The automotive industry is one of the most important growth engines for economic welfare in Europe. The full strength of industry should be used to address the mobility issues we see in European cities. Novel and advanced versions of the passenger car and the commercial vehicle – as the backbone of the European economy – will contribute to seamlessly integrated public transport solutions as well as improvements of the transport system at large.
This will contribute tremendously to societal, environmental, and economic welfare, job creation and growth of Europe. Superior solutions can be exported globally and thus help Europe to position itself as a world leader in innovation,...
EUCAR is committed to achieve safer, cleaner, smarter and more efficient transport solutions. Researching Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV) technologies will play a vital role in it:
CAV technologies will support the Vision Zero targets set for 2050 by decreasing the number of road fatalities and accidents.
CAV contributes to reducing transport emissions and congestion, while ensuring inclusive mobility for persons and goods.
CAV will provide individual mobility to all users; in particular elderly and people with disabilities.
CAV will have a remarkable economic impact ensuring long-term European growth and jobs.
CAV will enable new mobility concepts shifting...
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...
Together with 23 other associations representing industrial research and innovation, the European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR) has signed a joint declaration calling for the development of an ambitious European Research & Innovation Framework Programme (FP9) in order to safeguard Europe's future industrial leadership.
As EUCAR, we believe that FP9 should further build on the achievements of Horizon 2020, with the main aim to guarantee sustainable application and implementation of European research to strengthen the industries in Europe.
Read the full declaration here: Download...