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Project in Focus: Hi-Drive

Hi-Drive focuses its efforts on several key challenges that are currently hindering the progress in vehicle automation. 40 partners from the automotive industry, research institutes and other relevant stakeholders collaborate in Hi-Drive to push automated driving (AD) from SAE Level 3 further up toward higher levels of automation. The technologies will demonstrate the robustness and reliability of connected automated driving (CAD) functions in large-scale trials under diverse and challenging environments. In May 2022, Volkswagen organised the technical kick-off meeting of Hi-Drive in Wolfsburg. More than 137 experts have joined this event to discuss how hybrid connectivity, big data and...
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The 2Zero Partnership calls in 2022 with total funding of 103 M€ closed

The European Climate Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) received 24 project proposals for three topics. With our joint ambition to reach a climate-neutral continent by 2050, we drive the transition towards using renewable energy for mobility. EUCAR members support this transition with R&I actions, advancing and integrating technologies and solutions for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV). In particular, EUCAR members demonstrate the feasibility of new technologies at a system level in the “Towards zero-emission road transport – (2Zero)” Partnership.  On 26 April 2022, the 2Zero partnership calls closed with a total...
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Batteries European Partnership Association’s members gathered for its 4th General Assembly

With more than 170 members, The Batteries European Partnership Association (BEPA) is quickly growing. The association was officially launched on 14 December 2020 to support the development of a world-class European research and innovation ecosystem on batteries. In the fourth General Assembly on 26 April, BEPA’s Executive board and Association Delegation discussed and presented the research priorities for the 2023-24 work programme in Horizon Europe. EUCAR is a member of BEPA and attends the General Assemblies representing the automotive manufacturers in the association and emphasising the priorities of our members on battery R&I. For more information on BEPA:...
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Transport Research Arena 2022 in Lisbon

The Transport Research Arena (TRA) is the largest European research and technology conference on transport and mobility. This international event covers all transport modes and all aspects of mobility. In 2022, after a long delay due to COVID-19, TRA is back. It will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, from 14-17 November 2022 with the theme “Moving together – reimagining mobility worldwide”. TRA2022 brings together experts worldwide to discuss the newest innovations and the future of mobility. EUCAR and our members support this European Congress and will participate, aiming for a more efficient, safer, carbon-free, inclusive, and sustainable transport in all its modes. We are...
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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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