Projects

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: 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 »