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Project in Focus: CEVOLVER

Electrification of road transport plays a significant role to achieve the European Green Deal targets to decarbonise Europe by 2050. In the last years, there have been significant signs of progress in battery electric vehicles (BEVs), nevertheless, society's adoption of these technologies is constrained by user concerns about costs, range, charging times and available charging infrastructure. The CEVOLVER project has addressed some of these challenges by assessing BEV design with affordable batteries sized for urban use, but still usable for comfortable long daytrips. On the more technical side, CEVOLVER maximises BEVs’ efficiency by optimising the thermal management of the vehicle’s...
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European Research and Innovation Days 2022

European Research and Innovation Days is the European Commission’s annual flagship event promoting R&I across all domains. This is the opportunity to meet with policymakers, researchers, industry, and entrepreneurs to discuss and shape the future. More specifically you will be able to participate in sessions regarding the new European Innovation Agenda, the EU Missions and Partnerships, and new solutions strengthening Europe’s resilience and its strategic autonomy. Join this online event on 28 and 29 September 2022. For further information and registration...
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Battery Innovation Days 2022

The Battery Innovation Days event brings together numerous key players and experts from the battery field, including representatives from the European Commission. The aim is to increase knowledge and encourage exchange around the latest developments in the European R&I Battery domain. The agenda of the two-day event includes discussions around the battery passport; digital twins for manufacturing; how to improve BMS architectures in the automotive industry; the deep revision currently underway to develop post li-on battery technologies, and much more. The hybrid event takes place on 13 & 14 September in The EGG congress and meeting center in Brussels and online. You can...
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Project in Focus: 5G CARMEN

The 5GCARMEN project aims at implementing connected, automated road transport on the Bologna-Munich corridor (600 km, across three EU countries). In the project, 5G mobile networks were used to connect vehicles to each other and to the infrastructure, supporting safer, greener, and more intelligent mobility. In this context, 5GCARMEN provides a platform for vehicles to exchange speed, position, intended trajectories and manoeuvres, enabling cooperative, connected, and automated mobility (CCAM). The project held its final event on 22 June 2022, showing the outcomes of an automated driving pilot. In this demonstration, vehicles with assisted driving functions were connected using a 5G...
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Perspective on Urban Mobility

Urban areas play a central role in the future development of Europe, specifically regarding our ambitions towards the green deal targets. For this reason, Horizon Europe dedicates one mission to support cities in accelerating their green and digital transformation. This Cities Mission aims at delivering 100 climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030, serving as innovation hubs for other cities to follow. Cities come in various forms and sizes with different challenges. One solution does not fit all, and therefore we need to address the multiple needs that exist for users and citizens. However, mobility solutions are not designed for single cities. Future urban mobility solutions will be...
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Project in Focus: LONGRUN

The LONGRUN project develops efficient and environmentally friendly long-distance powertrains for heavy-duty trucks and coaches. The project confirms the commitment of the automotive industry to decrease CO2 emissions in road transport. Thirty partners from the automotive industry, research, logistic companies and road authorities, including three EUCAR members (DAF Trucks, IVECO Group, and Volvo Group), collaborate to increase the sustainability of road transport. Recently, LONGRUN results were presented in the “heavy-duty vehicle of the future” session of the European Commission Horizon 2020 research in transport conference. The industrial partners in the project reported...
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