Association for Autonomous
and Cooperative Mobility

About CzeCCAM

The Czech Association for Autonomous and Cooperative Mobility (CzeCCAM) was founded at the beginning of 2023 with the goal of promoting an interdisciplinary and holistic approach to cooperative and automated transport.

It brings together key stakeholders in the fields of science and development in the Czech Republic with a long-term view of growing in relevant supporting areas such as law, the environment, and humanities. Its aim is to create a truly holistic design of new connected, cooperative, and automated mobility built on human and societal needs.

The integration of cooperative and automated vehicles into the transportation system has the potential to revolutionize mobility, making it more efficient, safer, and sustainable. However, the successful adoption and deployment of CCAM requires a multidisciplinary approach that involves key stakeholders, such as policy makers, industrial partners, and the academic community. Bringing these entities together for cooperation clearly defines the mission of CzeCCAM and its close connection to the European CCAM Partnership.

Our goal is to support a multidisciplinary cooperative approach that integrates cooperative and autonomous vehicles into traffic management systems, develops ethical and legal frameworks, moderates the necessary changes in research and development funding, and increases education and awareness in the necessary areas of expertise and knowledge. By collaborating with national and international partners, we strive to create a future transportation system that is safe, efficient, fair, and sustainable.

Our Mission

To achieve this goal, our further steps and activities are primarily as follows:


Analyze the necessary changes in Czech legislation

and engage in professional discussions with responsible political organizations to support the required changes.


Integrate and harmonize Czech professional activities with partners from the European CCAM

platform to ensure a harmonized approach to CCAM.


Work on national and international projects

to implement a holistic approach to CCAM in practice.


Educate students and professionals in the field of CCAM

to increase general awareness of the need for a multidisciplinary approach to CCAM.

Key concepts

CCAM will play an important role in the future, especially due to its cooperativeness. However, some key assumptions must be agreed upon to make this role a positive one. For this reason, it is necessary to follow the main concepts:


Preparations for the Work Program 2025. CCAM Multicluster Meeting 22 November. Opportunity to impact CCAM funding.
Chairman of CzeCCAM, prof. Ondřej Přibyl, took part in the General assembly of the CCAM association on July 4, 2023 in Brussels

Cooperation of main key stakeholders

The applied research in the field of autonomous transport and related new mobility systems is highly interdisciplinary. This implies that the problems at hand cannot be solved by small, distributed groups or start‑ups. It requires the close cooperation of researchers, municipality representatives, and industry experts.
At the same time, it is not possible for a relatively small country such as the Czech Republic to have such a large number of cutting-edge teams at its disposal to afford competition in research. Involvement and cooperation of different stakeholders is a key assumption in achieving relevant outcomes within an acceptable time frame.

CzeCCAM is a cooperative environment for all stakeholders in the area. It offers a common space for aligning visions of future mobility systems and services, cooperation on mutual R&D projects and to promote conceptual think-tank like outcomes to relevant governmental institutions.

Cooperative environment, not just vehicles

The focus on holistic research, design, and development of connected, cooperative, and automated human-centric mobility is crucial:

For this purpose we will establish a common, however distributed, R&D laboratory to further investigate the interactions between all cooperative and also non-connected entities in road transport. These “United Labs” will follow the same low energy demanding approach and further support cooperation in CCAM topics.

New policies focusing on mobility of people and goods, but not omitting a general use of public space, need to be carefully developed. Such policies should then be integrated into regional sustainable development strategies. will publish decision support documents and tools on crucial CCAM topics and challenges to support primarily, but not only, relevant policy makers and executive power.

CzeCCAM will define, simulate, and evaluate concepts in the area of MaaS (Mobility-as-a-Service) and DaaS (Delivery-as-a-Service) to demonstrate relevancy of various CCAM technologies in the area of these new transport services. The above proposed “United Labs” will serve as a supporting body for the R&D activities in the field.

Every technology, not only transport-oriented, is researched and developed for humans and society. Therefore, assessment and validation methodologies, including human in the loop, should be developed, testing the socio-technological system as a whole, or at least its significant parts. We will create a methodology for evaluating every innovative technology and transport concept with respect to humans in the whole lifecycle of the research and development. Such methodology will be applied throughout every experiment made within “United Labs”.

If we want to have a positive impact on the transport system, we need to change the way we manage traffic in cities.





CzeCCAM is promoting the need to consider the design of any transport system entity, such as a vehicle, traffic sensor, or actuator, not as a single unit, but as part of a larger, integrated system with various levels of cooperative control. This approach should prioritize the interaction and integration with humans. The design and validation process should involve the development of a large number of interacting units from the outset. However, business models should be investigated only after the human-centric design process is complete to prevent unintended impacts on the system’s design.

Legal framework

We will publish and promote updates to relevant legal documents to allow demonstration projects of automated vehicles, where general public can be in the role of users as soon as possible. Furthermore, it will investigate the quickest ways of how to legally and effectively allow commercial operation at least in specific environments in public.

Testing and validation

CzeCCAM proposes to develop testing methodologies and tools to validate behavior of automated vehicle functions in relation to its interactions with environment, not only CCAM specific testing, but also the active and passive interactions with humans.


We support all levels of education with fresh knowledge and always put it in the relevant context of all identified risks. The emphasis is put not only on the good practices, but also on the negative experiences gained on the way to the final R&D outcome. CzeCCAM will support creation of student teams oriented projects to bring practical applications closer to their theoretical studies.

Investment into R&D Building knowledge centres

Investing in research and development in the Czech Republic tends to be short-sighted, focusing on short-term projects that only deliver small improvements to the state-of-the-art, even if successful. Most of the know-how is lost as researchers move on to other tasks and projects. Stable financing of research clusters with long-term goals and partial short-term projects leading to the same objectives can help build know-how and real competencies in this complex field.

These clusters must connect academic partners with partners from the commercial sector and build close cooperation with state organizations. This paradigm of research support system needs to be adapted to the need for education of highly qualified experts and specialized workers who are much needed by Czech entrepreneurs and institutions to create future knowledge-based long-term values, not only in the transportation sector. Such a change could also help stabilize the economic growth of the country, as the product manufacturing is based on local knowledge and thus cannot be easily withdrawn, unlike in countries based on simple order-based manufacturing and assembly.

Main Partners