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.
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The European Council for Automotive Research & Development (EUCAR) has published the 2017 edition of the project book.
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', 'Affordability and competitiveness' and 'Commercial vehicles'.
Projects described in our project book 2017 cover the development and deployment of advanced safety systems, automated driving and connected vehicles; an area for which collaborative research between Europe’s automotive manufacturers is crucial. EUCAR made a significant contribution to this, and will continue to do so in...
Automotive innovation is happening at an accelerated pace – EU research programmes are crucial to tackle societal challenges for clean, safe and sustainable transport
On 8 and 9 November, 200 key stakeholders in the field of automotive research and innovation, met in Brussels for EUCAR’s annual Reception and Conference. The automotive industry is Europe’s biggest private investor in research and innovation; spending more than €44 billion on R&D each year and providing more than 12 million Europeans with a job. Automotive R&D also plays a critical role in addressing major challenges that affect society at large, such as further reducing CO2 emissions and improving road safety even more.
To reflect the important role of the sector in Europe’s future, the theme of this year’s conference was ‘Mobility Innovation for...
Commissioner Oettinger underlines importance of automotive research for future of mobility at ERTRAC-EUCAR Innovation Demonstration Day
On Tuesday 14 June 2016, more than 30 high-level guests from the European Commission and European Parliament, as well as representatives of EU member states, witnessed the results of advanced automotive research and could experience the latest innovative technologies at the Innovation Demonstration Day. This event, dedicated to research and innovation in the automotive industry, ...