Future Networked Car Symposium 2015 – Photo Journal

During the month of March, ITU150 focused on ‘Innovation and Intelligent Transport Systems’. We look back at the Future Networked Car Symposium 2015.

The Future Networked Car Symposium, co-organized by ITU and UNECE to highlight the role of ICTs in the development of intelligent transport systems (ITS) within the automotive industry, had its 10th session at the Geneva International Motor Show on 5 March 2015. The event 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 ICT integration in vehicles. The international symposium examined advances in the area of connected vehicles and highlighted the future direction of the ICT-automotive ecosystem.




Welcome coffee and catching up.





I think that the Future Networked Car event is getting the right profile at the right time. – Hans W. Gierlich, HEAD acoustics





ITU Secretary-General, Houlin Zhao, with Director of the ITU Standardization Bureau, Chaesub Lee.



High-level introductions: partnership and collaboration.






ITU Secretary General, Houlin Zhao (l) and UNECE Executive Secretary, Christian Friis Bach (r)


1L2B0032Widely accepted standards are the basis for future regulations that will provide the basic legal playing field for introducing all these new technologies in our markets. – Walter Nissler, UNECE

I think that the points raised today means that there are many more questions to answer on data. – Emer Padden, Automotive Knowledge Associates



One key challenge will be to achieve cooperation between telecoms and automotive manufacturers as that is the key to making the whole system work. And then of course correspondence of international standardization because you as a consumer naturally want to try crossing borders with your car and you want it to work in every country every time. – René Arnold, WIK

Session One: Where are we now? Developments and next steps for the Future Networked Car.

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Eva Molnar, Director, Transport Division, UNECE (l) and T. Russell Shields, Chair, Ygomi (r)

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Orvar Hurtig, Vice President, Industry & Society, Ericsson (l) and Paul Schockmel, CEO, European Association of Automotive Suppliers, CLEPA (r)



According to all of the promises and expectations, the higher the automation is, the more safe the road mobility may become. At the same time, it might lead to environmental improvements as well because the local pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions might be more controlled. – Eva Molnar, UNECE



Once the technology has been developed, I would be very happy as a driverless car consumer. A lot of the driving that I do I find pretty tedious and dull.  I would find it much more relaxing to spend my journey time talking to my children and having quality family time rather than sitting and staring at the road ahead. – Duncan Kay, Department for Transport, UK


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