Automated Road Transport

The Automated Road Transport call is part of the Horizon 2020 Smart, green and integrated transport challenge. The main focus of this call is on demonstration of automated driving systems for passenger cars, trucks and urban transport, and on the underlying digital infrastructure to ensure the necessary level of safety, reliability and efficiency.

Through the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, the European Commission contributes to Europe’s effort towards highly automated and connected driving systems. Since 2015,  the EU budget allocated to topics launched under the Automated Road Transport and Mobility for Growth calls for funding has totalled €142 million. The EU’s contribution is expected to reach €250 million by 2020.


  • H2020 Automated Road Transport aims to promote a wide market introduction of highly automated vehicles that are nearing automation level 4 under the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) classification system for self-driving vehicles.
  • New technology development is essential to achieve the required improvements in connectivity, performance, productivity and efficiency of the overall transport system.  These are to be tested in large-scale pilots/trials, as a necessary step before market uptake.
  • Common procedures for testing, validation and certification will allow the standardisation of solutions. Standards should also apply to data exchange and communication solutions.
  • Digital technologies such as Big Data, the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence provide a great   potential for developing innovative automated driving functions and mobility solutions for the future …..

Partners from 18 eu member state and 6 non-eu countries.