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Connected and automated driving (CAD) in CIVITAS cities session at CIVITAS Forum 2017

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07-08-2017

On Friday 29 September 29 (9:30-11:30), the discussion on connected and automated driving (CAD) will be part of CIVITAS. Come and join us in this discussion to ensure the sustainable integration of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) in our overall mobility objectives in cities. The session will also feature our CREATE project, with a presentation on “Will automated vehicles kill off mass transit in smaller urban areas?” (Tom Cohen, CREATE Project Partner, University College London)

Connected and automated vehicle (CAV) manufacturers are planning for the market introduction of passenger cars with more and more automated functionalities. CoEXist partner Renault, for example, will launch a range of at least ten vehicles equipped with autonomous technology by 2020. But although steps towards the deployment of CAVs are progressing fast, the success of the transition towards CAVs will largely be determined by the acceptance of stakeholders that have so far mostly not been part of the debate: cities and others with a stake in urban road infrastructure.
 
Consequently, most European urban road infrastructure authorities have a lot of uncertainties about the introduction of this “new mode” on their road network. Many cities question whether CAVs will fulfill the promises of reducing road space demand and improving traffic efficiency and safety. Without good preparation and planning AVs could simply amplify the urban mobility problems that cities are currently already facing. 
 
The aim of this session is to kick-start a critical discussion within CIVITAS about the positive and negative impacts of CAVs in cities and what cities could and should do in the coming 5-10 years.
The session will include the following four presentations:
Session chair: Siegfried Rupprecht, Executive Director, Rupprecht Consult
  1. Polis’ position paper on automated vehicles (presenter: Suzanne Hoadley, Senior Manager, Polis)
  2. CoEXist project (presenter: Bernard Gyergyay, CoEXist Project Manager, Rupprecht Consult)
  3. Will automated vehicles kill off mass transit in smaller urban areas? (Tom Cohen, CREATE Project Partner, University College London)
  4. CIVITAS Satellite E-learning: Connected and automated driving (CAD) in CIVITAS cities (presenter: Bernard Gyergyay, CoEXist Project Manager, Rupprecht Consult)
The session will conclude with a panel discussion (approx. 40 minutes) about the role of CAD in CIVITAS. The expected panel will include CIVITAS cities, CoEXist partner cities and European Commission representatives.
 

EUROCITIES staff contact

Vanessa Holve
vanessa.holve@eurocities.eu