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On 7 March 2019, ITU and UNECE convened the Symposium on the Future Networked Car (FNC-2019) within the 89th Geneva International Motor Show. The symposium was held in Room K of the Conference Centre, located on the mezzanine level in Hall 1 of Geneva PALEXPO.

Intelligent transport systems and automated driving are moving towards commercialisation. Levels of automation – the penultimate step to  highly automa​ted driving – are already on the road and more are expected. They hold the promise to improve road safety, reduce congestion and emissions, and increase the accessibility of personal mobility to the elderly and persons with disabilities.

​​Held on the first public day of the Geneva International Motor Show, FNC-2019 brought together representatives of  the automotive and information and communication technology (ICT) industries and government leaders to discuss the status and future of vehicle communications and automated driving.​

The Symposium panelists examined advances in the areas of cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and the deployment of automated mobility services. The Symposium explored the relationship between vehicle communications and automated driving by analysing the crucial role of connectivity, including 5G in delivering safer and more effective transport for all members of society. In addition, the Symposium discussed how standards bodies can best collaborate to meet industry needs and to achieve interoperability.


Previous FNC editions: 2018 -  2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014  -2013 - 2012 - 2011  - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2005