High-level meeting on autonomous and connected drivingDaniele D'Onofrio
Organized by the French Ministry of Ecological Transition, in the frame of the French presidency of the Council of the EU, the meeting on automated and connected driving (“High level meeting on automated and connected driving”, HLM-CAD) brought together high-ranking representatives and experts from the field of connected and automated driving from the various EU member States, the European Commission and business ,and from academic circles.
Given the health situation, the two-days event was held in video-conference.
The meeting started on Wednesday, 16 February in the afternoon and ended the next morning. During the first day, two thematic workshops allowed participants to debate on acceptance and environmental and mobility impacts, and on stakeholder animation. CITA, represented by its President Mr. Gerhard Müller, was involved in the second part of the afternoon to discuss about the access to in-vehicle data.
The plenary session of the 17 included roundtables on research and innovation priorities and public transport and logistics use cases. The plenary session was open to representatives from industry, academic institutions, users’ organizations and local governments whose interests you represent at the European level.
Several important parts of the program characterized this meeting:
- an inventory of national and European policies in this area;
- Specific workshops on acceptance, impact on mobility and the environment, exchange of experiences on ecosystem regeneration and cooperation between the public and private sectors;
- A plenary roundtable session on R&D priorities and use cases in the public transport and logistics industries.