Automated mobility is one of the most important current fields of mobility. How will this technology be embedded in our daily life? The path we take today will be part of our reality tomorrow. Reason enough for AustriaTech to devote itself intensively and actively to this area.
Everyone is talking about automation – a literal hype. But whatdoes it look like apart from the mostly very pointed pro and contra voices? AustriaTech stands for a de-emotionalized handling of this topic which it actively promotes. The links between automated mobility and other sectors are diverse. Therefore it is very important to integrate all stakeholders. It is helpful for including automation into the existing mobility system today and in the future. Together with other developments like “Sharing” or “Mobility as a Service” automated mobility assists in achieving climate targets. With our commitment we want to pass on knowledge and build trust in these new technologies.
“Transformation does not take place in the comfort zone. Therefore we want to build a framework to handle it savely”
The path in the direction of an automated mobility system has to happen step by step. Safety always comes first. New systems should therefore be used where they have little or no conflict potential. Together with the BMK we developed a Code of Practice which determines the rules for testing and learning.
For several years we are activ in the field of automated mobility. Starting point was the development of the first actionplan on automated driving of the BMK in 2016. Two years later we presented the first automotive shuttles at the Transport Research Arena (the biggest european transport research conference) in Vienna. In spring 2019 everything revolved around discussions with and the involvement of citizens: Initiated by the agency Mission Publique, AustriaTech organized a public forum in various cities in Austria. On one day, citizens discussed about their expectations, wishes and fears on automated mobility.
We are already dealing with scenarios of mixed traffic, for example in the EU-project INFRAMIX. Automated mobility solutions are more than automotive vehicles and should be applied in concrete use cases like first and last mile scenarios. Purposefully and meaningfully integrated into the existing mobility mix, cities in particular can benefit from this.
It is equally important to develop a common understanding throughout europe and to build up the framework for a successful integration. AustriaTech is committed to this as the Contact Point for Automated Mobility as well. Together with the BMK, AustriaTech was responsible for the proceeding of the 4th “High Level Dialogue on Automated & Connected Driving” within the EU-presidency in 2018. For the first time not only representatives of ministries of Europe participated but experts of research and industrie as well.
Coordination of stakeholders at an European level to enable a harmonised deployment of CCAD (CARTRE follow-up)