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EUCAR presentation to high-level conference of Society of Automotive Engineers in Chicago

20th September 2013 - EUCAR presentation to high-level conference of Society of Automotive Engineers in Chicago Last Friday, EUCAR, represented by its Director S. Godwin, made a presentation on collaborative automotive research and innovation in Europe at the North American International Powertrain Conference in Chocago, USA.  The presentation was on the invitation of the Society of Automotive Engineers, in front of an audience of senior American automotive powertrain executives.  Also present on the panel were executives from Boeing, Nissan, Ford and the US Department of Energy, each speaking about a different aspect of collaboration within and outside the automotive...
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EUCAR publishes research & innovation priorities in “Sustainable Propulsion”

17th September 2013 - EUCAR publishes research & innovation priorities in "Sustainable Propulsion" EUCAR is publishing the second summary of its series of roadmaps for research and innovation (R&I) in Horizon 2020, for the Strategic Pillar "Sustainable Propulsion".  The summary sets out the EUCAR strategic vision for sustainable propulsion technologies, derived from the long-term objectives for industry and society, within the context of global trends.  The summary contains industrialisation milestones which set guiding objectives for the future R&I activities. The priority R&I topics in this domain are categorised in two main areas, for which EUCAR's Expert Groups...
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EUCAR highlights collaborative research and innovation priorities in “Safe & Integrated Mobility” for Horizon 2020

10th September 2013 - EUCAR highlights collaborative research and innovation priorities in "Safe & Integrated Mobility" for Horizon 2020 Today EUCAR is publishing an overview of research and innovation (R&I) priorities in the domain of "Safe & Integrated Mobility".  This domain is one of the three "Strategic Pillars" of collaborative automotive R&I that EUCAR's members consider to form the foundation for their participation in Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research & Innovation. The summary highlights the strategic motivation for performing automotive R&I in this domain and sets out a EUCAR strategic vision, which provides direction and...
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JEC Consortium issues results of version 4 of its Well-to-Wheel Study

August 2013 - JEC Consortium issues results of version 4 of its Well-to-Wheel Study The members of the JEC consortium (JRC, EUCAR and CONCAWE) are progressing in updating their joint evaluation of the Well-to-Wheels energy use and greenhouse gas emissions for a wide range of potential future fuels and powertrain options in the European context. The current update is the fourth evaluation of the fuel/powertrain system, the first study was published in 2003. The Well-to-Tank (WTT) and the Tank-to-Wheels (TTW) reports of this version 4 are now available on the JEC consortium website (http://iet.jrc.ec.europa.eu/about-jec/) and the Well-to-Wheels integration report will be published...
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European transport research actors call for the Horizon 2020 budget for Smart, Green and Integrated Transport

17th December 2012 - European transport research actors call for the Horizon 2020 budget for "Smart, Green and Integrated Transport" to be maintained at the €7.69bn level proposed by the European Commission. Brussels, 17 December 2012 - European associations representing industry, research providers, academia, infrastructure, operators and users in the road, rail, air and waterborne transport sectors today combine their voices to call for an appropriate budget share for transport research in the future Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Transport is the backbone of the European economy, being fundamental to the four freedoms of the European Union, and...
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EUCAR Reception and Conference

7th  November 2012 - The European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR) held its Annual Reception and Conference today in Autoworld, Brussels, highlighting how collaborative research and innovation through the EU’s future Horizon 2020 Framework Programme can support the achievement of societal objectives and a strong European automotive industrial sector.  Speaking at the opening reception yesterday evening, Connie Hedegaard, EU Commissioner for Climate Action emphasised that EU research and innovation should contribute to the twin goals of climate protection and competitiveness of the automotive industry. photos : vivian hertz Commissioner Hedegaard explained how...
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