Project book 2017 launched

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 the future through the strategic pillar focusing on Safe and integrated mobility.

Further reducing CO2 and noxious emissions from road transport will remain one of the most important societal challenges for the years to come. EUCAR projects in the Sustainable propulsion domain are numerous, focusing on engines, aerodynamics, electrification and alternative fuels. Collaborative research is crucial to creating the right basis for feasible and competitive solutions which will make it to the market.

In the area of Affordability & competitiveness, co-funded research supports the development of technologies that support a competitive automotive industry, producing affordable passenger and commercial vehicles meeting customer and societal demands, whilst fulfilling more and more challenging regulatory standards.

The growing economy is closely linked with increasing need for transportation. It is clear that road transport is vital to satisfy this demand and provide means for transportation specifically where other modes cannot grow so fast and so flexible. And with accelerated urbanisation, future needs for transport to and within urban agglomerations will grow.  For Commercial vehicles, co-funded research supports the development of truck and bus specific technologies, satisfying increasing demand, and reducing detrimental effects from transportation.