VRA @ 11th ITS European Congress, Glasgow

VRA supported several activities during the 2016 ITS European Congress held in Glasgow, 6-9 June on various topics related to automation including stakeholder workshops and special interests sessions.  Below, you will find a short summary of the key sessions the project has initiated or participated in.

SIS36 – Digital Infrastructure for Automated Vehicles

Date & Time: Wednesday 8 June 2016, 16.00-17.30

Digital Infrastructure indicates the static and dynamic digital representation of the physical world with which the automated vehicle will interact to operate. Find out about the framework of creating a digital infrastructure between public authorities and map providers including governance, role and responsibilities, and roadmap towards a digital infrastructure and regulations.


Geert van der Linden, European Commission, DG MOVE

Stephen T’Siobbel, TomTom maps

Ahmed Nasr, Here

Frank Foesterling, Continental

Jun Shibata, DRM

SIS41 – Vehicular connectivity and challenges in the era of automation

Date & Time: Thursday 9 June 2016, 9.00-10.30

Join if you are interested in the latest developments of connected automation and the challenges awaiting to be tackled. The session will also discuss the ongoing standardization activities in the field of connected automation, and the needed extensions to accommodate for the needs of automated vehicles.


Panagiotis Lytrivis, ICCS

Margriet van Schijndel-de Nooij, EARPA

Laurens Hobert, HITA

Luc Jansseune, Continental

Geert van der Linden, European Commission, DG MOVE


Stakeholder Workshop – SW6 Standardisation and certification for automated vehicles

Date & Time: Wednesday 8 June 2016, 16.00-17.30

Find out how standardisation towards automation is currently driven and what are the expected needs in the short and long term. The session will also discuss certification procedures for European Member states who currently allow driverless vehicles on public roads.


Gerben Feddes, RDW

Eeetu Pilli-Sihlova, Trafi

Andreas Putz, IKA

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