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Autonomous and connected driving in Europe - progress and experience, taking the example of the metropolitan regions of Berlin and Barcelona

Autonomous and connected driving is one of the most important trends and, at the same time, one of the greatest challenges for the future of mobility. It involves technical, economic, and legal issues that have a major influence on the steps and the speed at which autonomous driving will become established in real world traffic. With spatially and temporally limited "sandboxes", cities and regions are working together with industry and science to collect important findings with autonomous transport.


The digital event is intended to initiate exchanges of experience between the metropolitan regions of Berlin and Barcelona regarding current projects in autonomous and connected driving. At the same time, the legal aspects of this topic will be examined in greater depth. The ultimate goal is to stimulate cooperation between companies and institutes in both regions - e.g. within the framework of European pilot projects. A follow-up event later in 2021 in Berlin or in Barcelona will help to further develop this process.



9:00 a.m.

  • Welcome and introduction (Thomas Meißner, INFABB e.V. and Berlin Partner)
  • Aims of the event (Christian Liepert, AXIKON and InterConnect Group)

9:15 a.m.

  • Autonomous driving in Spain - legal framework and future expectations (Nils Döhler, Marinel-Io @ Partners; Abogados (M@P) and Interconnect Group)

9:35 a.m

  • A legal view on cyber security in autonomus vehicles (Dr. Justus Gaden, Büsing, Müffelmann and Teye (BMT))

9:55 a.m.

  • Autonomous bus transport of the future - roadshow for the population of Catalonia (Joan Prat i Trapé, AMTU, Municipalities Association for the Urban Transport and Mobility)

10:15 a.m.

  • Shuttles & Co. project - pilot project with automated shuttle bus in the north city area of Berlin (Malte Jacobsen, eMO Berlin Agency for Electromobility)

10:35 a.m.

  • Autonomous vehicles - experience wit validation procedures and research projects (Álvaro Arrúe, Applus+ IDIADA)

10:55 a.m.

  • Autonomous and connected driving - which technological challenges still need to be solved? (Stefan Schmidt / Hans-Christian Winter, IAV GmbH (to be confirmed))

11:15 a.m.

  • Panel discussion - Where can Berlin and Barcelona work together profitably? (Moderator: Thomas Meißner, Participants: Speakers and other experts)

11:45 a.m.

  • Summary and outlook for the follow-up event in Barcelona or in Berlin (Christian Liepert and Thomas Meißner)

12:00 p.m.

  • End of Conference


Organizer: INFABB e.V., Berlin

In cooperation with

InterConnect – Transnational Business Group, Barcelona

Büsing, Müffelmann und Theye (BMT), Berlin

Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH – Cluster Verkehr, Mobilität und Logistik and eMO Berlin Agency for Electromobility


Registration link: https://mobilitaet-bb.de/de/kalender/autonomes-und-vernetztes-fahren-europa-die-regionen-berlin-und-barcelona