During the final review of 3Ccar the third ECA2030 event will be held, bringing together a large number of stakeholders and initiating discussions in an exhibition space of project’s technical demonstrators. The event will take place in Graz on 09.10.2018 at 16:30 – 18:30 in the Hans-List Center.

We will share results about translated complexity of today’s cars into semiconductors and discuss the major results seen in demonstrations, as well as discuss about changing the mind-set in terms of the safety requirements of highly automated in order to discuss the next evolution cycles, technology gaps and limits of today´s technologies to pave the way for the electric, connected, automated car for the 2030 customer (ECA-cars).

Background for the Mobility.E light house and the networking events ECA2030

  • In 2030, the electric, connected and automated car will become mainstream. On a global scale, today´s yearly manufacturing volume of more than 80 Mio conventional cars will contain a share of estimated 40 Mio ECA-cars in 2030, which have to be produced in a sustainable way.
  • As a consequence of this disruptive change, we need to define not only the needed technology basis, but also to identify possible gaps to gain and keep the sovereignty and the IP to build our cars in and for Europe. 
  • ECA2030 is especially driven along the ECS value chain by research topics based on semiconductors, embedded control, seamless communication, advanced algorithms and system integration including the needed materials. Key migration parameter, the DNA of the technologies, must be defined for the next evolution cycles.
  • We will discuss the burning topics such as de-carbonization by developing clean, affordable and sustainable propulsion, intelligence on board, connectivity, sensors and sensor fusion, data availability and sharing, and how to define the interface to provide the data for the infrastructure and services for smart personal mobility and logistics. Additionally we need innovative new materials for better magnetic coils and capacitive properties which still contribute to 50% of the compactness and costs, and also thermal electrical management counting for 50% of the sub-system weight and volume.
  • The next challenge is the central brain in a car to replace the human driver in fully automated driving. Also, the design for human centred mobility is the key to the end user acceptance and to address as requirements, in the first place, the human needs and not engineering design parameters.
  • Does Europe have the technologies and the IP for number crunching units, to enable the complex data fusion of already 12 cameras and radar sensors to provide the 360°  round view?
  • Do we really have all the necessary conditions on hand? Technological sovereignty and sourcing is a natural question – especially, if someone says “America first”.

Expected Outcome

  • The goal is to find European strength and gaps in respect of required technologies when the electric, connected and automated car becomes Mainstream, expected in 2030; and also to facilitate cross domain expertise.
  • We will challenge the inspiration and contributions from different transportation domains. Cross domain knowledge shall facilitate a roadmap for mutual understanding among the disciplines to build the ECA-car2030.
  • We will stipulate communication to align the understanding of the next evolution cycles, technology gaps and limits of today´s technologies from top of the application down to components, such as semiconductors, batteries and even semiconductors in fuel cell technologies.
  • The discussion is an experiment to understand and translate our vision into the right research and to put this in a strategic research roadmap.
  • At Graz, an inspiring and cheerful place, we expect to have stimulating presentations to pave our way towards a successful implementation of our Lighthouse Mobility.E, based on our EV- projects.

Framework provided by the Lighthouse Mobility.E

In the frame of the ECSEL Lighthouse Mobility.E, driven by the AutoDrive project, and in cooperation with the ECSEL JU, we like to invite you for this roadmap workshop: We´ll build a creative environment on how to apply and understand European objectives down to relevant technologies: Facilitate the Vision Zero accidents by automated driving, EV as mainstream and All Electrical aircraft

  • The Lighthouse Mobility.E facilitates and organises the roadmap contributions
  • Voice of industrial stakeholders, funding organisations, standardisation and certification bodies, public audience
  • Residual risks and user acceptance due to dual mode traffic conditions
  • The event is organized in the format of a Workshop


Graz was chosen as venue due to the following reasons and benefits:
The event is organized by AVL, who has successfully organized technical meetings and final review meetings including the presentation of cars build in the project, including a technological discussion with the City representatives.
Austrian companies and research institutes contribute a very important share in the participating project consortia.