Aligning Research & Innovation for Connected and Automated Driving in Europe

Project: EU project

Project Details


The mission of ARCADE is to coordinate consensus-building across stakeholders for sound and harmonised deployment of Connected, Cooperative and Automated Driving (CAD) in Europe and beyond. ARCADE supports the commitment of the European Commission, the European Member States and the industry to develop a common approach to development, testing, validation and deployment of CAD in Europe and beyond. ARCADE involves 23 partners, 43 associated partners and over 500 subscribers, jointly forming the CAD network of European experts and stakeholders from the public, industry and research sectors, with international outreach. ARCADE uses a dual approach to identify and overcome bottlenecks and in parallel maximise consensus and synergy between stakeholders. Using a road metaphor, ARCADE focusses on “removing road blocks, paving the road, prevent traffic jams and providing navigation to a common destination”. In an annual cycle, ARCADE positions the CAD Network (WP2) centrally which brings together the CAD community at national, European and International levels. The Thematic Areas (WP3) work on content creation leading to consensus-based positions, needs and scenarios. The Knowledge Base (WP4) consolidates the CAD knowhow baseline and serves as public one-stop shop overview of CAD. The main results of ARCADE will be: · Knowledge Base on CAD regulations and policy, on organisations & projects, on standards, on testing methodologies & data and lessons learned · Scenarios, positions, gap analysis and recommendations on 12 thematic CAD areas · Updates of CAD roadmaps · Common Research & Innovation approaches across EU, US, Japan and other countries involved · Web and news flash promotion of national, European and international CAD activities

Layman's description

Networking platform for CCAM stakeholders
Effective start/end date1/10/1831/07/22

Collaborative partners

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Volvo Technology AB (Project partner)
  • Renault S.A.S (Project partner)
  • European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) (Project partner)
  • Robert Bosch GmbH (Project partner)
  • Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) (Project partner)
  • Centro Ricerche Fiat (CFR) (Project partner)
  • Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) (Project partner)
  • RWTH Aachen University (Project partner)
  • VeDeCoM Institute (Project partner)
  • Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (Project partner)
  • University of Leeds (Project partner)
  • AustriaTech (Project partner)
  • German Aerospace Center (DLR) (Project partner)
  • Idiada Automotive Technology SA (Project partner)
  • International Association of Public Transport (UITP) (Project partner)
  • RDW (Dienst Wegverkeer) (Project partner)
  • IRU Projects ASBL (Project partner)
  • European Road Transport Telematics Implementation Coordination Organisation (ERTICO) (Project partner) (lead)
  • Aptiv Services Deutschland GmbH (Project partner)
  • fka GmbH (Project partner)
  • Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) (Project partner)
  • International Road Transport Union (IRU) (Project partner)
  • Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) (Project partner)
  • Renault Trucks SAS (Project partner)
  • Chalmers University of Technology (Project partner)

Funding category

  • EU-H2020


  • H2020-DT-ART-2018
  • Automation