FISITA's Strategic Partners, listed below, are stakeholder organisations engaged in promoting excellence and diversity in the advancement of automotive, mobility systems engineering and associated technologies.
European Association of Automotive Suppliers
CLEPA, the European Association of Automotive Suppliers, is the voice of European automotive suppliers, representing over 3,000 companies which employ 5,000,000 employees, invest over €20 billion yearly in R&I and provide solutions for safe, smart and sustainable mobility.
Research and Innovation - The European automotive supply industry is a global technology leader, largely due to its yearly investment of more than €20 billion in innovation. For years, European automotive suppliers have registered the most patents for innovations in emissions and safety by bringing to the market an increasing diversity of products, with ever shorter development and production cycles. Automotive suppliers play a key role in innovating and adaptingthe automotive industry to meet new global societal challenges and regulatory requirements. It is increasingly important to develop new technologies and systems for higher performance in terms of safety, sustainability, connectivity and comfort.
Solutions Provider - Automotive suppliers deliver solutions today for the challenges of tomorrow’s road transport. Thanks to a wide range of innovative technologies, safe, smart and sustainable mobility improve every day, for the greater benefit of consumers, in terms of cost and comfort.
Business Leader - The ability for industry and their associated service companies to sell their products and profit in Europe and the world forms the necessary basis for further investment, innovation, tax revenues and employment in Europe. The EU needs to maintain a world-class car industry, producing the safest, smartest and most sustainable vehicles globally and providing high-skilled jobs to millions. The European Commission’s new targets – to increase industry’s share of GDP to 20% by 2020, to reduce consumption of primary energy by 20% by 2020, to cut emissions up to 40% by 2030 – can only be achieved with the strong contribution of the automotive industry and its expertise in technologies.
European Council for Automotive R&D
The European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR) is the association for collaborative research and innovation of the major automobile manufacturers in Europe. These manufacturers contribute to sustainable mobility and a competitive European industry, investing more than €50bn per year in research and development. The industry’s investments are leveraged by the collaborative work performed with the support of the European Framework Programmes, currently Horizon 2020. The EUCAR Council comprises the heads of research and advanced development of the member companies.
EUCAR members are BMW Group, DAF Trucks, Daimler AG, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Ford of Europe, Hyundai Motor Europe, Jaguar Land Rover, IVECO, Opel Automobile GmbH, PSA Group, Renault Group, Toyota Motor Europe, Volkswagen Group, Volvo Cars, Volvo Group.
EUCAR is closely connected to ACEA, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association.
Institute of the Motor Industry
The IMI is the professional body for individuals working in the motor industry, and the authoritative voice of the sector.
IMI is transforming the automotive industry by setting, upholding and promoting professional standards - driving skills acquisition, establishing clearer career paths, and boosting public confidence. IMI’s online Professional Register is here to make sure consumers are in skilled, competent and trustworthy hands.
Established at the ITS World Congress in Bordeaux in 2015, the MaaS Alliance is a public-private partnership working to establish foundations for a common approach to Mobility as a Service, and to unlock the economies of scale needed for successful implementation and uptake of MaaS in Europe and beyond. The main goal of the Alliance is to facilitate a single, open market and full deployment of MaaS services.
There are various stakeholders whose committed participation in the development and implementation of MaaS is crucial to its success. The MaaS Alliance facilitates stakeholder cooperation through a shared work programme engaging all relevant stakeholders, inter alia the following:
- Transport service providers and public transport operators
- MaaS operators and integrators
- IT system providers
- Cities, local, regional and national authorities
MaaS Alliance members from all sectors collaborate to create the enablers needed for successful deployment of MaaS in Europe and beyond. The Alliance contributes to European policy-making, promotes the added value of MaaS to local government and business, monitors the MaaS market and facilitates the dialogue with the research community. Finally, the Alliance is the voice of the MaaS community for awareness and advocacy.
Women's Engineering Society
Founded in 1919, the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) is a professional, not-for-profit network of women engineers, scientists and technologists offering inspiration, support and professional development.
Although the world has changed since a group of women decided to band together to create an organisation to support women in engineering, the need is still there. WES works in a number of ways to support women in STEM, to encourage the study and application of engineering, to promote gender equality in the workplace, and to award excellence and encourage achievement through our awards and grants schemes.