The EU-funded VRA project is an open network of experts and stakeholders to foster collaboration on the vehicle on road automation between the numerous international, European and national actors. VRA helps to keep the momentum and coherence around European activities on automation. VRA contributes to spreading excellence and disseminating knowledge by cataloging and promoting the past and current activities on vehicle and road automation.
VRA – Vehicle and Road Automation is a support action funded by the European Union to create a collaboration network of experts and stakeholders working on the deployment of automated vehicles and their related infrastructure.
The VRA project is considered the cooperation interface between EC-funded projects, international relations and national activities on the topic of vehicle and road automation. It aims to maintain an active European network of vehicle and road automation experts and stakeholders, contribute to the EU-US-Japan international collaboration on vehicle and road automation, to identify deployment needs for the different domains of vehicle and road automation and to promote the European research on vehicle and road automation through an innovate set of dissemination tools. VRA addresses the identified deployment needs from different perspectives: the deployment scenarios, the legal and regulatory needs, finally the standardisation and certification requirements.
Subgroups have been established, focusing on the following areas of study and interactions: connectivity, digital infrastructure, human factors, roadworthiness testing, evaluation of benefits, reliability and cyber security.
ERTICO – ITS Europe, CTL Sapienza University of Rome, TRL Limited, University of Leeds, Volvo Technology AB, Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek Tno, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems and others