European Commission Launches CCAM Single Platform
On 3 June, the European Commission presented its EU-wide platform at its Friends of ITS meeting. The Cooperative, Connected, Automated and Autonomous Mobility (CCAM) Single Platform consists of an informal group of both private and public stakeholders.
The group will include one hundred experts in the field of CCAM from twenty-five member states and will be appointed for three years. The CCAM Single Platform is a joint directive of Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG) MOVE, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CNECT), Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SME’s (DG GROW) and Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD).
The aim of this platform is to advise and support the EC in the area of open road testing and making the link to pre-deployment activities. This is done through the coordination of CCAM research, piloting, testing and deployment activities, in order to increase their efficiency and effectiveness as well as integrate existing fora. The group will also address any issues related to data access and exchange, digital and road transport infrastructure, communication technology, cybersecurity and road safety.
Alongside the plenary meetings, another aspect of the platform managed by the EC are a series of working groups. Each working group addresses a different facet of CCAM testing. ARCADE partners have been invited to nominate experts to join the following working groups:
- WG1 Develop an EU agenda for testing
- WG2 Coordination and cooperation of R&I
- WG3 Physical and digital road infrastructure
- WG4 Road safety
- WG5 Connectivity and digital infrastructure for CCAM
- WG6 Cybersecurity and access to in-vehicle data linked to CCAM
The meetings of the sub-working groups began on 26 June and plenary meetings are scheduled to run in parallel with the working groups. While the applications for the first round of meetings have been closed, stakeholders are welcome to apply at any time.