New participant record at the RTR Conference 2024

735 participants attended the 7th edition of the Road Transport Research (RTR) Conference that took place in Brussels from 5 to 7 February 2024. The programme covered the research and innovation actions in the road transport areas of Green Vehicles, Urban Mobility, Logistics, Intelligent Transport Systems, Safety, and Automated Road Transport. During the opening and closing speeches representatives from industry and the European Commission highlighted how the European research scene is moving forward, bringing benefits to the environment, economy, and European society overall.  

A total of 76 projects from European Union’s Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe programmes presented their results, expected impacts and next steps. In the session ‘CCAM on the roads’ the EUCAR project Hi-Drive addressed challenges toward the deployment of higher automation. Hi-Drive is Europe’s flagship project and advances the European state-of-the-art of automated driving from SAE L3′ Conditional Automation’ further towards ‘High Automation’ by demonstrating in large-scale trials the robustness and reliability of connected and automated driving (CAD) functions. Other EUCAR projects present were: LONGRUN, SUNRISE, 3beLiEVe, INCIT-EV, SOLUTIONSplus, 5GCroCo, 5G Carmen, SAFELiMOVE, V4SAFETY, LEON-T and FAME.