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 emissions and fuel consumption is the main societal challenge. The LONGRUN project will contribute to lower the impacts by developing different engines, drivelines and demonstrator vehicles with 10% energy saving (TtW) and related CO2, 30% lower emission exhaust (NOx, CO and others), and 50% Peak Thermal Efficiency. A second achievement will be the multiscale simulation framework to support the design and...
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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 both simulation and real-world fields to validate safety and security performance according to the key users’ needs. The project main objectives are: Identify the existing methodologies, procedures and tools for testing, validation and certification; Harmonise the existing testing and validation approaches; Define and develop test, validation and certification...
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EUCAR Reception and Conference 2019 – Presentations

Brussels, 8 November 2019 – EUCAR conference ‘Navigating a New Era of Mobility’: The European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR) celebrated its 25th anniversary by looking back at hundreds of EUCAR projects that delivered real world benefits to society. Even more important were the timely discussions with experts on the current and future challenges facing Europe’s automotive sector. The future of road transport is being redefined by digitalisation and automation. This will change how we move from A to B, and the way vehicles are used, sold and owned in the future. Connectivity will enable entirely new levels of cooperation between all players in the mobility sector,...
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