Ecorys to investigate the employment impacts of connected and automated driving

| Social Policy, Transport and Infrastructure, Economic growth

Connected and automated driving (CAD) has an enormous potential to revolutionise individual mobility within the coming decades, with first steps already implemented and further uptake expected soon.

CAD will offer new mobility solutions that are more efficient, safer, more environment friendly and more consumer-focussed. However, simultaneously it will have substantial social impacts. In response, the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission has launched a study focused on acquiring detailed knowledge and better understanding of the expected impacts of CAD on jobs and employment. The aim is to facilitate the development of appropriate policy options for proactive action and timely response. The funding comes from the Horizon 2020 programme.

Ecorys together with its partners TRT, M-Five, VTT, SEURECO, ERTICO, UITP and IRU are looking forward to investigate the employment impacts of CAD over the coming 16 months. First stakeholder consultations will be launched after the summer. For more information contact Geert Smit ([email protected]) or Michael Flickenschild ([email protected]).