Projects in Focus
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. 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.
The project has designed and implemented three engines and their drivelines, into demonstrator vehicles (i.e.long-distance coaches and long-haul tractor units). The next step is to assess the performance of the innovation under real...
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,...
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...
L3Pilot (Piloting Automated Driving on European Roads) is the EU and EUCAR flagship project testing the viability of Automated Driving for safe and efficient road transport. On 13 and 14 October 2021, the L3Pilot project held the final event in conjunction with the ITS World Congress in Hamburg, Germany.
After four years of testing on public roads, 34 partners, all major European OEMs, coordinated by Volkswagen AG, showed an in-depth dive into their results. One of the major achievements is the Code of Practice for the Development of Automated Driving Functions (CoP-ADF). It provides comprehensive guidelines for supporting the design, development, verification and validation of...
On 28 September 2021, the AEROFLEX project held its final event at the ZF Test Track in Jeversen, Germany. With this event, the project consortium concluded their work over more than three years, developing and successfully demonstrating new technologies, concepts, and architectures for future heavy good vehicles (HGV).
In AEROFLEX, the partners optimised aerodynamics, powertrains and safety systems to reduce the carbon footprint while improving road transport efficiency and safety. Flexible and adaptable loading units, using connectivity, will further increase the overall logistic efficiency. The consortium members showed all innovations and project results from AEROFLEX with...
On 23 September 2021, the ENSEMBLE project held its public demonstration event to show that multi-brand platooning is a reality in Europe. EUCAR supports ENSEMBLE as it is the EUCAR flagship project in automation for commercial vehicles.
The ENSEMBLE project is paving the way for the adoption of 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.
At the event, all involved heavy-duty vehicles manufacturers connected seven trucks to build a platoon....