Author Archive: EUCAR
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 also offers a significantly higher knock resistance and near zero particulates. These benefits have been exploited in GasOn by developing 4 different, monovalent (running on CNG only) engine concepts for passenger and light duty vehicle applications
The engine concepts developed in GasOn reached efficiencies clearly above current series products leading to CO2 savings of up to 20%. One of the measures to achieve that is a high...
On 2-3 April 2019, the second European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving (EUCAD 2019) took place. The message of the conference was: Europe takes the lead.
Policy makers, high-level representatives of industry, road authorities, researchers and innovators discussed challenges and opportunities related to connected and automated mobility. This important event was supported by EUCAR by sharing and showcasing the latest news from connected and automated driving research projects.
Ms Carla Gohin, Senior Vice President Research and Innovation PSA Groupe and EUCAR Troika Member, highlighted in the opening panel the need to find a good way for collaboration between OEMs,...
EUCAR is committed to achieve safer, cleaner, smarter and more efficient transport solutions. Researching Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV) technologies will play a vital role in it:
CAV technologies will support the Vision Zero targets set for 2050 by decreasing the number of road fatalities and accidents.
CAV contributes to reducing transport emissions and congestion, while ensuring inclusive mobility for persons and goods.
CAV will provide individual mobility to all users; in particular elderly and people with disabilities.
CAV will have a remarkable economic impact ensuring long-term European growth and jobs.
CAV will enable new mobility concepts shifting...
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 Driving for a safe and efficient transport. 13 OEMs participate in currently the biggest project for large-scale pilots for SAE Level 3 functions. The (planned) 100 test vehicles are exposed to variable conditions in 10 European countries with 1,000 test drivers all over Europe.
The project has achieved its first-year milestone, defining a common methodology for piloting, testing and...
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 complete vehicles with optimised aerodynamics, powertrains and safety systems as well as flexible and adaptable loading units with advanced connectivity. The best match between novel vehicle concepts and infrastructures is very important. For this, the definition of smart infrastructure access policies for the next generation of trucks, load carriers and road infrastructure is required.
AEROFLEX has recently started its...
Brussels 7 January 2019 – The European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR), representing the major European automobile manufacturers in their common research activities, welcomes Honda R&D Europe, as a new member to the organisation. Honda’s membership has taken effect on 1 January 2019.
“I would like to warmly welcome our new member, Honda. With joint forces we will seek common pre-competitive research insights that are crucial for our industry to further develop innovative mobility concepts. I strongly believe, that our mix of voices will lead to fruitful discussions, diversity in thinking and a broad portfolio of solutions”, says Dr Axel Heinrich, EUCAR Chairman 2019...