Be it driverless cars or reducing environmental impacts, the cooperative, connected and automated mobility (CCAM) association is responsible for all aspects of mobility and transport in the EU. To improve coordination across its undertakings, the EU-funded FAME project will create and validate a universal framework for road testing. To do this, FAME will cooperate with CCAM and its stakeholders to elicit expertise and build capacity. It will also research and develop assessment methods and testing tools and encourage communication and knowledge diffusion. When deployed in the field, these efforts will facilitate the assessment of large-scale demonstration pilots, thereby rendering full-blown CCAM projects possible.
FAME will develop and validate common methodologies and tools to facilitate the sharing of best practices and lessons learned to support the collaboration within the community of CCAM stakeholders needed for the organisation and evaluation of large-scale demonstration and future scale-up to the impacts of complete CCAM solutions.
The mission of FAME supports the commitment of the European Commission and the European Partnership on CCAM to provide a long-term coordination framework for R&I and large-scale testing and evaluation activities in Europe. The establishment of a stakeholder-validated European framework for testing on public roads, including a common evaluation methodology (CEM), a CCAM test data space (TDS), and of means for exchange of knowledge on CCAM activities, will improve cooperation, consensus building and data sharing. It will enable comparability and complementarity of the results of all testing and large-scale demonstration activities in Europe.
FAME builds on a strong legacy of EU-funded Coordination and Support Actions ARCADE, CARTRE, VRA and FOT-Net, which have developed harmonised methodologies and federated large networks of stakeholders to drive consensus building on challenges, needs and requirements for CCAM and Field Operational Tests.