PSA and Vinci undertake autonomous testing on French motorways

French vehicle manufacturer Groupe PSA has partnered with Vinci Autoroutes – the motorway management division of construction firm Vinci Group – to trial the behavior of an autonomous vehicle in real-world motorway scenarios.

The trials included assessing the vehicle’s ability to autonomously drive at cruising speed and pass through a tollgate; changing into autonomous mode in a traffic area temporarily altered due to roadworks; and performing a ‘safe stop’, which involves the vehicle driving to a safe place in the event that the driver does not take back control of the vehicle when prompted.