Press Releases

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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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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Collaborative and dynamic future for EU automotive research

Press Release 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...
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Automotive innovation is happening at an accelerated pace – EU research programmes are crucial to tackle societal challenges for clean, safe and sustainable transport

PRESS RELEASE 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...
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Commissioner Oettinger underlines importance of automotive research for future of mobility at ERTRAC-EUCAR Innovation Demonstration Day

PRESS RELEASE 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, ...
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