The main task of the project is to research and develop methods and technologies for a high level of coordinated and safe cooperation between ground vehiles and aircraft.
Several seriously challenging tasks need to be solved, such as mapping and predicting the joint motion of systems with different dynamic properties and technological solutions, in addition to the local control of individual objects, top-level supervisory control, while also considering real-time feasibility. A priority area is the study of the admission of unmanned aerial vehicles to densely populated areas, focusing on closer cooperation between reliability theory, route planning and reconfigurable controls, or the extension of see and avoid systems.
The main task in the field of coupled and automated vehicles in transport is the design (avoidance, overtaking, efficient crossing at intersections) and analysis (utilization of traffic light cycles, transport networks) of efficient, safe, fuel-efficient optimal control methods.
Further research tasks include examining the various coordinated and cooperative tasks of private vehicles, shared vehicles and public transport, as well as the role of transport management systems in transport networks. Closely related to the integration of autonomous vehicle and traffic control areas is the estimation of operator-manager intent and the consideration of its requirements in the design of control and motion profiles.