The FAME Knowledge Base (KB), initially developed as part of the Horizon 2020 Coordination and Support Action ARCADE (Aligning Research & Innovation for Connected and Automated Driving in Europe), stands as evidence of collective efforts to consolidate information in the CCAM Community. Now, under the coordination of ERTICO – ITS Europe and as part of the FAME (Framework for Coordination of Automated Mobility in Europe) project funded under Horizon Europe, this platform continues its evolution, inviting thought leaders to contribute to the CAD VIP Blog.

The FAME project builds on the successful EU-funded initiatives like ARCADE, CARTRE, VRA, and FOT-Net. These actions have developed harmonised methodologies and federated large networks of stakeholders to drive consensus building on challenges, needs, and requirements for Cooperative, Connected, and Automated Mobility (CCAM) and Field Operational Tests. In collaboration with project partners and the CCAM Association, ERTICO’s pivotal role in coordinating the FAME project underscores its commitment to advancing Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility in Europe.

The mission of FAME is to engage an active community of stakeholders across the complex cross-sectorial value chain, and capitalise on shared knowledge, to improve cooperation, consensus building and data sharing for CCAM testing and large-scale demonstration activities in Europe. The Knowledge Base is instrumental in gathering and organising scattered information, fostering an extensive exchange of insights, and forming the bedrock of CAD/CCAM knowledge. In particular, the CAD VIP Blog offers a vibrant space for leaders and experts to contribute with their insights. As the Knowledge Base expands under ERTICO’s guidance, the VIP Blog aims to become a hub where the CCAM community shapes the discourse on the future of mobility.

“The disruptive role of technological development continues to play a pivotal role in our daily commuting lives. Therefore, it is important that experts in the field of intelligent transportation systems share their knowledge and developments on appropriate platforms to inform consideration and implementation of technology-driven transport innovations to solve key challenges, such as cyber security, privacy and data/data quality.” – Eur. Ing. Suku Phull MSc BSc CEng MIET MCIHT, Department for Transport (DfT), United Kingdom

“Making CCAM work for societal benefits is also a truly multidisciplinary challenge in which you cannot excel if you do not put the effort in all disciplines, but it’s difficult for one person or organisation to have all those skills. So, what if you could team up (and do a decathlon together)? By doing what you’re good at and allowing others to complement your efforts towards a common objective? Sharing experience and insights to tackle tough challenges? I think the only feasible way to successfully and responsibly deploy CCAM is by working together. Often this quest is referred to as a race, who is the first to put a fully automated vehicle on the road, and who wins? But I think we should ask ourselves, do you want to win alone or succeed together?” – Tom Alkim, MAPtm.

“Prioritising sustainability in Connected, Automated Mobility (CCAM) is crucial, yet it’s often overlooked. Through sharing knowledge and engaging with a diverse range of stakeholders, we can provide essential impulses for further innovation and, importantly, for the deployment of these innovations. This collaborative effort is key to steering advancements towards sustainable CCAM on our roads. Therefore, the CAD VIP blog provides a great opportunity to share expertise, start dialogues and engage the wider CCAM community.” –  Dr Carolin Zachäus, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH.

“We contributed to the CAD VIP blog to share insights on current national activities to foster a joint initiative and form of cooperation between different actors in the field of automated mobility in Austria that bridges the gap from test to regular operations and the increased implementation of automated mobility and jointly sets priorities in implementation, research and development. We considered the possibility of contributing to the CAD VIP blog, as it is an excellent platform to get informed about the activities in the field of automated mobility in different European Member States and for sharing perspectives of experts in the field across Europe and beyond.”- Aggelos Soteropoulos, AustriaTech – Federal Agency for Technological Measures Ltd., Austria. & Michael Nikowitz, Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, Austria.

Continued contributions from thought leaders are essential to further enriching the collective knowledge pool. Individuals and organisations passionate about shaping the future of CCAM are invited to share their expertise on the CAD VIP Blog. For those eager to be part of this dynamic conversation and contribute to a repository that drives knowledge exchange, the CAD VIP Blog eagerly awaits your insights.

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