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Prof. Dr. Lutz Eckstein
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.10.2018 to 30.09.2021
EU contribution:
3.000.000 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 824251.  


Aligning Research & Innovation for Connected and Automated Driving in Europe


The mission of ARCADE is to coordinate consensus-building across stakeholders for sound and harmonised deployment of Connected, Cooperative and Automated Driving (CAD) in Europe and beyond. ARCADE supports the commitment of the European Commission, the European Member States and the industry to develop a common approach to development, testing, validation and deployment of CAD in Europe and beyond.

ARCADE involves 23 partners, 43 associated partners and over 500 subscribers, jointly forming the CAD network of European experts and stakeholders from the public, industry and research sectors, with international outreach.
ARCADE uses a dual approach to identify and overcome bottlenecks and in parallel maximise consensus and synergy between stakeholders. Using a road metaphor, ARCADE focusses on “removing road blocks, paving the road, prevent traffic jams and providing navigation to a common destination”.


  • European Road Transport Telematics Implementation Coordination Organisation -  Intelligent Transport Systems & Services Europe, Belgium (Coordinator)
  • Aptiv Services Deutschland GmbH,  Germany
  • AustriaTech – Gesellschaft des Bundes für technologiepolitische Maßnahmen GmbH, Austria
  • Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft, Germany
  • Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
  • Association européenne des fournisseurs automobiles, Belgium
  • Centro Ricerche Fiat S.C.p.A., Italy
  • Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V., Germany
  • Fédération internationale de l’automobile, France
  • Institute of communication and computer systems, Greece
  • IDIADA Automotive Technology S.A., Spain
  • IRU Projects ASBL, Belgium
  • University of Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Hoofdkantoor Dienst Wegverkeer (RDW), Netherlands
  • Renault SAS, France
  • Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat, Netherlands
  • Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB, Sweden
  • Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO, Netherlands
  • Union internationale des transports publics, Belgium
  • Fondation Partenarial Mov’eo Tec, France
  • Volvo Technology AB, Sweden
  • Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy, Finland