Drive2theFuture main objectives are to:


Identify and cluster the categories of “drivers”, travellers and stakeholders involved in or affected by autonomous vehicles, recognize their needs and wants and define relevant use cases, taking into account issues of transferability of solutions between different transport modes.


Model the behaviour of the automated vehicle “driver”/pilot and forecast development of acceptance for different scenarios of introducing automation.



Define the optimal HMI for the different clusters of users, transport modes and levels of automation to set the ground for raising acceptance by defining data privacy and applying a user-oriented migration path for the introduction of automation in the European transportation systems.


Identify the training needs of all user categories and define relevant training tools and material, along with training and certification schemes.


Perform Demonstration Pilots using appropriate tools and different testbeds, i.e. Virtual/Augmented Reality simulations, moving-base driving simulators, test-tracks and real-life environments for all modes, to assess the impact of the proposed tools and concepts to user and stakeholder acceptance.


Assess the impact of proposed solutions on safety, driver/traveller behaviour, workforce employability and raising acceptance (from the “drivers”, the operators/stakeholders’ and the general public’s point of view).

Legal and Ethical

Investigate legal and ethical issues through a comparative assessment of vehicle vs. human decisions in different scenarios.


Investigate the application and future prospects of the correlation between automation and MaaS, for both passenger and freight transport.


Create business models suitable for market uptake of connected, shared and automated transport.


Issue guidelines, policy recommendations