Publications

Perspective on Urban Mobility

Urban areas play a central role in the future development of Europe, specifically regarding our ambitions towards the green deal targets. For this reason, Horizon Europe dedicates one mission to support cities in accelerating their green and digital transformation. This Cities Mission aims at delivering 100 climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030, serving as innovation hubs for other cities to follow. Cities come in various forms and sizes with different challenges. One solution does not fit all, and therefore we need to address the multiple needs that exist for users and citizens. However, mobility solutions are not designed for single cities. Future urban mobility solutions will be...
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The Code of Practice for the Development of Automated Driving Functions is available on EUCAR’s website

The Code of Practice for the Development of Automated Driving Functions (CoP-ADF) is one of the major achievements of the EU-funded automotive research project L3Pilot running from 2017 to 2021.  This document provides comprehensive guidelines supporting the design, development, verification and validation of automated driving technologies. Image: Scope of the L3Pilot’s code of practice for automated driving functions. (Source: L3Pilot project.) The scope of the CoP-ADF (see image above) is focused on SAE Level 3 and 4 functions in passenger cars for motorway and parking. However, extensions to other Operational Design Domains (ODDs) or automation levels are also...
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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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Launch of 11 co-programmed partnerships at European R&I Days

In the 3rd edition of European R&I Days, 23 and 24 June 2021, the EU launched 11 co-programmed European Partnerships. This highly anticipated session featured a signature ceremony of the Memoranda of Understanding with messages from EC Commissioners for innovation, energy, mobility, competition, internal market, foresight and the green deal (see press release).  The Partnerships will tackle global challenges such as climate change, mobility and digital transformation. EUCAR’s ambition as a partner in Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility (CCAM), Towards zero-emission road transport (2ZERO), and Industrial Battery Value Chain (Batt4EU) is driving R&I cooperation to...
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Horizon Europe work programmes published by the European Commission

On 16 June 2021, the EC adopted the work programmes of Horizon Europe for the period 2021-2022. These investments are meant to accelerate the green and digital transitions and support the swift recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. EUCAR’s ambition is to contribute to achieving a climate-neutral continent and leveraging digitalisation in transport. We support and welcome the finalisation of the work programme 2021-2022, specifically for European Partnerships relevant to the transport sector. We reach a significant milestone and start preparing research and innovation projects with industrial relevant results. The first calls for proposals will open on the Commission's Funding and...
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2Zero is becoming reality

With our joint ambition to reach a climate-neutral continent by 2050, we drive the transition towards using more and more renewable energy for mobility. EUCAR members reinvent mobility solutions for the decades to come, increasing the number of zero- and low-emission vehicles on European roads with a systemic approach. We support this transition by establishing European Partnerships in Horizon Europe: the main goal of the “Towards zero-emission road transport – (2Zero)” Partnership is to advance technologies and solutions for zero-emission road transport. On 19 May 2021, the 2Zero partnership was presented in an event organised by the European Green Vehicle Initiative Association...
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