On February 27, the European Automotive Telecom Alliance (EATA) presented the next steps to make connected and automated driving a reality.
During a roundtable discussion chaired by European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip and in the presence of Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger, the telecoms and automotive industries reported the latest technology developments and the corresponding societal and economic benefits for European citizens.
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In this context, EATA presented a deployment roadmap for connected and automated driving, including its pilot projects and its on-going regulatory dialogue. The Alliance also announced that it has submitted a proposal for funding from the Connecting Europe Facility, aimed at ensuring a speedy development of connected and automated driving across Europe.
By leveraging the latest technologies, the EU can deliver smarter, safer and cleaner transport and strengthen its competitiveness on the global stage. To support this, the Alliance has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA).