As the new term of the European Commission and Parliament begins to take form, this event will look at what the key objectives should be of the European Union in advancing connected and automated driving.
The event aims to identify and discuss some of the major challenges and opportunities and whether the EU and Member States are acting decisively enough from an industry, consumer and societal perspective.
Issues expected to be discussed include research and development needs, testing of vehicles on the road, legislative requirements in the area of vehicle communication and cyber security, consumer acceptance and road infrastructure.
10:00 Registration and welcome coffee
10:30 Introduction and keynote speeches
Barbara Schretter, Director of the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU
Timo Pesonen, Director-General of DG GROW (tbc)
Richard Cuerden, Director at TRL Academy - Setting the scene for vehicle connectivity and automation
11:00 Panel discussion: What should be the priorities of the EU on CAD?
Claire Depré, Head of Sustainable and Intelligent Transport Unit at DG MOVE, European Commission
Laurianne Krid, Director General at FIA Region I
Abayomi Otubushin, Corporate and Governmental Affairs, BMW Group (tbc)
Sigrid de Vries, Secretary General, CLEPA
Fazilet Cinaralp, Secretary General, ETRMA
12:10 Closing Speeches
Maria Rautavirta, Director of Data Business Unit at the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications
Member of the European Parliament
Moderation: Katrina Sichel
12:30 Lunch buffet with demonstrations of new CAD initiatives and technologies.