Projects in Focus

Hi-Drive webinar: Code of Practice

On 17 February 2023, from 10.00 to 12.00, the Hi-Drive project will be hosting a webinar on the Code of Practice (CoP) for the development of Automated Driving Functions. The Hi-Drive project advances the European state-of-the-art of automated driving from SAE L3 ‘Conditional Automation’ further up towards ‘High Automation’ by demonstrating in large-scale trials the robustness and reliability of connected and automated driving (CAD) functions. The focus is on testing and evaluating a variety of functionalities, from motorway chauffeur to urban chauffeur, analysed in various scenarios covering different driving cultures across Europe. In the upcoming webinar, the Hi-Drive...
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Project in Focus: CEVOLVER

Electrification of road transport plays a significant role to achieve the European Green Deal targets to decarbonise Europe by 2050. In the last years, there have been significant signs of progress in battery electric vehicles (BEVs), nevertheless, society's adoption of these technologies is constrained by user concerns about costs, range, charging times and available charging infrastructure. The CEVOLVER project has addressed some of these challenges by assessing BEV design with affordable batteries sized for urban use, but still usable for comfortable long daytrips. On the more technical side, CEVOLVER maximises BEVs’ efficiency by optimising the thermal management of the vehicle’s...
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Battery Innovation Days 2022

The Battery Innovation Days event brings together numerous key players and experts from the battery field, including representatives from the European Commission. The aim is to increase knowledge and encourage exchange around the latest developments in the European R&I Battery domain. The agenda of the two-day event includes discussions around the battery passport; digital twins for manufacturing; how to improve BMS architectures in the automotive industry; the deep revision currently underway to develop post li-on battery technologies, and much more. The hybrid event takes place on 13 & 14 September in The EGG congress and meeting center in Brussels and online. You can...
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Project in Focus: 5G CARMEN

The 5GCARMEN project aims at implementing connected, automated road transport on the Bologna-Munich corridor (600 km, across three EU countries). In the project, 5G mobile networks were used to connect vehicles to each other and to the infrastructure, supporting safer, greener, and more intelligent mobility. In this context, 5GCARMEN provides a platform for vehicles to exchange speed, position, intended trajectories and manoeuvres, enabling cooperative, connected, and automated mobility (CCAM). The project held its final event on 22 June 2022, showing the outcomes of an automated driving pilot. In this demonstration, vehicles with assisted driving functions were connected using a 5G...
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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. The project 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. Recently, LONGRUN results were presented in the “heavy-duty vehicle of the future” session of the European Commission Horizon 2020 research in transport conference. The industrial partners in the project reported...
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EUCAR at TM4CAD workshop on automated driving

On 10 June 2022, EUCAR participated in a workshop organised by the TM4CAD project (Traffic Management for Connected and Automated Driving Project). The project is funded by the Conference of European Road Directors (CEDR) and explores infrastructure's role in supporting automated driving. In the workshop, the TM4CAD project members presented their approach and basic concepts while collecting feedback from EUCAR experts. EUCAR was represented by Aria Etemad (Volkswagen, EUCAR Expert Group Automated Vehicles leader), Christoph Kessler (Ford of Europe), Nicolas Vignard (Toyota Motor Europe) and Luis de Prada (EUCAR research programme manager). The participants discussed and exchanged...
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