Call for Speaker Opened for ConnecteDriver & Smart Mobility 2018

The fifth annual ConnecteDriver & Smart Mobility conference has opened its call for speakers. The conference will be held in Brussels (Belgium) on February 7th and 8th 2018, gathering more than 200 attendees.

Experts are invited to propose 20 minutes presentations in the following categories:

The rise of car sensors & on-board supercomputing

The car is increasingly becoming a sensor on wheels with ultrasonic sensors, radar, imaging, LIDAR, … Making sense of data from this wealth of sensor in real-time requires super computers, another trend in the industry. What is the industry landscape for car sensors & supercomputing? Shall we expect some sensor technologies to take over the market or a multi-sensors aproach to become the rule?

Software Defined Car & Automotive Cloud

As the number of line of codes embedded in cars grows exponentially, how is the trend towards a “software defined car“ affecting the car architecture, the car industry and ultimately the driver? What shall we expect from software updates and how shall we cope with cyber threats?

Digitization of car retail & Retailing of connected cars and services

Selling connected services at the dealership requires new skills and marketing tools: are car brands successful and how are they making it happen?

The digitization of cars is as much a change as the digitization of the customer and purchasing experience. If the Internet is the ultimate platform to sell cars, shall we expect the end of dealerships? What are the tools and strategies for car dealers and repair shops to face this revolution?

The end of OBD?

Some car makers have announced the end of the OBD (On-Board Diagnostic) port, shutting down the data data when the vehicle moves. What does it mean for aftermarket solutions in the insurance, fleet management & other verticals? How fast is this going to happen? Is it legal? What is the plan B for OBD device & solution vendors?

Investment strategies and M&A in the connected car industry

The connected and driverless car industry markets have seen a lot of interest from corporate investors and venture capital funds and significant acquisitions took place recently. This session will provide visibility on theses M&A activities, review the various trends happening here and highlight the current hot topics for investment in the industry.

Connected, Autonomous Trucks & Logistics

From Fleet Management Systems to autonomous trucks & connected logistics, the truck industry is driving on the fast lane. What are the opportunities in connecting trucks to logistics data? Shall we expect truck drivers to disappear or their work & skills to be completely reinvented? Shall we expect trucks to drive mostly in large convoys (platooning) in the near future? The conference is opening up to this topic for the first time with the goal to provide an overview of a revolution that is just getting started.

Connected Rider

Motorbikes and their riders are getting connected through embeded systems, smartphone apps & connected accessories (helmets, GPS, wearables, etc.) for saferty, convenience or entertainment purposes. This session will explore these new innovations and the opportunities of the two-wheelers market.

What is the perfect vehicle for urban mobility?

New mobilities are changing the way people are moving in cities, with a clear trend towards multimodal usages and a multiplication of available vehicles : shared, motorized or not, electric, connected, on-demand, 2, 3 or 4 wheels, driverless…What are the characteristics of the perfect vehicle for urban mobility?

How cities/governments can adapt their regulations and infrastructure to accelerate new mobilities deployment and adoption ?

Implementation of new mobility services by operators very often require for them to have proper regulations (parking permits, city authorisations…), as well as potential specific infrastructure adaptation (reserved space, signs, access systems…).Through these actions, cities/governments can have a strong influence and impact on these projects.

Mobility-as-a-Service: when automakers and transportation companies are working together?

The Mobility-as-a-Service concept, instead of opposing the different transportation modes, combines them to propose the best of each to the users, according to their current needs or situation. As such, car sharing, car on-demand, or autonomous cars are potentially bringing new solutions to transport systems.

How smart mobility applies to urban logistics?

Besides ensuring a smarter way to transport people, smart mobility is also about solving the logistics issues related to dense and large cities. The growing number of vehicles ensuring urban goods distribution, including related to the fast growing e-commerce deliveries, implies increased congestion, air pollution and noise. More and more cities need to develop smart solutions to the last mile delivery of goods.

How Artificial Intelligence/Data Analytics can help better understand mobility needs and habits, and help improve mobility services?

Understanding mobility patterns and issues require the analysis of increasing amount of data, but above all, more and more complex and various types of data. Artificial Intelligence technologies can bring to cities and operators new capabilities to understand and predict what happens in their territory as well as people behaviours, and from there bring continuous improvement to mobility services.

How Parking is evolving in the era of Smart Mobility and Smart City?

Smart Mobility in the Smart City cannot exist without innovative parking solutions. Thanks to location based services, IoT technologies, real time information or shared services, new solutions to extend and facilitate parking possibilities are rapidly extending. This session will review the latest, most innovative solutions.

Will Car Ownership survive in Large Cities?

Alternatives to Individual Car Ownership are growing fast, bringing a large choice and economically attractive solutions to users. In that respect, it is interesting to measure and understand the motivations and choices of large cities inhabitants…

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