Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

EU reinforces commitment in the field Automated Road Transport

Creation date: June 20, 2017

On the occasion of the ITS European Congress in Strasbourg, the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) celebrates the recent signature of seven grant agreements with projects in the domain of Automated Road Transport under the Horizon 2020 EU framework programme for research and innovation.

With a total funding of close to €62 million, these projects will test and study the viability of automated driving as a safe and efficient means of transportation, exploring and promoting new service concepts to provide inclusive mobility.

Among these, the L3Pilot project is a large-scale pilot involving cross-border tests in nine countries by 13 OEMS with over 1 000 drivers and around 100 cars, managed in fleets for duration of one and a half years and demonstrated in four showcases for a total EU contribution of more than €36 million.

This is the first time that INEA, as part of the Horizon 2020 Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Societal Challenge, funds such a major Innovation Action in Automated Road Transport grouping all key European car manufacturers.

These seven projects will improve safety and market adoption of automated vehicles, by considering the needs and requirements of all users and relevant stakeholders (i.e. policy makers, standardisation bodies, certifiers, insurance companies, driving schools, etc.).

 

 

Other relevant links

Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Challenge

http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/h2020-section/smart-green-and-integrated-transport

Automated Road Transport Call

https://ec.europa.eu/inea/en/horizon-2020/automated-road-transport

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