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ERTRAC EU Conference – Results from road transport research in H2020 projects

Innovation in the automotive industry requires now more than ever a systemic approach. The active involvement of infrastructure providers, energy producers and authorities is necessary to achieve sustainable, safe, clean, and efficient road transport solutions. In ERTRAC, the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council, we bring together these stakeholders to develop a shared vision for future road transport research in Europe. EUCAR and our experts actively support research and innovation in the automotive industry by participating in pre-competitive collaborative projects. In this year’s H2020RTR conference on 29 and 30 March, all stakeholders present the results achieved in...
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Project in Focus: ENSEMBLE Final Event

The ENSEMBLE project is paving the way to adopt 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. On 23 September 2021, ENSEMBLE presented its technical achievements in a live public demonstration on the Sitges-Barcelona road. Participants witnessed in real-time the platooning of seven trucks in response to different use cases. The trucks demonstrated the technical implementations of platoon functionalities carried out during the project. This...
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EUCAR Virtual Conference 2021: Smart Mobility Session

The smart mobility session of the EUCAR Virtual Conference is now available. Rémi Bastien, Chairman NEXT MOVE, stressed that infrastructure becomes more and more a key enabler for mobility and how autonomous driving can support carbon neutrality target. Aria Etemad, Senior Project Manager, Volkswagen Group, presented key results of the L3Pilot (Piloting Automated Driving on European Roads), the EU and EUCAR flagship project testing the viability of Automated Driving for safe and efficient road transport. Unfortunately, Jane Lappin, Chairwoman TRB Vehicle-Highway Automation Committee, Co-founder of the Automated Road Transportation Symposium (ARTS) was not able to join the live...
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EUCAR Virtual Conference 2021: Opening Keynote addressed by Lars Stenqvist, Executive Vice President Volvo Group Trucks Technology, CTO AB Volvo

The opening keynote at this year’s virtual conference was addressed by Lars Stenqvist, Executive Vice President Volvo Group Trucks Technology, CTO AB Volvo.  He stressed the efforts of the industry not only to make sure that Europe stays competitive as a manufacturing continent but also to meet the societal challenges when it comes to climate change, biodiversity and traffic safety. You can revisit the opening keynote...
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EUCAR Virtual Conference 2021: Sustainable Mobility Session

The presentations and video of the sustainable mobility session of the EUCAR Virtual Conference 2021 are now available. Sustainable Mobility: Stephan Neugebauer, Chairman, ERTRAC and EGVIA, gave an insight into reaching carbon-neutral road transport in 2050. Edel Sheridan, Senior Business Developer, SINTEF Energy Research, stressed that sustainability is at the heart of the battery industry. The session ended with Thomas Fabian, Director Commercial Vehicles ACEA, giving an overview of the future of trucking and how to decarbonise road transport. The video of the sustainable mobility session is available...
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