Connected and automated driving will revolutionise individual mobility within the space of just a few years. It will offer new potential for safe, efficient, comfortable and environmentally-friendly transport but equally create new areas of business with new players that will impact existing automotive business models.
To optimise this development for the benefit of society, the necessary conditions must be created now. Public authorities should take a holistic view, pool all available expertise and coordinate their activities carefully. Policy matters that need addressing include fair competition, data protection and privacy, cybersecurity, road safety and liability. The interest of third-party service providers and new competitors in accessing vehicle data and using them for commercial purposes is an issue that requires particular attention.