Is our road infrastructure fit for an increasingly automated traffic?

Date: Monday, 12th November 2018, 10.00 – 12.30h

Venue: Haus der Industrie, Schwarzenbergplatz 4, 1030 Wien


The automation of vehicles is steadily progressing, considering the increasing number of driver assistance systems that relieve drivers from many tasks. On the other hand, most of our road infrastructure was built at a time when automation was not yet a topic.

In order to ensure safe and efficient traffic involving automated and non-automated cars, our road infrastructure will have to adapt. Austrian projects like INFRAMIX or Alp.LAB are investigating potential contributions from the infrastructure. Thereby communications will play an important role: among cars (V2V), between cars and the infrastructure (V2I) and in particular between cars and other road users.

During this forum, the following questions shall be discussed: what are the physical and digital requirements a future infrastructure will have to comply with? How shall the enormous amount of generated data be communicated? In comparison to the US what is the strategy of Europe? Which experience could be gained from tests so far? Is the public authority aligned with car industry and infrastructure operators on this topic?


Registration as of 09.30h

To register and for more information send an email to by 5th November 2018 at the latest

Organised by


Welcome and moderation:

  • Mario ROHRACHER, Secretary General of GSV


  • Martin RUSS, CEO, AustriaTech

Statements, panel discussion:

  • Bernd DATLER, CEO, ASFINAG Maut Service
  • Gerhard GREINER, Prokurist, ALP.Lab GmbH
  • Karin KRASCHL-HIRSCHMANN, Head ITS Engineering and Innovation, Siemens Mobility Ltd.
  • Rik NUYTTENS, President of ERF and Regulatory and Public Affairs Manager at 3M
  • Martin RUSS, AustriaTech
  • Michael SCHUCH, COO, Swarco AG