ECA 2030 Electric Connected Automated Cars invented for the 2030 Customer

Roadmaping Workshop for Human Centered Mobility at Centro Cultural Andratx 30/31.01.2018

ECA2030 was a 2 day roadmap workshop where discussions about next evolution cycles and technology gaps to pave the way for electric, connected and automated car for the 2030 customer (ECA-cars) took place. During the event speakers from H2020 and ECSEL projects AutoDrive, 3Ccar, OSEM-EV, SilverStream, STEVE, PRYSTINE, EMC2, CRYSTAL, eDAS, Luftstrom, ENABLE S3, DEMOBASE were asked to share their innovative views and stimulate a new way of thinking, which will lead us to the revolution of mobility.

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Advancing fail-aware, fail-safe, and fail-operational electronic components, systems, and architectures for highly and fully automated driving to make future mobility safer, more efficient, affordable, and end-user acceptable.


AutoDrive will provide fail-aware, fail-safe, and fail-operational integrated electronic components, Electrical/Electronic (E/E) architectures as well as (deeply) embedded software systems for highly and fully automated driving to make future mobility safer, more efficient, affordable, and end-user acceptable. Advancing towards fail-operational systems will require increased reliability and availability of components, new redundancy schemes as well as architectures, and methodologies to appropriately manage and balance complexity, cost, robustness, and flexibility. A holistic perspective, from electronics to systems will be necessary to take this step in automated vehicles.

We make driving as safe as flying


  • Increased stability, reliability, robustness, and functional safety of automated driving systems through fail-aware, fail-safe, fail-operational semiconductor-based components and systems
  • Increased active safety (e.g. collision avoidance) due to predictive, cooperative and smart sensor/actuator control
  • Advanced, pre-emptive system architectures, technologies, and functional integration for higher productivity
  • Intrinsic V2X cybersecurity focused mainly in cooperative manoeuvres with highly and fully automated vehicles in different scenarios.
  • Competitive advantage through sophisticated electronic components and systems tailored for safe automated driving
  • Increased end-user acceptance due to standardized fail-aware, fail-safe, and fail-operational automated vehicles

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AutoDrive SC4 success in M7 Meeting

 14th December 2017, Munich - Germany


AutoDrive Supply Chain 4 "Fail-operational 800V automotive powertrain",
led by ZF and represented by the SC4 partners, takes a giant step
forward at the M7 Meeting @Infineon Technologies.

1st Place at EFECS 2017

5 - 7th December 2017, Brussles - Belgium

3ccar and Autodrive received the 1st Place Award at EFECS 2017 the second year in a row. The EFECS 2017, themed ‘Our Digital Future’, is a brand-new international forum supporting the Electronic Components and Systems (ECS) value chain in Europe. The European Forum for Electronic Components and Systems 2017 (EFECS) is abrand new event and a successor to the European Nanoelectronics Forum & the ARTEMIS technology Conference. It is jointly organised by the European Commission (DG CONNECT), the industry associations AENEAS, ARTEMIS-IA and EPoSS and the ECSEL Joint Undertaking.

Autodrive Vision meeting 2017

16th - 18th Octobre 2017 Belgium



The Autodrive Vision meeting participated in Heverlee, Belgium in October 2017. The Agenda covered themes like advancing fail safe, fail aware and fail-operational electronic components and architectures for fully automated driving.


The project AutoDrive has started with the celebration of a two day kick-off meeting which took place on June 7 th -8 th, 2017, in parallel with the GreenCities 2017 Forum in Málaga.


The kick-off was inaugurated by the project coordinator Mr. Reiner John (IFAG) and Mr. Jaime Briales Guerrero (Ayuntamiento Málaga). A special guest of the kick-off was Executive Director of the ECSEL JU Mr. Bert De Colvenaer. WP Leaders presented the planning of their work packages for the first year of the project.
Supply Chain Leaders gave thought-provoking overviews of the key issues related to technology areas. Main objectives of the meeting were to set the official start of the project, to establish connections between all partners, to provide clarifications about administrative aspects, and to define the specific work that each participant is going to fulfil during the project lifetime.



Related Projects

  • 3Ccar
     - Integrated Components for Complexity Control in affordable electrified cars



    AMASS - Architecture-driven, Multi-concern and Seamless Assurance and Certification of Cyber-Physical Systems


    BATMAN - Development of Quantitative Metrologies to Guide Lithium Ion Battery Manufacturing

  • Batteries2020 - optimising EV batteries.

  • iCompose - Integrated Control of Multiple Motor and Multiple Storage Fully electric Vehicles

  • RACE - Reliable Automation and Control Environment




    eDAS - efficiency powered by smart Design meaningful Architecture connected Systems

  • E3CAR

    E3Car - Nanoelectronics for an energy efficient electrical car

  • Castor
     - Car Multi-Propulsion Integrated Power Train

  • incobat
    - INovative Cost efficient management system for next generation high voltage Batteries

  • MotorBrain
     - Nanoelectronics for Electric Vehicles Intelligent Failsafe PowerTrain

  •       SmartCity Malaga
     - the first real smart grid pilot project.

  • SilverStream - new technologies for future urban mobility

     - Opitmized, systematic energy management

  • EMiLE

    EMiLE - Elektro-Motor integrierte Leistungs-Elektronik

  • Improve

    Improve - Integration and Management of Performance and Road Efficiency of Electric Vehicle Electronics

  • Mobility4EU - Action Plan for the future of mobility in Europe


AutoDrive has received funding within the Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership Joint Undertaking (ECSEL JU) in collaboration with the European Union's H2020 Framework Programme (H2020/2014-2020) and National Authorities, under grant agreement n° 737469.

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