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
09h30 - 10h00
- Matthias Maedge, Global Advocacy Director - IRU
- Joost Vantomme, Smart Mobility Director - ACEA
10h00 - 11h15
- 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
11h30 - 12h50
- 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
Avenue de Cortenbergh 71