Concorda: introducing self-driving cars and a hybrid communication infrastructure

Concorda: introducing self-driving cars and a hybrid communication infrastructure

Connected Corridor for Driving Automation (Concorda) is a project aimed at the introduction of self-driving cars, (hybrid) communication infrastructure on motorways and in cities, and high-density truck platooning.

Establishing a common understanding on autonomous vehicles

In Concorda, established car manufacturers, major telecom providers and the most important suppliers work together with road authorities, governments and knowledge institutions to gain a common understanding of all the practical organisational and technical challenges associated with the complexity of connected, co-operative and autonomous vehicles. For automated driving and truck platooning, a high-quality, cross-bordered digital road infrastructure is required.

Countries participating in pilot projects

Five countries are taking part in Concordia (the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Spain and France) and pilot projects will be carried out at various locations in the Netherlands. In the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, self-driving cars are tested. In North-Brabant, however, the emphasis lies more on the advancement of cellular communication technology and super-GPS (very precise localisation).

Project period

2017 - 2020

European programme

CEF and INEA

Project website

Partners

Established car manufacturers, major telecom providers and the most important suppliers work together with road authorities, governments and knowledge institutions. The project consortium consists of 26 international partners from the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Spain and France. In Amsterdam, also, there is close collaboration with Fiat Chrysler (FCA/CRF) and NXP.