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XXVIIth World Road Congress
Pre-proceedings of the Congress

Foresight Session 09 - Physical and digital infrastructure to facilitate large-scale CCAM adoption for all

Thursday, October 5 09:30 - 11:00
Chair: Steve Phillips (Secretary-General, CEDR, Belgium) & Gonzalo Alcaraz (Deputy DG, IRF, Switzerland)
Room: South Hall 3C, 3rd floor

The development of automated functionalities in the road transport sector industry has been sparked by the quick development of new technologies on the one hand, and the ongoing demand for safe, clean, comfortable, efficient, and sustainable transportation on the other. Despite much hype, the future of automated mobility isn’t about the autonomous vehicles themselves, but in what they can offer when fully integrated with the whole mobility ecosystem, including the road infrastructure. What’s the value that AVs bring to the sector, and what are the gains they provide to road authorities in terms of safety, green and efficient mobility? 

What’s the role that road infrastructure plays in supporting and enhancing the capabilities of Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) solutions in large scale deployment? This session's goal is to critically examine the ‘business case’ for road authorities to invest in supporting CCAM and the supporting Physical and Digital Infrastructure (PDI) initiatives. The session will utilise knowledge from the US and Europe to illustrate principles through completed and ongoing projects (e.g. TM4CAD, AUGMENTED CCAM, HI-DRIVE), and to discuss the real needs of infrastructure owners and operators preparing for the decades to come.

  1. Welcome and session introduction
  2. Keynote Speach
  3. Presentations
  4. Panel discussion
  5. Questions and answers
  6. Organization

Welcome and session introduction

• Steve Phillips (Secretary-General, CEDR, Belgium) & Gonzalo Alcaraz (Deputy DG, IRF, Switzerland)

Keynote Speach

  • Hari KALLA - Associate Administrator for Infrastructure, US Federal Highway Administration


  • Tom ALKIM - Strategic Advisor Connected and Automated Mobility, MAP Traffic Management

Panel discussion

with stakeholders with real needs on the subject

• Roger Millar (President, AASHTO / Secretary, Washington State DOT)
• Kristof Rombaut (Advisor Portfolio Management Office, AGENTSCHAP WEGEN & VERKEER)
• Einar Schuch (Director International Affairs, Trafikverket)
• Tomasz Burghardt (Research and Development Project Manager, SWARCO)
• Federico Di Gennaro (Head of Technology, Innovation & Foresight study, Autostrade per l’italia)

Questions and answers

Interactive Q&A with audience including polls


IRF (Geneva, Switzerland) and CEDR