Author Archive: EUCAR
On 22 September 2023, from 10.00 to 12.00 CEST, the Hi-Drive consortium will host a webinar on Automated Driving in adverse weather conditions, and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) denied areas.
The Hi-Drive project advances the European state-of-the-art of automated driving from SAE L3' Conditional Automation' further towards 'High Automation' by demonstrating in large-scale trials the robustness and reliability of connected and automated driving (CAD) functions. The focus is on testing and evaluating a variety of functionalities, from motorway chauffeur to urban chauffeur, analysed in various scenarios covering different driving cultures across Europe.
In the upcoming...
From 12 to 15 September, FISITA, the international membership organisation for the automotive and mobility engineering profession organises the Technology of Mobility Conference & Exhibition in Barcelona, Spain. The event incorporates the FISITA World Congress 2023, the FISITA World Mobility Summit, the FISITA Intelligent Safety Conference Europe and EuroBrake. The conference brings the international mobility systems engineering community together to engage and discuss technology, methodology and strategy in technical sessions, roundtable discussions and panel discussions.
EUCAR, the research association of the automotive manufacturers in Europe, a strategic partner of FISITA,...
Following a series of summer school events organised within the framework of previous research projects such as AdaptIVe and L3Pilot, the flagship EU Project for automated driving, Hi-Drive organises the first Summer School on ‘Driving towards the deployment of Higher Automation’, taking place on 06 and 07 September 2023, at the summer resort of Porto Heli in Greece.
During this two-day event, prominent speakers in the field will give highly relevant lectures on the latest developments and main challenges in the field of Automated Driving (AD). This first edition will focus on the thematic areas:
Learning-based AD perception and decision-making,
AD system-theoretic safety...
The European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC) celebrated its 20th anniversary, hosting an evening reception on 5 July and the anniversary conference on 6 July. ERTRAC is the European Technology Platform (ETP) for Road Transport. EUCAR was one of the founding associations 20 years ago, with CLEPA, the association of the automotive supply industry; EARPA, the research providers association, and CONCAWE, the European fuels companies. Over the 20 years, EUCAR has actively supported together with the stakeholders to develop roadmaps for relevant R&I topics and give guidance to ERTRAC working groups.
On 5 July, the participants were welcomed to the reception by ERTRAC...
The Connected, Cooperative & Automated Mobility Association (CCAM) is an international not-for-profit organisation. Established in 2021 to support creating a more user-centred and inclusive mobility system and to increase road safety while reducing congestion and the environmental footprint, it now counts more than 200 members. In the seventh General Assembly on 4 July, CCAM's Chair and Association Delegation discussed and presented research priorities for Horizon Europe's 2023-25 work programme, as well as the use cases and targets for the large-scale demonstration projects (2026-2030).
EUCAR is a founding member of CCAM and represents the automotive manufacturers in the General...
The project TranSensus LCA aims to develop a European-wide harmonised, commonly accepted life cycle assessment (LCA) approach for zero-emission road transport. LCA, in general, is a tool to calculate a product’s environmental footprint over the entire life cycle (starting from natural resource acquisition via the production and use stage to disposal and recycling). This is highly relevant for zero-emission vehicles (e.g. battery electric vehicles, fuel cell electric vehicles) to make the most informed choices for achieving sustainability.
One major step in the project is to prepare and strive for alignment. Therefore, TranSensus LCA involves all key stakeholders to harmonise their...