The project TranSensus LCA aims to develop a European-wide harmonised, commonly accepted life cycle assessment (LCA) approach for zero-emission road transport. LCA, in general, is a tool to calculate a product’s environmental footprint over the entire life cycle (starting from natural resource acquisition via the production and use stage to disposal and recycling). This is highly relevant for zero-emission vehicles (e.g. battery electric vehicles, fuel cell electric vehicles) to make the most informed choices for achieving sustainability.
One major step in the project is to prepare and strive for alignment. Therefore, TranSensus LCA involves all key stakeholders to harmonise their...
The European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC) celebrates its 20th anniversary with a two-day event in Brussels. On 5 July 2023, an evening reception will occur, followed by the ERTRAC annual conference.
The speakers at the conference are now confirmed, and EUCAR members are actively supporting this event.
Robert Lassartesses, Head of the Electric Vehicle Department, Renault Group, and Chair of EUCAR Strategic Area Sustainability, gives the keynote speech in the Energy and Environment session. Michael Weissner, Group Innovation, Mobility Solutions, Volkswagen AG, and a EUCAR Expert Group Energy and Environment member will moderate this session.
On 7 June 2023, Batteries Europe, the European Technology & Innovation Platform on batteries, organised its second Plenary Session titled “European Battery Ecosystem: how innovation improves competitiveness and resilience in Europe”.
During the event, speakers from the European Commission, the European Battery partnership, academia, research organisation and battery industry inform the audience on the EU regulatory framework and strategic policy plan. The afternoon session addressed the challenges faced while establishing a battery industry and the different initiatives existing at a national level to support competitiveness and resilience.
On the following day, EUCAR joined...
The MODI Project (a leap towards SAE L4 automated driving features) aims to push the boundaries of automated driving capabilities for the transport of goods. Co-funded by European Union, MODI explores the improvements that connected, cooperative and automated mobility (CCAM) brings to the logistic sector.
In MODI, leading European heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers (notably DAF Trucks and Volvo Group), ITS solutions providers, test centres, logistic companies, road authorities and cities/regions collaborate along the corridor from Rotterdam to Oslo. The project will identify and address barriers for automated vehicles (no requirement for human interaction in their operations) in...
The 15th ITS Europe Congress was hosted by the city of Lisbon, from 22 to 24 May 2023. The event’s theme was ‘The Game Changer’, and the programme included topics reflecting some of the most challenging issues and opportunities in mobility. Over 2500 attendees participated in more than 100 Programme sessions.
The EUCAR project Hi-Drive was featured as part of the technical programme on Wednesday 24 May 2023, in the session “Extended and defragmented Operational Design Domains for higher automation” with Aria Etemad, Volkswagen AG, as speaker. Hi-Drive advances the European state-of-the-art of automated driving from SAE Level 3 ‘Conditional Automation’ further up towards...
The ZEFES project develops “Zero Emission Flexible vehicle platforms with modular powertrains serving the long-haul freight EcoSystem”. It addresses the decarbonisation of long-distance freight transport by demonstrating real-world applications with battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) across Europe.
On 11 May 2023 ZEFES held, as part of the Transport and Logistics 2023 conference, a seminar on zero-emission heavy-duty road transport: perspectives and innovation testing in real operations. At this event, ZEFES informed the participants about the vehicles, infrastructure, and logistics operations requirements to accelerate the adoption and...