The European Commission’s DG CONNECT has published a roadmap (24/10/18) on Cooperative, connected and automated mobility (CCAM) for public consultation.
The Commission’s roadmap says that “Cooperative, connected and automated mobility is one of the next big trends in the automotive industry. This initiative is designed to support EU countries and the European automotive industry in their transition to connected and automated driving, while ensuring the best mobility environment for the public.”
The roadmap and consultation are available here and with inputs accepted during a four week period until 16 November 2018.
CEDR has previously issued a discussion paper amongst key stakeholders stressing the important societal aspects of this topic. CEDR is of the opinion that it will influence all aspects of transport. This includes the aspects of traffic operations such as connected vehicles, integrated network management (including intermodality) as well as the planning and management of infrastructure with tools such as Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the Internet of Things. Perhaps more importantly it will influence the relation between transport providers and users. Social media and the transparency of data are increasingly involved in both long-term planning and day-to-day management. The role of digitisation in the financing of our transport systems is another area of great interest. The internet has revolutionised commerce, but we are still at the beginning of the journey in terms of transport. The Connected and Automated Driving (CAD) aspects of CCAM are part of this development. The continuing acceleration of CAD by vehicle manufacturers is going to have a significant impact on road operation, traffic regulation and traffic management. NRAs can only benefit from CAD if it can be implemented in order to improve policy objectives of safe, reliable, efficient and environmentally friendly mobility in the face of traffic growth, ageing infrastructure and limited public financing.
For more information, contact the secretariat.