The Next Wave of Services Enabled by Combining Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Technology

Conference structure:

Day 1 Day 2
Morning Keynotes:
Services Made Possible by Connected Car and Next-Gen. Mobility
Morning Keynotes:
The Transformative Impact on Society from Connectivity, Autonomy and the Sharing Economy
Afternoon Track A:
Challenges for Connected and Autonomous Car
Afternoon Track B:
Connected and Autonomous Car Business Models
Afternoon Track A: (cont.)
Challenges for Connected and Autonomous Car
Afternoon Track C:
Road Map for Smart Mobility and Next-Gen. Vehicles


Day 1 Morning Keynotes: Services Made Possible by Connected Car and Next-Gen. Mobility
  • Automakers’ Strategies to Challenge Change:
    The connected car and autonomous vehicle technology are rapidly evolving. Take a look at how Japan, European and US car makers are leveraging data, AI, and connectivity. Understand their global strategies and what kind of ecosystem they want to build.
  • Regulation and Global Standardization Trends:
    Understand how government, industry bodies and US & European automakers are tackling standardization of 5G, maps, and the legislation of automation. Consider the kind of collaboration required for progress.
  • AI & IoT in Action:
    Explore the services becoming possible as deep learning technologies are implemented in the car and communication of sensor data expands. Investigate the next level of user experience (UX)
  • Data Analytics and Platform:
    Establish an efficient way of utilizing open data, latest map updates, vehicle location, etc. that are required to add value of the connected car   
  • Cross-Industry Alliances that Challenge Conventional Structure:
    Collaboration between automakers and IT vendors, ride sharing companies, tech. ventures is occurring exponentially. Discuss the value for users, impact on the shape of the ecosystem and new business potential
  • Where to Collaborate Now:
    Security, maps, HMI, data platforms, V2X: all are multi-player affairs. Pin-point the key challenges and what collaboration should take place. Accounting for differences in mind-set between Japan and the EU/US regarding standardization, debate what collaborative initiatives we need now  (Panel Discussion)
Day 2 Morning Keynotes: Transformative Impact on Society from Connectivity, Autonomy and the Sharing Economy
  • User Needs for Future Mobility:
    Advancing technology is influencing users’ and society’s needs in relation to mobility. Learn the latest initiatives of automakers and mobility companies
  • Penetration Power of Ride Sharing:
    Ride sharing and the sharing economy is growing globally. Gauge market growth and penetration rate in Japan, while examining Japan-specific challenges and user needs
  • Global Mobility Case Studies:
    Understand what kind of mobility is appropriate for cities and rural areas and the technology that needs to be implemented. Learn from smart city case studies in the EU/US, and road tests in Asia and Japan.
  • Impact on Distribution:
    Examine how connectivity, leveraging user data, automation, and collaboration with public transportation are affecting distribution. Look to the future as we discuss how distribution systems can overcome challenges such as lack of drivers
  • Tech. Infrastructure for Mobility:
    Determine what technology – such as, connectivity, IoT, sensors etc.-, will form the backbone of mobility moving forward, and the outlook of role government-lead data sharing and deregulation
  • User Acknowledgement and Acceptability:
    As an industry, we need to pool efforts to increase acceptability of new types of mobility. Debate the initiatives that can be taken, and methods to educate users about using the autonomous car (Panel Discussion)
Day 1 & 2 Afternoon Track A: Challenges for Connected and Autonomous Car
  • In-Vehicle Network and Architecture:
    Connectivity and autonomy are impacting the integration of ECU, control and information domains, as well as in-vehicle networks, such as Ethernet. Hear the latest updates on best practice and influence on the car.
  • Strategies for Security:
    Bolstering interface, gateway and network security is paramount to isolate external data from control functions. Grasp the key areas for in-vehicle and cyber security the necessary for the connected car.
  • Advancing Maps:
    Take stock of the progress made for establishing a format for the maps demanded by the connected and autonomous car, and explore the challenges relating to cost, updating, and collaboration
  • Shaping V2X:
    Identify to what extent the connected and autonomous car V2I and V2V communication to improve safety and self-driving, and consider what will become mainstream between cellular-V2X and DSRC
  • Potential and Challenges of AI:
    Deep learning is playing a pivotal role in autonomous and communications but puts pressure on real-time processing and energy use. Get the latest updates for deep learning, FPGA and GPU capability
  • The Ideal HMI:
    Define the necessary aspects of HMI which will improve self-driving safety and the user experience. Understand how the heads-up display will change, and the latest information and research behind AR and voice recognition technology
  • OTA Updates:
    Grasps the latest communication and processing technology for firmware OTA updates and interpret the challenges from a security perspective
  • IoT Use Cases and Ideas:
    Explore latest examples of creating value for users and the challenges for data processing arising from IoT applied in automotive and mobility
  • Edge and Cloud Computing:
    With data volume and communication security in mind, how should processing take place on the edge and in the cloud? Establish a structure for distributed processing suitable for the connected and autonomous era
  • Potential Use of Blockchain Technology:
    Explore the role of blockchain in using vehicle data and for personal authentication, and also its use when it comes to payment and vehicle recognition as the market for car and ride sharing grows
  • Vital Initiatives for Driving Safety:
    Discuss the effectiveness of current technologies, and moving forward what technologies automakers, tier 1s, and tech. providers need to harness, and what must be implemented to reduce accidents and improve safety. (Panel Discussion)
  • Challenges for Data Sharing:
    Industry, government, and academia are working hand-in-hand to advance the connected and autonomous car. Looking at challenges and required approaches, debate how vehicle location data, map data, and driver data should be shared. (Panel Discussion)
Day 1 Afternoon Track B: Connected and Autonomous Car business models
  • Asia Business Models:
    Review current initiatives in China, Singapore and other Asian regions in order to gauge future monetization points and methods using connected and autonomous car
  • Japan Road Tests and Initiatives:
    Review the progress and results that have come out of Japan so far, with a view to forecasting the development curve of the connected and autonomous car and their practical contribution to revenue
  • Automation Models in Closed Space:
    Understand how self-driving and robots are being used in defined spaces such as, airports, factories, shopping centers, to understand how automation can have a positive impact for automakers
  • Monetizing Vehicle Data:
    Share business ideas to turn infotainment, vehicle diagnostics, maintenance, and other vehicle data-driven services into revenue streams
  • Insurance Telematics Update:
    Understand the current landscape for PHYD telematics insurance in Japan and overseas. Discuss the challenges this market faces in Japan and the impact that the autonomous car will have
  • Connectivity and Infotainment Evolution:
    Debate how infotainment is evolving as driven by on-board units, data analytics, voice recognition, and AR. What impact will vehicle automation have on infotainment moving forward? (Panel Discussion)
Day 2 Afternoon Track C: Road Map for Smart Mobility and Next-Gen. Vehicles
  • Automakers’ Sustainability Strategies:
    As carbon emission regulations in Europe and ZEV regulations in the US tighten, take a look at EV and PHV eco-strategies and battery technology road-maps in Japan
  • Expansion of Car Sharing:
    Understand the potential car sharing has to shape our streets and establish mobility business models through leveraging user data working with urban transport
  • Smart Cities and Mobility:
    Examine the latest smart city case studies in Japan in order to determine the smart city which responds to citizens and regional demands and the mobility required therein
  • The Last-Mile Business Opportunity:
    Understand how to improve the last mile experience – from station to home, from warehouse to home – using the autonomous car and IoT, and learn the latest initiatives and business opportunities
  • Advancing Commercial Vehicles and Distribution:
    Explore how challenges such as lack of drivers, operational and safety issues, urban complexity can be addressed by using data gathered from trucks and commercial vehicles and implementing autonomous technology and IoT applications.
  • Ideas from Outside the Auto Industry:
    Just exactly what are the mobility needs, and remote area needs of other industries such as shopping malls, building contractors, etc. Unearth business opportunities by hearing voices from outside the automotive industry. (Panel Discussion)
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