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CEF SLAIN project presents the “Road Infrastructre requirements for CAV”


On 10 of December 2020, more than 250 participants joined an online conference organised by the CEF Slain project. They presented results dedicated to the “Road Infrastructure Requirements for Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV).”

Ms Lina Konstantinopoulou, Secretary General of EuroRAP and SLAIN project coordinator opened the conference and stated, ‘’I really hope that these results can contribute to the ongoing work of the DG MOVE CCAM partnership, UN Convention on Road Traffic and Road Signs and Signals and UN Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected Vehicles (GRVA). Our goal is the European Commission’s long-term goal, to move closer to zero deaths by (“Vision Zero”). 

The EuroRAP, lead project of EU-funded project SLAIN (Saving Lives Assessing and Improving TEN-T road Network safety), aims at improving road infrastructure safety on European TEN-T roads through risk assessment. Among its activities, SLAIN encompasses the assessment of roads as to their readiness for CAVs.

Geert van der Linden, Policy Officer at EC DG MOVE presented the European Partnership on CCAM towards and the ongoing work of CCAM Platform WG3 Physical and Digital Infrastructure.  CEF SLAIN Activity 7 results were presented by FPZ University (Leonid Ljubotina, SLAIN partner), SLAIN CAV readability pilot results from the 4 member states by ANDITI (Peter Jamieson).

One of the objectives of the project, was to collect data and in particular parameters to measure and record physical road attributes, specifically road markings/lines and signage, for CAV readiness from a sample of 2,000 Km of TEN-T roads in 4 different countries – Croatia, Greece, Italy, and Spain.

The findings of the CEF SLAIN Activity 7 will provide recommendations and future directions in improving readability and detectability both for human drivers and automated driver assistance systems that is currently one of the requirements of the Amendments to Directive 2008/96/EC on Road Infrastructure Safety Management as well as feed current discussions of the Cooperative, connected and automated mobility (CCAM) Platform of the European Commission. At global level, the results will contribute to the UN Convention on Road Traffic and Road Signs and Signals and UN Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected Vehicles (GRVA).


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