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Tasks of the

Contact Point Automated Mobility

Apart from the activities around the consultation, the handling of the test requests and the issuing of test certificates, the Contact Point for Automated Mobility has still numerous further tasks in communication and in knowledge transfer to the topic of automated mobility.

  • The contact point plays a central, organisational and coordinating role for ongoing national projects (e.g.: pilot projects, test environmens and more). It ensures that the exchange of knowledge between the participating actors is maintained.
  • Coordination of interaction between various institutions, interest groups and local authorities on the opportunities and effects of automated mobility (e.g. citizens’ debate).  
  • Support of international cooperation with focus on harmonization of framework conditions and processes to enable cross-border testing.
  • Assess the need for testing, which goes beyond the current legally permissible use cases, in order to subsequently analyse which additional use cases are required and can be implemented.
  • International exchange on conditions for legal and organisational framework as well as on the research landscape and funding opportunities in other countries (within and outside Europe) in order to get to know successful approaches and solutions and to analyse their applicability for Austria.
  • Participation in international research projects to keep up to date with the rapid development of automated mobility, but also to steer this developments in the right direction from an Austrian perspective.
  • In addition to the activities mentioned above, the Contact Point is also responsible for the monitoring of the activities on automated Mobility in Austria.