Projects in Focus

Project in Focus: LONGRUNG

The LONGRUN project develops efficient and environmentally friendly long-distance powertrains for heavy-duty trucks and coaches. This confirms the commitment of the automotive industry to decrease CO2 emissions in road transport. The project brings together 30 partners, including three EUCAR members (DAF Trucks, FPT-IVECO, and Volvo Group), from 13 countries across Europe, who are joining forces to achieve a more sustainable future. In its first year, the project has achieved two important milestones: The range of tests to be performed has been defined to assess the achievement of LONGRUN expected impacts. This includes as well the main KPI’s and targets to be fulfilled during the...
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Project in Focus: L3Pilot Final Event

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 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 partners of the L3Pilot project concluded the piloting of Automated Driving Functions (ADF) on public roads across Europe....
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Project in Focus: eCharge4Drivers

As the popularity of electric vehicles (EV) grows, users' needs and expectations on charging solutions and services are increasing. The eCharge4Drivers project will enhance EV user experience at electric vehicle charging stations by offering newly improved services helping to increase the attractiveness and convenience of EVs. Working with 32 partners across 11 European countries, the project brings together key stakeholders help to offer an enhanced EV charging experience and speed up the transition to electric vehicles across Europe. The project captures users' perceptions and expectations of various charging options and their mobility and parking habits. eCharge4Drivers will develop...
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Project in focus: ENSEMBLE

The ENSEMBLE project is paving the way for the adoption of multi-brand truck platooning in Europe. This project will further improve fuel economy, reduce CO2 emissions, increase traffic safety and efficiency. The project started in June 2018 and will conclude with a demonstration event in 2021. Truck platooning links two or more trucks in convoy, while multi-brand platooning links trucks from different manufacturers. These vehicles closely follow each other at a set, by using connectivity technology and automated driving support systems. ENSEMBLE aims at demonstrating that multi-brand platooning is technically feasible while holds great potential to make road transport safer, cleaner and...
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Project in Focus: HI-DRIVE

On July 7, 2021, the new EU flagship project addressing challenges towards the deployment of connected and highly automated vehicles kicked off. Hi-Drive focuses its efforts on several key challenges that are currently hindering the progress in vehicle automation. The project joins 40 partners from the automotive industry, research institutes and other relevant stakeholders. Hi-Drive will push automated driving (AD) from SAE Level 3 further up towards higher levels of automation by demonstrating in large-scale trials the robustness and reliability of CAD functions in diverse and challenging environments. Technology enablers such as hybrid connectivity, big data or machine learning...
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Project in Focus: AEROFLEX

The European Green Deal and our ambition towards climate neutrality make CO2 emission reduction and road transport efficiency a priority without alternatives.  Especially for commercial vehicles, this will remain a significant challenge in the years to come. For this reason, 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 future heavy goods vehicles. By optimising aerodynamics, powertrains and safety systems, these vehicles shall demonstrate a reduced carbon footprint while improving road transport efficiency and...
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