Based on the project results, representatives from 21 organisations and six countries discussed the future competence requirements for professional drivers in 2035 and beyond.
Truck driving in the age of automation
Professional drivers are one of the occupational groups particularly hit by digitisation. The tasks and competence requirements placed on drivers and the way they will learn in the future are changing. Professional driving is in a continuous transition process that is strongly determined by technical innovations such as autonomous driving. But what does this transition look like? Where does it lead to? And how can it be facilitated?
These were the questions addressed at the FutureDRV final conference ” Getting ready for the future of transport and logistics “. The three-year research project, coordinated by the German DEKRA Academy included project partners from Austria (3s, Tanja Bacher and Sabine Schwenk), France (AFT), the UK (Transformotion), Sweden (stageit), and Hungary (DEKRA HU).
The research results and conference contributions provided a prognosis on the future of professional driving and on the question which competence areas will disappear in the future and which new competence requirements might arise. Innovative training and learning approaches that will influence this transition to the digital future were discussed as well.
Further information on the FutureDRV Website: https://www.project-futuredrv.eu/