The automotive industry is facing unprecedented key challenges. From the most stringent emissions regulations and shift towards electric vehicles with the aim to reduce emissions and combat climate change, to the need for significant investments in research and development to keep pace with rapidly changing consumer preferences or evolving technologies such as connected cars or automated driving.
However, these are not only challenges. These are also unique opportunities for the European automotive industry to pave the way in developing innovative solutions that will not only benefit of European citizens but will also strengthen our competitiveness.
As an example, digitalisation is...
On 17 February 2023, from 10.00 to 12.00, the Hi-Drive project will be hosting a webinar on the Code of Practice (CoP) for the development of Automated Driving Functions.
The Hi-Drive project advances the European state-of-the-art of automated driving from SAE L3 ‘Conditional Automation’ further up 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 webinar, the Hi-Drive...
On January 26, 2023, the Clean Hydrogen Partnership will be hosting an online Info Day to present the annual work program 2023 (AWP23) and the upcoming call for projects.
Hydrogen is increasingly being recognized as a crucial component in the transition to a low-carbon economy. As a clean and renewable energy source, hydrogen has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the energy sovereignty of Europe. It is used in a variety of applications, including road transport, power generation, and industrial processes.
Clean Hydrogen is a European Partnership between the EU and the hydrogen industry, to accelerate the development and deployment of clean...
The European Partnerships for automotive R&I, the 2Zero Partnership, the Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) Partnership and the European Technology Platform ERTRAC announced next year’s Road Transport Research Conference. This event will bring together representatives from selected EU-funded research and innovation projects in road transport to present their overall achievements and identify the activities they still perform to accelerate the transition in road transport. Participants will be able to participate and interact with technical presentations, live Q&A panel discussions, networking breaks, and more. The European Commission, the Partnerships and the...
The signature of the EUCAR-CEDR agreement on 16 November 2022, during the Transport Research Arena 2022 held in Lisbon, marks the beginning of joined forces to strengthen the collaboration between automotive and road infrastructure.
CEDR (The Conference of European Director of Roads) and EUCAR (European Council for Automotive R&D) joined forces to accelerate innovation in road transport through increased outreach. Both organisations, as membership-driven associations in the fields of automotive and road network management respectively, agreed to facilitate joint project endorsement, for specific strategic relevant projects innovating road transport.
This agreement also provides...