3 March 2016: Symposium on the Future Networked Car within the Geneva Motor Show

The Symposium on the Future Networked Car within the 86th Geneva International Motor Show, 3 March 2016, will bring together representatives of the automotive and ICT industries, governments and regulatory authorities to discuss the status and future of vehicle communications and automated driving.

The Symposium is convened by ITU and UNECE and supported by DEKRA and Ericsson. Participation is free of charge and open to all. Register here…

The Symposium will explore advances in the field of connected, automated vehicles and the associated implications for business, technology and regulation. Special emphasis will be afforded to cybersecurity, data protection and privacy, as well as the relationship between intelligent transport systems and the Big Data aspirations of smart-city strategies. The event’s technical sessions will be supported by discussions examining how standards bodies can best collaborate to meet the needs of industry and enable interoperability.

Jean Todt, the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety, will deliver the Symposium’s keynote address. Other confirmed speakers include:

  • Gerd Neumann, CEO, DEKRA Automotive;
  • Claes Herlitz, Vice President and Global Head of Automotive, Ericsson;
  • Michael Bültmann, Managing Director, HERE Deutschland GmbH;
  • Stephan Appt, Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP; and,
  • Nigel Jefferies, Chair, Wireless World Research Forum

The Symposium will be followed by a meeting of the Collaboration on ITS Communication Standards at ITU Headquarters, 4 March 2016, an open international platform to advance the development of a globally harmonized set of ITS communication standards to support the deployment of interoperable ITS products and services. The 168th session of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) is scheduled for 8-11 March 2016.

For more information on the Symposium, please visit the event’s webpage.

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