ARCADE Project: Results of study on Connected and Automated Driving

The Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) faces important challenges and gaps, requiring a harmonised approach to vehicle testing in order to speed-up CAM deployment. Furthermore, effective integration and coordination with policy-making are required to prevent fragmented rules and procedures. The EU-funded CARTRE project sought to accelerate Automated road transport development and deployment by increasing market and policy certainties.


CARTRE gathered key public and private stakeholders from the automotive, infrastructure, ICT and service provision sectors involved in CAD.


Project partners, with CLEPA among them, defined deployment paths and identified challenges drivers influencing factors and future research needs for Connected and Automated Driving (CAD) across Europe in 10 thematic areas. These include policy and regulation needs, safety validation and roadworthiness testing digital and physical infrastructure and in-vehicle technology. Additional thematic areas concerned socioeconomic assessment and sustainability plus user and societal awareness and acceptance. The consortium produced position papers in all 10 areas which reflect the collective position of contributing stakeholders.


The ARCADE project is building on the successful outcomes of CARTRE. It will leverage the CAD stakeholder community and provide a forum to exchange lessons learnt and best practices. ARCADE aims to extend international cooperation with other countries identified as taking on a leading role in CAM development while contributing to the ongoing trilateral EU-US-Japan cooperation efforts. It will further develop the existing knowledge base on the state of the art in European R&I vehicle automation activities and build up synergies and shared views on deployment scenarios and research needs for CAD.


ARCADE is co-organiser of the 2nd European Conference on CAD to be held in Brussels on 2nd and 3rd April. Participants will include political leaders from the Commission and the Member States with high-level representatives from industry and road authorities to discuss all the major challenges related to automated mobility.


The main results of the study include how CAM could help Europe resolve several societal challenges with green transport and mobility, including road safety, decarbonisation and smart cities. Effective coordination and harmonisation could accelerate the implementation of connected and automated driving in Europe.



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