With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611

Czechs and Slovaks want to test autonomous vehicles

Representatives of the Czech and Slovak state, mobile operators, the automotive industry and the academic sphere should develop a joint project to test autonomous vehicles and other modern technologies on the D2 motorway between cities of Bratislava and Brno. Such conclusion was adopted during the joint meeting of Czech Minister of Transport, Mr. Dan Ťok and the Slovak Deputy Prime Minister for Investments and Informatics, Mr. Peter Pellegrini.

 

"The Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic are important players in the car industry, mutual vehicle production is comparable to the big European countries, so we should work together to develop intelligent transport infrastructure and test autonomous vehicles, and we have agreed to prepare a cross-border project to allow us to test the smart highway in operation", said Czech Transport Minister, Mr. Dan Ťok.

 

The Slovak Deputy Prime Minister expects that mobile operators and car manufacturers will participate in the project. "We would like to make a cross-border project on the D2 motorway between Bratislava and Brno, test the available facilities and, in cooperation with mobile operators, to examine problematic transitions from one network to another", added Mr. Pellegrini.

 

Representatives of the Czech Ministry of Transport will, together with Slovak counterparts, form a joint project within the research team, which will, among other things, address the issue of project financing and the timing of its implementation. The Ministry of Transport will also manage a project for a test circuit for autonomous vehicles, which should emerge in the coming years.

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The LIFE GYM [LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611] project is co-funded by the LIFE programme, the EU financial instrument for the environment.

 

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Start Date: 15 September 2015 – Duration: 35 months