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The Future Networked Car drives to the Geneva Motor Show

Interactive meet to build on advances in motorsports and driverless cars

Geneva, 25 February 2014 – Driverless cars and intelligent transport systems (ITS) demand better collaboration between the automotive and ICT sectors. The Future Networked Car, 5-6 March 2014 at the Geneva Motor Show will host experts from the two fields to discuss the accelerating convergence within the two industry sectors. Registration is free and open.

A High-Level dialogue on ‘Innovation for the Future Car will critique developments with a view to channelling future innovation. The session will be moderated by former racing driver and Fifth Gear presenter, Tiff Needell. Jean Todt, President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), will spearhead the event’s emphasis on motorsport as an incubator of innovation and technical advances. Other speakers will include Johan de Nysschen, President, Infiniti Motor Company; Jeffrey J. Owens, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, Delphi Automotive and Eva Molnar, Director, Transport Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

Technical sessions will examine the driverless car; the potential of ITS to reduce emissions and boost convenience by connecting vehicles with one another and roadside infrastructure; security in the context of networked cars; and the integration of nomadic devices in vehicles.

A special safety-oriented session, co-sponsored by ITU and Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI), will discuss global road safety goals and the role of industry, government and public-private partnership in driving this agenda.

An event programme is available here.

Please contact toby.johnson@itu.int for briefing opportunities.


The Future Networked Car


5-6 March 2014 at the Geneva Motor Show


Room C, Hall 1, Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland



The ‘Future Networked Car’, revamped as an interactive and telegenic event, will foster sustained information exchange among key players in the ICT, automotive and ITS sectors. It will identify synergies as well as coordination and standardization gaps, establishing new guideposts to marshal the convergence of ICTs in the future development of automobiles and intelligent transport systems.


Leaders and technical experts from the automotive industry, motorsport, ICT companies and associations.

For more information, please contact:

Sanjay Acharya
Chief, Media Relations & Public Information, ITU
telephone +41 22 730 5046
tel + 41 79 249 4861
email sanjay.acharya@itu.int 
Toby Johnson
Senior Communications Officer
Telecommunication Standardization Bureau
telephone +41 22 730 5877
tel + 41 79 249 4868
email toby.johnson@itu.int 

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