Key Info

Basic Information

Prof. Dr. Lutz Eckstein
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.07.2016 to 30.06.2018
EU contribution:
998.342,50 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 713843.  


Safe and COnnected aUtomation in road Transport


The project ""Safe and COnnected aUtomation in road Transport"" (SCOUT) aims at identifying pathways for an accelerated proliferation of safe and connected high-degree automated driving in Europe, taking into account user needs and expectations, technical and non-technical gaps and risks, viable business models as well as international cooperation and competition. The analysis will start from a thorough consideration of the concerns and expectations from the perspectives of users, suppliers of the technology and experiences from projects and field tests. Alternative strategies for the implementation of automated driving will then be developed, under due consideration of different innovation cycles in the related industries (automotive, telecom, infrastructure, services) and the pending challenges regarding framework conditions (legal, testing & validation, safety & security).

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 SCOUT and CARTRE. 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.


  • VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH, Germany (Coordinator)
  • Renault SAS, France
  • Centro Ricerche Fiat SCPA, Italy
  • Bayrische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft, Germany
  • Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
  • NXP Semiconductors Netherlands B.V., Netherlands
  • Telecom Italia SPA, Italy
  • NEC Europe Ltd., United Kingdom
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., Germany
  • Association Européenne des Fournisseurs Automobiles CLEPA AISBL, Belgium
  • Asociación Española de Fabricantes de Equipos y Componentes para Automoción, Spain