About this consultation

Consultation period
24 October 2018 - 4 December 2018
Digital economy and society

Consultation outcome

All contributions to the consultation will be published unless non-publication is specifically requested in the general information section of the questionnaire.

A short summary of the consultation results will be published on the Digital Single Market webpage within 1 month after the consultation closes. A synopsis report with a qualitative analysis of all consultation activities will be issued later.

In case your response includes confidential data please provide a non-confidential version.

Target group

  • Citizens
  • End-users
  • Automotive suppliers (Tier 1, Tier 2, …)
  • Automotive downstream market suppliers (aftersales, maintenance, Mobility as a Service)
  • Telecom providers
  • Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)
  • Vendors (e.g. of vehicles or vehicle components)
  • Insurance companies
  • Standardisation bodies
  • National or regional governments setting up the policies for the mobility sector
  • Road authorities
  • Certification bodies
  • Municipalities
  • Other

Objective of the consultation

Building on three key areas, where clarification appears to be necessary – data, cybersecurity and use of 5G commercial bands – this public consultation aims to identify from the general public and relevant stakeholders the main challenges linked to the deployment of connected and automated cars today. It will build on existing knowledge provided by stakeholders, the EU and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

The consultation investigates cybersecurity threats and trust issues, data governance aspects (e.g. governance models; principles for car data sharing), privacy and data protection needs, as well as the different aspects of technology needs.

As all categories of respondents have a general interest in this consultation, from citizens to specialised groups of the transport ecosystem, a first set of questions is addressing the public. The second set of questions is addressed only to specialised groups in the ecosystem, such as car manufacturers, connectivity providers, service providers, telecom providers, end-users, public authorities, etc.

How to submit your response

Please use the online questionnaire below for your replies.

The questionnaire is available in 23 official EU languages and you can reply in any of those languages.

You can pause any time and continue later. Once you have submitted your answers, you can download a copy of your completed responses.

Responses received after the closing date will not be considered.

Questionnaires sent by e-mail or on paper will not be analysed except those due to accessibility needs of people with visual disabilities and their representative organisations.

Accessibility for persons with disabilities

The online questionnaire meets the standards set out in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

You can send us an email at cnect-consultation-CAM@ec.europa.eu with your reply attached as Word, PDF or ODF.

Protection of personal data & privacy statement

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Additional information

Context of the consultation

Cars and other vehicles are increasingly equipped with sensors, driver assistance systems and internet connectivity, allowing them to become connected, smart and autonomous. These cars exchange information with other similar cars, the road infrastructure, or with remote data bases, with the aim to provide new mobility services. Fully autonomous vehicles are just around the corner.

Building on the previous 'Europe on the Move' initiative of May 2017, on 17 May 2018 the European Commission announced a strategy to make Europe a world leader for automated and connected transportation. The objective is to allow all Europeans to benefit from safer traffic, less polluting vehicles and more advanced technological solutions, while supporting the competitiveness of the EU industry. The strategy looks at a new level of cooperation between road users, which could potentially bring enormous benefits for the transport ecosystem as a whole. Transport will be safer, cleaner, cheaper and more accessible to the elderly and to people with reduced mobility.

The Communication on Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) proposed a comprehensive EU approach towards connected and automated mobility, setting out a clear and ambitious European agenda. This agenda provides a common vision and proposes actions for developing and deploying key technologies, services and infrastructure. Among these actions, the Commission will work towards the adoption of a recommendation to be addressed to EU countries and industry actors. The recommendation will look into the use of pioneer spectrum for 5G large-scale testing, cybersecurity issues and into a data governance framework that enables data sharing, in line with the initiatives of the 2018 Data Package, and with data protection and privacy legislation.

The aim is to ensure that EU legal and policy frameworks are ready to support the deployment of safe connected and automated mobility, while simultaneously addressing societal and environmental concerns which will be decisive for public acceptance.