International Road Federation (IRF )

Committees

Connected and Autonomous Mobility Committee (CAMC)

Rationale

The introduction of technologies related to connectivity, automation, electrification, and digitalization has kicked-off a challenging and exciting transformation of the transport sector, which will be characterised by an equally challenging transition period to a new ecosystem. While most progress and debate around these issues has centred around vehicles, it is becoming increasingly clear that the road infrastructure sector will play a significant role in ensuring that all the relevant parts of this new ecosystem work together and in the same direction, in order to ensure seamless, safe, efficient, and sustainable transport.

To address these topics, the Connected and Autonomous Mobility Committee (CAMC), led by IRF with the support of the European Union Road Federation (ERF) and the European Association of Operators of Toll Road Infrastructures (ASECAP), was launched along with key strategic partners in the road infrastructure sector. The mission of the Committee is to define the role, vision and challenges of the road infrastructure sector in this transition period towards Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM).

Objectives

The objectives of this Committee are summarised as follows:

  • Build a common vision for the role of the road infrastructure sector concerning the upcoming transition period of a mixed-traffic scenario i.e. conventional and autonomous vehicles.
  • Facilitate cooperation between private and public sectors to ensure a high level of safety, efficiency, and sustainability in the road infrastructure sector.
  • Support ongoing processes and initiatives by providing input and guidance.

Areas of work of the Committee

  • Regulatory and policy challenges
  • Technological innovations
  • Future workforce and social needs
  • New business models

Members

The Committee is open to IRF members, road operators, technology providers, research institutions, national and regional authorities, associations, and other organisations upon invitation by IRF

The Manifesto

The Manifesto summarises the initial discussions about the main challenges of the main workstreams guiding the committee work: Regulatory framework, Future work and social needs, and Technological innovations. Click below to access the full document.


For further information on CAMC, please contact the IRF Secretariat at info@irfnet.ch.

Liesbeth CasierSenior Policy Advisor, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)


Liesbeth Casier is a Senior Policy Advisor with IISD’s Economic Law and Policy Program. She works with the Public Procurement and Infrastructure Finance team on research and advisory services that involve innovation in public procurement. She also works on IISD’s Sustainable Asset Valuation. Liesbeth has advised governments in Bhutan, Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, India, Morocco, Paraguay, Senegal, South Africa and the Netherlands.
 
Liesbeth also works extensively with the European Commission, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on policy frameworks and the business case for sustainable infrastructure. She represents IISD at the OECD Working Group on Leading Practitioners on Public Procurement.
  
Liesbeth previously worked with UN Environment and started her career as consultant in auditing and corporate finance with a family-owned consultancy business in Belgium. Liesbeth has an academic background in political science and law.