Milestone towards building European framework for development & testing of connected and automated mobility
The FAME project funded by the European Commission kicked-off on 1 and 2 September in Brussels. The 23 consortium partners from 12 Member States gathered with representatives from the European Commission – CINEA, DG RTD and DG MOVE – to align and exchange on the ambitious tasks of the project which are meant to facilitate the sharing of knowledge, lessons learned and best practices and accelerate the harmonised development and deployment of CCAM in Europe.
The project, which is building on the legacy of previous EU-funded support actions including the VRA, CARTRE and ARCADE projects, aims at directly supporting the work of the CCAM Partnership and the European Commission for the identification of gaps and future needs for R&I in CCAM. Such a cooperation across stakeholders and coordination has been required by the European Commission, the Member States and Industry since the Declaration of Amsterdam and the High Level Meetings on CAD.
To address the remaining challenges related to coordination of Research & Innovation and sharing of knowledge for CCAM in Europe, FAME has five specific objectives:
- Establish a European Framework for CCAM testing activities on public roads comprising a taxonomy, Common Evaluation Methodology, CCAM test data space and a legal & ethical framework;
- Develop a common evaluation method (CEM) that provides guidance on how to set up and carry out an evaluation or assessment of direct and indirect (wider socio-economic) impacts directed at different user groups;
- Develop a CCAM test data space to establish trusted data sharing between different types of stakeholders within the CCAM community;
- Engage the stakeholder network of the CCAM Partnership and enrich it by the broader European and international CCAM stakeholder community for the further development, alignment and exploitation of the content of the Knowledge Base and the development of a common methodology and testing framework
- Enhance the present EU wide Knowledge Base with an efficient governance mechanism, ensuring continuous contribution from CCAM stakeholders to serve their and the CCAM Partnership needs.