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Project in Focus: L3Pilot

Europe’s automotive industry has joined forces with suppliers, universities and research institutes to test and evaluate automated vehicle technologies in real traffic conditions. L3Pilot (Piloting Automated Driving on European Roads) is the EU flagship project testing the viability of Automated Driving for a safe and efficient transport. 13 OEMs participate in currently the biggest project for large-scale pilots for SAE Level 3 functions. The (planned) 100 test vehicles are exposed to variable conditions in 10 European countries with 1,000 test drivers all over Europe. The project has achieved its first-year milestone, defining a common methodology for piloting, testing and...
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Project in Focus: AEROFLEX

On October 2017 six EUCAR members (DAF Trucks, IVECO, Scania AB, Volvo Group and FIAT Chrysler Automobile) coordinated by MAN Truck and Bus, launched the AEROFLEX project. This ambitious project will develop and demonstrate new technologies, concepts and architectures for complete vehicles with optimised aerodynamics, powertrains and safety systems as well as flexible and adaptable loading units with advanced connectivity. The best match between novel vehicle concepts and infrastructures is very important. For this, the definition of smart infrastructure access policies for the next generation of trucks, load carriers and road infrastructure is required. AEROFLEX has recently started its...
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EUCAR welcomes Honda R&D Europe as a member

Brussels 7 January 2019 – The European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR), representing the major European automobile manufacturers in their common research activities, welcomes Honda R&D Europe,  as a new member to the organisation. Honda’s membership has taken effect on 1 January 2019. “I would like to warmly welcome our new member, Honda. With joint forces we will seek common pre-competitive research insights that are crucial for our industry to further develop innovative mobility concepts. I strongly believe, that our mix of voices will lead to fruitful discussions, diversity in thinking and a broad portfolio of solutions”, says Dr Axel Heinrich, EUCAR Chairman 2019...
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Message from the 2019 EUCAR Chairman

As the pace of technological and societal change accelerates, new visions of tomorrow’s mobility are emerging. More than ever, pre-competitive research projects are crucial for the automotive industry in developing innovative mobility solutions aligned with societal demands and upcoming challenges. I hold a firm belief that digitalisation and automation in road transport will play a vital role in shaping the transformation of our industry as we head into a new age of mobility. This will change the way we are moving from A to B and eventually also the way vehicles are used, sold and owned in the future. Connectivity will enable an entirely new level of co-operation between all...
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Project in Focus: THOMSON

The THOMSON project addresses the transition towards high efficient, cleaner and affordable electrified powertrains focusing, in particular, on the 48V architectures. These will allow hybrid vehicles to increase fuel economy and reduce environmental impact and to support a quick penetration on the market. This project is coordinated by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, in close cooperation with Ford of Europe, both EUCAR members are committed to developing and providing sustainable powertrain technologies that contribute to an enhanced quality of life of the EU citizens. THOMSON will demonstrate how the right combination of advanced engine downsizing/turbocharging technologies, coupled with a...
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EUCAR Project Book 2019 launched

Release of EUCAR 2019 Project book The European Council for Automotive Research & Development (EUCAR) has published the 2019 edition of the project book. For the first time the document has been designed and published only digital. With this change EUCAR presents up-to-date information and enables swift dissemination of relevant automotive research projects. This format will allow EUCAR to update its contents twice a year, allowing for a swift dissemination of these relevant projects. The EUCAR project book contains an overview of all the current research and innovation projects in our priority fields for ‘Safe and integrated mobility’, ‘Sustainable propulsion’,...
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