CAD at the ITS European Congress
From 3 to 6 June 2019, the 13th ITS European Congress took place in the city of Eindhoven and had Connected and Automated Driving (CAD) as one of the main topics. This important event, entirely dedicated to the digitalisation of transport and smart mobility, gathered stakeholders from all around Europe and beyond to discuss innovation in the transport and mobility sector.
Aiming at supporting the efforts of the European Commission, the European Member States, and the industry to develop a common approach to development, testing, validation and deployment of CAD, the ARCADE initiative was present at the Congress organising and supporting several sessions on CAD.
On Tuesday 4 June from 10.30 to 11.30 at the room Neptune, a special session on “Possible actions for Public Authorities to facilitate Automated Driving” was organised by ARCADE project coordinator Stephane Dreher. The session moderated by Tom Alkim, DG Research Policy Officer, was an excellent opportunity to present the results of the analysis of roadmaps and action plans done in ARCADE’s predecessor project CARTRE.
On the same day, a session on connected, cooperative and automated mobility focused on “What do citizens want?” was organised in the CAD Stream from 16:15 to 17:00 at the Philips Hall. This session, co-organised by ERTICO and ARCADE and moderated by Antoine Vergne, Director at Missions Publiques. ARCADE project coordinator spoke during this session, together with other experts such as Martin Russ from AustriaTech, Clement Aubourg from Keolis and Kristine Hess-Akens, Project Manager CIVITAS from the city of Aachen.
Following that discussion, on the next day, from 13.00 to 14.00 a session was organised by ARCADE at the room Castor with the objective of bringing together different stakeholders to discuss the needs, expectations, fears, and the ‘red lines’ for citizens on the future of automated mobility.
Last but not least, also on Wednesday 5 June from 16.00 to 17.00, a session on ‘New ERTRAC Roadmap on Connected Automated Driving’ took place at the room Castor. The session was moderated by Directorate-General for Research & Innovation Ludger Rogge and presented the new ERTRAC Roadmap developed with the contribution of ARCADE. Stephane Dreher, ARCADE project coordinator, presented the role of the project and how it supports the development of roadmaps such as STRIA and ERTRAC and mentioned the open stakeholder platform that experts can join to contribute and collaborate.
In addition to that, more information on CAD was provided at the ERTICO stand (2:1) and at the ERTRACT stand (0.11) in the Congress exhibition hall. Project partners were there present to explain more about where are we in Europe when it comes to connected and automated mobility.