Automated vehicles have plenty of merits, quite a few opponents and engender a long list of open questions. They also rank pretty highly on the excitement scale making it one of the hottest topics in ITS today.

Bringing connected and automated vehicles to the roads has the potential to make road transport safer, more efficient and less harmful for the environment. With so many different aspects to consider, stakeholders to get involved and ideas to be exchanged, conferences workshops and congresses in the automotive world have dedicated more and more time and attention towards automation and connectivity in the past decade.

The 11th ITS European Congress, held in Glasgow in June, also put a strong emphasis on discussing the path “from standalone to connected to automated” vehicle.

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