What is the Declaration of Amsterdam on selfdriving and connected vehicles?

With the Declaration of Amsterdam on connected and automated driving, member states, the European Commission and private sector have agreed on joint goals and joint actions to facilitate the introduction of connected and automated driving on Europe’s roads. This should prevent a patchwork of rules and regulations arising within the EU, which would be an obstacle to both manufacturers and road users.

Harmonised legislation and policies in order will enable cross-border mobility with automated and connected vehicles, like truck platoons. This means EU countries must work on compatibility of safety requirements, liability issues, communication systems and services in order to facilitate future market deployment and improve Europe competitiveness in this field. Exchanging views and working together on these subjects will contribute to an integrated approach to automated and connected driving across the EU.