Project in focus: ARCADE

The ARCADE project coordinates and supports stakeholders to define a common approach for making Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility (CCAM) a reality. This includes preparing a common vision and perspective on the development, testing, validation and deployment of CCAM solutions. ARCADE gathers all factors and measures that will foster the adoption of connected and automated vehicles. Furthermore, ARCADE will improve comparability and transferability of research and demonstration results in Europe and worldwide.

To increase the cooperation between all CCAM stakeholders (e.g. industry, research, member states, European Commission and international partners) ARCADE organised the third European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving (EUCAD 21). This event was held virtually from 20 to 22 April 2021 bringing together political leaders from the European Commission and Member States with high-level representatives of industry, knowledge institutes, and road authorities. Participants exchanged knowledge and experience on the most recent technological developments and policies in the area of CCAM. Over the course of three days, the attendees 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, and
  • the way forward towards CCAM implementation by identifying next challenges through multisector cooperation.

You can find presentations and recordings of the EUCAD 21 sessions here:

The ARCADE project will run until the end of 2021 and includes 19 partners, among them the following EUCAR members: BMW Group, CRF-Stellantis, Renault Group, and Volvo Group.

This project is co-funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 824251. For further information on the project results, please visit the project website.

Project facts:


Start: Duration: Budget: Public funding: Website:
October 2018 36 months €3 million €3 million
Partners: Coordinator: ERTICO – ITS Europe
EUCAR members: BMW Group, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Renault Group, Volvo Cars.
Partners: 19 project partners including relevant stakeholders in the road transport field from research organisations to automotive suppliers and industrial associations.