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Connected and Automated Driving: What's needed from the EU?

  • Representation of the Free State of Bavaria 77 Wiertzstraat Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, 1000 Belgium (map)

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. 

Draft Programme

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.

Please, register below.