Author Archive: EUCAR

Battery requirements for future automotive applications

EUCAR is committed to supporting the targets of the 2015 Paris climate change conference, COP 21. The highest priority is to mitigate the impacts of climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. To achieve these goals EUCAR is committed to developing and providing sustainable powertrain technologies that contribute to an enhanced quality of life of the EU citizens. The EUCAR experts from the members companies identified and formulated research needs for future batteries, improving the performance and efficiency of xEVs while ensuring the industrial and economic feasibility. Battery Requirements 2030 (Version 2019) The purpose of this document is to provide an automotive...
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EUCAR calls for a co-programmed partnership for Connected and Automated Mobility in Horizon Europe

Brussels, 14 February 2020 – 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 Cooperative and Automated Mobility (CCAM[1]) and self-driving vehicles, EUCAR calls for a co-programmed partnership across industry sectors and value chains. Digitalisation and automation are both innovation drivers for the automotive industry and decisive factors for the future mobility of citizens in Europe. EUCAR is committed to delivering safer,...
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Project in Focus: DOMUS

DOMUS aims at radically changing the way vehicle passenger compartments and their respective comfort control systems are designed, specifically for Electric Vehicle (EV) development. This new design methodology will optimise energy use and efficiency while keeping user comfort and safety needs central. Efficient EVs are essential to further reducing the impact on the environment; inefficiencies must be minimised due to their detrimental effect on the range. The project started with activities to better understand “comfort” for users. Numerical models characterising thermal and acoustic properties of the passenger compartment were developed. This approach allows to create a...
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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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