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CAD Study – Final Conference

September 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

ERTICO, Ecorys, IRU, М-Five, SEURECO, TRT, UITP and VTT will present their findings as part of a European Commission Study on the impact of Connected and Automated Driving (CAD) on jobs and employment at the “CAD Study Final Conference” on 15 September 2020.

Join us from 10:00 to 16:30 CET to learn about and discuss  the consequences of CAD deployment on the workforce and the potential policy options for proactive action and timely response.

The first session will present the employment and social impacts of CAD deployment in four scenarios focusing on:

1. The labour market (jobs created or lost);
2. Change in required skills and competences;
3. Change in the professional and socio-economic characteristic of the workforce in the wider road transport sector;
4. Cross-cutting issues (e.g. gender balance, social inclusions);
5. Social impacts of new business models.

The second session will present proposed policy recommendations in key policy areas for timely action to enhance the positive and mitigate the negative effects of CAD deployment on jobs and employment. These recommendations provide policy options as inputs for a wider discussion on creating a social roadmap for CAD, including relevant actors and specific instruments.

The webinar will conclude with a panel discussion by stakeholders on the implications of the CAD Study’s results and recommendations.

The publication of further results, such as the full final report, will be communicated to attendees.

Register here by 08/09/2020 (September 8, Tuesday) to receive the access link and the final agenda.

Click here to view the draft agenda.

Background information

The CAD Study, launched by the European Commission (DG RTD) in 2019, covers the potential impact of CAD on jobs and employment in the wider road transport sector. The social impacts of CAD deployment were studied in four scenarios – from low to high uptake of CAD technology and differentiating between futures focusing on shared or private mobility – in a timeline extending up to 2050.
In a layered approach, the Study takes into account potential consequences at EU, national and regional (NUTS2) levels for professional drivers and others in the road transport workforce, such as those involved in infrastructure provision, maintenance and IT personnel, customer service, administration, and management. Our results, which make a distinction between impacts on passenger and freight road transport, also relate to the impacts in manufacturing sectors (e.g. vehicle manufacturing, electronics and communication technologies).
The Final Conference marks the completion of the 16-month CAD Study. The objective is to present our results so that they can be of use to local, national and EU authorities, as well as the social partners in road transport to formulate future policies in regard to CAD in road transport.


September 15, 2020
10:00 am - 4:30 pm