Author Archive: EUCAR

Project in Focus: LONGRUN

On January 2020 three EUCAR members (DAF Trucks, IVECO, and Volvo Group), launched the LONGRUN project (Development of efficient and environmental friendly long-distance powertrain for heavy-duty trucks and coaches). In the long haul transport sector, the reduction of real driving emissions and fuel consumption is the main societal challenge. The LONGRUN project will contribute to lower the impacts by developing different engines, drivelines and demonstrator vehicles with 10% energy saving (TtW) and related CO2, 30% lower emission exhaust (NOx, CO and others), and 50% Peak Thermal Efficiency. A second achievement will be the multiscale simulation framework to support the design and...
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Project in Focus: HEADSTART

The HEADSTART (Harmonised European Solutions for Testing Automated Road Transport) project aims to define testing and validation procedures of Cooperated, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) functions including key technologies such as communications, cyber-security and positioning. The tests will be in both simulation and real-world fields to validate safety and security performance according to the key users’ needs. The project main objectives are: Identify the existing methodologies, procedures and tools for testing, validation and certification; Harmonise the existing testing and validation approaches; Define and develop test, validation and certification...
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EUCAR Reception and Conference 2019 – Presentations

Brussels, 8 November 2019 – EUCAR conference ‘Navigating a New Era of Mobility’: The European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR) celebrated its 25th anniversary by looking back at hundreds of EUCAR projects that delivered real world benefits to society. Even more important were the timely discussions with experts on the current and future challenges facing Europe’s automotive sector. The future of road transport is being redefined by digitalisation and automation. This will change how we move from A to B, and the way vehicles are used, sold and owned in the future. Connectivity will enable entirely new levels of cooperation between all players in the mobility sector,...
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EUCAR Project Book 2020 launched

The European Council for Automotive Research & Development (EUCAR) has published the 2020 edition of the project book. The full document is available in electronic format to be able to update its contents during the upcoming year. The EUCAR project book contains an overview of all the current research and innovation projects in our priority fields for ‘Safe and integrated mobility’, ‘Sustainable propulsion’, ‘Affordability and competitiveness’ and ‘Commercial vehicles’. All our projects are the result of combining forces in order to devise strategies and find solutions for a better society: improving the safety, efficiency and sustainability of the road transport to...
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Automotive research and innovation delivering new era of mobility

Press Release Automotive research and innovation delivering new era of mobility The future of road transport is being redefined by digitalisation and automation. This will change how we move from A to B, and the way vehicles are used, sold and owned in the future. Connectivity will enable entirely new levels of cooperation between all players in the mobility sector, including vehicle operators, road users and authorities. Brussels, 8 November 2019 – The incredible pace at which the automotive industry is transforming, and the key role that research and innovation (R&I) play in this, was highlighted at the EUCAR conference ‘Navigating a New Era of Mobility’ in...
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Joint Declaration for an Ambitious Horizon Europe Programme

Together with 92 European associations representing industrial needs for innovation, the European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR) has signed a joint statement calling for the development of an ambitious Horizon Europe Programme in order to safeguard Europe’s future industrial leadership. As EUCAR, we believe that Horizon Europe should boost Europe’s growth, employment and competitiveness while addressing our Global Challenges. Europe can take a lead with a strong pan-European collaborative research and innovation programme. Read the full declaration here: Download...
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