What will the future of mobility look like? In our view, the future is safe, sustainable, smart and competitive. People and goods transport are a cornerstone of well-functioning societies and vibrant economies.

Technology is essential to delivering new forms of mobility, and automotive suppliers are at the forefront of innovations that will help realise the transformation for current and future generations. “Future as we move” is our invitation for an open dialogue, aspiring to work together to deliver a safer, cleaner, smarter, accessible and more diverse mobility for all, harnessing technology leadership in Europe.

“The biggest transformation of the industry in more than a hundred years”

HIGHLIGHTS

NEW

More data, more opportunities for all

The amount of connected vehicles will significantly increase in the next years...

NEW

Interview with

Jacques Aschenbroich

Chairman of the Board and CEO of Valeo

Interview with

Patrick Koller

CEO of Faurecia

Interview with

Christophe Aufrère

CTO of Faurecia

The safe experience of hands-off driving

European automotive suppliers have a long history of developing technologies...

SMEs form the backbone of the EU economy

Small and medium-sized enterprises are vital for the EU economy...

Interview with

Marco Stella

CEO of Duerre Tubi Style (DTS)


Mobility reinvented: Improving the way we drive

Connectivity is no longer a term that only points to the future, many of today's vehicles are already connected devices...

Interview with

Elmar Degenhart

CEO Continental


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Automotive Skills for the Future: Building innovative people solutions

An organisation is only as strong as its people.

Interview with

Olivier Rabiller

President & CEO Garrett Motion


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Technology is a cornerstone of the city of tomorrow

It’s ‘European Week of the Regions’ time.

Interview with

Dr. Volkmar Denner

CEO of Robert Bosch

On the road to zero carbon emissions

During the UN Climate Action Summit last week in New York, world leaders were asked to come to the UN with concrete plans to cut emissions to net zero.

Interview with

Wolf-Henning Scheider

CEO of ZF

Interview with

Klaus Kimmelmann

Chief Strategy Officer, ZF

How to harness the power of innovation?

Research and innovation are core pillars under Europe’s economy and vital for a sustainable and successful society.

Interview with

Roberto Vavassori

CLEPA President

Press Release

“Future as we move”: European automotive suppliers launch sector’s vision on the future of mobility

Mobility reinvented

This week (16 – 20 September), we celebrate the European Mobility Week.

Zero casualties on the road in 2050

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the Safe Chapter in pdf

“Avoiding traffic accidents is a real megatrend”

Klaus Kimmelmann

Senior Vice President Corporate & Market Development
ZF

“There will be additional opportunities in areas such as new technologies, new platforms and new powertrains”

Marco Stella

CEO, DTS (Duerre Tubi Style)

Electrification and minimising environmental impact

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the Sustainable Chapter in pdf

“Climate action that makes business sense, together with air-quality solutions, can stabilise the social climate”

Volkmar Denner

CEO
Robert Bosch

“The big transformational trends are all happening in parallel, hence enormous investment is required”

Elmar Degenhart

CEO
Continental

“In the area of emissions, we need to not just look at tailpipe emissions, but take a ‘well-to-wheel’ approach. We also need to look at the entire lifecycle of the automotive products from manufacturing all the way to recycling”

Olivier Rabiller

President
and CEO, Garrett

“Energy efficiency is the point where climate action and profitability intersect”

Volkmar Denner

CEO
Robert Bosch

Connected vehicles and autonomous mobility

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the Smart Chapter in pdf

“As we prepare for a future of electric, shared, autonomous and connected urban mobility in cities, I see the car as a key enabler of the smart and sustainable city of tomorrow”

Jacques Aschenbroich

Chairman of the Board and CEO
Valeo

“With autonomous driving, the closer you get to implementation, the more you have to face the reality that there are lots of hurdles that need to be overcome”

Patrick Koller

CEO
Faurecia

“The auto industry has to learn to deal with software as a product, which the IT industry has been doing for 20 years”

Elmar Degenhart

CEO
Continental

“Mobility will become much more diverse. I wouldn’t call it a revolution, but rather an accelerated evolution”

Olivier Rabiller

President and CEO
Garrett

European supplier leadership

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the Competitive Chapter in pdf

“In many respects, Europe continues to be the main source of innovation in the automotive industry. But we have to accelerate the growth of the new technologies that will keep our region competitive”

Alberto Bombassei

Founder and Chairman
Brembo

“As car manufacturers shift focus and investments to other parts of the business, there will likely be an even more active role for suppliers in the value chain”

Marco Stella

CEO, DTS
DuerreTubi Style

“One of the biggest changes for automotive suppliers is that our emerging business models involve a wide spectrum of players in the mobility ecosystem, ranging from our traditional consumers – the car manufacturers - to new mobility players and cities”

Jacques Aschenbroich

Chairman of the Board and CEO
Valeo

“Tier 1 suppliers have traditionally been solution providers to automakers; now we are becoming solution providers to the mobility industry and so we are seeing an extension of our customer portfolio and our offer”

Patrick Koller

CEO
Faurecia

“My vision is that Europe should lead the world in sustainability, skilled employment and innovation for the good of our citizens and the entire world”

Alberto Bombassei

Founder and Chairman
Brembo

“The industry is going through the most radical transformation ever seen in the automotive industry”

Elmar Degenhart

CEO
Continental

POLICY PRIORITIES

Encourage the adoption of type approval standards that make cars as safe as possible using technology that is available today, or is known to be emerging in the near future.

A European effort to improve the quality and availability of non-personal accident data from across the member states of the EU, accessible free of charge for authorities, academia and industrial research.

Jointly with manufacturers and suppliers, development of test methods and evaluation procedures to assess effectiveness of safety measures.

Promotion of cross-sector approach to integrating safety solutions, benefitting all, particularly the vulnerable road users.

Realise the infrastructure improvements needed for enhanced road safety, including deployment of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS).

Funding for research and innovation for the development of safety technologies as well as testing, simulation, naturalistic driving and accident studies via machine learning systems of level 4 automated passenger and commercial vehicles.

Promoting a regulatory framework that rewards efficiency and emissions reduction in a technology-neutral framework, e.g. well-to-wheel approach and life cycle analysis.

Regulation and incentives aimed at rapidly creating demand for electrified and electric vehicles as well as the necessary charging infrastructure, e.g. in the Directives on Alternative Fuel Infrastructure, Energy Efficient Buildings and Renewable Energy Directive.

Start evaluating solutions for a secure hydrogen distribution infrastructure.

Reducing national and regional divergences for electric mobility: charging infrastructure, deployment of e-fuels, price differences etc.

Developing standards for emissions of vehicles and air quality which are ambitious but realistic and based on sound scientific evidence.

Ensure a reliable and transparent regulatory framework on remanufacturing, resource use and recycling that does not interfere with requirements on material quality and safety.

Create an internationally harmonised type approval system at UNECE level that ensures automated and autonomous vehicles are safe.

Enable road testing by giving clear and consistent guidelines to manufacturers seeking exemptions.

Assure European R&I funding, for example in Horizon Europe, with a focus on key new technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and smart sensors.

Use IPCEI to support developing a European value chain for automated mobility.

Ensure free and non- discriminatory access to data created by vehicles for a competitive market for new products and services.

Large scale deployment of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) infrastructure as well as making data available and ensure interoperability of data to create “readable roads”.

Consistent rules on cyber security, data protection and liability issues around highly automated and, eventually, fully autonomous vehicles.

Initiate and support trust- building measures and communication campaigns to create societal acceptance for connected and autonomous driving.

Support European competitiveness through comprehensive industrial policy, reconfirming the commitment to industrial manufacturing.

Supply of raw materials and substances, as well as transformed materials, must be assured in Europe to allow production of advanced innovations.

Provide a reliable legal framework for rolling out the new mobility ecosystem and industrial manufacturing in the EU.

Strengthen the multilateral approach to fair and rules- based international trade and open competition, dismantle tariffs and barriers to market access, and defend this approach against protectionism and unfair competition.

Achieve systematic and global training of employees in relevant “new” skills and a mobile workforce.

Contribute to harmonising technical requirements across the European Union and worldwide.

Ensure funding for research and innovation which supports strategic objectives of sustainability, safety, connectivity and automation.

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