The demonstration group, included the AWARD project alongside other EU projects like the MODI Project and ULTIMO project
This week, from on the 3rd and 4th of May 2023, the 4th European Conference on Connected Automated Driving (#EUCAD2023) took place in Brussels, Belgium. The conference brought together experts and stakeholders in the field of connected and automated driving to discuss the latest developments and future of the industry.
AWARD was part of the ´demonstration group´booth which included the AWARD project alongside other EU projects like the MODI Project and ULTIMO project. On the 3rd of May, from 18.30h to 22:00h CET, attendees had the opportunity to visit the exhibition booths and see the latest innovations in connected and automated driving. At the AWARD booth, visitors could meet with Julien Collier – Project Manager at EasyMile, Ted Zotos – Research & Innovation Manager at IRU, and Radivoj Malić – Project Manager & Business Development Manager, International R&D&I projects at ENIDE, who represented the AWARD team.
The project aims to accelerate the deployment of connected and automated freight transport solutions across Europe. To achieve this, the AWARD team conducted trial operations in adverse weather conditions, in both closed areas and mixed traffic, to assess the safety and efficiency of automated commercial freight operations.
EUCAD2023 was a great opportunity to showcase the progress CCAM has made in the last years and the challenges ahead towards commercial deployment, updated regulation and user acceptance. AWARD, as the only logistics-focused demonstration present, is covering a broad range of logistics applications, including the critical aspect of harsh weather conditions.
During the event, the AWARD team participated in discussions about the current and future state of connected and automated driving, including the impact on business and the regulatory environment. Topics of discussion included how CCAM (Connected, Cooperative, and Automated Mobility) technology can contribute to a more sustainable transport sector, best practices for navigating the “valley of death” between research and uptake, and more.
AWARD is proud to be at the forefront of research and Development of CCAM discussions on how to contribute to a more sustainable transport sector, leading the way to an efficient and safe real logistic operations.
The AWARD project’s exhibition booth at the Autoworld Museum Brussels in Cinquantenaire Park was an excellent opportunity for stakeholders to see the latest developments in connected and automated driving. Visitors had the chance to learn about the project’s progress and discuss the challenges and opportunities in the field with the AWARD team.
Overall, AWARD at EUCAD 2023 was an excellent platform for the project to showcase its latest innovations and demonstrate how it is contributing to the advancement of connected and automated driving. As the industry continues to grow and evolve, events like EUCAD and projects like AWARD will play a vital role in shaping the future of transportation.
What an event! It was great to know more about CCAM projects, to meet project officers and partners, and to attend conferences there. I was proud to represent the AWARD project during the breakout session with Ted and Radivoj and to show that good transportation is on its way