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The Changing Regulatory Environment for CCAM in the EU

The Changing Regulatory Environment for CCAM in the EU

11 September 2023

The European Commission has established legislation to ensure safety, interoperability, and data privacy, including regulations like the “General Safety Regulation (EU) 2018/858,” the “Cybersecurity Act (EU) 2019/881,” and the GDPR. Ongoing initiatives, like the “Data Governance Act,” enhance data sharing and trust in the CCAM ecosystem. The EU actively promotes standardization to enable seamless communication among diverse CCAM systems. Robust policies, including GDPR and the Data Governance Act, manage and share CCAM-related data securely and transparently. The EU encourages collaboration with non-EU countries on CCAM standards and regulations. It also supports pilot projects and real-world testing to validate CCAM technologies.

As CCAM technologies evolve, the EU will update safety regulations to ensure reliability and security, bolstering public trust. Refinement of data governance policies will address issues like data ownership, liability, and the use of AI in CCAM systems. CCAM will align with energy and environmental policies to optimize traffic flow and reduce emissions, supporting sustainability goals. Policymakers will delve into ethical dilemmas, prioritizing human safety and well-being in automated systems. The EU will incentivize the adoption of electric and low-emission vehicles within automated systems to promote sustainable mobility. Active engagement with the public through education campaigns and input platforms will foster trust in CCAM.

The SINFONICA project focuses on user acceptability and usability of CCAM technologies, particularly on social inclusion. Its research and solutions will inform policy development and deployment of socially optimal and inclusive CCAM services.

Read the full article on SINFONICA project website.