Catalonia Living Lab provides for testing of connected and automated vehicles on Catalan public roads. Testing on Catalan public roads is not limited to predefined routes and areas: customized testing solutions on public roads can be designed in case of specific requests.
Authorization to test on public roads
Since 2015, a legal framework allows for public road testing of highly automated vehicles in Catalonia (L3, L4, L5). This single point of contact has been established to conveniently guide you through all steps of the authorization process. This service includes obtaining a license plate, support on required documentation and management of technical inspections and performance tests needed in the authorization process.
CAV testing on equipped public highway
Autopistas Abertis has equipped a 20km section of public highway with the latest technologies in terms of communication (ITS-G5), sensing, traffic management 2.0 and data analytics. The test site is located in the Mediterranean Corridor (TEN-T Network) between Barcelona and the French Border. The specific highway segment is over 20km of four-lane carriageway and includes four intersections and a 180m tunnel. This service provides the opportunity to demonstrate any project related to CAV in a real traffic scenario supported by the latest technologies and the support of an experienced partner.