Author Archive: EUCAR

EUCAR welcomes new Research Programme Manager


On Monday, 20 March 2017 Luis de Prada joined EUCAR taking up the new role as EUCAR Research Programme Manager. With his experience in automotive research, he will co-ordinate and facilitate the  EUCAR expert groups and task forces. Further, he will follow-up on the implementation of our strategy through excellent precompetitive collaborative research projects. We welcome Luis in the EUCAR team and wish him all the best for a good start in his new position. Short CV: Luis de Prada graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from Valladolid’s University, and as Industrial Engineer from Madrid’s University. Since January 2011 Luis de Prada was head of the International Cooperation department...
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EUCAR welcomes Iveco as a member

EUCAR Photo Iveco

Brussels 7 February 2017 – The European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR), representing the major European automobile manufacturers in their common research activities, welcomes Iveco, a brand of CNH Industrial, as a new member to the organisation. Iveco’s membership has taken effect on 1 January 2017. “EUCAR is honoured to welcome Iveco as a new member. We are looking forward to having Iveco on board and develop our research roadmaps and strategies together. We believe having various perspectives, those which our new member will bring, help to strengthen the quality of our work”, says Urban Wass, EUCAR Chairman. “Iveco designs, manufactures and sells light, medium and...
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Message from the EUCAR Chairman 2017


Europe needs to continue striving for a more sustainable and competitive economy in order to secure a prosperous future for all Europeans. It is EUCAR’s ambition to contribute to this endeavour as we seek to address societal challenges by bringing innovative solutions to the market. Our main aim is to strengthen the competitiveness of the European automotive industry. However, EUCAR’s goals do go hand in hand with society’s demand for smarter and safer vehicles, clean and energy-efficient propulsion systems, efficient freight transport and a competitive manufacturing sector. EUCAR’s research and innovation projects thus directly contribute to central EU priorities that are...
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Project book 2017 launched


The European Council for Automotive Research & Development (EUCAR) has published the 2017 edition of the project book. The EUCAR project book contains an overview of all the current research and innovation projects in our priority fields for 'Safe and integrated mobility', 'Sustainable propulsion', 'Affordability and competitiveness' and 'Commercial vehicles'. Projects described in our project book 2017 cover the development and deployment of advanced safety systems, automated driving and connected vehicles; an area for which collaborative research between Europe’s automotive manufacturers is crucial. EUCAR made a significant contribution to this, and will continue to do so in...
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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


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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