Coordination of Automated Road Transport Deployment for Europe

  • Project type: Coordination and Support Action (CSA)
  • Programme: Horizon 2020
  • Topic: H2020-ART06-2016 (CSA)
  • Starting date: 01/10/2016
  • Duration: 24 Months
  • Total funding: 3 M€
  • 36 direct partners from 9 EU MS
  • Coordinator ERTICO – ITS Europe


Dr. Stéphane Dreher (Coordinator)

CARTRE is a Coordination and Support Action to accelerate development and deployment of automated road transport by increasing market and policy certainties. To achieve this, CARTRE will support the development of clearer and more consistent policies for EU Member States in collaboration with industry players, ensuring that automated road transport systems and services are compatible at EU level and are deployed in a coherent way.

Other objectives include: the creation of a solid knowledgebase of all European activities, to support current activities and structure research outcomes by enablers and thematic areas; to setup a platform for sharing and re-using data and experiences from different automated road transport systems; to actively support Field Operational Tests (FOTs) and pilots carried out at National and European levels; and to work on future visions, potential impacts and research gaps in the deployment of automated road transport.

The CARTRE project will run for two years and aims to establish a joint stakeholders forum in order to coordinate and harmonise automated road transport approaches at European (e.g. strategic alignment of national action plans for automated driving) and international level (in particular with the US and Japan). Towards this objective, CARTRE has organised the first European CAD conference in 2017 and is open to associated partners beyond the confinements of the consortium.

Project objectives

  • Establish European leadership through public-private collaboration for development and deployment of ART
  • Support international cooperation activities in the area of road automation at global level, in particular with the US and Japan
  • Support Strategic alignment of national action plans for automated driving
  • Ensure that stakeholders are well informed of past, current and future ART activities through a comprehensive knowledge base on project results
  • Actively support ART pilots and test beds
  • Report on progress of ART projects on enablers and thematic areas
  • Facilitate exchange of data, experience and knowledge for comparing and deploying results from pilots
  • Foster a common evaluation framework across ART projects
  • Describe possible deployment alternatives and evaluate their impacts
  • Reach out to stakeholders, decision makers and wider public
  • Establish annual international conferences, and workshops in Europe


Austriatech – (AS)
Bosch – DE
DLR – (DE)
ERTICO (coordinator) – (BE)
FIA – (FR)
IKA – (DE)
RDW – (NL)
RWS – (NL)
TNO – (NL)
VTT – (FI)
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