselt.
In this project, UGent-imec IPI research group Image processing and Interpretation will evaluate the safety near autonomous public transport. This applied research builds on IPI’s sensor fusion technology, whose ongoing development is co-financed by the Flanders AI research program, with the aim to bring safe transport into factories.