Zenzic (formerly Meridian) has updated its UK Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) Roadmap to 2030, having received input from 117 'CAM Creators' from across the UK.
Zenzic was set up by government and industry to focus on key areas of UK capability in the global connected and self-driving sector.
The roadmap was first published last year and plotted approximately 500 ‘Milestones’ that need to happen in order to get self-driving vehicles on UK roads in large numbers in the next decade.
This updated version highlights the significant progress that has been made and the short-term challenges that need to be overcome to help reach that 2030 goal, including:
- First self-driving vehicle testing safety standards milestone to be completed by end of 2020
- Blueprints for Connected and Automated Mobility-ready roads and rural environments need to be agreed with mayors, regional leaders and infrastructure providers imminently
- Increased support for local governments to support connected vehicles, already on some of our streets.
Within its contribution, the BVRLA focused on Mobility as a Service (MaaS) pilots and how members are working with local authorities to provide guidance on how MaaS can be adopted. Involvement in MaaS trials which tackle issues such as inequality, accessibility and mobility barriers will encourage people out of cars and into sustainable forms of transport. This supports the integration of CAM into a broader mobility offering and as a key element of a compelling MaaS solution.
BVRLA members are already working closely with local authorities to encourage the adoption of cross-modal resilient transport and to provide guidance for local authorities which ensures transport services are joined up with mobility no longer being constrained by transport type.
For further information on the CAM roadmap or on the BVRLA’s Future Mobility workstream and working group, contact email@example.com.