Cooperative, Connected, and Automated Mobility (CCAM) rethinks the way we travel and move, not only in Europe but worldwide. Coordination and cooperation are obtained through the communication between vehicles, road infrastructure, and other road users. It allows traffic and mobility management at a level hitherto unknown.
The CCAM Partnership of Horizon Europe aims to harmonise and accelerate research and innovation efforts and implementing CCAM technologies among the different actors operating at the European level. The mission is to exploit all benefits that come with new mobility solutions enabled by CCAM. For example, the increase in safety, reduced environmental impact, and the inclusion in the mobility of all people. It is also those who, for any reason, are prevented from driving, all through automation.
CCAM Partnership of Horizon Europe
The partnership, structured into seven clusters, seek to cover the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) Roadmap: Large-scale demonstration, In-vehicle Technologies, Validation, Integrating the vehicle in the transport system, Key enabling technologies (KET), Social aspects and user acceptance and, finally, Coordination.
It is from the 5th Cluster, Key Enabling Technologies (KET). Dr Oihana Otaegui, Director of Intelligent Transport Systems at Vicomtech, has been appointed Co-leader and Margriet van Schijndel, Program director of Smart Mobility at the Technical University of Eindhoven (TUE).
The cluster focuses on three main pillars
On the one hand, everything is related to the availability, storage, and exchange of data. On the other hand, CCAM technologies based on Artificial Intelligence, linked to user acceptance and self-learning algorithms. Finally, security architectures, harmonization, and the link with legislation related to data policy and ethics.
Key Enabling Technologies, including Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and Cybersecurity can support the whole mobility system consisting of in-vehicle technologies, integrating the vehicles in the transport system, and validating all aspects of the entire system.
These technologies enable the European mobility industry to remain competitive and capitalize on new markets. Equipping future vehicles with systems have significantly reduced reaction times. It can control the vehicle, or for prolonged periods and even, at some point, will no longer depend on human interaction.