The 6th Plenary meeting of the iMobility Forum will be held on Wednesday, 21 October in Brussels under the theme of ‘Automation for Vehicles, Infrastructure and Users’.
Opening and Welcome Speech (09:00- 09:30) | - “Automation’’ Impact for Vehicles, Infrastructure and Users’’, Head of Unit Smart Cities and Sustainability unit at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology. Colette Maloney
The meeting is moderated by Jack Short (Trinity College, Dublin).
Panel 1 (09:30-10:30) | - European agenda priorities for connectivity and automation
- iMobility Forum Achievements and future directions, Colette Maloney, DG CONNECT
- iMobility Forum and future challenges for Automation, ERTICO-ITS Europe
Coffee break (10:30-11:00)
Panel 2 (11:00-12:30) | - How emerging vehicle solutions can support automation?
The objective of the session is to confront the audience to emerging vehicle solutions and how these can support automation. Emerging vehicle solutions have the potential to transform travel experiences for end-users on the one hand and freight transportation on the other hand.
- The future of automation for the vehicle industry, Marc Greven, ACEA
- Current active safety vehicle systems, Hans-Jürgen Mäurer,DEKRA
- DRIVEme automated car in Gothenburg, VOLVO Trucks (tbc)
- Automated Vehicle, "Highway Pilot", Eckard Steiger, BOSCH
- Truck Platooning in the Netherlands, Bastiaan Krosse, TNO
Panel 3 (14:00-15:30) | How infrastructure technologies can support automation?
The objective of the session would be to discuss the liaison between connectivity and automation, and how this could be understood in order to maximise benefits for the transport system.
- The dream of an automated highway, UK Department for Transport (tbc)
- Traffic Management of the 21st century, Prof. Markos Papageorgiou, Crete University
- Building the digital Infrastructure, Ahmed Nasr, HERE
- Connectivity technologies to enable high level Automation, François Fischer, ERTICO-ITS Europe
- A holistic approach for Automated Transport systems, Dr. Panagiotis Lytrivis, ICCS
Coffee break (15:30-16:00)
Panel 4 (16:00 - 17:30) | how stakeholder engagement can support automation?
The trend towards automation will be discussed from diverse perspectives (i.e. users, suppliers, transport operators, authorities). The road to fully-automated cars, however, is likely to be long and beset with concerns about legislation, data sharing, HMI, safety, and liability.
- Users’ and Societal Acceptance for Automation, Olivier Lenz, FIA
- The future of Automated Commercial Road Transport, Michael Nielsen, IRU
- Vulnerable road users and automation, Jean-Michel Henchoz, DENSO
- Legal Aspects on Liability and Data protection, Claudia May, ADAC
- Driver Attention and Involvement, Dr. Natasha Merat, University of Leeds
Closing panel (17:30-18:00) | Policy response to enable fast deployment of automation in europe
The outcome of the panel discussions will feed into the on-going work of the Automation WG of the iMobility Forum which is expected to deliver final recommendations for the deployment of Automation in the EU but also provide new research opportunities and priorities for Automation.
Round table discussion (DG CONNECT, DG RESEARCH, DG MOVE, DG GROWTH)
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When & Where
The iMobility Forum succeeds the eSafety Forum. Its field of work includes ICT systems for resource-efficient and clean mobility in addition to the latter's focus on ICT-based safety technologies. The iMobility Forum is a joint platform open for all road stakeholders interested in ICT-based systems and services.