Welcome to the European Council for Automotive R&D

This website presents the European automotive industry perspectives on the need for research in light of future challenges based on a vision of products and services for the transport of people and goods on the road network which provide improved safety, energy-efficiency, environmental compatibility and affordability. This website also presents the European Council for... [LEARN MORE ABOUT EUCAR]


Commissioner Oettinger underlines importance of automotive research for future of mobility at ERTRAC-EUCAR Innovation Demonstration Day

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PRESS RELEASE On Tuesday 14 June 2016, more than 30 high-level guests from the European Commission and European Parliament, as well as representatives of EU member states, witnessed the results of advanced automotive research and could experience the latest innovative technologies at the Innovation Demonstration Day. This event, dedicated to research and innovation in the automotive industry, was jointly organised by the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC) and the European Council for Automotive Research and Development (EUCAR). More than 16 vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and research providers came together at the Toyota facilities and test track outside...
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Message from the new EUCAR Director

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Since Monday 16 November 2015 I am the new Director of EUCAR, which is a great honour to me. This prestigious assignment comes along with great responsibility, which I gladly accept. The European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR) has been the voice of automobile manufacturers in the field of R&D for more than 20 years now. During this period, EUCAR has successfully contributed to establishing a multitude of research projects, all of them promoting clean, safe and efficient mobility. Precompetitive collaborative research on the European level has, and always will be, an important cornerstone for automotive innovation - with EUCAR’s members actively driving progress at the...
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European automotive industry and Commissioner Oettinger jointly call for more research and innovation in the field connected road transport

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Brussels, 5 November 2015 – Under the theme of ‘connected to the future’ the European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR) brought almost 300 stakeholders together during its annual conference, with the aim of ensuring that automotive research and innovation (R&I) continues to strengthen Europe’s competitiveness. One year after the implementation of Horizon 2020, it proves more vital than ever to address the industry’s strategic priorities and societal challenges through common R&I initiatives. Opening today’s conference, EUCAR Chairwoman Anke Kleinschmit, Vice President Group Research and Chief Environment Officer of Daimler AG, stressed that the world of...
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