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Automotive innovation is happening at an accelerated pace – EU research programmes are crucial to tackle societal challenges for clean, safe and sustainable transport

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PRESS RELEASE On 8 and 9 November, 200 key stakeholders in the field of automotive research and innovation, met in Brussels for EUCAR’s annual Reception and Conference. The automotive industry is Europe’s biggest private investor in research and innovation; spending more than €44 billion on R&D each year and providing more than 12 million Europeans with a job. Automotive R&D also plays a critical role in addressing major challenges that affect society at large, such as further reducing CO2 emissions and improving road safety even more. To reflect the important role of the sector in Europe’s future, the theme of this year’s conference was ‘Mobility Innovation for...
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Message from the EUCAR Chairman

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At EUCAR’s successful Conference and Reception in November 2015, I took on duties as EUCAR Chairman for 2016. So far, it has been a great privilege for me to represent all 14 EUCAR members active in the field of European automotive research. Coming from a company based in the Netherlands, the fact that the Dutch held the EU Presidency during the first half of this year made things even more interesting. ...
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