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Aligning Research & Innovation for Connected and Automated Driving in Europe

ARCADE

Aligning Research & Innovation for Connected and Automated Driving in Europe

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Background & policy context: 

The mission of ARCADE is to coordinate consensus-building across stakeholders for sound and harmonised deployment of Connected, Cooperative and Automated Driving (CAD) in Europe and beyond. ARCADE supports the commitment of the European Commission, the European Member States and the industry to develop a common approach to development, testing, validation and deployment of CAD in Europe and beyond.

Objectives: 

ARCADE involves 23 partners, 43 associated partners and over 500 subscribers, jointly forming the CAD network of European experts and stakeholders from the public, industry and research sectors, with international outreach.

ARCADE uses a dual approach to identify and overcome bottlenecks and in parallel maximise consensus and synergy between stakeholders. Using a road metaphor, ARCADE focusses on “removing road blocks, paving the road, prevent traffic jams and providing navigation to a common destination”.

Methodology: 

In an annual cycle, ARCADE positions the CAD Network (WP2) centrally which brings together the CAD community at national, European and International levels. The Thematic Areas (WP3) work on content creation leading to consensus-based positions, needs and scenarios. The Knowledge Base (WP4) consolidates the CAD knowhow baseline and serves as public one-stop shop overview of CAD.

The main results of ARCADE will be:

  • Knowledge Base on CAD regulations and policy, on organisations & projects, on standards, on testing methodologies & data and lessons learned
  • Scenarios, positions, gap analysis and recommendations on 12 thematic CAD areas
  • Updates of CAD roadmaps
  • Common Research & Innovation approaches across EU, US, Japan and other countries involved
  • Web and news flash promotion of national, European and international CAD activities
Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Programme Other: 
DT-ART-02-2018 Support for networking activities and impact assessment for road automation
Key Results: 

Laying the foundation for a European automated road transport roadmap

Automated road transport (ART) could help Europe resolve several societal challenges with green transport and mobility, including road safety, decarbonisation and smart cities. Effective coordination and harmonisation could accelerate the implementation of connected and automated driving (CAD) in Europe.

The ART community faces important challenges and gaps, requiring a uniform approach to R&D, testing and deployment. Furthermore, effective integration and coordination with policy-making is required to prevent fragmented rules and procedures.

The EU-funded https://connectedautomateddriving.eu/about-us/cartre/ (CARTRE) project sought to accelerate ART development and deployment by increasing market and policy certainties. “It supported the development of clearer, more consistent policies in EU Member States to ensure that ART systems and services are interoperable and implemented in a coherent way across Europe,” says coordinator Dr Stéphane Dreher.

Stakeholder Forum for the advancement of ART

CARTRE gathered key public and private stakeholders from the automotive, infrastructure, ICT and service provision sectors involved in CAD. “They exchanged experiences and knowledge about past and ongoing project results at national, European and international levels to avoid replication and built consensus for harmonised CAD deployment in Europe,” he adds.

Project partners defined deployment paths and identified challenges, drivers, influencing factors, and future research needs for CAD across Europe in 10 thematic areas. These include policy and regulation needs, safety validation and road worthiness testing, digital and physical infrastructure, and in-vehicle technology. Additional thematic areas concerned socioeconomic assessment and sustainability, plus user and societal awareness and acceptance. The consortium produced position papers in all 10 areas, which reflect the collective position of contributing stakeholders. The papers were used to update the https://www.ertrac.org/index.php?page=ertrac-roadmap (ERTRAC Roadmap) on Automated Driving and the Strategic Transport Research and Innovation Agenda on Connected and Automated Transport in 2017 and 2018, respectively.

CARTRE team members delivered a global overview and analysis that includes roadmaps, action plans, pilots and test sites from EU Member States. They analysed over 50 roadmaps and more than 80 pilot and test sites. The result is a synopsis of topics that need to be further examined in a more harmonised and precise way to support authorities and cities in developing future roadmaps and action plans.

Coordinating and harmonising European and global ART approaches

Several meetings between the European Commission, the United States and Japan supported information exchange, and identified needs for collaboration on common issues. Two high-profile events promoted European research in ART. CARTRE was responsible for co-organising the first https://connectedautomateddriving.eu/conference/ (European conference on CAD) and an https://connectedautomateddriving.eu/2018_symposium/ (interactive symposium).

The https://connectedautomateddriving.eu/arcade-project/ (ARCADE) project is building on the successful outcomes of CARTRE. It will leverage the CAD stakeholder community and provide a forum to exchange lessons learnt and best practices. ARCADE aims to extend international cooperation with other countries identified as taking on a leading role in ART development, while contributing to the ongoing trilateral EU-US-Japan cooperation efforts. It will further develop the existing knowledge base on the state of the art in European R&D vehicle automation activities and build up synergies and shared views on deployment scenarios and research needs for CAD.

ARCADE is co-organiser of the https://connectedautomateddriving.eu/eucad2019/ (2nd European Conference on CAD) to be held in Brussels in April. Participants will include political leaders from the Commission and Member States with high-level representatives from industry and road authorities to discuss all the major challenges related to automated mobility.

Lead Organisation: 

European Road Transport Telematics Implementation Coordination Organisation S.c.r.l.

Address: 
Avenue Louise 326
400 22 BRUSSELS
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€609,750
Partner Organisations: 

Volvo Technology Ab

Address: 
Götaverksgatan 10
40508 GOTHENBURG
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€211,250

Renault Represented By Gie Reginov

Address: 
Quai Alphonse Le Gallo 13/15
92100 BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT
France
EU Contribution: 
€60,000

Association Europeenne Des Fournisseurs Automobiles

Address: 
COURS SAINT MICHEL 30 BOITE G
1040 BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€125,000

Robert Bosch Gmbh

Address: 
Robert-Bosch Platz
70839 Gerlingen-Schillerhoehe
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€100,000

Federation Internationale De L'automobile

Address: 
PLACE DE LA CONCORDE 8
75008 PARIS
France
EU Contribution: 
€192,500

Centro Ricerche Fiat - Societa Consortile Per Azioni

Address: 
Strada Torino, 50
10043 ORBASSANO (TO)
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€69,375

Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek Tno

Address: 
ANNA VAN BUERENPLEIN 1
2595 DA DEN HAAG
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€255,000

Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen

Address: 
Templergraben
52062 Aachen
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€43,750

Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus Vtt Oy

Address: 
VUORIMIEHENTIE 3
02150 Espoo
Finland
EU Contribution: 
€139,688

Fondation Partenarial Mov'eotec

Address: 
AVENUE DE PARIS 55
78000 VERSAILLES
France
EU Contribution: 
€106,250

Ministerie Van Infrastructuur En Waterstaat

Address: 
RIJNSTRAAT 8
2500 EX DEN HAAG
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€92,500

University Of Leeds

Address: 
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds
LS2 9JT
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€96,500

Austriatech - Gesellschaft Des Bundes Fur Technologiepolitische Massnahmen Gmbh

Address: 
RAIMUNDGASSE 1/6
1020 WIEN
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€59,375

Deutsches Zentrum Fuer Luft - Und Raumfahrt Ev

Address: 
Linder Hoehe
51147 KOELN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€50,000

Idiada Automotive Technology Sa

Address: 
L Albornar
43710 Santa Oliva
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€91,250

Union Internationale Des Transport Publics

Address: 
Rue Ste. Marie 6
1080 BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€107,500

Dienst Wegverkeer (Rdw)

Address: 
EUROPAWEG 205
2711 ER ZOETERMEER
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€75,000

Iru Projects Asbl

Address: 
Avenue De Cortenbergh 71
1000 Bruxelles
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€161,563

Aptiv Services Deutschland Gmbh

Address: 
AM TECHNOLOGIEPARK 1
42119 Wuppertal
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€102,500

Institute Of Communication And Computer Systems

Address: 
Patission
10682 Athens
Greece
EU Contribution: 
€96,250

Bayerische Motoren Werke Ag

Address: 
Petuelring 130
80809 MUNICH
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€87,500

Chalmers Tekniska Hoegskola Ab

Address: 
-
41296 GOTHENBURG
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€67,500
Technologies: 
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