and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) are partnering with
one of the world's largest automobile events — the Geneva International Motor
Show — to host a workshop 2-4 March, focusing on the synergy between the
information and communication technologies (ICT) and the automotive sector.
The Fully Networked Car: A Workshop on ICT in Vehicles, will be a unique
meeting of key players from the automotive and ICT sectors, offering both an
opportunity to exchange ideas on the future of ICT in motor vehicles. The event
is free and open to the public.
ICT in cars is an area of significant interest and impact. All major car
manufacturers are looking to incorporate some level of ICT functionality into
their vehicles. The fully networked car is a goal of manufacturers seeking to
offer improved safety and a better experience for the driver.
One topic discussed will be the introduction of systems that allow
communication with nearby vehicles, for example to communicate that a car is
hydroplanning and to advise nearby cars of the appropriate action. Another
session will focus on a pan-European emergency call system. Experts will discuss
how automatically generated ‘in-vehicle’ emergency calls (e-Calls) can speed-up
emergency service response and potentially reduce the number of fatalities,
severity of injuries and stress in post-crash situations.
Key to the focus of the event will be to show the value of establishing
better communication between standards development organizations (SDOs), and how
this type of collaboration advances the industry, and avoids counterproductive
duplication of effort. A panel of global experts will frame the major issues and
engage the audience in discussion on this important topic. Among speakers are
high-level representatives from BMW, Bosch, Cisco, France Telecom, Magna
Electronics, Motorola, Nissan, NTT DoCoMo, PSA Peugeot Citro Swisscom and Volvo.
Several segments will specifically target decision-makers. These sessions
will examine topics such as the need for consensus between the public and
private sectors and business models for interlinking the car and telecom
businesses. Additional technically-oriented sessions will examine topics such as
telematics and diagnostics, safety, the integration of in-vehicle systems with
existing telecommunications infrastructures, and communications and the mobile
The Fully Networked Car workshop will take place from 2 to 4 March
2005 during the Motor Show at the Congress Centre, Palexpo, Geneva. It is open
to industry experts and interested public.
For more information click