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COherent Support for MObility.E Strategy

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - COSMOS (COherent Support for MObility.E Strategy)

Reporting period: 2018-09-01 to 2019-10-31

COSMOS aims at supporting the ECSEL Lighthouse Initiative Mobility.E in its endeavour to accelerate the deployment of clean and automated road mobility solutions and the realisation of the associated socio-economic benefits. For this purpose, the project assists the LIASE in the continuous identification and prioritisation of research topics and the subsequent translation into an action plan to support roadmap implementation. The COSMOS project maps the Mobility.E ecosystem by comparing the strategic research agendas of ECSEL and the European Technology Platforms AENEAS, EPoSS and ARTEMIS-IA involved therein with those of stakeholders further down the value chain, such as ERTRAC, EUCAR, CLEPA, and EATA regarding complementarity and coherence, and it analyses the implementation of these roadmaps into funded projects. This approach shall enable the identification of white spots and gaps and reveal the potentials for bridging these with a dedicated implementation plan. This content-related work is enabled by a set of effective network support measures in terms of stakeholder engagement and collaboration, events and workshops as well as dissemination building an extensive Stakeholder Circle. One of the visible activities supported by COSMOS is the continuation and further development of the ECA 2030 networking events series.
The COSMOS project is divided into a strategy development process and a variety of network support actions.
For the Strategy Development process, the first of three work packages (WP2: Mapping of ECAD Ecosystem) has been completed and the second work package (WP3: Gap Analysis) has been advanced, which allows for the analysis of the mapped ecosystem and the definition of actions to reach the Lighthouse objectives.
Network Support has been advanced by defining, expanding and strengthening the stakeholder circle and by organizing and participating in collaboration and networking events aimed at defining research priorities and accelerating ECAD deployment. Both activities will be continued in the second period of the project, with an expected augmentation of the impact and awareness for the solutions designed to ensure that the socio-economic benefits of ECAD can be reaped as soon as possible in Europe in particular.
The following impacts have already been partially addressed and will be further addressed in the upcoming period of the project.
- Establish goal-driven, federated effort towards a challenging industrial vision to generate European leadership in Electric, Connected and Automated driving, and a strong potential for longer term technological innovation and economic exploitation.
- Show a high degree of involvement and commitment from key stakeholders.
- Increased transnational collaboration between the relevant European initiatives in the field.
- Spreading of excellence on Electric, Connected and Automated driving in Europe.
- Increased awareness of European activities in this field.

The main expected results until the end of the poject are to finialise the strategy development plan by the development of an imolementation plan for connected, automated and electric driving accompanied by the organisation of networking and collaboration events to bring together key actor in the field as well as the promotion of the Mobility.E Lighthouse by dissemination activites.