Commission outlines new strategy for transport research and innovation
On 31 May 2017 the European Commission adopted a "mobility package" which also covers a new strategy on EU investments into research and innovation for a greener and more efficient transport. The blueprint, entitled "Towards clean, connected and competitive mobility” outlines short, medium and long term strategies for research and innovation in the transport sector, which correspond to rapidly changing needs. It identifies key areas of transport innovation, and the necessary actions to accelerate the development and deployment of innovative low-carbon technologies in transport.
The strategy focuses in particular on two main areas: automation and connectivity, and electrification of transport. These areas bring about disruptive innovation and significant opportunities for European industry and its competitiveness. They also hold great promise for reducing environmental impact of transport, in line with the Commission's comprehensive agenda for mobility as well as the Energy Union priority.TOP