After months of independent research, we bring you the issues at the heart of automotive technology- from the connected car to the converging trends of autonomous vehicles and smart mobility.
From top-down headline sessions to dedicated panels and presentations on telematics, autonomous and mobility- we have over 70 sessions to get you up to speed with all you need to know about the technology that is redefining the car as we know it.
Here's a sneak peak of some of the top sessions we have in store for you this June - scroll down for the full agenda
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From a tech. standpoint, self-driving vehicles are a matter of not if, but when. But there are no such legislative certainties.
The promise of self-driving cars is truly phenomenal; eliminating road deaths, mobilizing the elderly and reducing emissions is just the start. But have you considered the ethical questions at stake?
It's the elephant in the room; whilst aspiring to design technology that saves lives - the path will not be perfect. Confront the tough legal issues that will define the future of automotive innovation.
2015 will be every bit as challenging as 2014 - maybe even more so - for companies and people working in connected car.
The road to delivering a seamless, interoperable connected car experience is full of obstacles, and no company will make it by going it alone. We shed light on the key challenges and opportunities.
With connected devices expected to go from under 20 million in 2014 to over 60 million by 2020 the next opportunity comes from generating value with all this information.
How many $ Billions are spent on infotainment features that consumers don't use? Conversely, how much does a positive IVI experience drive loyalty? Get never before heard results from a study with 24,000 US and Chinese drivers.
+a panel of IVI end-users
Connected cars are rapidly changing the relationship drivers have with their vehicles. And as connectivity features grow, so do the relationships associated with a vehicle - from OEMs to carriers to government policy makers.
The ROI expectations on spending billions of $'s building connected cars are high. We look into an untapped revenue stream.
A growing number of connected car apps provide convenience and entertainment for consumers, but where is the most revenue potential and for whom? A panel of experts will explore.
With the cloud in place and the car playing a key role in the connected society; it's time to move from car centric solutions and look to a business and customer centric value proposition. Explore how OEMs can harness the cloud and create an API economy that leverages increased touch points with their customers and ecosystems beyond the vehicle.
With the car being a key part of the connected lifestyle, ensuring compatibility with the home, office and the city is crucial. We explore the car in its role in the connected lifestyle.
Infotainment is a key touch point between suppliers, both OEMs and 3rd parties, and the driver. We explore the many opportunities the in-car experience provides to engage with the customer.
The future of in-car experiences has never looked so diverse! But no one has really perfected this important element with HMIs, centre stacks & application designs constantly changing.
Never before has the automotive space been under so much scrutiny when it comes to security. The consequences of a malicious third party gaining access to a network of vehicles are almost unthinkable.
Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to build absolutely secure and reliable software for the connected car. Managing complexity with provable separation is the key. We take a look at how this is done.
The automotive industry is under pressure to innovate at the speed of consumer electronics. While OEMs have dozens of reasons to be cautious, they, and their tier 1 vendors are making moves to find and integrate new products, services, and technologies.
Here's something you already knew - there's a goldmine of not-connected cars out there. Through OBD2 ports, Bluetooth and smartphones there's no reason that this huge base of vehicles can't be offering the services that their shiny connected cousins are now flouting on dealers' forecourts.
With daily announcements flooding your inbox - take a step back to get a true view on the development of self-driving vehicles.
It can be argued that connectivity isn't required for a self-driving vehicle. The counter argument says that unconnected vehicles won't be pleasant for consumers. Which carries more weight?
A discussion about how ISACs have worked in other industries and can be applied to automotive to secure against cyber threats.
The success of autonomous vehicles hinges on sensor technology; Radar, LiDAR, cameras etc. Get the latest intelligence on creating reliable, market-ready, future-proofed sensors.
It's not just a matter of size, sensors are better when they work together. See how to harness sensor fusion to create an accurate and robust data foundation for autonomous driving.
Sustainability is one of the key forces behind smart mobility. Get a glimpse of how Ford is harnessing cutting edge technologies to enable sustainable vehicles and urban environments.
The way people move is changing forever. Map out the shifting urban mobility landscape to understand its impact on business and society.
Automotive is not immune to on-demand economy.
Understand how the upcoming new smart mobility paradigm gives us the perfect tool to redesign the world focused on “livibility” design.
The science of mass vehicle transit is providing headaches the world over. Assess how to unblock the gridlock and put the connected car at the centre of the smart city.
In the new mobility era - many long held norms are about to be ripped up. Debate the legal ramifications of the new transportation landscape.
As new use cases for the vehicle gain serious traction, how will motor insurance adapt to this new era in which the boundaries between personal and commercial driving are no longer clear.
New technology developments coupled with connected highway initiatives hold the potential to revolutionize the fleet business. Debate the tech. deployment timeline and its impact.
There is a lot of excitement in the automotive industry around the connected car and the connected customer - with a main focus on new technologies and business opportunities.
As connectivity transforms the future of the car our focus as an industry often falls on technologies and business models that lay behind it.
Highly accurate maps are crucial to support location awareness in a connected world Brought -in or embedded mapping are standard for every driver. How can OEMs use their map proposition to differentiate?
The visions for the connected car are glorious - the IoT, the self-driving car & smart cities. We temper these visions with realism and focus on what is needed to pave the road forward.
Leveraging vehicle and driver data, OEMs, dealers and developers will be able to create new vehicle experiences, better products & new business models. Look at how to kick start the data-exchange.
Choices made when deploying connected vehicles today will have considerable impact on the ability to accommodate rapidly evolving services business models, especially as they cross borders and wireless operators. Learn about next generation business models, and the needs of your integration efforts today in order to accommodate the rapidly growing global services market.
While the gap between technology and the automotive world narrows, upgrading tech in your vehicle isn't as easy as upgrading your phone, but it could be. We examine the elements needed.
It's all about data! Assess the latest developments in insurance telematics data capture and analytics to analyze the position of one of the key pieces to the insurance data puzzle; the automakers.
In guaranteeing customer satisfaction and loyalty throughout the vehicle lifecycle - service and maintenance is crucial. See how telematics is the key to mastering this.
Data and its transformative power continue to make headlines. Auto-OEMs are getting to grips with vehicle data management and utilization - but this is just the tip of the iceberg.
A critical mass of data is sitting in the cloud ready to be analyzed. It could just reveal all there is to know about your customers! But how do you best utilize this invaluable resource?
For a UBI program to truly succeed, a clear value proposition and shift in consumer mentality is crucial. Lay the plan for wider UBI adoption.
Tesla aims to skip the middleman, but for the rest, dealers remain a crucial step and legal obligation in the vehicle purchasing process. We discuss the role of the dealer now and in the future.
Taking programs from one geography to another has long been discussed as a future state. But that future is now for some OEMs. 2015 is seeing the deployment of global programs. Hear from them - what’s working, what’s not. What are the pitfalls to avoid and what was most surprising.
Thus far the spotlight has been on tech. that will deliver self-driving cars. However the human is a vital factor as cars transition through the stages of autonomy. How will their actions affect safety and car function?
The car sharing explosion is coming - creating huge opportunities for fleet telematics growth. Get to grips with the nuts and bolts of operating fleets of shared vehicles.
Automotive doesn't exist in a silo. Explore how the car fits into the intermodal transportation picture in the shift towards on-demand urban mobility.
To transition from L2, to L3, it is vital that the in-vehicle systems alert the driver to hazards or driving situations where the driver will have to take control from the car.
Urbanization is pushing forward the democratization of mobility, with the way we get around set to change even by 2020- what can we expect over the next 5 years?
As automotive has ascended to become the hottest technology in the world - more start-ups that ever before are coming to the party with innovations that are redefining how we think of transportation. And Detroit has become the epicenter of this entrepreneurial mind-set.
+ start-ups, TBA