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Project in Focus: ENSEMBLE

The ENSEMBLE project is paving the way for the adoption of multi-brand truck platooning in Europe. This will further improve fuel economy, reduce CO2 emissions, increase traffic safety and efficiency. The project started in June 2018 and will conclude with a demonstration event in 2021. Truck platooning is the linking of two or more trucks in a convoy, while multi-brand platooning is the link between trucks from different manufacturers. These vehicles closely follow each other at a set, close distance by using connectivity technology and automated driving support systems. ENSEMBLE aims at demonstrating that multi-brand platooning is technically feasible while holds great potential to...
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European Research and Innovation Days 2021

European Research and Innovation Days are the European Commission’s annual flagship Research and Innovation event, bringing together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the public to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond. The event will take place online on 23 and 24 June 2021, allowing everyone to get involved from anywhere. This year marks the start of Horizon Europe and the European Partnerships relevant to the automotive industry. Research and innovation are needed to accelerate the twin transformation for a greener and more digital mobility sector. Strategic cooperation and aligning actions all over Europe is vital for the quick...
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Programme for EUCAD 2021 Conference is now published

EUCAD 2021 (European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving) is a high-level conference that brings together political leaders from the European Commission and Member States with high-level representatives of industry, knowledge institutes and road authorities. Participants will exchange knowledge and experience in the most recent technological developments and policies in the area of CCAM. In this event, EUCAR and its partners together with the European Commission will present and promote the envisaged CCAM partnership for Horizon Europe. The third European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving will be held virtually from 20 to 22 April 2021. The programme for...
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Project in Focus: L3Pilot

Europe’s automotive industry has joined forces with suppliers, research institutes, and road authorities 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 safe and efficient transport. 13 OEMs participate in currently the biggest project for large-scale pilots for SAE Level 3 functions. The 100 test vehicles are exposed to variable conditions in 10 European countries with 1,000 test drivers all over Europe. The technologies being tested cover a wide range of driving situations, including parking, overtaking on motorways, and...
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EUCAR position on proposed accounting changes for Horizon Europe

Brussels, 9 February 2021 – The European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR), representing the major European automobile manufacturers in their common research activities, welcomes the efforts made by the European Commission (EC) to address the administrative burdens in financial cost reporting within Horizon Europe projects. This paper sets out EUCAR’s assessment of the proposed accounting changes for Horizon Europe. As EUCAR, we believe that Horizon Europe should boost Europe’s growth, employment and competitiveness while addressing the twin challenge of the green and digital transition. The use of common financial accounting procedures from industry, and the reduction of...
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Message from EUCAR Chair 2021

It has never been more exciting to work in the automotive industry. We are in the era of transformation, with new ways of working, new players entering the market, and an acceleration of innovation and novel business models to reach a truly sustainable society. In order to succeed with a fast implementation of new, more sustainable transport solutions for people and goods for the benefit of society, it is clear that we need to apply a systems perspective. We also need to work in partnerships involving the whole transport eco-system. It is difficult to estimate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on society and our industry. The recovery into a new normal is of key importance. So...
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