Road Transport

Horizon 2020 aims to achieve improved road mobility, with less congestion, higher safety and security, and a substantial reduction in CO2 emission.

The research and innovation topics for road transport include activities in the fields of Road Safety, Logistics and freight transportation, Advanced road infrastructure Advanced Vehicles technologies, Improved air quality, and Advanced Materials and Manufacturing technologies.

Horizon 2020 main topics are:

  • Technologies for low emission  
  • Roads safety
  • Road Infrastructure 
  • Intelligent transport systems
  • Socio-economic and behavioral research
  • Automated Road Transport
  • Green Vehicles

Automated Road Transport (ART)

The program focuses on large-scale demonstrations to test the performance and safety of innovative highly automated driving systems for passenger cars, efficient freight transport operations and shared mobility services in urban areas.

Automated Road Transport is part of the Horizon2020 “Smart, Green and Integrated Transport" Work Program. 
The overall objective is to promote a wide market introduction of highly automated driving systems towards SAE level 4. The program focuses on large-scale demonstrations to test the performance and safety of innovative highly automated driving systems for passenger cars, efficient freight transport operations and shared mobility services in urban areas. Furthermore the changing role of the driver and how to account for it by human centered design of automated vehicles will be addressed.

Green Vehicles (EGVI PPP)

Green Vehicles focuses on the most critical aspects that support the development of electrified vehicles.

Green Vehicles is part of the Horizon2020 “Smart, Green and Integrated Transport" Work Program. 
The program focuses on the most critical aspects supporting a massive introduction of electrified vehicles: 

  • Advances in electric batteries (production of elementary cells and pack assembly).
  • New architectures, concepts and components to support the advent of the 3rd generation of electrified vehicles.
  • Improve the recharging experience from the view-point of the end-users.
  • Supporting the competitiveness of European industries through the development of digitalized production environments and the use of advanced material.
  • Addressing the urban dimension of introducing electrified vehicles.

Prize - Cleanest engine of the future

The challenge of this prize is to stimulate the development of next generation engine and powertrain technologies using conventional fuels.

The purpose of this prize is to stimulate the development of next generation engine and powertrain technologies using conventional fuels. This should reduce emissions of pollutants in real driving conditions to the lowest level possible in order to improve air quality issues in European cities, while at the same time delivering better fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions under the same realistic test conditions.

For more details, please see: https://ec.europa.eu/research/horizonprize/index.cfm?prize=clean-engine