Transport and logistics 2019

Cross border regulatory testbed

France, Germany, Luxembourg


The countries respective departments for transport, industry partners, and the EU


Autonomous vehicles and associated technology

France, Germany and Luxembourg opened in 2019 the cross-border testbed for autonomous vehicles. The environment involves a 206 km circuit between Schengen, Saarbrücken and Metz, allowing for a wide range of digital technologies to be tested for CAVs under real-life, cross-border conditions. It is backed by partners from industry and regulation in the EU and the respective countries.

What was tested

Autonomous Vehicles

Testbed purpose

The goal of the Real-World Testbed from a regulatory perspective is to facilitate a joint exchange of experience based on experiments, results of industry and academia, especially regarding judicial and technical issues encountered during the testing and identify challenges related to traffic management and safety impacts, interactions with infrastructure, and the generation, processing, storage, dissemination and exploitation of data for CAVs.


Public roads

Use cases

  • Testing innovation for verification and proof-of-concept
  • Create an appropriate regulatory environment

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