FISITA, the international membership organisation for the automotive and mobility engineering profession, has welcomed the European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR) as a Strategic Partner.
EUCAR <http://www.eucar.be/> becomes part of FISITA’s international network of members, which extends a reach to a growing community of over 210,000 engineers, spread across five continents. FISITA Strategic Partners <https://www.fisita.com/about/join> are stakeholder organisations engaged in promoting excellence and diversity in the advancement of automotive, mobility systems engineering and associated technologies.
Kelly Williams, Director of Member Services at FISITA, said: “We are pleased to bring EUCAR into the fold as one of our Strategic Partners at FISITA. This growing section of our membership enables us to welcome more organisations to become involved in the work of FISITA in support of the international mobility sector.
“With their continued, valuable work in the R&D space, we are looking forward to working with EUCAR and enrich the FISITA community for all of our members.”
Stefan Deix, Director of EUCAR, said: “We are excited about the strategic partnership between FISITA and EUCAR. This collaboration will allow us to further develop, advance and shape innovation with a global impact. Together with our members we are committed to tackling pressing societal challenges by helping to deliver the mobility and transport of the future”.
EUCAR has been the European voice of automotive manufacturers in the field of R&D for over 20 years now. It has contributed to establishing a multitude of research projects, all of them promoting clean, safe and efficient mobility.
FISITA offers exclusive membership to global engineering societies and corporate organisations active within the mobility systems engineering industry. They can access a range of international technical events, knowledge sharing, committee activities and technical networking opportunities.
FISITA is the international membership organisation that supports the automotive and mobility systems sector in its quest to advance technological development. Having delivered against this mission for every generation of engineers since 1948, we are uniquely placed to promote excellence in mobility engineering and the development of safe, sustainable and affordable mobility solutions.
Since creation, FISITA has seen significant growth in influence and relevance. Today our network of Member Societies and Corporate Members extend a reach to over 210,000 engineers in 37 countries, placing us at the heart of the industry and enabling members to connect with each other, network, share technological advancements and collaborate in a pre-competitive environment.
FISITA facilitates dialogue between engineers and industry, governments, academia, and environmental and standards organisations, across all areas of automotive and mobility systems technology. Achieved through organising and delivering internationally-acclaimed technical events, including the World Automotive Congress, the World Automotive Summit, the newly-created FISITA PLUS conference and EuroBrake, the world’s largest braking technology conference; as well as endorsing the significant events run by our Member Societies.
The FISITA Roadmap to 2020 strategic engagement plans see our organisation’s continued investment in the next generation of engineers through the ‘Your Future in Automotive’ initiative, the long-term ‘Engineer 2030’ project and ‘International Work Experience Programme’, while our recently formed Industry Committee is pioneering our strategic tracking of the evolving mobility sector through the FISITA Eco-System mapping project – ensuring that our organisation continues to deliver leadership and a relevant community to this and future generations of engineers.
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EUCAR (European Council for Automotive R&D, www.eucar.be) is the association for collaborative research and innovation of the major automobile manufacturers in Europe. These manufacturers contribute to sustainable mobility and a competitive European industry, investing more than €50bn per year in research and development. The industry’s investments are leveraged by the collaborative work performed with support of the European Framework Programmes, currently Horizon 2020. The EUCAR Council comprises the heads of research and advanced development of the member companies.
EUCAR members are BMW Group, DAF Trucks, Daimler AG, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Ford of Europe, Hyundai Motor Europe, Jaguar Land Rover, IVECO, Opel Automobile GmbH, PSA Group, Renault Group, Toyota Motor Europe, Volkswagen Group, Volvo Cars, Volvo Group.
EUCAR is closely connected to ACEA, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association.