Projects

EUCAR members are currently involved in 29 collaborative projects, co-funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 European Union Framework Programme for Research. 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: ORCA final event

    On 22 September 2021, the ORCA project held its final event. The core team presented the project results and gave insight into the technical innovations built into the multimodal bus and distribution truck prototypes developed. EUCAR supported this event. Luis...Read …Read More »
  • Project in Focus: Advancing battery technologies with 3BELIEVE & SAFELIMOVE

    High performant electric batteries are essential to de-carbonise society. The success of electric mobility depends on innovations: improving fast charging, increasing performance and vehicle range, reducing the overall cost of the batteries while ensuring the sustainability of materials and production...Read …Read More »
  • Project in Focus: ICT4CART

    Europe’s automotive industry has joined forces with suppliers, research institutes, and road authorities in the ICT4CART (Infrastructure for Connected and Automated Road Transport) project to provide the ICT infrastructure to enable the transition towards road transport automation. The project combines...Read …Read More »
  • Project in Focus: LONGRUNG

    The LONGRUN project develops efficient and environmentally friendly long-distance powertrains for heavy-duty trucks and coaches. This confirms the commitment of the automotive industry to decrease CO2 emissions in road transport. The project brings together 30 partners, including three EUCAR members...Read …Read More »
  • Project in Focus: L3Pilot Final Event

    Europe’s automotive industry has joined forces with suppliers, research institutes, and road authorities 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...Read …Read More »
  • Project in Focus: eCharge4Drivers

    As the popularity of electric vehicles (EV) grows, users’ needs and expectations on charging solutions and services are increasing. The eCharge4Drivers project will enhance EV user experience at electric vehicle charging stations by offering newly improved services helping to increase...Read …Read More »
  • Project in focus: ENSEMBLE

    The ENSEMBLE project is paving the way for the adoption of multi-brand truck platooning in Europe. This project will further improve fuel economy, reduce CO2 emissions, increase traffic safety and efficiency. The project started in June 2018 and will conclude...Read …Read More »
  • Project in Focus: HI-DRIVE

    On July 7, 2021, the new EU flagship project addressing challenges towards the deployment of connected and highly automated vehicles kicked off. Hi-Drive focuses its efforts on several key challenges that are currently hindering the progress in vehicle automation. The...Read …Read More »
  • Project in Focus: AEROFLEX

    The European Green Deal and our ambition towards climate neutrality make CO2 emission reduction and road transport efficiency a priority without alternatives.  Especially for commercial vehicles, this will remain a significant challenge in the years to come. For this reason,...Read …Read More »
  • Project in focus: ARCADE

    The ARCADE project coordinates and supports stakeholders to define a common approach for making Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility (CCAM) a reality. This includes preparing a common vision and perspective on the development, testing, validation and deployment of CCAM solutions....Read …Read More »
  • Project in Focus: LONGRUN

    The LONGRUN project develops efficient and environmentally friendly long-distance powertrains for heavy-duty trucks and coaches, confirming the commitment of the automotive industry to decrease CO2 emissions in road transport. The project brings together 30 partners, including three EUCAR members (DAF...Read …Read More »
  • Project in Focus: CEVOLVER

    The charging time, range and affordability are key factors for the broader market uptake of battery-electric vehicles. Therefore, the CEVOLVER project takes a user-centric approach to create solutions for comfortable long-distance trips while assuring affordability with a well-dimensioned battery. The...Read …Read More »
  • Project in Focus: AEROFLEX

    Further reducing CO2 emissions while increasing road transport efficiency is a challenging objective, especially for commercial vehicles. With this ambition, the EUCAR members DAF Trucks, IVECO, Scania AB, Volvo Group and FIAT Chrysler Automobile, coordinated by MAN Truck and Bus,...Read …Read More »
  • Project in Focus: UPSCALE

    UPSCALE is a European project aiming to integrate Artificial Intelligence (AI) with traditional physics-based Computer-Aided Engineering to drastically reduce the development time and increase electric vehicles’ (EVs) performance. This project is lead by IDIADA with the involvement of CRF-Stellantis, Volkswagen...Read …Read More »
  • Project in Focus: ENSEMBLE

    The ENSEMBLE project is paving the way for the adoption of multi-brand truck platooning in Europe. This will further improve fuel economy, reduce CO2 emissions, increase traffic safety and efficiency. The project started in June 2018 and will conclude with...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 Driving functions including key technologies such as communications, cyber-security and positioning. The tests will be done in...Read …Read More »
  • 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 »