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CAS workshop on social and training aspects of automation
6 Feb 2020 - 09:00 CET

CAS workshop on social and training aspects of automation

Brussels | IRU event

Social and training aspects of automation in road transport: what next?

Automation is expected to become a game changer in both how businesses are conducted and how mobility services are consumed. The challenges and opportunities are enormous for both large companies and SMEs, with new business patterns, behaviours and disruptors emerging. Legislation will need to be adapted at all levels - UN, EU and national, and also cover basic regulation such as working, driving and rest time rules, particularly on the road to full level 5 automated driving.

The driver profession will also change along the way from the current level 3, through level 4 (over the coming years), up to level 5 - full driving automation.  Level 5 will first impact specific situations such as driving in vehicle platooning, driving on construction sites and driving in dedicated lanes/sites, such as in bus rapid transit. Drivers will not disappear; driver profiles will rather progressively change. Driver training will also have to adapt – and adapt relatively rapidly. 


The objective of this workshop is to bring together existing current knowledge, including the most advanced practical knowledge from the sector regarding automation in professional road transport. The potential impact on the future of driver profiles and expected future training needs will also be examined. Knowledge accumulated within EU funded projects, manufacturers, training institutes and road transport companies themselves will also be shared.


Room Vleva, ground floor

09h00 - 09h30

Welcome coffee

09h30 - 10h00

Setting the scene
  • Matthias Maedge, Global Advocacy Director - IRU
  • Joost Vantomme, Smart Mobility Director - ACEA

10h00 - 11h15

Research and innovation activities related to connected and automated driving
  • FutureDRV - Claudia Ball, Project Manager – DEKRA Akademie GmbH
  • EU funded study on exploring the possible employment implications of CAD – Ioannis Giannelos, Senior Consultant Transport and Mobility Policy - Ecorys
  • ARCADE – Stephane Dreher, Senior Manager – ERTICO
  • Drive2theFuture – Carlo Giro, Manager – IRU Projects 

11h15 - 11h30

Coffee break

11h30 - 12h50

Views from manufacturers and transport operators
  • Erik Dahlberg, Director Technical Affairs – SCANIA
  • Matthias Kliche, Head of Legal Requirements – Continental Automotive GmbH
  • Isabelle Maître, Head of the Permanent Delegation to the EU, Fédération Nationale des Transports Routiers (FNTR)

12h50 - 13h00

Concluding remarks

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