Elżbieta Bieńkowska, EU Commissioner responsible for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMES, has announced a CARS 2020 Action Plan for the automotive industry, placing innovation in modes of transport and intelligent transport systems as its main objectives.
Announced on 4 February 2015 the plan is designed to foster competitiveness of the automotive industry and guide the sector through the ongoing mobility revolution.
The document follows up on the CARS 2020 Action Plan produced in 2012, and now aims to help the sector face new challenges stemming from technological changes, globalisation and a new approach to mobility that requires a coordinated approach on the EU level. It will cover a period of two years.
The plan aims to re-shape the position of the European automotive sector and give it a proper direction for future development.
The new process focuses on two main objectives:
strengthening the competiveness of the automotive sector, both in Europe and externally;driving the sector through the ongoing mobility revolution and making Europe the key player and trendsetter in the domains of innovative modes of transport and intelligent transport systems.