EUCAD 2021

The third European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving was held virtually from 20 to 22 April 2021

It is now time to make CCAM a reality together. The European Commission intends to establish a new European Partnership on Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) under Horizon Europe. The Partnership aims to align better public and private efforts through a common and long-term R&I agenda, and to accelerate the implementation of smart, innovative and sustainable mobility solutions for all.

EUCAD 2021 is a high-level and evidence-based conference where policy challenges meet innovative solutions to deliver on societal benefits. The event is the only conference in Europe that brings together political leaders from the European Commission and Member States with high-level representatives of industry, knowledge institutes and road authorities to exchange knowledge and experience on the most recent technological developments and policies in the area of CCAM.

Over the course of three days, EU leaders, CEOs and representatives from academia and major road transport stakeholders actively debated on:

  • The vision and objectives of the upcoming CCAM Partnership
  • The role of R&I to answer specific policy goals and societal issues, illustrating the need for European political and technological leadership in developing cooperative, connected and automated mobility solutions
  • Exploring the way forward towards CCAM implementation by identifying next challenges through multisector cooperation

Participants enjoyed a blend of policy-oriented plenary sessions, as well as thematic breakout sessions to discuss specific R&I challenges. A virtual exhibition of exciting and interesting projects was accessible throughout the three-day event.

EUCAD 2021 is co-organised by the European Commission and the ARCADE Project. ARCADE is an EC-funded Support Action working towards cooperation and consensus building between stakeholders and R&I initiatives on a common approach to development and testing of CCAM in Europe.


Participants from the private and the public sectors

Representatives from the European Institutions

Representatives from the automotive and telecom industries


Road operators, public transport operators, regulators


Research centres and universities

Speakers from the US, Japan and other non-European countries