The MOVE2CCAM project (MethOds and tools for comprehensive impact Assessment of the CCAM solutions for passengers and goods – CCAM stands for Connected, cooperative and automated mobility solutions) held its kick-off meeting in Stuttgart (Germany) on 13 – 14 September. A session where the consortium was able to meet and set the steps that will help them to deploy the autonomous vehicle technology and face the challenges of the market.

The project, led by BABLE, has a duration of 30 months of intense research and development in the field of automotive and connected vehicles. CARTIF, one of the collaborating entities in the project, is in charge of leading WP1, which aims to define and describe de use causesscenarios, business models and indicators that will be analysed later in the project, as well as the area of social environmental life cycle analysis of CCAM solutions.

This initiative aims to quantify the impacts and effects derived from the implementation of CCAM solutions in different time horizons (2025, 2030, 2050) and in different typologies of cities and regions through a modelling tool that is built from information from vehicles, public administration and research. In order to achieve more accurate results, the tool will be tested in three study regions that are part of the project and have very different characteristics: the city of Helmond in the Netherlands, the GZM region in Poland and the North Aegean Islands in Greece.

The project expects to involve 300 organisations and 9,000 citizens from 20 European countries in these project activities in order to define the needs and expectations of society and the automotive industry on cooperative, connected and autonomous vehicles, as well as the possible effects of a massive deployment on the environment, economy, employment, health or safety. Specifically, it is expected to identify and quantify at least 200 impacts, define and evaluate 30 use causes, 30 scenarios and around 15 business models.

Finally, based on the impact characterisation obtained, the MOVE2CCAM project aims to develop a series of recommendations, a partnership framework and investment schemes to help deploy autonomous vehicle technology and address the challenges highlighted.