The technological aspect deals with the set-up and level of integration of the value chain of European transport manufacturing industries. This includes an assessment of innovation capabilities and degree of implementation of current state of the art in manufacturing as well as production technologies and strategies.

– 0 – Europe has a strong competitive disadvantage in comparison.
– 1 – Europe has a competitive disadvantage in comparison.
– 2 – Europe has neither a competitive advantage nor a competitive disadvantage.
– 3 – Europe has a competitive advantage in comparison.
– 4 – Europe has a strong competitive advantage in comparison.