Project in Focus: ARCADE

The ARCADE project (Aligning Research & Innovation for Connected and Automated Driving in Europe) is a Support Action to coordinate consensus building across stakeholders to define a common approach to development, testing, validation and deployment of Connected, Cooperative and Automated

Mobility (CCAM) in Europe and beyond. To achieve this, ARCADE will improve the understanding of the factors and measures that can foster the adoption of connected, cooperative and automated vehicles. By fostering harmonised approaches to CCAM deployment in Europe, the project aims to strengthen Europe’s competitive edge and market penetration. ARCADE will also allow for better comparability and transferability of research and demonstration activities in Europe and worldwide.

Other objectives include: Increase the cooperation between all CCAM stakeholders (e.g. industry, research, member states, European Commission and international partners) from the different sectors (e.g. automotive, infrastructure, ICT and service provisions); Coordinate the cooperation efforts between all programmes, initiatives and projects, including national and European research programmes as well international cooperation activities; Exchange of knowledge, lessons and experiences from past and ongoing activities at national, European and international level; and, Consensus building on CAD deployment scenarios and research needs for connected and automated driving.

Among other activities, ARCADE will organise EU representation in the EU-US-JPN Tri-lateral WG on Automated Road Transport (ART), and extend international cooperation with other countries. The project will also organise the bi-annual European conference and Interactive Symposium on CAD.

The ARCADE project will run for three years. It includes 19 partners among them the following EUCAR members: BMW Group, FIAT Chrysler Automobiles, 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.