Dramatic changes will be coming in the automotive area ...
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Late yesterday evening I came back from Berlin from the ConCarExpo 2017 (https://www.concarexpo.com/en/). Due to another appointment today, I could only participate on Day 1. My summary of the 1st day below:
- The day was opened by Johann Jungwirth, the VW CTO (https://www.linkedin.com/in/johannjungwirth/)
- The current automotive environment as we know it, will change shortly towards Electric Cars, Driverless solutions and a Car Sharing community
- After software and platforms, artificial intelligence will be the next driver for change
- We will see the Triple S for the digital future - Smart Customer, Smart Products and the Smart Enterprise
- 8 key factors are the basis for the so called Human Thinking Model - Emotion, Beauty, Innovation, Intelligence, Integrity, Life, Society and Sustainability
- By 2021 SEDRIC the new self-driving car of VW (a solution supporting all the 8 key factors) will be changing our cities - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ6SvfOx528
- For more details about the to be expected changes, have a look at the RethinkX study at https://static1.squarespace.com/static/585c3439be65942f022bbf9b/t/591a2e4be6f2e1c13df930c5/1494888038959/RethinkX+Report_051517.pdf
- The day was closed by Kent Melin, Senior Technical Leader at Volvo Car Corporation (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kentmelin/)
- By 2020 nobody should be killed or injured in a Volvo Car
- Zenuity - a joint company of Autoliv and Volvo was created to develop next-gen software for autonomous cars - https://www.zenuity.com/
- Starting 2019 all new Volvo Cars will be electrified !! https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jul/05/volvo-cars-electric-hybrid-2019
- In between I
learned a lot about
- Different Car Sharing approaches like
- During a Start-Up pitch battle I heard some insights about new companies like
- And some other interesting companies
- Finally Finland as the Digital Frontrunner (http://www.epc.eu/pub_details.php?cat_id=1&pub_id=7701) in Europe with companies like
A great day with a lot of interesting ideas and the confirmation that the automotive future is much closer than we think, so be prepared and open minded.
Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future. Walt Disney