Dr. Oihana Otaegui appointed co-leader with Margriet van Schijndel, of the Key Enabling Technologies Cluster within the CCAM Partnership
Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) rethinks the way we travel and move, not only in Europe, but around the world. Through the communication of vehicles with each other, with the road infrastructure and with other road users, coordination and cooperation will be obtained, which will allow traffic and mobility management at a level hitherto unknown.
With the aim of harmonising and accelerating R&I efforts and the implementation of CCAM technologies among the different actors operating at European level, CCAM Partnership of Horizon Europe is born. Its mission is to exploit all the benefits that come with the new mobility solutions enabled by CCAM. Among these benefits are the increase in safety, reduced environmental impact and the inclusion in the mobility of all people, also those who for any reason are prevented from driving, all through automation.
CCAM Partnership of Horizon Europe has been structured into 7 clusters that seek to cover the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) Roadmap: Large-scale demonstration, In-vehicle Technologies, Validation, Integrating the vehicle in the transport system, Key enabling technologies (KET), Social aspects and user acceptance and, finally, Coordination.
It is from the 5th Cluster, Key Enabling Technologies (KET), of which Dr. Oihana Otaegui, Director of Intelligent Transport Systems at Vicomtech, has been appointed Co-leader, together with Margriet van Schijndel, Program director Smart Mobility at the Technical University of Eindhoven (TUE).
This cluster focuses on 3 main pillars: on the one hand, everything related to the availability, storage and exchange of data. On the other hand, CCAM technologies based on Artificial Intelligence, linked to user acceptance and self-learning algorithms. Finally, security architectures, harmonization and the link with legislation related to data policy and ethics.
Key Enabling Technologies like Artificial intelligence, Big Data and Cybersecurity will support the whole mobility system consisting of in-vehicle technologies, integrating the vehicles in the transport system, as well as the validation of all aspects of the entire system.
These are technologies that will enable the European mobility industry to remain competitive and to capitalise on new markets. Equipping the vehicles of the future with systems that will have significantly reduced reaction times and will be able to control the vehicle or for prolonged periods and even, at some point, will no longer depend on human interaction.