Publications

EUCAR welcomes Honda R&D Europe as a member

Brussels 7 January 2019 – The European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR), representing the major European automobile manufacturers in their common research activities, welcomes Honda R&D Europe,  as a new member to the organisation. Honda’s membership has taken effect on 1 January 2019. “I would like to warmly welcome our new member, Honda. With joint forces we will seek common pre-competitive research insights that are crucial for our industry to further develop innovative mobility concepts. I strongly believe, that our mix of voices will lead to fruitful discussions, diversity in thinking and a broad portfolio of solutions”, says Dr Axel Heinrich, EUCAR Chairman 2019...
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EUCAR Project Book 2019 launched

Release of EUCAR 2019 Project book The European Council for Automotive Research & Development (EUCAR) has published the 2019 edition of the project book. For the first time the document has been designed and published only digital. With this change EUCAR presents up-to-date information and enables swift dissemination of relevant automotive research projects. This format will allow EUCAR to update its contents twice a year, allowing for a swift dissemination of these relevant projects. The EUCAR project book contains an overview of all the current research and innovation projects in our priority fields for ‘Safe and integrated mobility’, ‘Sustainable propulsion’,...
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Self-driving vehicles: European automotive R&D leading the global race

Press Release Self-driving vehicles: European automotive R&D leading the global race New study on automotive patents shows that Europe is leading the global race for self-driving vehicle innovation More than 300 key stakeholders discuss automotive research and innovation at EUCAR Conference in Brussel Automated driving experience demonstrates L3Pilot research results Brussels, 9 November 2018 – Research and innovation in the field of automated driving was high on the agenda of the 2018 EUCAR Conference earlier this week. A lively debate on the future of urban mobility, brought policy makers and authorities together with auto manufacturers, researchers...
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EUCAR Perspective on Future Sustainable Propulsion

Key Statements for Sustainable Propulsion. EUCAR is committed to supporting the targets of the 2015 Paris climate change conference, COP 21.  →Our highest priority is to mitigate the impacts of climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. EUCAR is committed to developing and providing sustainable powertrain technologies that contribute to an enhanced quality of life of the EU citizens.  →We reduce direct and indirect pollutant emissions from road transport, starting with urban areas. EUCAR strives to develop powertrain technologies that will advance the technological competitiveness of the European automotive industry and maintain its position as a significant employer...
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Giving collaborative research and innovation a strong impetus

Together with 24 other EU industry and research associations, the European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR) has signed a joint declaration entitled ‘Boosting Europe’s Future Competitiveness as Key Priority for FP9’. In order to fulfil European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s wish to make Europe’s “industry stronger and more competitive” and help it “stay or become the world leader in innovation”, the EU’s Framework Programme 9 (FP) should prioritise supporting industrial competitiveness from the start. This requires an ambitious strategy, taking full advantage of current research successes, understanding emerging risks and opportunities, considering...
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EUCAR calls for ambitious European Framework Programme (FP9)

The European Commission’s framework programmes have been important to Europe at large and industry in particular. They enable a stable research and innovation ecosystem, allowing for different actors to meet, analyse the state of affairs, identify research needs and co-finance joint research and innovation (R&I) projects. EUCAR calls for an ambitious framework programme, prioritizing research and innovation missions for the benefit of society while incorporating and improving on existing successful mechanisms. Please read the EUCAR perspective on the upcoming European Framework...
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