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 The Fully Networked Car Workshop
 PALEXPO, Geneva, 5 - 7 March 2008 Contact:  

Workshop including Demonstrations on Information and Communication Technologies in Motor Vehicles
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For the third year running, a major event focusing on information and communication technologies (ICT) in motor vehicles was organized by ITU1, ISO2 and IEC3, working together as the World Standards Cooperation (WSC). Taking place at one of the world’s leading automotive events, the Geneva International Motor Show, The Fully Networked Car took place between 5 and 7 March 2008. See Newslog entry.

This year’s event featured a keynote speech from Max Mosley, president of the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile which is also the organizer of the Formula One World Championship).

As in previous years, the event brought together key specialists in the field, from top decision-makers to engineers, designers, planners, government officials, regulators, standards experts and others.

ICT in vehicles represents a significant value-add for consumers in terms of safety, comfort and mobility. Stakeholders agree that standardization is key to the development of new technologies and that coordination between the traditionally remote vehicle manufacturing and ICT industries is crucial.

Presentations concentrated on some of the complex and fascinating questions facing the industries. For example: What are the right business models in linking the automotive and telecoms sectors? What are the legal and policy constraints? How do we face the technical and engineering challenges? How de we make sure that the right standards are adopted to deal with the complexity of so many electronic components and to allow this market to develop its full potential? What about environmental aspects? These and many other issues were discussed. The workshop addressed questions such as these, established a constructive dialogue among all the stakeholders and reached a better understanding between the ICT and automotive sectors and to combine efforts and skills to create standards for the benefit of all. The event brought interested parties together from around the world to promote innovation and ensure that in-car communication technology moves forward at a rapid pace.

Demonstration area

The exhibition area was centred around the Honda Racing F1 Team's new 2008 F1 “Earthdreams car” to give special emphasis to the environmental theme of the event.

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1 ITU: International Telecommunication Union (
2 ISO: International Organization for Standardization (
3 IEC: International Electrotechnical Commission (
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