Connected Cars - Access to Vehicle Data

The connected vehicle is not a future vision, but already a reality on our roads. Thanks to their telematic systems, cars already offer car users a wide range of value-added services, from current traffic information to route planning and location-based information on, for example, the nearest restaurant or car park. But this flow of data is not a one-way street. 

last update: November 2016

Press Releases

Please check the news section on our page for our press releases.

European passenger car tolls: Promoting mobility and opening up Europe’s roads

In most European countries, tolls on passenger cars are accepted as a key pillar in funding the development of infrastructure. Yet with very different toll systems applied across Europe, it is sometimes hard to find one’s way through this ‘toll jungle’.

last update: September 2015

The Mobile Internet: Challenges of eCall in a Connected Vehicle

In retrospect, it has all happened very quickly: the Internet has only been in commercial operation since 1993. Internet access today is not just part of everyday life on stationary computers, but also on mobile devices.

last update: August 2013

Road safety and 96/53/EC – A joint position paper against larger lorries

Within the European Union, Directive 96/53/EC1 regulates the permissible dimensions and weights for lorries and trucks in international traffic. Currently the maximum length of lorries for cross border use in the EU is limited to 16,5 metres for articulated vehicles and 18,75 metres for combination lorries, and weighing up to 40 tonnes. The European Commission has committed itself to updating this Directive2. There is pressure from the Road Haulage industry to increase the length of the lorries up to 25,25 metres and weighing up to 60 tonnes.

last update: February 2012

Euro-Mobil – A comparison of mobility costs in selected countries of the European Union

The EAC-commissioned survey is currently only available in German. Do not hesitate to contact us for questions regarding its content.

last update: June 2009

Maximum Protection at Low Cost - EAC demands harmonised regulations on high-visibility vests

Reflective high-visibility vests effectively contribute to road safety in accidents and breakdowns.This has been impressively shown in Austria, where wearing high-visibility vests has been compulsory in such cases since 2005. The accident figures on Austria‘s motorways and dual carriageways have dropped significantly.

last update: April 2008