On tuesday, 17th April Thomas Zach was at the session for Automated Vehicle Testing on European Public Roads at the Transport Research Arena 2018 The aim of the session was to provide an overview of ongoing automated driving pilots across Europe as well as an understanding of common issues and concerns associated with such tests and how they contribute to the deployment of viable solutions. The panel participants are representatives from various European member states who are currently running public road pilots with automated vehicles. The session was focused in particular on how to leverage insights gained by others and discussed areas where experience, knowledge and result exchange would be helpful for large scale tests.