EUCAR publishes the research and innovation priorities for the Strategic Platform of Commercial Vehicles
18th October 2013 – EUCAR publishes the research and innovation priorities for the Strategic Platform of Commercial Vehicles
The Strategic Platform of Commercial Vehicles is a cross-cutting implementation domain which intersects with the three EUCAR Strategic Pillars of Research and Innovation. Today EUCAR is publishing an Executive Summary of its R&I roadmaps in this domain, outlining the main priorities for collaborative R&I for commercial vehicles in the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme from 2014-2020. EUCAR has compiled a strategic vision for Commercial Vehicles R&I which provides an overall objective and inspiration for relevant R&I activities:
“An integrated approach for reliable, clean, safe and efficient freight and passenger transport, through dedicated vehicle concepts and effective logistics”
To achieve this vision, EUCAR focuses on three key elements: Connected Commercial Vehicles, Safe Commercial Vehicles and Efficient Commercial Vehicles. The R&I domains address vehicles technology such as propulsion systems and loading modules as well as system elements including logistics and intelligent transport systems, aiming for a holistic concept of goods transport and passenger mobility.