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GEAR 2030: High level group on the competitiveness and sustainable growth of the automotive industry in the European Union

European Union, October 18, 2017

The HLG stresses that Europe needs a shared strategy on automated and connected vehicles as underlined in the Amsterdam Declaration of 14 April 2016. These technologies are already coming to the EU market in line with a global trend and represent challenges and opportunities for the EU competitiveness and for EU policies. EU governance is needed in particular to take the full benefit of large scale testing and research and financing programmes both at the EU and at Member State level. Strategic planning and public private partnerships could help. As these vehicles will take over some tasks of the driver there is a need to develop rules on data recording (black boxes) and associated data access rules.

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