Author Archive: EUCAR

EUCAR calls for a co-programming partnership for Connected and Automated Mobility in Horizon Europe

Brussels, 24 June 2019 – The European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR), representing the major European automobile manufacturers in their common research activities, welcomes the progress made towards an agreement on the next EU framework programme for research called Horizon Europe. To address the key challenges of Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM[1]) and self-driving vehicles, EUCAR calls for a co-programming partnership across industry sectors and value chains. EUCAR advocates a co-programming partnership for CAM to leverage public funding with private investments across the value chain. A co-programming partnership would enable quick and timely research actions;...
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Project in Focus: ENABLE-S3

More than 60 companies and research centres collaborate in the ENABLE-S3 project. It aims at significantly raising the level of reliability for automated systems while addressing the effort and costs needed for testing. ENABLE-S3 will provide a comprehensive modular verification and validation framework. The final event of the project was held on 16-17 May 2019 at the Helmut List Halle in Graz, Austria. At this two days’ event, the ENABLE-S3 project partners presented the key results of 3 years of intense research activities in the area of automated systems. Visitors had the exclusive opportunity to gain first-hand insights into demonstrators and meet the people driving this project...
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EUCAR Perspective on Urban Mobiliy

The automotive industry is one of the most important growth engines for economic welfare in Europe. The full strength of industry should be used to address the mobility issues we see in European cities. Novel and advanced versions of the passenger car and the commercial vehicle – as the backbone of the European economy – will contribute to seamlessly integrated public transport solutions as well as improvements of the transport system at large. This will contribute tremendously to societal, environmental, and economic welfare, job creation and growth of Europe. Superior solutions can be exported globally and thus help Europe to position itself as a world leader in innovation,...
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Project in Focus: GasOn

The GasOn project addresses an alternative way towards clean and sustainable mobility by fully exploiting the benefits of  Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). CNG offers less CO2 emissions, which can be close to zero for biomethane (renewable energy). Beside that CNG also offers a significantly higher knock resistance and near zero particulates. These benefits have been exploited in GasOn by developing 4 different, monovalent (running on CNG only) engine concepts for passenger and light duty vehicle applications The engine concepts developed in GasOn reached efficiencies clearly above current series products leading to CO2 savings of up to 20%. One of the measures to achieve that is a high...
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5 fully equipped vehicles at 2019 EUCAD Conference

On 2-3 April 2019, the second European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving (EUCAD 2019) took place. The message of the conference was: Europe takes the lead. Policy makers, high-level representatives of industry, road authorities, researchers and innovators discussed challenges and opportunities related to connected and automated mobility. This important event was supported by EUCAR by sharing and showcasing the latest news from connected and automated driving research projects. Ms Carla Gohin, Senior Vice President Research and Innovation PSA Groupe and EUCAR Troika Member, highlighted in the opening panel the need to find a good way for collaboration between OEMs,...
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EUCAR Perspective on Connected and Automated Vehicles

EUCAR is committed to achieve safer, cleaner, smarter and more efficient transport solutions. Researching Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV) technologies will play a vital role in it: CAV technologies will support the Vision Zero targets set for 2050 by decreasing the number of road fatalities and accidents. CAV contributes to reducing transport emissions and congestion, while ensuring inclusive mobility for persons and goods. CAV will provide individual mobility to all users; in particular elderly and people with disabilities. CAV will have a remarkable economic impact ensuring long-term European growth and jobs. CAV will enable new mobility concepts shifting...
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