There are many challenges to be addressed, from technical, regulatory, economic, and ethical perspectives. The conference alternated strategic discussions and more technical break-outs, where key issues as, for instance, new business models, open road testing, infrastructure readiness were debated.

Autonomous vehicles on European roads

EUCAD2019 was the occasion for important announcements from the European Commission. First, the release of the new Connected and Automated Transport (CAT) Roadmap from the Strategic Transport Research and Innovation Agenda (STRIA), a collaborative effort where industries, member states, and research players pave the way for the future research priorities in CAT. Second, the official launch of the “Single platform for open road testing and pre-deployment of cooperative, connected, automated and autonomous mobility (CCAM)”, where a group of experts will be invited to support the next steps in the field of testing and pre-deployment activities for CCAM.

During EUCAD2019, Luxembourg played an important role. Participants were able to try at the social event on the first day and around the Berlaymont building the autonomous shuttle Sales Lentz tested in Contern and Pfaffenthal.

Develop a common vision for road transport research

The Annual Conference of the European Technology Platform ERTRAC took place on 4 April. ERTRAC, the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council, brings together road transport stakeholders to develop a common vision for road transport research in Europe. And in the context of this vision, centered on a safe and sustainable road transport for the mobility of people and goods, serving the society and the economy, the conference was the occasion for the launch of new roadmaps for the prioritisation of future research, in particular with an eye on the next framework programme, Horizon Europe.

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Innovation and research: The impact of EU-funded projects


A report highlights the significant contribution of the EU’s 2014-2020 funding programme Horizon 2020 to implementing EU policies and addressing societal needs.
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Call for proposals: Deployment actions in the field of cybersecurity


If you are working on cybersecurity and are looking for your next European-funded project, you can benefit from grants under the Digital Europe programme. The current call for proposals on deployment actions in the area of cybersecurity (DIGITAL-ECCC-2024-DEPLOY-CYBER-06) covers several topics. Applications close in March 2024.
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The Pathways2Resilience first call for applicants is now open


Pathways2Resilience is a flagship project under the EU Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change as it aims to support at least 100 European regions and communities to co-design locally led resilience pathways.
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Europe’s Rail call for proposals 2023 open


Projects worth €21,2 million are expected to be funded under the Europe’s Rail call for proposals 2023 covering Flagship Area 1, dedicated to network management planning and control, mobility management in a multimodal environment and digital enablers, as well as Destination 8, answering to exploratory research and other activities. The application period is open until 7 February 2024 at 17:00 CET.
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EIC Work Programme 2024 officially adopted


The European Commission has just adopted the 2024 Work Programme of the European Innovation Council (EIC), Europe’s flagship programme to identify, develop and scale up breakthrough technologies and game-changing innovations.
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