The next European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving (EUCAD) is set to take place from 3 to 4 May in Brussels. Co-organised by the European Commission, the European Partnership on Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility (CCAM) and the FAME project, the Conference will bring together political leaders from the European Commission and Member States, as well as high-level European and international representatives from industry, academia and road authorities to discuss the readiness of our societies for intelligent, inclusive and sustainable mobility solutions.
The two-day event will consist of four policy-oriented plenary sessions, complemented by six thematic and technical sessions. All sessions will be interactive with engaging discussions on specific CCAM challenges. At the end of the first day, participants will be invited to join a networking event at Autoworld, where projects involved in EUCAD will also hold an exhibition of intelligent transport solutions.
Apart from the prominent presence of the ERTICO-coordinated FAME project, a number of other EU-funded projects in which ERTICO is involved will also be participating in the event.
The conference is an opportunity to witness some of SHOW‘s automated vehicles first-hand: EASYMILE shuttle, Brno GRIFO Minibus, TNO car, and Yape delivery robots. They will be showcased over the two days at the Charlemagne building. On the first day, SHOW’s partners UITP and Eurocities will participate in breakout session 3 on “Preparing Cities for CCAM: What, Why and How?” to discuss the significance of connected and automated mobility in urban environments.
The PoDIUM project is co-organising breakout session 2: “Progressing towards CCAM-hosting and enabling infrastructures” on Wednesday 3 May from 14:10 to 16:10. The session will explore the importance of a holistic approach towards mobility to deploy smart, inclusive, and sustainable solutions, taking into account the vehicles and the infrastructure, both digital and physical. The infrastructure requirements and potential for successful CCAM deployment will be addressed in the session. In addition, on Wednesday PoDIUM will participate in the networking event co-organised with EUCAR with an exhibition stand.
SINFONICA will also be present with an exhibition stand at the Autoworld Museum. There, attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the innovative methodologies and tools developed by the project, which focuses on the accessibility and inclusivity of CCAM solutions, ensuring the seamless and sustainable deployment of CCAM.
EUCAD will also be an opportunity to discover the IN2CCAM project that will be presented to the public for the first time during the event. The project coordinator and ERTICO partner POLIBA, along with other consortium members, will introduce their initial steps and foster collaborations with sister projects like FAME.
eCharge4Drivers will present the main achievements and results of some of its demonstrations in Belgium, Spain, France and Luxembourg, showcasing the smart charging services that are developed there at the dedicated stand during the networking event.
Moreover, the SUNRISE project coordinator, IDIADA, will participate in breakout session 5: “New software and hardware for CCAM, and their validation” scheduled on 4 May from 14:00 to 16:00. This session will focus on the essential aspects of in-vehicle and enabling technologies for CCAM enabled mobility solutions. SUNRISE representatives will refer to the collaboration the project has launched with the twinning projects V&V Methods and SAKURA. Lastly, while networking at Autoworld, do not forget to check out the SUNRISE project’s stand.
The full programme of the event is available here.
Visit the FAME website to discover more about how to attend the upcoming #EUCAD2023!