On 9 November 2023, the EUCAR Council met in Brussels to discuss societal needs for mobility and transport and how to advance our solutions for sustainable, safe, clean, and efficient road transport. As part of the new EUCAR strategy, the perspectives, approach and research recommendations have been updated and endorsed. We will inform all the relevant stakeholders and policymakers on what is urgently needed and how to best plan the R&I programme for the long term.
The EUCAR members are fully committed to addressing the societal challenges for mobility while benefiting all users. The automotive manufacturers are strong competitors; nevertheless, there is a common need for...
In the ZEFES project, the commercial vehicle manufacturers, demonstrate flexible zero emission vehicle platforms with modular powertrains for the long-haul freight EcoSystem. The objective is to provide means for decarbonising the long-distance freight transport sector by demonstrating real-world applications with battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) across Europe. On 24 and 25 October ZEFES organised a stakeholder symposium at IDIADA's testing facilities in Santa Oliva, Spain.
One of the objectives of the ZEFES project is to understand the needs and requirements for implementing zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles in real-world operations. A survey was...
European automotive manufacturers and suppliers addressing future challenges in the automotive industry
On the occasion of the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) Innovation Awards on 18 October 2023 in Brussels, Stefan Deix, Director of EUCAR, congratulated the successful winners of selected technologies from the automotive supply industry.
CLEPA Innovation Awards celebrates and recognises the innovative excellence of the European automotive supply industry. Companies, SMEs and start-ups across the automotive supply ecosystem submitted applications on their latest innovations supporting Europe's twin Green and Digital transition. An international expert jury selected technologies unveiled during the awards ceremony.
The ceremony was followed the next day by CLEPA's...
The FEDERATE project brings together all relevant stakeholders of the automotive industry, the open-source software community, the semiconductor industry, and public authorities to accelerate the development of an SDV Ecosystem. The project aims to enhance the global competitiveness of the European automotive and semiconductor industries in delivering software-defined vehicles. The FEDERATE consortium comprises 29 partners from 7 European countries.
The Software-Defined Vehicle Support and Coordination Project, FEDERATE, kick-off meeting was held in Munich, on 5 October 2023 with EUCAR actively supporting. Stefan Deix, Director of EUCAR, highlighted the relevance of FEDERATE for...
The 39th FISITA World Congress, incorporating the World Congress 2023, the FISITA World Mobility Summit, the FISITA Intelligent Safety Conference Europe and EuroBrake took place from 12 to 15 September 2023 in Barcelona, Spain. Over 130 exhibitors and more than 2,000 delegates participated in a series of technical presentations, panel discussions and keynote addresses.
EUCAR supported the event through the active participation of EUCAR members in various sessions.
On 12 September, Markus Seidel, BMW Group and EUCAR expert group leader circular economy spoke in the panel discussion Climate Change – Focus on Circularity in the Automotive Industry.
On 13 September, Stefan Deix,...
On 22 September 2023, from 10.00 to 12.00 CEST, the Hi-Drive consortium will host a webinar on Automated Driving in adverse weather conditions, and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) denied areas.
The Hi-Drive project advances the European state-of-the-art of automated driving from SAE L3' Conditional Automation' further towards 'High Automation' by demonstrating in large-scale trials the robustness and reliability of connected and automated driving (CAD) functions. The focus is on testing and evaluating a variety of functionalities, from motorway chauffeur to urban chauffeur, analysed in various scenarios covering different driving cultures across Europe.
In the upcoming...