1st European Conference on
Connected and Automated Driving
Charlemagne Building, Brussels
The European Commission, with the support of the EC-funded projects CARTRE and SCOUT, is pleased to announce its First European Conference on connected and automated driving:
‘Connected and Automated Driving – Together, shaping the future’
The high-level conference will be held in Brussels on the 3rd and 4th April 2017. Major road transport stakeholders – automotive and telecom industry, users, road operators, public transport operators, regulators, research centres, universities and representatives of both EC and EU Member States – are invited to attend.
The event will be a unique opportunity for all participants to network and to discuss on how to boost the development and deployment of connected and automated driving technologies from a fourfold perspective: transport policy issues; technological challenges; legal and regulatory frame, and digital transformation.
- For two days, EU leaders, CEOs and representatives from major road transport stakeholders will discuss interactively on:
- Role of R&I and policy making to accelerate roll out in Europe;
- What’s going on in the Member States;
- Role of connectivity between vehicles, road infrastructure and other road users to enhance performance;
- Progress of C-ITS deployment and how it supports automated driving throughout Europe’s main corridors;
- Latest findings of European-funded projects;
- The importance of international cooperation
Who will attend?
- Major road transport stakeholders
- Automotive and Telecom industry
- Users, Road Operators
- Public Transport operators
- Regulators, Research Centres
- Universities and representatives of both EC and Member States
Thank you very much for making the first European Conference on connected and automated driving a successful one!
The recordings of all the plenary sessions and three breakout sessions are available via Web streaming as indicated below:
- Day 1, 03.04.2017, Morning sessions (three plenaries and breakout session ‘Shared and automated mobility services for our cities’), 9:15 – 13:15 https://webcast.ec.europa.eu/cad-day-1a
- Day 1, 03.04.2017, Afternoon sessions (breakout session ‘Big Data, IoT, AI, Deep Learning’ and two plenaries), 14:45 – 17:30 https://webcast.ec.europa.eu/cad-day-1b
- Day 2, 04.04.2017, Morning sessions (five plenaries), 9:00 – 13:00 https://webcast.ec.europa.eu/cad-day-2a
- Day 2, 04.04.2017, Afternoon sessions (breakout session ‘Digital IT infrastructure and connectivity’ and two plenaries), 14:15 – 16:30 https://webcast.ec.europa.eu/cad-day-2b
The web-stream videos will remain available on these links for two years. You can find the recordings also in the project’s Library.
The participant list has been published together with the Conference Proceedings here.
|09:15 - 09:35||
|09:35 - 10:45||
|10:45 - 11:30||
For several years huge R&I efforts are being invested in developing and demonstrating systems for connected and automated driving (CAD). Significant progress has been made in key technologies for innovative CAD functions and applications (e.g. advanced vehicle control, systems to detect vehicle location and environment, data processing, artificial intelligence, human-machine interaction, etc.). To make the next step towards roll out, large-scale pilots are necessary to test and improve the performance and safety of innovative CAD systems and to study market potentials and risks.
|11:30 - 12:00||Break|
|12:00 - 13:15||
|13:15 - 14:45||Lunch|
|14:45 – 16:00||
|16:10 – 16:25||
|16:25 - 17:10||
Connected and Automated Driving (CAD) helps to address many of the major challenges of today’s transport system. CAD has the potential to improve safety, energy efficiency, air quality, traffic throughput and enhance user comfort and convenience. An even bigger impact is expected from shifting value chains: connectivity and high levels of automation enable innovative mobility services and provide users with new choices.
|Change of venue|
|18:00 - 21:00||
The social networking event will provide an opportunity to network, visit the museum, have drinks and appetisers, and meet with exhibitors. You will be able to see automobiles from many generations, and within this unique transport atmosphere, you will be able to discuss on the future of connected an automated driving.
|09:00 - 09:15||
Melanie Schultz van Haegen-Maas Geesteranus - Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment, The Netherlands
|09:15 - 10:15||
This session will provide an overview of current policy measures adopted by European Member States including available funding programmes and support to large-scale testing facilities. National activities regarding pilots and testing of CAD will be illustrated by elaborating on objectives, scale, type of tests, and levels of automation. In particular, aspects related to required modification of road infrastructure and types of infrastructure (e.g. physical, ITS communication) will be considered. The main objective of the session is to support mutual understanding of current initiatives, to discuss alignment between national and EU initiatives and to identify possible areas of cooperation.
|10:15 - 11:00||
This plenary session on C-ITS will bring together experts from both the public and private sector. They will expand on what Cooperative ITS brings to them, what they get out of the work being done within the C-ITS platform and why they felt the need to get involved in this platform. On the C-Roads Platform, you will hear about who is involved in this project, what services it will deploy and what are the expected outcomes and feedback into the C-ITS policy work.
|11:00 - 11:30||Break|
|11:30 - 12:15||
Policy and regulatory actions in favour of CAD are already taking place within the Commission and the Member States. But automated and connected vehicles raise cross-cutting issues (traffic law, liability, vehicle certification, connectivity infrastructure, etc.) involving different departments within the Commission or within the Member States which require working together in a coherent manner. This is the reason why the Commission launched at the beginning of 2016 the GEAR 2030 High level group. The main objective of this Plenary Session will be to give an overview of the GEAR 2030 work and discuss the first recommendations for CAD.
|12:15 – 13:00||
Many of the challenges on the way towards deployment of CAD systems can be better addressed in cooperation with international partners. It is essential to develop and maintain close cooperation with other regions of the world to exchange knowledge, expertise and best practises and to work towards a global framework and international standards for connectivity and automation technologies.
|13:00 – 14:15||Lunch|
|14:15 – 15:30||
|15:30 – 16:15||
Wrap up session: report from organisers/rapporteur of the breakout sessions
|16:15 - 16:30||
Paraskevi Michou, Deputy Secretary-General, European Commission