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EUCAD 2021: A CCAM partnership for Europe

The highly anticipated “3rd European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving – EUCAD 2021” took place from 20 to 22 April 2021. The event brought together political leaders from the European Commission and the Member States with high-level representatives of industry, knowledge institutes and road authorities to exchange knowledge and experience on the most recent technological developments and policies in the area of CCAM. The conference was opened by Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, and Adina Vălean, Commissioner for Transport. The highlight in the first plenary was the “CCAM Partnership for Europe”, introduced by...
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A European Partnership for Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility

Already today, road vehicles provide advanced assistance functionalities and support the driving task in dangerous situations. In the future, we expect systems with significantly reduced reaction times and vehicle control for extended periods. Combining Connectivity, Cooperative systems and Automation for Mobility (CCAM) will bring us closer to Vision Zero. Through digitalisation, CCAM will bring mobility to a new level, improving traffic management, reducing congestion, and contributing to protecting the environment. For this vision, Europe takes a leading role to guide the transformation, creating more sustainable solutions while strengthening European competitiveness. With this...
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European Partnerships for zero-emission vehicle technologies and solutions

The European Green Deal is our joint ambition to reach a climate-neutral continent by 2050. We need to drive industries' and society's transformation, addressing carbon emissions and all aspects of our daily lives to achieve this challenging goal. It involves a transition towards using renewable energy as much as possible. For example, in road transport, we reinvent mobility solutions for the decades to come, consequently changing the whole ecosystem (i.e. citizens, business, technologies, and end-users) with a systemic approach. Increasing the number of zero- and low-emission vehicles on European roads requires developing and improving batteries together with public and private...
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Project in Focus: CEVOLVER

The charging time, range and affordability are key factors for the broader market uptake of battery-electric vehicles. Therefore, the CEVOLVER project takes a user-centric approach to create solutions for comfortable long-distance trips while assuring affordability with a well-dimensioned battery. The developed demonstrator vehicles will be capable of using the new fast-charging standard. The CEVOLVER project consortium will reduce the energy consumption of future battery-electric vehicles by developing new thermal and energy management systems. In the second step, CEVOLVER will use connectivity to provide the driver with a more accurate range-prediction and assistance to find the most...
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EUCAR Chair Helene Niklasson to speak at EUCAD 2021 Conference

Only one month to the EUCAD 2021 conference, where EUCAR Chairwoman Helene Niklasson, Vice President Innovation Ecosystems and Partnerships, Volvo Group will speak in the plenary session after the opening. She will present the expectations of the automotive industry towards the new CCAM Partnership. Other EUCAR members speaking at this high-level event are Aria Etemad, Coordinator of the L3Pilot project, Volkswagen Group Research; Jean-François Sencerin, Deputy Alliance Global Director, Automated Driving Strategy, Renault; and Armin Gräter, Leader Division Strategy Autonomous Driving, Driving Assistance, BMW Group. They are panellists in the plenary sessions. In the break-out...
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Project in Focus: AEROFLEX

Further reducing CO2 emissions while increasing road transport efficiency is a challenging objective, especially for commercial vehicles. With this ambition, the EUCAR members DAF Trucks, IVECO, Scania AB, Volvo Group and FIAT Chrysler Automobile, coordinated by MAN Truck and Bus, collaborate in the AEROFLEX project, developing new technologies, concepts and architectures for trucks. These vehicle demonstrators have optimised aerodynamics, powertrains and safety systems to decrease CO2 emissions while improving road transport efficiency and safety. Flexible and adaptable loading units with advanced connectivity will further increase the overall efficiency of logistics systems. AEROFLEX is...
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