About conference

We are living in times of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Nowadays the thin line between people and machines disappears and the Internet of Things becomes an element of our everyday life. In line with this revolution, the Motor Transport Institute carries out projects related to autonomous vehicles. The AV POLAND 2021 conference is the most important event related to autonomous vehicles in Poland this year. It was a great opportunity to meet representatives of the automotive industry, learn about the latest trends and achievements, and discuss the future of road transport. The event was organized in a hybrid formula, it was a combination of a traditional meeting in the conference room with an online meeting. Three LED screens with a total width of 17 meters, a multimedia ceiling, remote connections with experts, studio sound and lighting ensure an unforgettable experience of both physical and virtual participation. Dozens of producers and stage technicians and, above all, invited experts made sure that you feel special while introducing you to the secrets of the world of autonomous vehicles.

  • When?

    7 June 2021



As part of the AV-POLAND 2021 conference, the results of the work of two flagship projects in the field of autonomous vehicles will be presented: AV-PL-ROAD and Trustonomy, co-implemented by the Motor Transport Institute. The aim of the AV-PL-ROAD project is to create guidelines for legal regulations for introducing autonomous vehicles on Polish roads. There are also plans to develop a catalogue of good international practices in the creation of regulations enabling the admission of autonomous vehicles to traffic and road infrastructure adapted to this, as well as to disseminate information to the public related to the introduction of autonomous and connected vehicles.. The second project, called Trustonomy, aims to develop methods and guidelines for enhancing the security of systems as well as increasing users trust and acceptance for automated vehicles by helping them meet the challenges ahead of AV market launch.


The AV-POLAND 2021 conference allowed the exchange of knowledge and experience in a group of international participants and speakers. A large group of speakers with experience in global projects have been invited to provide specialist information on the benefits and risks of introducing autonomous and connected vehicles. The international nature of the event was emphasized by the session of projects realized under Horizon 2020 program and speeches of invited representatives of The Visegrad Group. Two language paths enabled to participation in the event in Polish and English.

Conference objectives

  • Exchange of expertise and experience in technical issues concerning the engineering of automation systems found in today’s cars
  • Overview of formal and legislative aspects introduced in different countries
  • Overview of advances in the development of technological solutions for autonomous vehicles and display of the cutting-edge technologies
  • Raising public awareness and preparing the public for safe and efficient CAD operation
  • Drawing up conclusions and demands to pass on to stakeholders
  • Overview of the extensive ethical issues, formal and educational challenges inherent in autonomous vehicle deployment
  • Presentation of road tests of state-of-the-art vehicles featuring automation systems
  • Presentation of results of projects involving autonomous vehicles: AV-PL-ROAD and Trustonomy, co-implemented by the MTI

The AV-POLAND 2021 is over

We want to invite you on the next edition next year


  • 9:00-9:30 Conference opening

    Prof. Marcin Ślęzak, PhD, DSc, Director of the Motor Transport Institute – Welcoming guests and official opening of the conference


    Andrzej Adamczyk, Minister of Infrastructure – Introductory speech

  • 9:30-11:00 AV-PL-ROAD project - session part 1

    9:30 – 9:55 – Adrian Mazur, MSc,  Director of the Department of Transport Strategy of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Introductory lecture – Strategic approach to transport automation 

    9:55 – 10:20 – Prof. Marcin Ślęzak, PhD, DSc, Director of the Motor Transport Institute and Małgorzata Pędzierska, MSc., Eng., Head of Autonomous Vehicles Laboratory, Motor Transport Institute. Official opening of the Connected and Autonomous Vehicle’s Competence Center – possibilities and scope of activities

    10:20 – 10:45 – Małgorzata Pędzierska, MSc, Eng, Head of Autonomous Vehicles Laboratory, Motor Transport Institute, Discussion of the results of tests of emergency braking systems and adaptive cruise control carried out on the test track 

    10:45 – 11:00 – Debate

  • 11:00 - 11:15 Coffee break
  • 11:15 - 12:15 AV-PL-ROAD project - session part 2

    11:15 – 11:40 – Sławomir Lewandowski, MSc, Faculty of Innovative and Sustainable Mobility, Department of Transport Strategy, Ministry of Infrastructure, The rules for implementing automation in Poland and in the world – analysis of legislation 

    11:40 – 12:05 – Prof. Iwona Grabarek, PhD, DSc, Sylwia Bęczkowska, PhD, Eng and Andrzej Czerepicki, Assoc. Prof. PhD, Eng, Warsaw University of Technology, Comprehensive diagnosis of road transport automation. CAD Green Book

    12:05 – 12:15   Debate

  • 12:15 - 13:15 Expert session of the Visegrad Group countries

    Invited representatives of the administration of the Visegrad Group countries:

    Poland: Adrian Mazur, Director of the Department of Transport Strategy, Ministry of Infrastructure

    Slovakia: Peter Varga, Director General of the Section of Road Transport and Land Communication, Ministry of Transport and Contruction

    Czechia: Tereza Čížková, Deputy Director for Autonomous Mobility and Research, Development and Innovation, ITS and Space Activities, Ministry of Transport

    Hungary: Dr. Zsolt Szalay, Head of Automotive Technology Department at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics

    Moderator: Ewa Zofka, Deputy Director, Transport Analysis and Programming Department, Centre for EU Transport Projects

    The topics include:

    Presentation of the strategic approach of the V4 countries to the issue of transport automation.

    Discussion of the organizational and legal framework relevant to the efficient implementation of automated and autonomous vehicles.

    Challenges related to the development and implementation of automation in the coming years.

    Potential areas of cooperation between the Visegrad Group countries in the field of transport automation.

  • 13:15 - 13:45 Coffee break
  • 13:45 - 14:45 Discussion panel

    Technological changes in transport and challenges connected to them:

    13:45 – 14:00 – Michał Niezgoda, PhD, Chariman of Robotec.AI, Current technological trends in monitoring the driver and passengers

    14:00 – 14:40 – Invited guests:

    Prof. Marcin Ślęzak, PhD, DSc, Director of the Motor Transport Institute,
    Prof. Iwona Grabarek, PhD, DSc, Head of the Department of Information and Mechatronic Systems in Transport, Faculty of Transport, Warsaw University of Technology
    Adam Tarnowski, Assoc. Prof. PhD, Eng, Institute of Psychology at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń

    Moderator: Prof. Andrzej Świderski, PhD, DSc, Deputy Director for Science, Motor Transport Institute

  • 14:45 - 15:00 Coffee break
  • 15:00 - 16:30 Knowledge as a key to conscious trust

    Virtual Session of projects financed under the Horizon 2020 program devoted to the subject of training and education of drivers as well as trust and acceptance for new autonomous technologies:

    15:00 – 15:15 – Prof. Samantha Jamson, University of LEEDS, What affects a driver’s trust in automation? A methodology using objective and subjective measures. Authors: Samantha Jamson and Foroogh Hajiseyedjavadi

    15:15 – 15:30 – Mikołaj Kruszewski, PhD, Eng., Motor Transport Institute, New driver Training challenges and needs for semi-automated vehicles.

    15:30 – 15:45 – Jose Solaz, PhD, Instituto de Biomecánica, SUaaVE: Colouring automated driving with human emotions 

    15:45 – 16:00 – Manuel Picardi, PhD, European Driving Schools Association, Simulators in drivers’ training  

    16:00-16:15 Ingrid Skogsmo, PhD, VTI, BRAVE: BRidging gaps for the adoption of Automated Vehicles

    16:15 – 16:30 – Discussion


Autonomous Future of Road Transportation

Termin: 7 June 2021

Adres: Hotel Sofitel Warsaw Victoria, Królewska 11 St. Warsaw