Over the past years, many VRA initiatives have emerged in different regions of the world. A network of international experts and stakeholders will be formalised based on the partners’ contacts and EU-US-JPN formal collaboration.
VRA International Cooperation activities rely on the partners within the network in order to extend rapidly the list of VRA contacts. VRA is liaising with and promoting worldwide on-going International, European and National research activities.
An example could be the 2016 ITS World congress in Melbourne where a demonstration of automated vehicles is announced. The VRA International Cooperation activities will rely on the outcome of Automation WG and the European concertation meetings. Issues brought at international level will be discussed in smaller groups in Europe from which agreed positions will emerge.
The VRA International Cooperation activities are led by TNO with the strong support of ERTICO. All VRA partners are involved in this task as this is a core activity to support the EU-US Agreement as well as the EU-JPN MoC.
Each meeting will be documented by a public report and all presentations. All VRA International Cooperation activities reports will be consolidated together with the concertation meetings outcome in the Deliverable D2.1 Report on VRA Network, which will be updated yearly.