Automated public transportation: Delivering smart and sustainable mobility

With their upcoming autonomous driving laws, France and Germany are leading the way in bringing L4 applications such as driverless Shuttles from the experimental stage into regular operation. Building on these national approaches, successful development and market launch of automated public transport in Europe requires a dedicated legal framework.


Anne-Marie Idrac, High Representative for Autonomous Driving in France,

Dr. Thomas Miethaner, German Transport Ministry,

Joaquim Nunes de Almeida, Director Mobility & energy-intensive industries at the EU Commission,

Ismael Ertug, Member of the European Parliament and rapporteur of the EU Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy,

Mohamed Mezghani, Secretary-General of the International Public Transport Union (UITP)

in discussion on 21 April 2021 9:30 - 10:45 AM.

Hear from leading technology providers how connected and automated public transport can:

  • Cover public transport "blind spots" and improve European urban mobility through better connectivity with rural and suburban areas.
  • Contribute to cleaner air with fully electric operation, improve traffic flow and help us reach our sustainability goals.
  • Build towards the future competitiveness of the European automotive industry, producing cutting-edge technology and creating high-quality jobs.

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