Remote operation of Connected and Automated Vehicles (summary report)
Published: Nov 2021
Author: A Kalaiyarasan, B Simpson, D Jenkins, F Mazzeo, H Ye, I Obazele, K Kourantidis, M Courtier, MCS Wong, P Ball, R Wilford
It was found that the terminology relating to remote operation used by the industry is inconsistent, so key terminology has been produced with the aim of promoting common use. The summary of roles, requirements and responsibilities of Safety Drivers, Test Assistants, and the Remote Operators (who would replace them) are presented. Following this, recommendations are given to enable remote operation of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs). Finally, these recommendations have been used to generate a roadmap to enable remote operation of CAVs in the UK.