Employment implications of Connected and Automated Driving (CAD)

Klant: European Commission | Sectoren: Transport and Infrastructure

CAD has the potential to revolutionise the way the transport system operates, changing the way transport services are provided. Disruptive changes may impact employment and skills across Europe in the wider transport sector and beyond.

The European Commission (DG RTD) has launched a study on “Exploring the possible employment implications of CAD” under Other Action 10 of the H2020 Work Programme 2018-2020. In the framework of the specific study, Ecorys and a consortium of partners (ERTICO, IRU, UITP, VTT, M-FIVE, TRT and SEURECO) will assess the timeline and employment impacts of CAD in road transport. In order to do this, the study team is currently collecting data from literature, statistics and stakeholders. This data will flow into the development of a set of future scenarios on how the deployment of CAD technology might develop. Based on this scenario, models will be used to assess employment implications in road transport, automotive manufacturing and other professions related to transport such as parking and vehicle repairs. The overall purpose is to bring evidence and facilitate the development of appropriate policy options for proactive action and timely response.


Interested in our study?

Our consortium is organizing a series of targeted interviews and expert workshops as part of the stakeholder consultation process. Associations, manufactures of CAD equipment, academics, policy makers and other stakeholders knowledgeable or interested in the topic are approached. In October 25th, we hosted with huge success our first workshop where 25 stakeholders were gathered to discuss the key assumptions to be used in the development of the future scenarios of our study for the development and deployment of CAD technology up to 2050. Two more workshops are going to take place in 2020. The first workshop is expected to take place in January, where we aim to validate our scenarios, while the second one will take place around March, where potential policy measures are going to be discussed.


If you are interested in getting involved in our study by having an interview or by attending our workshops, or if you have any questions regarding our study, please feel free to contact us via email on [email protected]