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Self-driving vehicles: European automotive R&D leading the global race

Press Release Self-driving vehicles: European automotive R&D leading the global race New study on automotive patents shows that Europe is leading the global race for self-driving vehicle innovation More than 300 key stakeholders discuss automotive research and innovation at EUCAR Conference in Brussel Automated driving experience demonstrates L3Pilot research results Brussels, 9 November 2018 – Research and innovation in the field of automated driving was high on the agenda of the 2018 EUCAR Conference earlier this week. A lively debate on the future of urban mobility, brought policy makers and authorities together with auto manufacturers, researchers...
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Project in Focus: ARCADE

The ARCADE project (Aligning Research & Innovation for Connected and Automated Driving in Europe) is a Support Action to coordinate consensus‐building across stakeholders to define a common approach to development, testing, validation and deployment of Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility (CCAM) in Europe and beyond. To achieve this, ARCADE will improve the understanding of the factors and measures that can foster the adoption of connected, cooperative and automated vehicles. By fostering harmonised approaches to CCAM deployment in Europe, the project aims to strengthen Europe’s competitive edge and market penetration. ARCADE will also allow for better comparability and...
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Project in Focus: CARTRE

The CARTRE project is a Coordination and Support Action to accelerate development and deployment of automated road transport by increasing market and policy certainties. To achieve this, CARTRE will support the development of clearer and more consistent policies for EU Member States in collaboration with industry players, ensuring that automated road transport systems and services are compatible at EU level and are deployed in a coherent way. Other objectives include: the creation of a solid knowledgebase of all European activities, to support current activities and structure research outcomes by enablers and thematic areas; to setup a platform for sharing and re-using data and...
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EUCAR Perspective on Future Sustainable Propulsion

Key Statements for Sustainable Propulsion. EUCAR is committed to supporting the targets of the 2015 Paris climate change conference, COP 21.  →Our highest priority is to mitigate the impacts of climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. EUCAR is committed to developing and providing sustainable powertrain technologies that contribute to an enhanced quality of life of the EU citizens.  →We reduce direct and indirect pollutant emissions from road transport, starting with urban areas. EUCAR strives to develop powertrain technologies that will advance the technological competitiveness of the European automotive industry and maintain its position as a significant employer...
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Project in Focus: FABRIC – Final Event

After four and a half years of research and development, the FABRIC EU-funded project had concluded its activities at the end of June 2018 having achieved important results and innovations in the field of dynamic wireless charging for Electric Vehicles. On June 21-22, 2018, the consortium presented the results of its research work during a dedicated final event and demonstration that was successfully organised in Turin and Susa, Italy. About 140 registered participants from automotive industries, suppliers, solution providers, road operators, research institutes and universities had the opportunity to attend the event and discuss in depth the project advances. During the first day of...
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Project in Focus: ENSEMBLE

The ENSEMBLE consortium will implement and demonstrate multi-brand truck platooning on European roads over the next 3 years. This paves the way for the adoption of multi-brand truck platooning in Europe that will improve fuel economy, CO2 emissions, traffic safety and efficiency throughout the road freight sector. The main aim of the ENSEMBLE project is to ensure safe platooning when using different branded trucks and carry out impact assessment for infrastructure, safety and traffic flow. Traffic and road authorities will be approached to jointly define road approval requirements. Platoon Operation Levels will be defined to guide the design of different platooning functionalities...
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