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News article7 October 2016Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport

European Commission, Member States and industry join forces on the deployment of connected, cooperative and automated driving in Europe

This week, the European Commission together with representatives of 12 EU Member States and industry launched the C-ROADS platform – a set of projects on connected, cooperative and automated driving. The C-ROADS platform gathers real-life deployment activities taking place in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Slovenia, Sweden and UK.

By linking all deployment activities and planning intensive cross-testing, C-ROADS is making cross-border cooperative intelligent transport systems a reality today. The projects serve to make European roads safer for citizens, render traffic more efficient and reduce harmful emissions from transport benefitting the European economy as a whole. C-ROADS will provide an extraordinary opportunity for the competitiveness and leading position of the European industry worldwide.

The C-ROADS platform is co-funded through EU Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), but it is open to all ongoing and future deployment activities in Europe. It already amounts to €150 m in deployment-investments today which is expected to double with the next CEF call (foreseen for autumn 2016).

The Commission will issue a "Masterplan on the Interoperable Deployment of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) across the EU" by the end of this year to continue efforts towards connected, cooperative and automated driving.

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Publication date
7 October 2016
Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport