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


Day 1: Tuesday, October 17

Registration, Exhibition & Welcome Coffee

Japan’s Looming Car Connectivity Crisis

Car makers in the U.S., China and Europe are racing past car makers in Japan when it comes to connecting cars to the Internet. This is especially so in the context of leveraging cellular connectivity to deliver services, content, applications, integrate safety-related functionality associated with advanced forms of LTE and, ultimately, 5G technology. This session will discuss how can Japan catch-up and regain the leadership in the coming vehicle connectivity contest.

Roger Lanctot, Director, Automotive Connected Mobility, Strategy Analytics

Connected Car for the People: The Japanese Government’s Vision

Understand how government is tackling challenges such as how to collect data and discover effective means of utilizing the data required for the connected car, and understand the Japanese government’s vision for 5G and other communication networks

Gaku Nakazato, Director of New-Generation Mobile Communications Office, Radio Dept., Telecommunications Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)

Maximize the Comforts of Driving by Leveraging Autonomous Technology

To provide safe and comfortable driving, autonomous technology needs to strike a balance between the driver being alert and being relaxed. Look at Mazda’s vision and technical approach to maximize the driver’s experience

  • Learn how levels of cognitive activity vary depending on the type of driving behaviour and the type of driver. Understand how the latest technology can provide the most comfortable driving experience
  • Evaluate the importance of controlling the amount of information - such as environmental information - coming from sensors and telematics services depending on the driver’s condition
  • Examine how understanding the driver’s physical and mental condition, combined with autonomous technology, can not only help prevent accidents and promote safe and secure driving, but also contribute to life expectancy in the long term

Takahiro Tochioka, Senior Principal Engineer, Integrated Control System Development Division, Mazda Motor Corporation

Afternoon Track 1: Connected Technology & User Experience

What Next for In-Vehicle?: Embrace Automation, Connectivity and Services

Progressing autonomous car and connectivity technology is lead to discussion regarding their use in providing mobility services. Discuss how in-vehicle systems should be developed in line with this trend

  • Discover the type of in-vehicle architecture required to provide new mobility services while achieving safety and security
  • Understand the high scalability solution to fit different approaches towards the integration of ECU
  • Investigate the necessary connectivity architecture, including the cloud, for creating services

Junichi Ochi, General Manager, Automotive Systems Integration, Bosch corporation

Simplifying the Complexity of In-car Connectivity

As our cars become an extension of our connected lives, drivers and passengers pay closely attention to the features available to them in the car, whether infotainment or ADAS. Increased connected features and growing bandwidth needs pose several challenges to the automotive sector, which must be addressed taking into consideration both the end-users’ experience and their safety.

  • Understand the challenges and complexities involved in in-vehicle connectivity, including bandwidth, latency, cabling and more
  • Learn how new connectivity topologies can contribute to advanced Infotainment, Telematics and ADAS applications, by providing the flexibility of multi-stream, multi-hop daisy-chain and centralized networking
  • Discover how a simplified in-vehicle network can reduce the number of cables and connectors, even with high-throughput bandwidth transmission over a single link, and support for different native interfaces on a single chip

Fumihiko Kondo, Automotive Account Manager, Valens, HDBaseT Alliance member

Common Automotive HMI Usability Pitfalls

Communication between cars and drivers is becoming increasingly crucial. Take a look at HMI usability issues and learn ways to build trust between the driver and connected car

  • Gain insights from survey results and learn how HMI can add more value to driving experience using a voice recognition system
  • Examine what works and what doesn't when it comes to prompting – ‘How can I help you?’ vs ‘Please say command’
  • Hear recent learnings when it comes to developing a relationship between driver and system: e.g. learn how to reduce driver frustration by shorting the prompts and saying ‘No’ to the requests which are not supported

Adam Emfield, Head of DRIVE Lab, Principal User Experience Manager, Nuance Communications

Afternoon Track 2: Connected Car and Services in the Autonomous Era

Customer centric approach remote diagnostics to maximize the benefits for customer and company

There are numerous ways that OEMs and consumers can benefit when it comes to the usage of diagnostics data. The ways that car makers are using the power of remote diagnostics vary though. Examine the most recent research to discover practical approaches to improve the consumer’s connected car experience

  • Customer first - Evaluate how much remote diagnostics could be of help to make the customer life easier - e.g. avoid paying extra repair charge after the warranty period, and also contribute to brand improvement and grow the connected car market
  • Understand what car makers can do to improve their services and revenue through examples of different approaches to using diagnostics data
  • Define the practical steps to overcome challenges such as creating an internal division to drive the use of diagnositcs data, utilizing AI & machine learning to detect any occurrence of abnormality in a car

Lee Colman, Head of Connected Car Division, SBD

Next-gen. Connected Car in the Autonomous Era

With the connected car and autonomous vehicle technology rapidly evolving, gain insights on how the future connected car needs to be adapted for the new mobility services

  • Connectivity is essential to realize the autonomous car and improve its functionality. Examine what OEM is working on for firmware OTA and map data
  • Identify the challenges and required approach to establish cloud computing and accelerate user experience in the autonomous car
  • Analyze the connected car business model to improve the value of the vehicle leveraging big data and customised data

Toshiro Muramatsu, Deputy General Manager, Telematics Engineering Group, Connected Car and Services Engineering Department & HD Map Development Group, AD and ADAS Advanced Technology Development Department & Connected Car and Autonomous Drive Division, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Driver and Occupants Monitoring AI for Autonomous Vehicles

Unveil the leading in-cabin vision AI technology, targeted for highly automated vehicles (HAVs) - detecting passengers' behavior with a high degree of accuracy, using over 30 analytics

  • Discover the latest Silicon Valley technology for cameras using deep learning to detect human emotions and overall behavior - ready for mass production
  • Understand the role of driver and occupants' behavior measurement to improve safety, security and overall user experience
  • Learn about the new ridership economy, fueled by ambient services, hyper-targeted for riders of the next-gen autonomous vehicles based on riders' behavior, space and time - Identify the next breed of automotive business opportunities

Modar Alaoui, Founder and CEO, Eyeris

[Panel Discussion] Connectivity and Infotainment Evolution

Connectivity is essential to support V2X, data analysis and provide all sort of infotainment. Look at best practices and learn how data needs to be monitored and 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?

Toshiro Muramatsu, Deputy General Manager, Telematics Engineering Group, Connected Car and Services Engineering Department & HD Map Development Group, AD and ADAS Advanced Technology Development Department & Connected Car and Autonomous Drive Division, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Yossi Moscovitz
, Chief Executive Officer, Automotive Solutions, Telit Communications PLC

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Day 2: Wednesday, October 18

Registration, Exhibition & Welcome Coffee

Connected Car – How It Should Be

How should the driver and the car be connected to ameliorate driving assistance and the user experience in a new mobility society? This session takes a look at what we should expect from the connected car moving forward to help drivers with understanding driving assistance better and to provide information calling for attention through eCall to achieve the world of zero car accidents

Takaaki Sugiura, Principal researcher, Group Leader, Next-Generation Infrastructure Division, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.

Shaping the Future of Mobility Made Possible by a New Mobility Service Platform

Profile the structure of auto industry where cross-industry alliances collaborate closely to bridge between user needs and new technologies and create a new market and businesses

  • Hear the latest demonstration experiment in collaboration with partners and local governments
  • Identify where the gap lies between current mobility services and what future users will require?
  • Bringing benefits and business: Explore the impact of a new mobility service platform, which leverages user traits and data, on urban transportation, regional mobility, and efficiency in freight

Hiroshi Nakajima, Executive Officer, SVP, Director of Automotive Div., DeNA Co.,Ltd

Mobility as a Service - the End of the Car Ownership?

Advancing technology is influencing users’ and society’s needs in relation to mobility. Learn user needs for future mobility from mobility as a service case studies

  • To gain not only the economic growth but also the sustainability, a new layer of the business is essential. Find out the way to collaborate with them
  • Gain insights from best practices of the new mobility services on biggest barrier and what people value to put the mobility strategies into action
  • Closed ecosystem to open ecosystem - Understand how the ecosystem will change to provide freedom of mobility and change the cities better

Sampo Hietanen, CEO, MaaS Global Ltd

Afternoon Track 1: Connected Technology for the Future Mobility

Self-driving Car x Sharing Economy: Methodological and Technological Approaches to Opening up the Future Mobility

Explore from a technology perspective how the advances in autonomous technology and mobility can contribute to solving regional issues and to expanding the sharing economy

  • Understand how new technology can alleviate issues such as the lack of regional transportation facilities and last mile delivery. What are the business opportunities?
  • Taking into consideration the possibility of full autonomous driving, identify where new technology can benefit a society in terms of safety & regulation
  • What aspects of technology should evolve to meet future expectations? Investigate methods of building software, and leveraging sensor plus mobility data

Shinpei Kato, Director/CTO, Tier IV, Inc.

Implementation of Fully Automated Vehicle and Next-gen. Mobility

Look at the challenges and solutions of gaining social acceptance for fully automated vehicles, and examine the roadmap for the early realization of safe and efficient transportation

  • Dissect the decade long history of experimental research into autonomous vehicles and understand how the latest research is shaping the approach to full automation
  • The advancement of autonomous driving technology alongside increased collaboration across industry, government, and academia is positively impacting areas outside automotive. Hear colloquial evidence how this is increasing Japan’s overall competitiveness
  • Learnings from Gunma prefecture: Get a clearer picture of the road to socially accepted autonomous driving. Benefit from research carried out across areas of industry, tourism, and depopulation in Gunma prefecture

Takeki Ogitsu, Deputy Director-General, Center for Research on Adoption of NextGen Transportation, Gunma University

Explore Blockchain’s Potential Combining Mobility IoT

Explore the potential use of blockchain technology combining mobility IoT to create high value-added mobility services by looking at recent use cases

  • In Fintech, much attention has focused on bitcoin and the development of the underlying blockchain technology. Hear the benefits of blockchain such as preventing the falsification of data
  • Examine recent use cases of blockchain technology and explore how it can be applied to PHYD telematics insurance and sharing services
  • Discover how to add more value to the mobility services combining mobility IoT and blockchain technology

Makoto Ueno, Division Manager, Project Development Division, SMARTVALUE Co., Ltd.

Afternoon Track 2: Road Map for Smart Mobility and Next-Gen. Vehicles

Auto OEMs Strategies for Intelligent Mobility

The world's leading auto manufacturers are ramping up in-house investments as well as acquisitions and partnership to prepare for a future dominated by electrified, connected and shared mobility platforms. This presentation will examine:

  • Investment trends in autonomous driving
  • Partnerships between auto OEMs and car sharing / ride hailing companies
  • Case studies on utilization of autonomous driving for commercial applications e.g., truck platooning

Ali Izadi-Najafabadi, Head of Intelligent Mobility, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

EV Sustainability Strategies

As carbon emission regulations in Europe and ZEV regulations in the US tighten, take a look at eco-strategies and technology road-maps to increase acceptability of EVs even wider

  • Understand strategies to meet global eco-regulations and challenges such as improving technology for EV battery
  • Learn OEM’s vision on how they can improve user experience and standardize the user interface in the sharing economy
  • Examine how combining EV and autonomous technology can make a city smarter and contribute to society

OEM Speaker TBA

Role of Insurance in the Transformation of Auto Industry

User will face new risk as the technology is evolving. Learn how we can get rid of it to make user feel comfortable – That is the key to gain the social acceptance

  • Assess and dissect the current and future risk in the automotive industry from the insurance company point of view
  • Understand the risk variance occurred with the rapid evolution of technologies and how to manage those new risk
  • Examine how the insurance can contribute to increase the social acceptance on advanced vehicles - bridging the gap between makers and users

Noboru Kosaka, Deputy General Maneger, Future Technology Task Force, Corporate Marketing and Planning Dept., Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co.,Ltd

Consolidated Service x Last-Mile x Autonomous = Business Chance

Analyze the global trend of autonomous vehicle testing for the commercial use and examine Japan’s next move to catch up with the rest of the world

  • 15 American states will be improving legislation and autonomous commercial vehicle testing has already started in Singapore. Understand the trend of global legislations
  • With the consolidated service vehicle for passenger and cargo designed not only overseas but also in Japan, review who does what to realize the transportation for people and goods
  • Understand the importance of building the integrated system to realize the new mobility services which are expected to secure the transportation for the elderly people

Tsuguo Nobe, Architect and Director Government Policy & Business Development / Visiting Associate Professor, Intel K.K. / Nagoya University

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