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XXVIIth World Road Congress
Proceedings of the Congress

Foresight Session 09 - Physical and digital infrastructure to facilitate large-scale CCAM adoption for all

Thursday, October 5 09:30 - 11:00
Chair: Steve PHILLIPS (Secretary-General, CEDR, Belgium) & Gonzalo ALCARAZ (Deputy DG, IRF, Switzerland)
Room: South Hall 3C, 3rd floor

The development of automated functionalities in the road transport sector industry has been sparked by the quick development of new technologies on the one hand, and the ongoing demand for safe, clean, comfortable, efficient, and sustainable transportation on the other. Despite much hype, the future of automated mobility isn’t about the autonomous vehicles themselves, but in what they can offer when fully integrated with the whole mobility ecosystem, including the road infrastructure. What’s the value that AVs bring to the sector, and what are the gains they provide to road authorities in terms of safety, green and efficient mobility? 

What’s the role that road infrastructure plays in supporting and enhancing the capabilities of Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) solutions in large scale deployment? This session's goal was to critically examine the ‘business case’ for road authorities to invest in supporting CCAM and the supporting Physical and Digital Infrastructure (PDI) initiatives. The session utilised knowledge from the US and Europe to illustrate principles through completed and ongoing projects (e.g. TM4CAD, AUGMENTED CCAM, HI-DRIVE), and discussed the real needs of infrastructure owners and operators preparing for the decades to come.

  1. Welcome and session introduction
  2. Keynote Speach
  3. Presentations
  4. Panel discussion
  5. Questions and answers
  6. Final Conclusions
  7. Organization

Welcome and session introduction

  • Session Introduction
    Steve PHILLIPS (Belgium) - Secretary-General, CEDR
    Gonzalo ALCARAZ (Switzerland) - Deputy DG, IRF

Keynote Speach

  • Integration of Connectivity, Automation, Physical and Digital Infrastructure for safety, Mobility, environment, and equity
    Hari KALLA - Associate Administrator for Infrastructure, US Federal Highway Administration


  • Traffic Management for Connected and Automated Driving (TM4CAD)
    Tom ALKIM - Strategic Advisor Connected and Automated Mobility, MAP Traffic Management
  • Augmenting and Evaluating the Physical and Digital Infrastructure for CCAM deployment
    Gonzalo ALCARAZ - International Road Federation (IRF)

Panel discussion

with stakeholders with real needs on the subject

• Roger MILLAR (President, AASHTO / Secretary, Washington State DOT)
• Kristof ROMBAUT (Advisor Portfolio Management Office, AGENTSCHAP WEGEN & VERKEER)
• Einar SCHUCH (Director International Affairs, Trafikverket)
• Tomasz BURGHARDT (Research and Development Project Manager, SWARCO)
• Federico DI GENNARO (Head of Technology, Innovation & Foresight study, Autostrade per l’italia)

Questions and answers

Interactive Q&A with audience including polls

Final Conclusions


IRF (Geneva, Switzerland) and CEDR