Employment Implications of Connected and Automated Driving

Klant: European Commission | Sectoren: Transport and Infrastructure

Connected and automated driving (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.

Ecorys and a consortium of partners (ERTICO, IRU, M-Five, SEURECO, TRT, UITP and VTT) will present their findings as part of a European Commission Study on the impact of connected and automated driving on jobs and employment at the CAD Study Final Conference on 15 September 2020.

Join the webinar from 10:00 to 16:30 to learn about and discuss  the consequences of CAD deployment on the workforce and the potential policy options for proactive action and timely response.

The first session will present the employment and social impacts of CAD deployment in four scenarios focusing on:

1. The labour market (jobs created or lost);
2. Change in required skills and competences;
3. Change in the professional and socio-economic characteristic of the workforce in the wider road transport sector;
4. Cross-cutting issues (e.g. gender balance, social inclusions);
5. Social impacts of new business models.

The second session will present proposed policy recommendations in key policy areas for timely action to enhance the positive and mitigate the negative effects of CAD deployment on jobs and employment. These recommendations provide policy options as inputs for a wider discussion on creating a social roadmap for CAD, including relevant actors and specific instruments.

The webinar will conclude with a panel discussion by stakeholders on the implications of the CAD Studys results and recommendations.

The publication of further results, such as the full final report, will be communicated to attendees.

For more information about the programme, take a look at the draft agenda.

Register before 08/09/2020 to receive the access link and the final agenda.

Key Experts

Geert Smit Sector leader Michael Flickenschild Consultant