Considering the public consultation currently conducted by the European Commission (EC) on the 12 proposed Institutionalised European Partnerships under the future Horizon Europe Research and Innovation programme, ECTRI has further elaborated and presented its views to the EC on a Partnership for Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility.
ECTRI is convinced that a dedicated partnership for CCAM can bring good advancements in both technical and non-technical aspects to the domain and hence strengthen CCAM in Europe. Given an adequate focus on key research areas, this has a great potential to contribute to make our traffic safer and more efficient, and to reduce pollution, but also to contribute to social cohesion, mitigating increasing social gaps. Several aspects are analysed in this paper and further recommendations done regarding the TRL levels, thematic coverage, governance, and financial commitment.
We hope this contribution will meet interest and support from various stakeholders and help the framing of the future partnership on CCAM.