Author Archive: EUCAR

A European Partnership for Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility

Already today, road vehicles provide advanced assistance functionalities and support the driving task in dangerous situations. In the future, we expect systems with significantly reduced reaction times and vehicle control for extended periods. Combining Connectivity, Cooperative systems and Automation for Mobility (CCAM) will bring us closer to Vision Zero. Through digitalisation, CCAM will bring mobility to a new level, improving traffic management, reducing congestion, and contributing to protecting the environment. For this vision, Europe takes a leading role to guide the transformation, creating more sustainable solutions while strengthening European competitiveness. With this...
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European Partnerships for zero-emission vehicle technologies and solutions

The European Green Deal is our joint ambition to reach a climate-neutral continent by 2050. We need to drive industries' and society's transformation, addressing carbon emissions and all aspects of our daily lives to achieve this challenging goal. It involves a transition towards using renewable energy as much as possible. For example, in road transport, we reinvent mobility solutions for the decades to come, consequently changing the whole ecosystem (i.e. citizens, business, technologies, and end-users) with a systemic approach. Increasing the number of zero- and low-emission vehicles on European roads requires developing and improving batteries together with public and private...
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Project in Focus: CEVOLVER

The charging time, range and affordability are key factors for the broader market uptake of battery-electric vehicles. Therefore, the CEVOLVER project takes a user-centric approach to create solutions for comfortable long-distance trips while assuring affordability with a well-dimensioned battery. The developed demonstrator vehicles will be capable of using the new fast-charging standard. The CEVOLVER project consortium will reduce the energy consumption of future battery-electric vehicles by developing new thermal and energy management systems. In the second step, CEVOLVER will use connectivity to provide the driver with a more accurate range-prediction and assistance to find the most...
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EUCAR Chair Helene Niklasson to speak at EUCAD 2021 Conference

Only one month to the EUCAD 2021 conference, where EUCAR Chairwoman Helene Niklasson, Vice President Innovation Ecosystems and Partnerships, Volvo Group will speak in the plenary session after the opening. She will present the expectations of the automotive industry towards the new CCAM Partnership. Other EUCAR members speaking at this high-level event are Aria Etemad, Coordinator of the L3Pilot project, Volkswagen Group Research; Jean-François Sencerin, Deputy Alliance Global Director, Automated Driving Strategy, Renault; and Armin Gräter, Leader Division Strategy Autonomous Driving, Driving Assistance, BMW Group. They are panellists in the plenary sessions. In the break-out...
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Project in Focus: AEROFLEX

Further reducing CO2 emissions while increasing road transport efficiency is a challenging objective, especially for commercial vehicles. With this ambition, the EUCAR members DAF Trucks, IVECO, Scania AB, Volvo Group and FIAT Chrysler Automobile, coordinated by MAN Truck and Bus, collaborate in the AEROFLEX project, developing new technologies, concepts and architectures for trucks. These vehicle demonstrators have optimised aerodynamics, powertrains and safety systems to decrease CO2 emissions while improving road transport efficiency and safety. Flexible and adaptable loading units with advanced connectivity will further increase the overall efficiency of logistics systems. AEROFLEX is...
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Project in Focus: UPSCALE

UPSCALE is a European project aiming to integrate Artificial Intelligence (AI) with traditional physics-based Computer-Aided Engineering to drastically reduce the development time and increase electric vehicles’ (EVs) performance. This project is lead by IDIADA with the involvement of CRF-Stellantis, Volkswagen Group and Volvo Cars Corporation as industrial end-users. High-Performance Computing (HPC) and Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) are key elements in the design and development of vehicles. They are used to simulate, for example, vehicle crash performance, aerodynamic behaviour or thermal characteristics. These vehicle simulations are very complex and time-consuming. The objective...
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