EUCAR calls for a co-programming partnership for Connected and Automated Mobility in Horizon Europe
Brussels, 24 June 2019 – The European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR), representing the major European automobile manufacturers in their common research activities, welcomes the progress made towards an agreement on the next EU framework programme for research called Horizon Europe. To address the key challenges of Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) and self-driving vehicles, EUCAR calls for a co-programming partnership across industry sectors and value chains.
|EUCAR advocates a co-programming partnership for CAM to leverage public funding with private investments across the value chain.
Digitalisation and automation are both innovation drivers for the automotive industry and decisive factors for the future mobility of citizens in Europe. EUCAR is committed to delivering safer, cleaner, smarter and more efficient transport solutions by further emphasising collaborative research in Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM):
- CAM technologies support the European Commission’s Vision Zero targets set for 2050 by decreasing the number of road fatalities and accidents.
- CAM contributes to reducing transport emissions and congestion, while ensuring inclusive mobility for people and goods.
- CAM will provide individual mobility to all Europeans; in particular the elderly and people with disabilities.
- CAM will have a remarkable economic impact, ensuring long-term European growth and jobs.
EUCAR’s ambition for R&I in CAM is to accelerate the implementation of connected and automated vehicles significantly; advance the technological competitiveness of the EU automotive industry; and maintain its position as a significant employer in Europe.