GEAR 2030

On 26 January 2016 the European Commission launched GEAR 2030.  This High Level Group was created to ensure a coordinated approach and to address the challenges faced by the European automotive industry.

The GEAR 2030 High Level Group is composed by 25 members consisting of national authorities and organisations.  ETRMA is one of the Industry representative organisations.

GEAR 2030 will debate the main challenges for the automotive industry in the next 15 years and will make recommendations to reinforce the competitiveness of the European automotive value chain.  It will in particular consider a roadmap for the smooth rollout of autonomous vehicles. The group will analyse and discuss the key trends which will be affecting the automotive industry in the future and come up with jointly agreed roadmaps that should set objectives, specify milestones and clearly define responsibilities of different stakeholders.

It will focus on 3 areas of work:

  • the adaptation of the value chain to new global challenges
  • the automated and connected vehicles
  • trade, international harmonisation and global competitiveness.


The GEAR 2030 High Level Group is chaired by Ms. Elżbieta Bieńkowska, EU Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs.

See also: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/newsroom/cf/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=8640&lang=en