FIM at the 2018 Symposium on the Future Networked Car
For the first time, the FIM attends the Symposium on the Future Networked Car (FNC), edition 2018, convened by ITU (International Telecommunication Union) and UNECE on March 8th 2018 within the 88th Geneva International Motor Show.
Opened by the speech of Mr. Jean Todt, President of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and United Nation Secretary General's Special Envoy for Road Safety, FNC-2018 brings together representatives of vehicle manufacturers, the automotive, information and communication technology (ICT) industries, governments and their regulators to discuss the status and future of vehicle communications and automated driving.
Intelligent transport systems and automated driving are fast moving towards widespread commercialisation and market acceptance. High levels of automation 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 technical sessions of the Symposium examined the advances in the area of road safety taking advantage of connected vehicles (vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-everything (V2X)) and automotive innovation from the perspectives of business, technology and regulation.
The Symposium explored the relationship between vehicle communications and automated driving analysing the crucial roles of connectivity, cybersecurity, blockchain, virtual reality and artificial intelligence. The Symposium discussed also how standards bodies can best collaborate to meet industry needs and to achieve interoperability.
The FIM is hopeful that V2X connectivity will take into account vulnerable entities such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.