EUCAR members are currently involved in 35 collaborative projects, most of which are co-funded by the EU’s Seventh and H2020 Research Framework Programmes. The projects are aligned with the key challenges and research needs of EUCAR.

Details of EUCAR projects are published each year in a project book, available through the link. You can find updated information on EUCAR projects on our Project in Focus section

Projects in focus

  • Project in Focus: ENSEMBLE

    The ENSEMBLE project is paving the way for the adoption of multi-brand truck platooning in Europe. This ambitious objective will help improving fuel economy, CO2 emissions, traffic safety and efficiency throughout the road freight sector. To achieve its objective, ENSEMBLE...Read …Read More »
  • Project in Focus: OBELICS

    OBELICS addresses the urgent need for new tools to enable multi-level modelling and testing of EV and their components in order to deliver more efficient vehicle designs faster while supporting modularity to enable mass production and hence improved affordability. The...Read …Read More »
  • Project in Focus: DOMUS

    DOMUS aims at radically changing the way vehicle passenger compartments and their respective comfort control systems are designed, specifically for Electric Vehicle (EV) development. This new design methodology will optimise energy use and efficiency while keeping user comfort and safety...Read …Read More »
  • Project in Focus: LONGRUN

    On January 2020 three EUCAR members (DAF Trucks, IVECO, and Volvo Group), launched the LONGRUN project (Development of efficient and environmental friendly long-distance powertrain for heavy-duty trucks and coaches). In the long haul transport sector, the reduction of real driving...Read …Read More »
  • Project in Focus: HEADSTART

    The HEADSTART (Harmonised European Solutions for Testing Automated Road Transport) project aims to define testing and validation procedures of Cooperated, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) functions including key technologies such as communications, cyber-security and positioning. The tests will be in...Read …Read More »
  • Project in Focus: ENABLE-S3

    More than 60 companies and research centres collaborate in the ENABLE-S3 project. It aims at significantly raising the level of reliability for automated systems while addressing the effort and costs needed for testing. ENABLE-S3 will provide a comprehensive modular verification...Read …Read More »
  • Project in Focus: GasOn

    The GasOn project addresses an alternative way towards clean and sustainable mobility by fully exploiting the benefits of  Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). CNG offers less CO2 emissions, which can be close to zero for biomethane (renewable energy). Beside that CNG...Read …Read More »
  • Project in Focus: L3Pilot

    Europe’s automotive industry has joined forces with suppliers, universities and research institutes to test and evaluate automated vehicle technologies in real traffic conditions. L3Pilot (Piloting Automated Driving on European Roads) is the EU flagship project testing the viability of Automated...Read …Read More »
  • Project in Focus: AEROFLEX

    On October 2017 six EUCAR members (DAF Trucks, IVECO, Scania AB, Volvo Group and FIAT Chrysler Automobile) coordinated by MAN Truck and Bus, launched the AEROFLEX project. This ambitious project will develop and demonstrate new technologies, concepts and architectures for...Read …Read More »
  • Project in Focus: THOMSON

    The THOMSON project addresses the transition towards high efficient, cleaner and affordable electrified powertrains focusing, in particular, on the 48V architectures. These will allow hybrid vehicles to increase fuel economy and reduce environmental impact and to support a quick penetration...Read …Read More »
  • Project in Focus: ECOCHAMPS

    The competitiveness of European road vehicle manufacturers and component suppliers is based on technological leadership, particularly on system optimisation and affordability. The challenge taken up by EUCAR members (DAF, Daimler, FIAT/CRF, IVECO, MAN and Renault) in the ECOCHAMPS (European COmpetitiveness...Read …Read More »
  • Project in Focus: eCAIMAN

    In the project eCAIMAN (Electrolyte, Cathode and Anode Improvements for Market-near Next-generation Lithium Ion Batteries), we bring European expertise together to develop an automotive Li-Ion battery cell that can be produced in Europe. EUCAR members, together with highly skilled partners,...Read …Read More »
  • Project in Focus: ALLIANCE

      Six of the European carmakers (Daimler, Volkswagen Group, Toyota Motor Europe, FCA-CRF, Volvo Group, Opel Group), supported by EUCAR, have joined forces to commonly address the high cost issue of innovations in vehicle lightweighting, having identified it as the...Read …Read More »
  • Project in Focus: TRANSFORMERS

    In the TRANSFORMERS project (Configurable and Adaptable Trucks and Trailers for Optimal Transport Efficiency), EUCAR members developed a solution to achieve 25% energy efficiency per tonne kilometres in a real-world application. This was achieved by combining in a modular approach...Read …Read More »
  • Project in Focus: AdaptIVe

    AdaptIVe (Automated Driving Applications and Technologies for Intelligent Vehicles) develops, tests and evaluates automated driving applications for passenger cars and trucks in daily traffic. After three and a half years of European wide cooperation, partners will showcase automated driving functions...Read …Read More »