Telematics Update: Ford Europe to Reveal SimTD V2X Results at Europe’s Biggest Connected Car Forum

Telematics Update: Ford Europe to Reveal SimTD V2X Results at Europe’s Biggest Connected Car Forum

Telematics Update declared today that Ford Europe will reveal their latest ground-breaking results for the SimTD project, in which all European OEMs are united together in a quest for safer intelligent mobility, cooperative systems, and certified Vehicle-2-Infrastructure technology.This emerging role of V2X for the future of the connected car will be discussed to an audience of over 800 senior leaders from across the automotive, telecoms, insurance, M2M, government, ITS and fleet industries at the Telematics Munich 2013 Conference & Exhibition later this year (November 11th-12th, Munich, Germany).

Car-to-x Driving and the Role of Advanced Technology

Supported by the Car2Car Consortium, the SimTD project represents the European auto industry’s efforts towards creating tomorrow’s intelligent mobility network. Indeed, €70million worth of investment has been backed for the project across 7 test sites on the continent, whereby the harmonisation of global V2X standards, initiating early DSRC deployment models for greater global market penetration of V2X, and debating interoperability and scalability for connected vehicles all come to the core purpose of the project.

Christian Ress, Technical Expert in Connectivity for Active Safety at Ford, stated, “We are looking forward to have the chance to sharing our SimTD results with the European telematics community in November this year – it already looks a very exciting agenda, and I’m glad to see V2X becoming an ever more important topic in the connected car conversation”. Indeed, now is the time to understand the latest connectivity market trends, OEM connected car strategies, and anticipation of massive growth, both government-backed and industry-driven in this market (

Telematics Munich has now established its place as Europe’s most influential event to unite the entire connected car ecosystem, discussing the breakthrough technologies, market penetration strategies and next-gen business models to deliver mass uptake of telematics systems across the automotive value chain. Not just the 3 major German OEMs (Daimler AG, Volkswagen, BMW) will be present, but more than 7 others who are aiming to grab as much telematics market share as possible.

As well as the future of V2X, the 100+ speakers at Telematics Munich 2013 will dissect key topics including:

·         Get Ready for Imminent LTE Deployment

·         The Dealer as the Missing Link

·         Smart Billing to Transform the Car and Driver Relationship

·         Car-Sharing as the Future of Mobility

·         Integrate Infotainment with the Consumer Electronics World

·         And more sessions addressing insurance telematics and UBI, intuitive HMI, the effects of eCall, emerging markets and autonomous mobility

More Automakers and Associations Attending Than Ever Before

The increase in overall attendees is also reflected in the largest auto OEM presence at the event to date, with several global automakers including BMW, Hyundai, Audi, Daimler, Renault, Volkswagen, Honda, PSA, Scania and Toyota already confirmed to attend, along with Facebook, BBC, Emil Frey Group, European Commission and the Car2Car Consortium. Telematics Update’s Europe Specialist Rory Menage stated, “This really does reflect the sense of excitement currently surrounding the connected car industry across the European continent”. He continued, “Major OEMs are on board to make key market announcements, and with just 11 weeks to go, the buzz across the European telematics community can already be felt”. The full agenda and speaker line-up is available on the website:

Testimonials and Tributes from the Industry

Mercedes-Benz stated on Telematics Munich, “The show is a great place to get an accurate pulse on the telematics industry and to meet or keep in touch with industry leaders.”

Indeed,Volkswagen declaredFor an OEM the conference was invaluable – extremely professionally run, delivered relevant content through knowledgeable speakers and presented excellent networking opportunities.”

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Rory Menage

Project Director | Telematics Update


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