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ITU connects to future car

An ITU international symposium, the ‚’Future Networked Car’, will be held in March at the Geneva Motor Show. The free-of-charge, open-to-all event will host experts from the automotive and ICT fields to discuss the accelerating convergence within the two industry sectors.

The event will open on the second Press day of the Geneva Motor Show on 5 March with a High-level dialogue on ‚’Innovation for the Future Car’. Leading industry figures will critique developments in the ICT, automotive and intelligent transport fields with a view to channelling future innovation.

Jean Todt, President of the F√©d√©ration Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), will spearhead the event’s emphasis on motorsport as an incubator of innovation and technical advances.

President of Infiniti Motor Johan de Nysschen will lead the industry debate focused on innovation and future technologies. The newly launched Q50 car will be the centrepiece.

Focused sessions will examine the driverless car, or ‚’automated driving’, and associated human factors and regulatory requirements: the potential of ITS to reduce emissions and boost convenience by connecting vehicles with one another and roadside infrastructure: security in the context of networked cars: and the integration of nomadic devices in vehicles.

Safety will be a recurrent theme throughout the event, relevant to all topics on the agenda, especially addressing the question of how vehicles will incorporate connected technologies without exacerbating driver distraction. A special safety-oriented session, co-sponsored by ITU and Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI), will discuss global road safety goals and the role of industry, government and public-private partnership in driving this agenda.

A preliminary event programme is available here.

Media Information: The event will be televised in partnership with Euronews.


The Future Networked Car


5-6 March 2014 at the Geneva Motor Show


Room C, Hall 1, Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland


The ‚’Future Networked Car’, revamped as an interactive and telegenic event, will foster sustained information exchange among key players in the ICT, automotive and ITS sectors. It will identify synergies as well as coordination and standardization gaps, establishing new guideposts to marshal the convergence of ICTs in the future development of automobiles and intelligent transport systems.


Leaders and technical experts from the automotive industry, motorsport, the International Automobile Federation, and ICT companies and associations.


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