EUCAR Positions

EUCAD 2021: A CCAM partnership for Europe

The highly anticipated “3rd European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving – EUCAD 2021” took place from 20 to 22 April 2021. The event brought together political leaders from the European Commission and the Member States with high-level representatives of industry, knowledge institutes and road authorities to exchange knowledge and experience on the most recent technological developments and policies in the area of CCAM. The conference was opened by Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, and Adina Vălean, Commissioner for Transport. The highlight in the first plenary was the “CCAM Partnership for Europe”, introduced by...
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A European Partnership for Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility

Already today, road vehicles provide advanced assistance functionalities and support the driving task in dangerous situations. In the future, we expect systems with significantly reduced reaction times and vehicle control for extended periods. Combining Connectivity, Cooperative systems and Automation for Mobility (CCAM) will bring us closer to Vision Zero. Through digitalisation, CCAM will bring mobility to a new level, improving traffic management, reducing congestion, and contributing to protecting the environment. For this vision, Europe takes a leading role to guide the transformation, creating more sustainable solutions while strengthening European competitiveness. With this...
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European Partnerships for zero-emission vehicle technologies and solutions

The European Green Deal is our joint ambition to reach a climate-neutral continent by 2050. We need to drive industries' and society's transformation, addressing carbon emissions and all aspects of our daily lives to achieve this challenging goal. It involves a transition towards using renewable energy as much as possible. For example, in road transport, we reinvent mobility solutions for the decades to come, consequently changing the whole ecosystem (i.e. citizens, business, technologies, and end-users) with a systemic approach. Increasing the number of zero- and low-emission vehicles on European roads requires developing and improving batteries together with public and private...
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EUCAR position on proposed accounting changes for Horizon Europe

Brussels, 9 February 2021 – The European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR), representing the major European automobile manufacturers in their common research activities, welcomes the efforts made by the European Commission (EC) to address the administrative burdens in financial cost reporting within Horizon Europe projects. This paper sets out EUCAR’s assessment of the proposed accounting changes for Horizon Europe. As EUCAR, we believe that Horizon Europe should boost Europe’s growth, employment and competitiveness while addressing the twin challenge of the green and digital transition. The use of common financial accounting procedures from industry, and the reduction of...
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EUCAR Perspective on Commercial Vehicles

Commercial vehicles come in all shapes and sizes, and they fulfil a wide range of functions within our society. Trucks and vans provide an efficient door-to-door mode of transport linking producers, businesses and consumers. With the ambition to achieve a climate-neutral continent by 2050, we need a major societal transformation. This change will impact the whole ecosystem (i.e., citizens, businesses, technologies, and end-users) and demand reinventing the transport and mobility solutions for the decades to come. A systemic approach for mobility and the energy sector, with efficient, feasible and cost-effective renewable energy carriers and their sustainable production at economies of...
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European Council finalises its position on Horizon Europe

On Tuesday 29 September 2020, the EU Research Ministers adopted the European Council’s position on Horizon Europe, the EU framework programme for research and innovation for this decade. This agreement is an important step forward towards final adoption of Horizon Europe. EUCAR Director, Stefan Deix, said: “This is highly relevant for us all. We need an effective framework to leverage investments. 60% of Horizon Europe should be dedicated to global challenges and industrial competitiveness. We need to prioritise climate, energy and mobility, together with the digitalisation of our industry.” Let’s shape Horizon Europe...
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