Which policy and regulatory EU frameworks for connected and automated driving
Policy expectations are high on Connected and Automated Driving (CAD): offering new transport services, improving traffic management, saving fuel, reducing road fatalities, creating a new area for jobs and competitiveness in the EU to mention just a few of the potential benefits.
Policy and regulatory actions in favour of CAD are already taking place within the Commission and the Member States. But automated and connected vehicles raise cross-cutting issues (traffic law, liability, vehicle certification, connectivity infrastructure, etc.) involving different departments within the Commission or within the Member States which require working together in a coherent manner.
This is the reason why the Commission launched at the beginning of 2016 the GEAR 2030 High level group launched by the Commission gathering the relevant Commissioners, Member States and stakeholders representing various industries: automotive, telecoms, IT, insurance. The High Level Group will assist the Commission in developing a long-term EU strategy for highly automated and connected vehicles by the end of 2017. The Group will build on complementary EU initiatives (e.g. C-ITS Platform, 5G Action Plan, etc.) and will in particular make recommendations to ensure that the relevant policy, legal framework and public support are in place for the roll-out of highly automated and connected vehicles by 2030. The Group has delivered its first recommendations for automated and connected vehicles up to 2020 and will deliver by the end of summer 2017 recommendations for automated and connected vehicles up to 2030.
The main objective of this Plenary Session will be to give an overview of the GEAR 2030 work and discuss the first recommendations for CAD.
Director, Industrial Transformation and Advanced Value Chains, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (GROW), European Commission
Dep. Project Leader Connected and Automated Driving, Ministry of Infrastructure and The Environment, The Netherlands
Smart Mobility Director, European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)