The FUTURE-RADAR project supported the European Technology Platform ERTRAC (the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council) and the European Green Vehicle Initiative PPP to create and implement the needed research and innovation strategies for a sustainable and competitive European road transport system.
Linking all relevant stakeholders FUTURE-RADAR provided the consensus-based plans and roadmaps addressing the key societal, environmental, economic and technological challenges in areas such as road transport safety, urban mobility, long distance freight transport, automated road transport, global competitiveness and all issues related to energy and environment. FUTURE-RADAR also exchanged between cities in Europa, Asia and Latin America on urban electric mobility solutions. The FUTURE-RADAR activities included project monitoring, strategic research agendas, international assessments and recommendations for innovation deployment as well as twinning of international projects and comprehensive dissemination and awareness activities.
FUTURE-RADAR provided the best opportunity to maintain, strengthen and widen the activities to further develop the multi-stakeholder road transport research area, for the high-quality research of societal and industrial relevance in Europe.
We worked with local authorities and innovation partners in selected partner countries, thus accelerating the uptake of sustainable urban mobility solutions in various cities. Our team participated actively in the organisation of summer and autumn schools, contributed to the implementation guidelines with the expertise on Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning, exploited the knowledge gained within FUTURE-RADAR by developing thematic e-mobility factsheets and prepared an international first-of-its-kind learning programme on electric mobility. This Learning Programme is currently being run as part of the SOLUTIONS+ Learning Programme on Electric Mobility.