CCAM Clusters 2023

The 7 Clusters structure the activities of the CCAM Partnership, organising the necessary R&I actions to advance towards deployment readiness while aligning perspectives from road users/consumers, public policymakers, road operators, and industry


The Clusters are interlinked and provide input to other Clusters.


Cluster 1
Large-scale Demonstration

The objective of Cluster 1 is to continuously implement results of all other Clusters into Large -scale Demonstrations in Pilots, FOTs and Living Labs supporting deployment readiness and a final impact assessment.

Cluster 2
Vehicle technologies

This Cluster aims to deliver the most efficient and effective future solutions which have been proven to be safe and reliable. For Europe’s future mobility and transport system, significant technical research and innovation challenges must be overcome since tomorrow’s highly automated vehicles will rely on advanced solutions to ‘sense-think-act’, enabling safe interaction with other road users and providing protection in the case of emergency, while also ensuring the well-being of the vehicle occupants.

Cluster 3

This Cluster will provide the procedures, methodologies and tools which are needed for validating, verifying and rating CCAM systems, in terms of both technology itself and human factors handling the technology. This will include suitable metrics and references for system behaviour and performance.

Cluster 4
Integrating CCAM in the transport system

The research and innovation projects in this Cluster will advance the physical and digital infrastructure support for CCAM vehicles and improve connectivity and cooperation between actors, which will support the integration of CCAM vehicles in the overall transport system so that fleet and traffic management systems can be enhanced.

Cluster 5
Key enabling technologies

like Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and cybersecurity will support the whole mobility system consisting of vehicle technologies, integrating the vehicles in the transport system, as well as the validation of all aspects of the entire system. Cluster 5 is embedding the “Key enabling technologies” with technical details, contributions, requirements and risks for Cluster 2, 3 and 4.

Cluster 6
Societal aspects and people needs

This Cluster delivers the framework for understanding and taking into account user and citizen needs, and societal aspects of mobility to all other Clusters. Methods and measures for societal impact assessment will be developed and applied when executing the final societal impact assessment from Cluster 1 results.

Cluster 7

This Cluster is coordinating all CCAM stakeholders and activities, facilitates knowledge exchange und enables lessons learned.

How it works together?

All Clusters together form a comprehensive framework for delivering the expected impacts and achieving the Partnerships’ Objectives.


  • The starting point is the understanding of the user needs and societal aspects of mobility (6), advancing technologies (2, 4, 5) and demonstrating the maturity at a large scale (1, 3).
  • Key enabling technologies (5) are needed to enhance solutions. These will be implemented together with future vehicle technologies for sensing, sensor fusion and enhanced safety systems (2). The overall transport system integration complements safe human-machine interaction to understand the requirements and needs for traffic and fleet management and provide physical and digital infrastructure support (4).
  • Before demonstrating at a large scale (1), safe and resilient system functioning needs to be validated (3). All activities are linked through coordination (7) of all relevant stakeholders, ensuring alignment, interoperability and accelerating innovation uptake.