Author Archive: EUCAR

EUCAR-CEDR Agreement signed at Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2022 in Lisbon

The signature of the EUCAR-CEDR agreement on 16 November 2022, during the Transport Research Arena 2022 held in Lisbon, marks the beginning of joined forces to strengthen the collaboration between automotive and road infrastructure. CEDR (The Conference of European Director of Roads) and EUCAR (European Council for Automotive R&D) joined forces to accelerate innovation in road transport through increased outreach. Both organisations, as membership-driven associations in the fields of automotive and road network management respectively, agreed to facilitate joint project endorsement, for specific strategic relevant projects innovating road transport. This agreement also provides...
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Transport Research Arena (TRA 2022) is about to kick-off in Lisbon

We look forward to next week’s TRA conference with EUCAR’s Chairman Dr Peter Lehnert, VP Technology and Innovation Digital Car, BMW Group participating in the plenary on “Green Mobility and Decarbonisation”. Don’t forget to visit and connect with key projects such as Hi-Drive and LONGRUN and join us networking with the community at the ERTRAC, CCAM and 2Zero booth. The Transport Research Arena 2022 (TRA) dedicated to European Research and Technology is only a couple of days away. This year’s theme is: “Moving together – reimagining mobility worldwide” giving experts worldwide the possibility to discuss the newest innovations and the future of...
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Auto industry continues to invest massively in R&D

Last Wednesday, the governing body of EUCAR, the EUCAR Council, consisting of the heads of research and advanced development of the member companies, invited high-level stakeholders to the annual EUCAR Reception. Keynote speakers addressed the audience on the importance of investing in research and development to drive green and digital transformation. “Research, knowledge creation, and advancing technologies are key in this green and digital transformation,” stated Peter Lehnert, VP Technology and Innovation Digital Car, BMW Group,” and concluded that “It is now that partnerships and collaboration between OEMs and other stakeholders are needed to accelerate innovation...
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EUCAR keynote at the EARPA Autumn Meeting and 20-year anniversary

Last week the European Automotive Research and Partners Association (EARPA) celebrated its 20-year anniversary reception. EUCAR has had a long history of close collaboration with EARPA and its members since the beginning. “For better planning and driving future innovations, we need to understand and build on our past success.” Together with EARPA, EUCAR looked at what has been achieved over the years, but also a glimpse into the future and the role of vision, strategy, partnerships, roadmaps, and projects. “With plenty of challenges we are facing, collaboration and Partnerships are key for innovating while strengthening competitiveness,” said Stefan Deix, EUCAR Director. #earpa...
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EUCAR Model Consortium Agreement Horizon Europe

The Consortium Agreement (CA) specifies the rights and obligations of the project partners. For example, it contains provisions about internal organization and decision-making, financial questions and the handling of intellectual property rights. This model has been created by Experts from EUCAR members to be used in EU funded projects addressing the Horizon Europe work programme calls. This template will facilitate the negotiation and signature of the Consortium Agreement in projects involving OEMs. Click HERE to download the 'EUCAR Model Consortium Agreement Horizon Europe' Word...
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EUCAR Fireside Chat at the International Mobility Summit 2022

Last week EUCAR organised its first fireside chat session at the international mobility summit (TIMS 2022) in Copenhagen. The main message was “Innovation is key in the digital and green transformation”: we need to advance technologies with targeted research and innovation actions in co-creation with society. For this, we invest in R&D, partnerships, new ways of thinking, and new technologies for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. EUCAR projects make a difference, with relevant results and benefits for society, setting crucial standards for the future. The speakers were Helene Niklasson (VP Innovation Ecosystems and Partnerships with Volvo Group, Head of CampX) and Armin...
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