ITU and UNECE convened the Future Networked Car within the Geneva Motor Show, 5 March 2015
Intelligent transport systems and automated driving are fast moving towards widespread commercialization and market acceptance. High levels of automation – the penultimate step to fully automated driving – are expected on the road by 2020 and hold great promise to improve road safety, reduce congestion and emissions, and increase the accessibility of personal mobility to the elderly and persons with disabilities.
The Symposium on The Future Networked Car brought together representatives of the automotive and information and communication technology (ICT) industries, governments and their regulators, motor sport and international automobile associations to discuss the status and future of ICTs’ integration in vehicles.
The international symposium examined advances in the area of connected vehicles, from the perspectives of business, technology and regulation. Technical sessions highlighted the crucial roles of communication protocols, information security, in-vehicle emergency call systems, location referencing and maps.