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...
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’,...
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...
Together with 24 other EU industry and research associations, the European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR) has signed a joint declaration entitled ‘Boosting Europe’s Future Competitiveness as Key Priority for FP9’.
In order to fulfil European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s wish to make Europe’s “industry stronger and more competitive” and help it “stay or become the world leader in innovation”, the EU’s Framework Programme 9 (FP) should prioritise supporting industrial competitiveness from the start. This requires an ambitious strategy, taking full advantage of current research successes, understanding emerging risks and opportunities, considering...
The European Commission’s framework programmes have been important to Europe at large and industry in particular. They enable a stable research and innovation ecosystem, allowing for different actors to meet, analyse the state of affairs, identify research needs and co-finance joint research and innovation (R&I) projects. EUCAR calls for an ambitious framework programme, prioritizing research and innovation missions for the benefit of society while incorporating and improving on existing successful mechanisms.
Please read the EUCAR perspective on the upcoming European Framework...
On 15 November, 240 key stakeholders in automotive research and innovation met in Brussels for EUCAR’s annual conference. Innovation is key to delivering the benefits of cleaner, safer and smarter mobility for society, in the past and even more in the future. The automotive industry is Europe’s biggest private investor in research and innovation; spending more than €50 billion on R&D each year and employing more than 12 million people all over Europe.
The ‘Innovating Mobility: Pushing the boundaries of automotive R&D’ conference was opened by Stefan Deix, EUCAR Director. Deix underlined that the auto industry faces many challenges, but quoted Peter...