June 2019: 1st annual consortium meeting & technical review meeting
The annual consortium meeting took place from 11-13 June in Glasgow. It was an important meeting for the project, as it moved into the phase of actual production of hardware and software components that will feature in the integrated field demonstrations during the final project year. The meeting was used to align the work between work packages so that different technologies can be interfaced and integrated smoothly. Also, as technologies are being developed, the project is starting to roll out its wider dissemination and exploitation plan. Preparations were made to organise several workshops and round tables with stakeholder groups to discuss how the technology may feature into future automated system products (like the automated vehicles) and how this will increase European customers’ confidence in the security, safety and privacy of the vehicle.
The Glasgow meeting also featured the first annual technical review meeting, in which External Reviewers invited by ECSEL and representatives of the national co-funding agencies had the chance to evaluate project progress and ask questions. The consortium came up well-prepared: almost all delays from the start of the first project year had been cleared up, the use cases and threat scenarios had been validated and the partners were ready to implement the proposed solutions. The review confirmed that the project was well on track for its ambitious second year.