Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Save the date: conference on Connected and Automated Driving

Creation date: December 19, 2016

The European Commission, with the support of the EU-funded projects CARTRE and SCOUT, is pleased to announce its first European conference 'Connected and Automated Driving – Together, shaping the future' on 3-4 April 2017 in Brussels.

Major road transport stakeholders – automotive and telecom industry, users, road operators, public transport operators, regulators, research centres, universities and representatives of both EC and EU Member States – are invited to attend.

The event will be a unique opportunity for all participants to network and to discuss on how to boost the development and deployment of connected and automated driving technologies from a fourfold perspective: transport policy issues; technological challenges; legal and regulatory frame, and digital transformation.

For two days, EU leaders, CEOs and representatives from major road transport stakeholders will discuss interactively on:

  • Role of R&I and policy making to accelerate roll out in Europe
  • What's going on in the Member States
  • Role of connectivity between vehicles, road infrastructure and other road users to enhance performance
  • Progress of C-ITS deployment and how it supports automated driving throughout Europe’s main corridors
  • Latest findings of European-funded projects
  • The importance of international cooperation

Participants will enjoy a blend of plenaries, thematic breakout sessions and exhibition of funded projects.

A series of thematic side events will take place on 5-6 April 2017 upon invitation only.

Registration to the conference is free and will open at the end of January 2017.