On 7 March 2018, EUCAR participated in the Driving Future Platform event at the European Parliament. In these workshops, organised by MEP Ismail Ertug, relevant stakeholders came together to discuss future vehicles and mobility. The importance and relevance of research funding to advance connected and automated driving was discussed.
Clara de la Torre, Director for Transport in DG RTD of the European Commission, stated that "Connectivity and automation technologies are already in our vehicles and in our transport systems: let us unleash all their potential by investing in research and innovation to grasp their benefits for our citizens, for our economy and to keep the European...
Together with 24 other EU industry and research associations, the European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR) has signed a joint declaration entitled ‘Boosting Europe’s Future Competitiveness as Key Priority for FP9’.
In order to fulfil European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s wish to make Europe’s “industry stronger and more competitive” and help it “stay or become the world leader in innovation”, the EU’s Framework Programme 9 (FP) should prioritise supporting industrial competitiveness from the start. This requires an ambitious strategy, taking full advantage of current research successes, understanding emerging risks and opportunities, considering...
The European Commission’s framework programmes have been important to Europe at large and industry in particular. They enable a stable research and innovation ecosystem, allowing for different actors to meet, analyse the state of affairs, identify research needs and co-finance joint research and innovation (R&I) projects. EUCAR calls for an ambitious framework programme, prioritizing research and innovation missions for the benefit of society while incorporating and improving on existing successful mechanisms.
Please read the EUCAR perspective on the upcoming European Framework...