What the EU is doing to help the EU automotive industry and to guarantee a technical armonisation?
Global technical harmonisation – the Commission focuses on global technical harmonisation. Common technical requirements (UNECE framework) help reduce development costs and avoid duplication of administrative procedures. Harmonisation is key to strengthening the competitiveness of the EU automotive industry;
Research and development - the Commission has more than doubled the funds available for cooperative research and innovation in the automotive sector for the period 2014-2020. The funding focuses on green vehicles, decarbonisation of conventional engines, safety, and information technology infrastructure. The aim is to preserve the EU’s technological leadership in the automotive sector.