The preparations for for the auto-gration Early Adopter Programme started in December 2010 and the EAP will run at least until until December 2011, with the most intensive implementation in the second half of 2011.
The goal of this phase of the project is to fine-tune the test software and the participant support infrastructure, as well as to collect the feedback data from the Early Adopters (volunteer automotive organisations) involved in the EAP.
The final stages of the EAP will see the deployment of test software improved by the initial feedback, and larger scale collection of feedback, upstream and downstream. In total around 100 volunteer organisations will be involved.
The estimated timeline for participation of an Early Adopter is as follows: