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Joint Declaration for an Ambitious Horizon Europe Programme

Together with 92 European associations representing industrial needs for innovation, the European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR) has signed a joint statement calling for the development of an ambitious Horizon Europe Programme in order to safeguard Europe’s future industrial leadership. As EUCAR, we believe that Horizon Europe should boost Europe’s growth, employment and competitiveness while addressing our Global Challenges. Europe can take a lead with a strong pan-European collaborative research and innovation programme. Read the full declaration here: Download...
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Battery requirements for future automotive applications

EUCAR is committed to supporting the targets of the 2015 Paris climate change conference, COP 21. The highest priority is to mitigate the impacts of climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. To achieve these goals EUCAR is committed to developing and providing sustainable powertrain technologies that contribute to an enhanced quality of life of the EU citizens. The EUCAR experts from the members companies identified and formulated research needs for future batteries, improving the performance and efficiency of xEVs while ensuring the industrial and economic feasibility. Battery Requirements 2030 (Version 2019) The purpose of this document is to provide an automotive...
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EUCAR Perspective on Future Sustainable Propulsion

Key Statements for Sustainable Propulsion. EUCAR is committed to supporting the targets of the 2015 Paris climate change conference, COP 21.  →Our highest priority is to mitigate the impacts of climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. EUCAR is committed to developing and providing sustainable powertrain technologies that contribute to an enhanced quality of life of the EU citizens.  →We reduce direct and indirect pollutant emissions from road transport, starting with urban areas. EUCAR strives to develop powertrain technologies that will advance the technological competitiveness of the European automotive industry and maintain its position as a significant employer...
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EUCAR calls for a co-programming partnership for Connected and Automated Mobility in Horizon Europe

Brussels, 24 June 2019 – The European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR), representing the major European automobile manufacturers in their common research activities, welcomes the progress made towards an agreement on the next EU framework programme for research called Horizon Europe. To address the key challenges of Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM[1]) and self-driving vehicles, EUCAR calls for a co-programming partnership across industry sectors and value chains. EUCAR advocates a co-programming partnership for CAM to leverage public funding with private investments across the value chain. A co-programming partnership would enable quick and timely research actions;...
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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 and validation framework. The final event of the project was held on 16-17 May 2019 at the Helmut List Halle in Graz, Austria. At this two days’ event, the ENABLE-S3 project partners presented the key results of 3 years of intense research activities in the area of automated systems. Visitors had the exclusive opportunity to gain first-hand insights into demonstrators and meet the people driving this project...
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EUCAR Perspective on Urban Mobility

The automotive industry is one of the most important growth engines for economic welfare in Europe. The full strength of industry should be used to address the mobility issues we see in European cities. Novel and advanced versions of the passenger car and the commercial vehicle – as the backbone of the European economy – will contribute to seamlessly integrated public transport solutions as well as improvements of the transport system at large. This will contribute tremendously to societal, environmental, and economic welfare, job creation and growth of Europe. Superior solutions can be exported globally and thus help Europe to position itself as a world leader in innovation,...
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