Launch of EU-funded coordination project FEDERATE

Monday, December 18, 2023 - 09:08 by Craig Frayne


The project aims to enhance the global competitiveness of the automotive and semiconductor industries in delivering Software-Defined Vehicles of the Future. 

The official kick-off for the European Union-funded project FEDERATE took place on October 5th, 2023, in Munich, Germany. Project partners and other stakeholders gathered to share expectations from the automotive community, contrasting and aligning different perspectives and providing an excellent opportunity to introduce the project scientific board as well as planned project activities.

FEDERATE is a three-year coordination and support project funded by the Chips Joint Undertaking (Chips JU) – a public-private partnership in collaboration with the Horizon Europe (HORIZON) Framework Programme and National Authorities. The project is funded based on Grant Agreement No. 101139749, concluded between CHIPS JU (‘granting authority’) and 29 partners from seven countries. The project started on 1 October with a total funding of 1.9 MEUR.

The project aims to bring together all relevant stakeholders to accelerate the development of an Ecosystem for Vehicles of the Future, aiming to foster a vibrant community, and supporting accompanying Research Development and Innovation (R&D&I) activities. FEDERATE will provide open access to the ecosystem and all stages of this initiative. It will work towards a common understanding in both software and hardware, while also developing a joint vision for the Software-Defined Vehicles of the Future initiative and providing advice for current and future projects in this initiative.

The consortium of FEDERATE includes major OEMs, automotive tiers, semiconductor companies, relevant industry associations, and industrial SDV initiatives, including the ECLIPSE SDV WG, and is supported by a scientific board.

FEDERATE will precede and assist other upcoming projects in the continuous capturing, identification, preparation, and consensus building of relevant topics and building blocks. This is accompanied by (i) a subsequent integration into an overall map of building blocks, and (ii) the creation of a vision document representing the Ecosystem for Vehicles of the Future to support the implementation.

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