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Message from the 2019 EUCAR Chairman

As the pace of technological and societal change accelerates, new visions of tomorrow’s mobility are emerging. More than ever, pre-competitive research projects are crucial for the automotive industry in developing innovative mobility solutions aligned with societal demands and upcoming challenges. I hold a firm belief that digitalisation and automation in road transport will play a vital role in shaping the transformation of our industry as we head into a new age of mobility. This will change the way we are moving from A to B and eventually also the way vehicles are used, sold and owned in the future. Connectivity will enable an entirely new level of co-operation between all...
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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 on the market. This project is coordinated by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, in close cooperation with Ford of Europe, both EUCAR members are committed to developing and providing sustainable powertrain technologies that contribute to an enhanced quality of life of the EU citizens. THOMSON will demonstrate how the right combination of advanced engine downsizing/turbocharging technologies, coupled with a...
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EUCAR Project Book 2019 launched

Release of EUCAR 2019 Project book The European Council for Automotive Research & Development (EUCAR) has published the 2019 edition of the project book. For the first time the document has been designed and published only digital. With this change EUCAR presents up-to-date information and enables swift dissemination of relevant automotive research projects. This format will allow EUCAR to update its contents twice a year, allowing for a swift dissemination of these relevant projects. The EUCAR project book contains an overview of all the current research and innovation projects in our priority fields for ‘Safe and integrated mobility’, ‘Sustainable propulsion’,...
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Self-driving vehicles: European automotive R&D leading the global race

Press Release Self-driving vehicles: European automotive R&D leading the global race New study on automotive patents shows that Europe is leading the global race for self-driving vehicle innovation More than 300 key stakeholders discuss automotive research and innovation at EUCAR Conference in Brussel Automated driving experience demonstrates L3Pilot research results Brussels, 9 November 2018 – Research and innovation in the field of automated driving was high on the agenda of the 2018 EUCAR Conference earlier this week. A lively debate on the future of urban mobility, brought policy makers and authorities together with auto manufacturers, researchers...
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Project in Focus: ARCADE

The ARCADE project (Aligning Research & Innovation for Connected and Automated Driving in Europe) is a Support Action to coordinate consensus building across stakeholders to define a common approach to development, testing, validation and deployment of Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility (CCAM) in Europe and beyond. To achieve this, ARCADE will improve the understanding of the factors and measures that can foster the adoption of connected, cooperative and automated vehicles. By fostering harmonised approaches to CCAM deployment in Europe, the project aims to strengthen Europe’s competitive edge and market penetration. ARCADE will also allow for better comparability and...
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Project in Focus: CARTRE

The CARTRE project is a Coordination and Support Action to accelerate development and deployment of automated road transport by increasing market and policy certainties. To achieve this, CARTRE will support the development of clearer and more consistent policies for EU Member States in collaboration with industry players, ensuring that automated road transport systems and services are compatible at EU level and are deployed in a coherent way. Other objectives include: the creation of a solid knowledgebase of all European activities, to support current activities and structure research outcomes by enablers and thematic areas; to setup a platform for sharing and re-using data and...
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