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Call for Membership: new Association on CCAM

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4 December 2020

In 2019, with its Communication “On the road to automated mobility: an EU strategy for mobility of the future”, the European Commission provided a vision for Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility (CCAM).

A new Association is being set up to support the European Partnership on CCAM proposed under Horizon Europe. The call for membership is now published, with the goal to gather all stakeholders who commit to contribute to the CCAM Partnership.

Recognising the role of CCAM in sustainable urban mobility, interested stakeholders are encouraged to evaluate the possibility of becoming members of the new Association.

More information can be found here:

Updated version of the SRIA (Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda) of the CCAM Partnership, following the feedback received from the European Commission. A new structure has been applied. This document is the basis for all the activities of the Partnership. It is still open for review and improvement.

Statutes of the CCAM Association: the goal of this new European association is to gather the stakeholders who commit to contribute to the CCAM Partnership.

A presentation that summarizes the Statutes, explaining the approach and main principles of the Association.

The Membership Application Form: to be completed to express your willingness to join the Association. Please pay particular attention to the eligibility criteria (art.5.1) and the definition of the categories (art.5.2). The completed application form shall be sent to xavier.aertsens@ertrac.org.

Timeframe and next steps We recommend you to start the process to join the Association as soon as possible - the objective is to get enough members joining the new Association, so we can start the activities early next year.

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7 words explained

platooning

Also known as flocking. A collection of (automated) vehicles that travel together, actively coordinated in formation. Platoons decrease the distances between vehicles using electronic, and possibly mechanical, coupling. Platooning allows many vehicles to accelerate or brake simultaneously.

urban setting

High density environment with an efficient high capacity public transport system with good capillarity and high frequencies.

suburban setting

Medium density environment with a good public transport system with radial connections to the city center, but lower capillarity and frequencies. This setting includes suburban cities.

small cities

Small, isolated city with an own public transport system and <100K inhabitants.

rural

Low-density environment, small cities and villages with poor public transport services mainly connecting the villages.

SAE level

The SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) levels define the level of vehicle autonomy, or in other words, how much human intervention is still needed for an automated vehicle to operate. Currently, five SAE levels have been defined: Level 0: Automated system issues warnings and may momentarily intervene but has no sustained vehicle control. Level 1 (hands on): Driver and automatic system share vehicle control. The driver must be ready to retake full control at any time. Level 2 (hands off): The automated system takes full control of the vehicle (accelerating, braking, and steering). The driver must monitor the driving and be prepared to intervene immediately at any time if the automated system fails to respond properly. Level 3 (eyes off): The automated system takes full control of the vehicle (accelerating, braking, and steering). The driver must monitor the driving and be prepared to intervene immediately at any time if the automated system fails to respond properly. Level 4 (mind off): As level 3, but no driver attention is ever required for safety, e.g. the driver may safely go to sleep or leave the driver's seat. Level 5 (steering wheel optional): No human intervention is required at all. An example would be a robotic taxi.

V2X

Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication is the passing of information from a vehicle to any entity that may affect the vehicle, and vice versa.