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Only one week left until the ENSEMBLE Final Event takes place

The ENSEMBLE project is paving the way for the adoption of multi-brand truck platooning in Europe. Truck platooning links two or more trucks in convoy using connectivity, while multi-brand platooning connects vehicles from different manufacturers. This improves energy efficiency, reduces CO2 emissions while increasing traffic efficiency and safety. The final event of the ENSEMBLE project will be live-streamed on Thursday 17 March 2022. The focus of the event will be on the potential impacts of platooning, including socio-economic and business aspects. This will be an occasion to discuss the results and achievements with high-level experts and speakers. You can find the agenda and...
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International Women’s Day 2022 – Thank you to all women in automotive R&I

Today, EUCAR thanks all the great women in automotive R&I for their contribution to transforming mobility. Carla Gohin, SVP Propulsion & Platform Strategic Planning Stellantis, EUCAR Chair 2020, and Helene Niklasson, Head of CampX by Volvo Group, EUCAR Chair 2021, represent all successful women in EUCAR Groups and Projects. We see that diversity is a key factor for success in all EUCAR strategic areas, namely Sustainable Propulsion, Safe and Integrated Mobility, Enabling Technologies and Processes, Urban Mobility, and Commercial Vehicles. Thank you for all your achievements in R&I in our association and the whole sector. With real role models in EUCAR, driving automotive...
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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. This 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. The project has designed and implemented three engines and their drivelines, into demonstrator vehicles (i.e.long-distance coaches and long-haul tractor units). The next step is to assess the performance of the innovation under real...
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Project in Focus: INCIT-EV

The automotive industry is committed to achieving the targets for climate neutrality. Consequently, the manufacturers are constantly expanding their portfolios of electric vehicles. However, their market penetration strongly depends on the charging infrastructure availability. The INCIT-EV project (Large demonstration of user Centric urban and long-range charging solutions to boost an engaging deployment of Electric Vehicles in Europe) aims to demonstrate an innovative set of charging infrastructures, technologies, and associated business models, ready to improve the EV users experience.  Over the next three years, the project will build demonstration environments in Amsterdam,...
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ERTRAC EU Conference – Results from road transport research in H2020 projects

Innovation in the automotive industry requires now more than ever a systemic approach. The active involvement of infrastructure providers, energy producers and authorities is necessary to achieve sustainable, safe, clean, and efficient road transport solutions. In ERTRAC, the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council, we bring together these stakeholders to develop a shared vision for future road transport research in Europe. EUCAR and our experts actively support research and innovation in the automotive industry by participating in pre-competitive collaborative projects. In this year’s H2020RTR conference on 29 and 30 March, all stakeholders present the results achieved in...
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Project in Focus: ENSEMBLE Final Event

The ENSEMBLE project is paving the way to adopt multi-brand truck platooning in Europe. Truck platooning links two or more trucks in convoy using connectivity, while multi-brand platooning connects vehicles from different manufacturers. This improves energy efficiency, reduces CO2 emissions while increasing traffic efficiency and safety. On 23 September 2021, ENSEMBLE presented its technical achievements in a live public demonstration on the Sitges-Barcelona road. Participants witnessed in real-time the platooning of seven trucks in response to different use cases. The trucks demonstrated the technical implementations of platoon functionalities carried out during the project. This...
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