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Legislative basis for CCAM testing

Legal basis for testing:

Contact information: Directorate of Transport and Communications of the relevant Regional Unit. Contacts depend on the region of the pilot and trials. It is also the responsible authority issuing the test permit.

  1. A framework for the preparation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) is established and procedures for the preparation, examination, characterization, monitoring and supervision of SUMP with the aim of promoting sustainable mobility.
  2. This law is applied by the drafting bodies and by the competent services for examining and revising the plans.
  3. Local Government Organizations (LGOs) of the first degree with a permanent population of more than thirty thousand (30,000) inhabitants regardless of population as long as they fall within the areas of responsibility of the Urban Public Transport Organisations of Athens and Thessaloniki and all second-level local authorities are required to start SUMP training within one year from the publication of this law.

Application Requirements

The application form should be made in an analogue form.

The application procedure is described in Ministerial Decision, 393352/2022 – Government Gazette Issue/FEK 6414/Β/15-12-2022.

Entities allowed to apply to the exemption: Tests could be performed only under a research pilot program. Stakeholders allowed to perform tests are: The Public Transport Operator, Public Authorities with the cooperation of a Higher Education Institute and/or Research Institute which is responsible for the pilot execution. Permission also from Municipality and the Local Traffic Police is required.

List of requirements:

  • Completed application form.
  • Insurance for vehicle.
  • Registration of the 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

List of the required documents:

  • Driving licence for the safety drivers and remote controllers according to the vehicle type.
  • Training of the drivers and remote controller.
  • Traffic study is required that should be approved by the Municipality and the Local Traffic Police as well as testing procedure executed by the pilot responsible Research Institute after each one of the 5 trial phases.
  • Test scenarios that will be run during the trial period and the results of which will confirm the safety of the vehicle, infrastructure and of other road users.
  • A risk assessment when are:
    • Considering the vehicle being used for testing.
    • Considering the road (sections) on which the tests are performed.
    • Considering the whole test procedure (end to end).

Responsible for the safety validation: Public Authority is the responsible and will inspect the vehicle’s operation according to the scenarios identified and executed by the responsible Research Institute for the pilot program. Roadworthiness Test Centre of the region that the pilot is to be executed will inspect the basic technical characteristics and basic functionalities of the vehicles according to the Greek Traffic Law. Research Institute responsible for the pilot program should run and verify the tests. Afterwards, the Inspector from Public Authority will also validate the results on the field.

Average handling time for the process: Approximately one to three months according to the testing phases results.

Application fee: No.

 Is a test permit issued by another country accepted? No.

Conditions for Testing

Vehicle categories: Cars, Buses, Shuttles.

SAE levels: No limitations.

ADAS / AD systems: It is allowed to test all ADAS systems on public roads.

Use-Cases: No limitations.

Geographical areas: Yes, to urban areas, to suburban areas and to rural areas.

Permit validity: It is permitted for the whole period of the pilot program.

Other conditions:

In the “Test Licensing Approval ” as well as in the “Circulation Approval for Research Purposes”, that are issued for the relevant Municipality, the duration of validity, the exact time intervals (days, hours) as well as the sections of the road network where the circulation of a vehicle without a driver is allowed for trials and/or research purposes must be explicitly declared. The maximum permitted speed limit of the automated vehicle without the presence of a driver is set at 30 km/h.

Driver Requirements

Safety driver: Only under defined circumstances.

Remote operation with no safety driver inside or in sight of the vehicle: Allowed.


Data Requirements

Black box needed: Yes.

Obligation to report to authority during/after CCAM tests: Yes, the results of all the 5 testing phases before granting the official permit.

Test reports availability to the public: Not available.

Obligation to report to authority in case of accident: Not mandatory.

Requirements on data recording: Yes. The vehicle should be equipped with a recording system of events data sources. Real time alerts of incidents or accidents are required to be provided to the remote controller throughout the whole operation of the automated vehicle.

Requirements on disclosing data during/after tests: No.

Data exchange mechanism specified: No.

Test vehicle needs to be connected and / or cooperative during test:

Yes, in order to ensure the smooth movement of the vehicle without a driver, the safety of passengers and other road users, monitoring of the bus and the road on which it moves, throughout its movement, by an electronic Control Center is required for the operation of the devices for capturing and recording images (cameras) and sound. The above devices are placed on the outside of the vehicle and at predetermined points on the route, in order to have full control of the vehicle’s movement, other road traffic and the road environment, so that the control center can stop it or performing maneuvers to avoid obstacles, in case traffic conditions or emergency reasons require it. The vehicle may carry appropriate equipment that cooperates with the signaling programs at the traffic lights along its route of movement in order to ensure priority in the direction of movement of the vehicle without the presence of a driver on it.


Testing facilities on public roads: No.

Testing facilities on private areas: No.

Cross-border CCAM Testing

No existence of mutual recognitions from other countries and the possibility to perform cross-border tests.


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