A3PS Position Papers

The present A3PS position paper "R&D Challenges 2021+" summarizes envisaged developments and trends, as well as priorities of the industrial and scientific A3PS members, providing an overview on the R&D challenges in the coming years and the necessary R&D activities to strengthen Austria as a business location.

The A3PS expert groups encourage, that Austria supports a climate-neutral, sustainable, efficient and safe transport system and innovations by

  1. Technology-neutral support of mobility and powertrain innovations in Austria, taking a holistic view of the value creation process, based on the LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) method ("from cradle to grave") in order to meet the 2030 targets and to enable mission 2050 targets in full.
  2. Establishment of a legal framework, norms, standards and a strategy, both for R&D activities, the rapid implementation of R&D results and for regular operation (street / off-road / rail).
  3. Fostering of core competencies in the field of mobility and powertrain innovations in Austria with a strong focus on value creation in Austria.

The A3PS position papers serve on the one hand to coordinate the activities of the A3PS members and to identify possible synergies. On the other hand, they support the orientation of national R&D activities and technology policy impulses, as a supplement to those priorities that are set at European level.

As a "living document", the position papers are regularly checked for topicality and revised if necessary.

You can download either the entire document or the modules corresponding to the A3PS working groups

  • BEV - Battery Electric Vehicle
  • FCV - Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle
  • HYF - Hybrids and Fuels
  • AVC - Advanced Vehicle Concepts