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Project in Focus: L3Pilot

Europe’s automotive industry has joined forces with suppliers, research institutes, and road authorities to test and evaluate automated vehicle technologies in real traffic conditions. L3Pilot (Piloting Automated Driving on European Roads) is the EU flagship project testing the viability of Automated Driving for safe and efficient transport. 13 OEMs participate in currently the biggest project for large-scale pilots for SAE Level 3 functions. The 100 test vehicles are exposed to variable conditions in 10 European countries with 1,000 test drivers all over Europe. The technologies being tested cover a wide range of driving situations, including parking, overtaking on motorways, and...
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EUCAR position on proposed accounting changes for Horizon Europe

Brussels, 9 February 2021 – The European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR), representing the major European automobile manufacturers in their common research activities, welcomes the efforts made by the European Commission (EC) to address the administrative burdens in financial cost reporting within Horizon Europe projects. This paper sets out EUCAR’s assessment of the proposed accounting changes for Horizon Europe. As EUCAR, we believe that Horizon Europe should boost Europe’s growth, employment and competitiveness while addressing the twin challenge of the green and digital transition. The use of common financial accounting procedures from industry, and the reduction of...
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Message from EUCAR Chair 2021

It has never been more exciting to work in the automotive industry. We are in the era of transformation, with new ways of working, new players entering the market, and an acceleration of innovation and novel business models to reach a truly sustainable society. In order to succeed with a fast implementation of new, more sustainable transport solutions for people and goods for the benefit of society, it is clear that we need to apply a systems perspective. We also need to work in partnerships involving the whole transport eco-system. It is difficult to estimate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on society and our industry. The recovery into a new normal is of key importance. So...
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The JEC Consortium holds a webinar on the fifth update of its Well-To-Wheel study

The updated fifth version of the JEC Well-To-Wheel study was presented in a focused webinar by the end of 2020. The JEC consortium organised this webinar with more than 200 participants. The Well-To-Wheel (WTW) report assesses the energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of fuel and road powertrain configurations in Europe compared to the projected setting in 2030. The JEC project is a long-standing collaboration between the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, EUCAR and Concawe. Our objectives are evaluating energy use and GHG emissions related to engine and vehicle technologies, fuel production routes and final quality, and the interaction between them. The ultimate...
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Project in Focus: HEADSTART

The HEADSTART (Harmonised European Solutions for Testing Automated Road Transport) project aims to define testing and validation procedures of Cooperated, Connected and Automated Driving functions including key technologies such as communications, cyber-security and positioning. The tests will be done in simulation and real-world to validate safety and security performance according to the users’ needs. FIAT Chrysler Automobiles, CNH Industrial (as IVECO) and Toyota Motor Europe are the EUCAR members involved in this initiative as partners. Supporting our members, the project consortium coordinated by IDIADA, bring together European stakeholders in Automated Road Transport. The...
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EUCAR Perspective on Commercial Vehicles

Commercial vehicles come in all shapes and sizes, and they fulfil a wide range of functions within our society. Trucks and vans provide an efficient door-to-door mode of transport linking producers, businesses and consumers. With the ambition to achieve a climate-neutral continent by 2050, we need a major societal transformation. This change will impact the whole ecosystem (i.e., citizens, businesses, technologies, and end-users) and demand reinventing the transport and mobility solutions for the decades to come. A systemic approach for mobility and the energy sector, with efficient, feasible and cost-effective renewable energy carriers and their sustainable production at economies of...
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