Autonomous vehicles are rapidly becoming a reality on European roads and can range from self-driving vehicles to those that provide early hazard warning and avoidance. The deployment of autonomous vehicles will lead to changes to policy, the legal framework – and a shift in public perception.
Autonomous and connected vehicles
New early warning system for autonomous vehiclesSubmitted by Sofia Pechin on 19 Apr 2021
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Toulouse starts testing autonomous electric shuttleSubmitted by Cláudia Ribeiro on 22 Mar 2021
Autonomous bus trial launched in MalagaSubmitted by Conall Martin on 08 Mar 2021
Another round of smart and sustainable innovation in PamplonaSubmitted by iCube Programme on 18 Feb 2021
3rd European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving EUCAD 2021
It is now time to make Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) a reality together. The European Commission intends to establish a new European Partnership on Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility under Horizon Europe. The partnership aims to align better public and private efforts through a common and long-term R&I agenda. It will accelerate the implementation of smart, innovative and sustainable mobility solutions for all.
Autonomous shuttle trial in GothenburgSubmitted by Michiel Modijefsky on 05 Feb 2021
January 2021 saw the launch of a new autonomous public transport service in Gothenburg. It concerns a trial involving autonomous electric shuttles, which carry eight passengers along a 1.8km route in the Swedish city.
The service, which is integrated in the public transport network, will serve the Lindholmen Industrial and Science park – a 4km squared former shipyard that now features offices, residential and university buildings and parking lots. The service will operate during office hours from Monday to Friday during a four-and-a-half-month period.