EUCAR highlights collaborative research and innovation priorities in “Safe & Integrated Mobility” for Horizon 2020
10th September 2013 – EUCAR highlights collaborative research and innovation priorities in “Safe & Integrated Mobility” for Horizon 2020
Today EUCAR is publishing an overview of research and innovation (R&I) priorities in the domain of “Safe & Integrated Mobility”. This domain is one of the three “Strategic Pillars” of collaborative automotive R&I that EUCAR’s members consider to form the foundation for their participation in Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research & Innovation.
The summary highlights the strategic motivation for performing automotive R&I in this domain and sets out a EUCAR strategic vision, which provides direction and inspiration for the collaborative work. Derived from this vision are industrialisation milestones, being the societal or industrial objectives to be targeted by future technologies and services when they reach the market. In order to identify how Horizon 2020 can support the fulfilment of the objectives through collaborative R&I, the relevant Horizon 2020 programmes are identified.
Finally, priority R&I topics in the domain are identified in the following areas:
- Safety (Active, passive & integrated safety)
- Road Automation (in cooperation with the iMobility Forum)
- Driver-Vehicle Dialogues
- Cloud-Integrated Vehicles
- Cooperative Vehicles
- Fluid Vehicle Traffic
For each of these areas, EUCAR’s Expert Groups have compiled detailed roadmaps, laying out the priority collaborative R&I needed in order to reach the future milestones, showing EUCAR’s recommendations for Horizon 2020 R&I programmes and projects. These roadmaps are to be shared with the European Commission, other governmental institutions, European Technology Platforms and relevant industry and research associations.
In the coming weeks, similar material is to be published for the Strategic Pillars” Sustainable Propulsion” and “Affordability & Competitiveness” as well as the Strategic Platform “Commercial Vehicles”. The complete package will represent EUCAR’s vision for collaborative automotive R&I and our comprehensive recommendation for Horizon 2020.