The deployment of Connected and Automated Driving (CAD) can contribute significantly to our policy goals of bringing down the number of road fatalities, reducing harmful emissions from transport and reducing congestion. At the same time, automated mobility has the potential to strengthen the competitiveness of European industry, create new jobs and boost economic growth.
It is the ambition of the European Commission to make Europe a world leader in the deployment of connected and automated mobility. Technological progress is very fast and the market for connected and automated vehicles is expected to grow exponentially.
With the EUCAD 2019 conference, which comes almost one year after the publication of the Communication on automated mobility and two years after EUCAD 2017, the European Commission intends to take stock of the implementation of the different actions of the European agenda.
EUCAD 2019 is the only conference in Europe that brings together political leaders from the European Commission and Member States with high-level representatives of industry and road authorities to discuss all the major challenges related to automated mobility.
Taking place just one month before European elections, EUCAD 2019 will also convey a strong message to citizens: their acceptance is key to the success of CAD. Engaging different segments of society in the discussion helps to establish a sense of inclusiveness and shared ownership and will encourage this acceptance