With the goal to provide recommendations on automated vehicles’ future regulations, ERTICO Partners TNO, VVA, DLR, ITS Leeds, along with TML, have been contracted by the European Commission (EC) –DG for Mobility and Transport (MOVE)  to carry out a study (Ref. MOVE C2 2018-55-) on the legal, economic, and business issues related to effects of automation on road user behaviour and performance. To review and update their findings VVA have released an anonymous survey (approx. 8-min to complete). You are welcome support future EU regulations by participating in this short survey.

The main objective of this study is to provide the Commission and other public authorities with insights on the effects that the deployment of driver assistance, partial and full automation will have on the behaviour of all road users in traffic, in particular for drivers of motor vehicles, and asses the consequences of this deployment for EU policy and relevant legislation. The specific objective is to identify and recommend those actions which need to be implemented to address the consequences referred to above, in particular the adaptations of the current EU and national legal frameworks for traffic rules, driving licences and the training of professional drivers that would be required as a result. Subjects addressed by the study  include policy and market landscape, safety above all, new ways of using roads, new rules for traffic, driving licenses and new skills, and large scale transition to automation.

In addition, on 22 January 2020 DG MOVE is hosting a workshop on the effects of automation on road user behaviour and performance. You are invited to discuss and validate findings and recommendations of the recent study on the effects of automation on road user behaviour and performance. In its their first workshop in October the organisers focused on the topics of Human Machine Interface. The workshop in January will focus on the topics of driver training and licensing and traffic rules. It takes place in DG for Mobility and Transport (MOVE), Room 4D, Centre de Conferences Albert Borschette (CCAB), Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Etterbeek. Please register under this link before 3 January 2020.

Source: VVA