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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
On 15 November, 240 key stakeholders in automotive research and innovation met in Brussels for EUCAR’s annual conference. Innovation is key to delivering the benefits of cleaner, safer and smarter mobility for society, in the past and even more in the future. The automotive industry is Europe’s biggest private investor in research and innovation; spending more than €50 billion on R&D each year and employing more than 12 million people all over Europe.
The ‘Innovating Mobility: Pushing the boundaries of automotive R&D’ conference was opened by Stefan Deix, EUCAR Director. Deix underlined that the auto industry faces many challenges, but quoted Peter...