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 Thursday, May 12, 2005

An impressive line-up of speakers has been confirmed for the upcoming ITU-T event - The Fully Networked Car - A Workshop on ICT in Vehicles, to be held at the Geneva Motor Show, 2-4 March. Global experts who will frame the major issues and engage the audience in discussion on this important topic include high-level representatives from BMW, Cisco, Magna Electronics, PSA Peugeot CitroŽn, Motorola, Bosch, France Telecom, Volvo, Nissan and Swisscom.

Topics to be discussed include, the introduction of extra-vehicle communication systems that allow communication with nearby vehicles, for example to communicate that a car is hydroplaning and advise appropriate action to nearby cars. Another session will focus on a pan-European in-vehicle emergency call. Experts will discuss how automatically generated in-vehicle emergency calls (eCalls) can speed-up the response of the emergency services and potentially reduce the number of fatalities, severity of injuries and stress in post-crash situations.