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ARCADE was a Coordination and Support Action funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme, aimed at building consensus across stakeholders from all sectors for a sound and harmonised deployment of Connected, Cooperative and Automated Driving (CAD) in Europe and beyond. The project ended in July 2022.

ARCADE federates a CAD Stakeholder Network through the organisation of regular workshops and co-organisation, with the European Commission, of EUCAD Conferences and Symposia. The CAD network exchanges knowledge and experiences, builds up synergies and a common approach to development, testing, and validation of CAD. A main objective is to contribute to the definition of future research and innovation priorities in Europe for the main thematic areas related to the deployment and adoption
of CAD (e.g. STRIA and ERTRAC Roadmaps on Connected and Automated Transport).

ARCADE also consolidates the Knowledge Base of CAD knowhow, including an overview of impact assessment, testing and evaluation methodologies, regulations, policies and standards, roadmaps and strategic plans at European, Member State and even international levels.

ARCADE capitalises on the CARTRE Support Action legacy and is open to Associated Partnership.

ARCADE Objectives
  • Cooperation between all stakeholders from the European and international CAD community across all sectors involved.
  • Coordination of cooperation efforts between all research & innovation initiatives, including national and European programmes as well international cooperation activities.
  • Synergies and Consensus building on CAD deployment scenarios and research needs for connected and automated driving.
  • Exchange of knowledge and experiences from past and ongoing research and piloting activities on CAD at national, European, and international levels.
Project Information

Project Name: Aligning Research & Innovation for Connected and Automated Driving in Europe (ARCADE)
Project type: Coordination and Support Action (CSA)
Programme: Horizon 2020
Topic: DT-ART-02-2018 Support for networking activities and impact assessment for road automation
Starting date: 1 October 2018
Duration: 36 months
Total funding: 3 M€
Coordinator: ERTICO – ITS Europe (Dr Stéphane Dreher)


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