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Legislative basis for CCAM testing

Legal basis for testing:

Contact information:

See Article 3 chapter IV of “Order of 17 April 2018 relating to the experimentation of vehicles with driving delegation on public roads” for further details (safety demonstration and test section).

Contacts are:


The Ministry for Transport and Ministry of the Interior define the procedure to obtain the testing permit in the dedicated regulation, explaining the scope, the process and the responsibilities for experimenting AV on public roads.


Application Requirements

For the application form, see the article 3 chapter IV or the annexes of “Order of 17 April 2018 relating to the experimentation of vehicles with driving delegation on public roads

The application procedure consist in a form (to be filled by the stakeholder) and a process (involving the authorities) are described in “Order of 17 April 2018 relating to the experimentation of vehicles with driving delegation on public roads”.

Entities allowed to apply to the exemption: No limitations.

List of requirements:

  • Completed application form.
  • Insurance for vehicle.
  • Registration of the vehicle.
  • Description of the modifications to the test vehicle (if based on type-approved vehicle).
  • Description of the automated driving function, which is intended to be tested.
  • Conducted risk assessment/ analysis.
  • Confirmation of / information to road operator.
  • Documentation of successful pre-tests on proving ground.
  • Performing a successful pre-testing phase on public roads with no passengers.

Feared traffic event and system failure must be provided (annex 1 of the order) – Intervention plans and accident/incident management procedure must be provided (annex 1 of the order)

Responsible for the safety validation: Applicant (by means of self-assessment).

Average handling time for the process: 3 to 6 months.

Application fee: No.

 Is a test permit issued by another country accepted?: Not defined.


Conditions for Testing

Vehicle categories: Cars, Trucks, Buses, Shuttles, Small urban goods delivery vehicle robots.

SAE levels: No limitations.

ADAS / AD systems: No limitations.

Use-Cases: No limitations.

Geographical areas: No limitations.

Permit validity: Max 2 years, renewable one time (see article 5 of the decree 2018-211).


Driver Requirements

Safety driver: Only under defined circumstances.

Remote operation with no safety driver inside or in sight of the vehicle: the driver can be outside of the vehicle (remote operator) but remote driving is not authorized at this stage – See article 12 of the decree 2018-211.


Data Requirements

Black box needed: Yes.

Obligation to report to authority during/after CCAM tests: Every 6 months and at the end of the experimentation period.

Test reports availability to the public: Not available.

Obligation to report to authority in case of accident: Incident and accident are reported in details each 6 months. See the annexe 5 of “Order of 17 April 2018 relating to the experimentation of vehicles with driving delegation on public roads”.

Any other supervision / monitoring performed by the authority: No.

National database for storing reports provided: Not existing.

Requirements on data recording: In case of an accident, last five minutes of data to be conserved during one year in case of accident (decree 2018-211 article 12)

Requirements on disclosing data during/after tests: Not existing.

Data exchange mechanism specified: Not existing.

Test vehicle needs to be connected and / or cooperative during test: Not existing.



Testing facilities on public roads: Not existing.

Testing facilities on private areas: Yes, e.g.: Satory or Transpolis.


Cross-border CCAM Testing

There are some cross-border initiatives, e.g.: C-Roads or Napcore.


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