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,...
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...
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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The smart mobility session of the EUCAR Virtual Conference is now available.
Rémi Bastien, Chairman NEXT MOVE, stressed that infrastructure becomes more and more a key enabler for mobility and how autonomous driving can support carbon neutrality target.
Aria Etemad, Senior Project Manager, Volkswagen Group, presented key results of the L3Pilot (Piloting Automated Driving on European Roads), the EU and EUCAR flagship project testing the viability of Automated Driving for safe and efficient road transport.
Unfortunately, Jane Lappin, Chairwoman TRB Vehicle-Highway Automation Committee, Co-founder of the Automated Road Transportation Symposium (ARTS) was not able to join the live...
EUCAR Virtual Conference 2021: Opening Keynote addressed by Lars Stenqvist, Executive Vice President Volvo Group Trucks Technology, CTO AB Volvo
The opening keynote at this year’s virtual conference was addressed by Lars Stenqvist, Executive Vice President Volvo Group Trucks Technology, CTO AB Volvo. He stressed the efforts of the industry not only to make sure that Europe stays competitive as a manufacturing continent but also to meet the societal challenges when it comes to climate change, biodiversity and traffic safety.
You can revisit the opening keynote...