Author Archive: EUCAR

Project in Focus: UPSCALE

UPSCALE is a European project aiming to integrate Artificial Intelligence (AI) with traditional physics-based Computer-Aided Engineering to drastically reduce the development time and increase electric vehicles’ (EVs) performance. IDIADA leads this project with the involvement of Stellantis, Volkswagen Group and Volvo Cars Corporation as industrial end-users. High-Performance Computing (HPC) and Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) are key elements in the design and development of vehicles. They are used to simulate, for example, vehicle crash performance, aerodynamic behaviour, or thermal characteristics. These vehicle simulations are very complex and time-consuming. The objective of...
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European Conference H2020RTR – Results from road transport research in H2020 projects

On 29 and 30 March 2022, ERTRAC, EGVIAfor2Zero, CCAM and the European Commission services organised the H2020RTR21 Conference. In this event, road transport research stakeholders presented the results and achievements of research projects funded under Horizon 2020. In the opening, Rosalinde Van Der Vlies, Director Clean Planet, EC DG RTD, Herald Ruijters, Director Investment, Innovative & Sustainable Transport, EC DG MOVE, Stephan Neugebauer, Director Global Research Cooperation, BMW and ERTRAC & EGVIAfor2Zero Chair, Armin Gräter, Leader Digitalisation and Automated Driving, BMW Group and CCAM Association Chair, and Dirk Beckers, Director European Climate, CINEA emphasised...
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ENSEMBLE Final Event

On Thursday, 17 March 2022, the final event of the ENSEMBLE project was live-streamed. The event focussed on the achievements and the results of the project and discussed with experts and stakeholder representatives the needs for adopting this technology in Europe. Stefan Deix (Director of EUCAR), David Storer (CLEPAS’s Director of Research Innovation), Steve Phillips (Secretary General at CEDR), Carlo Giro (Manager EU Goods Transport at IRU), and Marika Hoedemaeker (TNO, ENSEMBLE project coordinator) highlighted the excellent collaboration of all ENSEMBLE partners which played an instrumental role in the development, implementation, and demonstration of the multi-brand platooning...
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Message from EUCAR Chair 2022

Driven by digitalisation and the urgent need to act on climate change, the mobility sector is going through a significant transformation. We accept the challenge to become carbon neutral and to aim for truly sustainable business operations. We believe that all ways of mobility remain part of a liveable European society. For this vision to become real, we need to collaborate with all relevant stakeholders, aligning the innovation power towards this goal. The success of this remarkable endeavour depends on: research, knowledge creation and advancing technologies collaboration across industries and sectorial domains, continued validation of the path towards our objectives, and ...
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Only one week left until the ENSEMBLE Final Event takes place

The ENSEMBLE project is paving the way for the adoption of multi-brand truck platooning in Europe. Truck platooning links two or more trucks in convoy using connectivity, while multi-brand platooning connects vehicles from different manufacturers. This improves energy efficiency, reduces CO2 emissions while increasing traffic efficiency and safety. The final event of the ENSEMBLE project will be live-streamed on Thursday 17 March 2022. The focus of the event will be on the potential impacts of platooning, including socio-economic and business aspects. This will be an occasion to discuss the results and achievements with high-level experts and speakers. You can find the agenda and...
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International Women’s Day 2022 – Thank you to all women in automotive R&I

Today, EUCAR thanks all the great women in automotive R&I for their contribution to transforming mobility. Carla Gohin, SVP Propulsion & Platform Strategic Planning Stellantis, EUCAR Chair 2020, and Helene Niklasson, Head of CampX by Volvo Group, EUCAR Chair 2021, represent all successful women in EUCAR Groups and Projects. We see that diversity is a key factor for success in all EUCAR strategic areas, namely Sustainable Propulsion, Safe and Integrated Mobility, Enabling Technologies and Processes, Urban Mobility, and Commercial Vehicles. Thank you for all your achievements in R&I in our association and the whole sector. With real role models in EUCAR, driving automotive...
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