IUA Circular 052/19

“Is the Connected and Autonomous Vehicle a Smartphone on Wheels?”

with David Wong, Senior Technology and Innovation Manager, Public Policy & Vehicle Legislation Department, The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Limited

Event Date:  Friday 13 September 2019

Time:  12noon to 1pm

Venue:  ACORD Conference Room, 8th floor, 1 Minster Court, Mincing Lane, London EC3

Subject:  This market briefing will discuss how smartphone accessible diagnostics could be an advantage to autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles and clarify developments.

Contact:  Deborah Finch, IUA Events Manager, 020 7617 4451

This is a free event, but names and email addresses of all attendees are required for registration.  Please click here to register.

Connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) have been dubbed in some circles as “smartphones on wheels”, not least because they offer the potential to connect the user with a plethora of applications in the Internet of Things – just like a smartphone could – aided by a supposed treasure trove of data that the vehicle holds.

This Market Briefing will explain the state of the industry, providing clarity on what the technology is about and where we are in its development. The presentation will then clarify the types of data the vehicle generates, and how vehicle manufacturers plan to share the data.

Mr Wong’s presentation will conclude by assessing some future trends where there are new cross-sectoral opportunities.

Our Speaker:

David Wong is Senior Technology and Innovation Manager at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, the UK’s automotive industry trade body with more than 800 members including all major vehicle manufacturers, component suppliers, aftermarket businesses, technology and engineering firms, and mobility start-ups. David is SMMT’s lead on connected and autonomous vehicles, digital and future mobility innovation, ultra-low emission vehicles and design engineering, often working with key stakeholders from automotive and non-automotive sectors, including technology, transport, telecoms, energy, legal, insurance, infrastructure and government. David sits on the UK Automotive Council Technology Group, a government-industry partnership that sets strategic priorities and technology roadmaps for the automotive industry, and is a Non-Executive Director of Cenex, a low-carbon technology consultancy. He was a member of the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s Future Communications Challenge Group, which advised the UK Government on 5G strategy. David previously worked for the Big Innovation Centre, Relationships Foundation and the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute.

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