Key Info

Basic Information

Prof. Dr. Lutz Eckstein
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.10.2016 to 30.09.2018
EU contribution:
2.999.999,75 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 724086.  


Coordination of Automated Road Transport Deployment for Europe


Automated Road Transport (ART) is seen as one of the key technologies and major technological advancements influencing and shaping our future mobility and quality of life. The ART technology encompasses passenger cars, public transport vehicles, and urban and interurban freight transport and also extends to the road, IT and telecommunication infrastructure needed to guarantee safe and efficient operations of the vehicles.

In this framework, CARTRE is accelerating development and deployment of automated road transport by increasing market and policy certainties. CARTRE supports the development of clearer and more consistent policies of EU Member States in collaboration with industry players ensuring that ART systems and services are compatible on a EU level and are deployed in a coherent way across Europe.

Success story

From 3 April 2017 to 4 April 2017, the European Commission organised the 1st European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving with the support of the Horizon 2020 projects CARTRE and SCOUT. During the conference, EU and national authorities as well as industry representatives had the opportunity to discuss transport policy issues such as technological and regulatory challenges concerning connected and automated driving technologies.


  • European Road Transport Telematics Implementation Coordination Organisation -  Intelligent Transport Systems & Services Europe, Belgium (Coordinator)
  • AustriaTech – Gesellschaft des Bundes für technologiepolitische Maßnahmen GmbH, Austria
  • Bayrische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft, Germany
  • Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
  • Ethniko Kentro Erevnas Kai Technologikis Anaptyxis, Greece
  • Association Européenne des Fournisseurs Automobiles CLEPA AISBL, Belgium
  • Continental Automotive GmbH, Germany
  • Centro Ricerche Fiat SCPA, Italy
  • Fundación para la Promoción, Innovación, Investigación Y Desarrollo Tecnologico en la Industria de la Automoción en Galicia, Spain
  • Delphi Deutschland GmbH, Germany
  • Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V., Germany
  • Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, France
  • Hella KGaA Hueck & Co; Germany
  • Belgisch Instituut Voor de Verkeersveiligheid VZW Institut Belge pour la Securite Toutiere ASBL, Belgium
  • Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, Greece
  • IDIADA Automotive Technology, S.A, Spain
  • Institut français des sciences et technologies des transports, de l'aménagement et des réseaux, France
  • University of Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Ceska republika - Ministerstvo dopravy; Czech Republic
  • Hoofdkantoor Dienst Wegverkeer (rdw), Netherlands
  • Renault SAS, France
  • Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu, Netherlands
  • Chalmers tekniska högskola AB, Sweden
  • Fundación Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Spain
  • Transport for London *TFL; United Kingdom
  • Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO, Netherlands
  • TomTom Development Germany GmbH, Germany
  • Technische Universiteit Delft, Netherlands
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
  • Valeo Comfort and Driving Assistance, France
  • Fondation Partenarial MOV'EOTEC, France
  • VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH, Germany
  • Volvo Technology AB, Sweden
  • Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy, Finland