Working Group on Connectivity and Automated Driving

Established firstly as a Task Force in 2014, the Working Group on Connectivity and Automated Driving has now become a permanent working group of ERTRAC.

Its main task is to monitor and update the European Roadmap on Automated Driving (last version published in 2017). The ambition of this roadmap is to be a reference document in Europe for Automated Driving: providing a single vision from the industry and research community about how AD systems will be developed and deployed, and which are the research and innovation challenges to be tackled. It includes definitions, deployment paths, research priorities, and a mapping of European projects. It also includes information on national initiatives within the EU, as well as across the world.

The roadmap was widely distributed, at ERTRAC own events, at the TRA Conference, at the European CAD Conference, and at ITS World and European Congresses.

The CAD Working Group works in close cooperation with the support action funded by the EU: CARTRE, now followed by ARCADE. The website https://connectedautomateddriving.eu provides a single information point on EU and national projects.

In 2017, the WG provided input to the new ERTRAC Strategic Research Agenda, delivering the chapter 4 "Connectivity and Automation - an enabler for improved mobility".

In the next months, the WG will work on another update of the roadmap, to be released in 2019.

Leaders:

Armin Graeter, BMW

Mats Rosenquist, Volvo Group

Eckard Steiger, Bosch

Manfred Harrer, ASFINAG