Author Archive: EUCAR

Perspective on Urban Mobility

Urban areas play a central role in the future development of Europe, specifically regarding our ambitions towards the green deal targets. For this reason, Horizon Europe dedicates one mission to support cities in accelerating their green and digital transformation. This Cities Mission aims at delivering 100 climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030, serving as innovation hubs for other cities to follow. Cities come in various forms and sizes with different challenges. One solution does not fit all, and therefore we need to address the multiple needs that exist for users and citizens. However, mobility solutions are not designed for single cities. Future urban mobility solutions will be...
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Project in Focus: LONGRUN

The LONGRUN project develops efficient and environmentally friendly long-distance powertrains for heavy-duty trucks and coaches. The project confirms the commitment of the automotive industry to decrease CO2 emissions in road transport. Thirty partners from the automotive industry, research, logistic companies and road authorities, including three EUCAR members (DAF Trucks, IVECO Group, and Volvo Group), collaborate to increase the sustainability of road transport. Recently, LONGRUN results were presented in the “heavy-duty vehicle of the future” session of the European Commission Horizon 2020 research in transport conference. The industrial partners in the project reported...
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EUCAR at TM4CAD workshop on automated driving

On 10 June 2022, EUCAR participated in a workshop organised by the TM4CAD project (Traffic Management for Connected and Automated Driving Project). The project is funded by the Conference of European Road Directors (CEDR) and explores infrastructure's role in supporting automated driving. In the workshop, the TM4CAD project members presented their approach and basic concepts while collecting feedback from EUCAR experts. EUCAR was represented by Aria Etemad (Volkswagen, EUCAR Expert Group Automated Vehicles leader), Christoph Kessler (Ford of Europe), Nicolas Vignard (Toyota Motor Europe) and Luis de Prada (EUCAR research programme manager). The participants discussed and exchanged...
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The Code of Practice for the Development of Automated Driving Functions is available on EUCAR’s website

The Code of Practice for the Development of Automated Driving Functions (CoP-ADF) is one of the major achievements of the EU-funded automotive research project L3Pilot running from 2017 to 2021.  This document provides comprehensive guidelines supporting the design, development, verification and validation of automated driving technologies. Image: Scope of the L3Pilot’s code of practice for automated driving functions. (Source: L3Pilot project.) The scope of the CoP-ADF (see image above) is focused on SAE Level 3 and 4 functions in passenger cars for motorway and parking. However, extensions to other Operational Design Domains (ODDs) or automation levels are also...
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Project in Focus: Hi-Drive

Hi-Drive focuses its efforts on several key challenges that are currently hindering the progress in vehicle automation. 40 partners from the automotive industry, research institutes and other relevant stakeholders collaborate in Hi-Drive to push automated driving (AD) from SAE Level 3 further up toward higher levels of automation. The technologies will demonstrate the robustness and reliability of connected automated driving (CAD) functions in large-scale trials under diverse and challenging environments. In May 2022, Volkswagen organised the technical kick-off meeting of Hi-Drive in Wolfsburg. More than 137 experts have joined this event to discuss how hybrid connectivity, big data and...
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The 2Zero Partnership calls in 2022 with total funding of 103 M€ closed

The European Climate Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) received 24 project proposals for three topics. With our joint ambition to reach a climate-neutral continent by 2050, we drive the transition towards using renewable energy for mobility. EUCAR members support this transition with R&I actions, advancing and integrating technologies and solutions for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV). In particular, EUCAR members demonstrate the feasibility of new technologies at a system level in the “Towards zero-emission road transport – (2Zero)” Partnership.  On 26 April 2022, the 2Zero partnership calls closed with a total...
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