Digital technologies enabling connected and automated driving
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.
Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) holds the promise to help addressing many of the major challenges of today’s transport system. CCAM has the potential to increase safety and energy efficiency, improve air quality, reduce congestion and enhance user comfort and convenience. An even bigger impact is expected from shifting value chains: connectivity and high levels of automation enable innovative services as well as third parties “accessing the dashboard” and providing the driver new choices.
Car manufactures around the world are unanimous in predicting the emergence of higher level of automation on our roads sometime in the near future.
Digital technologies are enablers for convergence of connectivity and automation in vehicles. To make CCAM commercially viable, a pan-European enabling digital framework is needed, focusing on connectivity, 5G and wise use of data. Well-promising solutions focusing on interoperability needs and secure and unhampered communication will pave the way for quick and efficient deployment of CCAM.
The European automotive and the telecom sectors joined forces last year to jointly overcome the remaining barriers to the roll-out of increasing levels of automation on Europe’s roads. These joint efforts will at the same time help European industries to preserve and consolidate its global leadership in Connected and Automated Driving.
This session will examine the current status and possible future scenarios of CCAM, and discuss the emerging issues from the perspectives of different stakeholder groups. We will focus on core opportunities and challenges, such as those related to seamless connectivity, 5G, security, safety, liability and consumer acceptance.
Director, DG Communication Networks, Content and Technology (CNECT), European Commission
Senior Vice President Global Expertise Management & Member of the Board of Directors, Renault