Diversity of international CAD activities in Strasbourg
On Monday, 19.06, CARTRE coordinating partner ERTICO organised an event on “International activities and pilots on connected and automated driving” at the 12th ITS European Congress in Strasbourg. This session provided an overview of current policy measures adopted by European Member States. It gave an overview of the main issues to be addressed at international level. The main objective of the session was to support mutual understanding of current initiatives, to discuss alignment between national, EU and international initiatives and to identify possible areas of cooperation.
Takahiko Uchimura of ITS Japan gave an update on the SIP-adus project. Ludger Rogge of the European Commission, DG Research and Innovation, spoke about connected, cooperative and automated mobility in Europe. Francois Fischer of ERTICO presented the AUTOPILOT project. Anna Schirokoff of the Finnish Transport Safety Agengy spoke on CAD activities in Finland.
Connected and Automated Driving (CAD) is high on the agenda of the EU and national governments. There is increasing awareness amongst decision makers that action from public authorities is needed to create the right conditions for safe deployment of CAD. Several national and regional plans have been launched in Europe and at international level. A large number of European Member States and other countries around the world are running or planning to soon undertake large scale testing of CAD functions on public roads.