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EUCAR calls for ambitious European Framework Programme (FP9)

The European Commission’s framework programmes have been important to Europe at large and industry in particular. They enable a stable research and innovation ecosystem, allowing for different actors to meet, analyse the state of affairs, identify research needs and co-finance joint research and innovation (R&I) projects. EUCAR calls for an ambitious framework programme, prioritizing research and innovation missions for the benefit of society while incorporating and improving on existing successful mechanisms. Please read the EUCAR perspective on the upcoming European Framework...
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Project in Focus: ECOCHAMPS

The ECOCHAMPS project (European competitiveness in commercial hybrid and automotive powertrains) overall objective is to achieve efficient, compact, low weight, robust and cost-effective hybrid powertrains for both passenger cars and commercial vehicles (buses, medium duty and heavy-duty trucks) with increased functionality, improved performance, comfort, functional safety and emission levels below Euro 6. Since June 2015 the ECOCHAMPS project successfully developed improved hybrid powertrains for a Class B Demonstrator (Fiat 500X), Class C Demonstrator (Renault Megane), Medium Duty Commercial Demonstrator (IVECO Daily), City Bus Demonstrator (MAN), and a Heavy Tractor Demonstrator...
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FISITA forges Strategic Partnership with EUCAR

    FISITA, the international membership organisation for the automotive and mobility engineering profession, has welcomed the European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR) as a Strategic Partner. EUCAR becomes part of FISITA’s international network of members, which extends a reach to a growing community of over 210,000 engineers, spread across five continents. FISITA Strategic Partners are stakeholder organisations engaged in promoting excellence and diversity in the advancement of automotive, mobility systems engineering and associated technologies. Kelly Williams, Director of Member Services at FISITA, said: “We are pleased to bring EUCAR into the fold as one...
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Collaborative and dynamic future for EU automotive research

Press Release On 15 November, 240 key stakeholders in automotive research and innovation met in Brussels for EUCAR’s annual conference. Innovation is key to delivering the benefits of cleaner, safer and smarter mobility for society, in the past and even more in the future. The automotive industry is Europe’s biggest private investor in research and innovation; spending more than €50 billion on R&D each year and employing more than 12 million people all over Europe. The ‘Innovating Mobility: Pushing the boundaries of automotive R&D’ conference was opened by Stefan Deix, EUCAR Director. Deix underlined that the auto industry faces many challenges, but quoted Peter...
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EUCAR Project Book 2018 launched

The European Council for Automotive Research & Development (EUCAR) has published the 2018 edition of the project book. The EUCAR project book contains an overview of all the current research and innovation projects in our priority fields for ‘Safe and integrated mobility’, ‘Sustainable propulsion’, ‘Affordability and competitiveness’ and ‘Commercial vehicles’. All of our projects are the result of combining forces in order to devise strategies and find solutions. Furthermore, involving all relevant stakeholders is crucial to delivering the positive impacts upon which we all depend for our continued economic and social prosperity. Likewise, gathering the critical...
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