LIASE’s Vanessa Moriel with other participants of the CEO talk.
LIASE Group Managing Director Asia Vanessa Moriel attended the World Intelligent Vehicle Conference & Exhibition (IVC) on September 28 and 29, 2017, in Shanghai, China. The IVC 2017 Conference gathered more than 150 experts and global industry leaders focusing on the latest technology and developments in intelligent mobility, automated driving and connected vehicles.
Intelligent and connected vehicles are creating a massive new business opportunity for auto, tech and telecom companies. Self-driving cars and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications are two hot topics in the auto industry that make up part of the intelligent vehicle sector. However, for this technology to achieve its full potential, governments and industry need to align their interest to develop an intelligent transportation system. Various companies also need to work together to accelerate the development of smart operation systems and features for smart and autonomous vehicles that connect with one another seamlessly. IVC 2017 aimed to advance this agenda to promote the adoption of the right mix of technologies in the Chinese context.
Markets and technology
The main conference featured discussions about the market outlook for intelligent mobility, Chinese government plans to develop the industry, connectivity, automation, sensors and LiDAR, advanced driver assistance systems, fleet management, automotive cyber security, the standardization of V2X communication and OEM strategic plan for future development of connected technologies.
Notable speakers at the two-track conference included:
• He Jugang, Vice President Global R&D Center, Chang’an Automotive
• Zhang Wensong Vice President, Didi Chuxing
• Chen Bin, CEO, Daimler Car2go China
• Liu Fen, Director of Intelligence Vehicle Development, SAIC Motor
• Dr. Daniel Kirchert, COO, Future Mobility Corporation
• Matthew Tsien, Executive Vice President, General Motors
• Dr. Wu Qingwen, Executive Director of Technical Engineering, SAIC Volkswagen
• Liu Weiguo, Chief Engineer of R&D Center, Geely Auto
• Chen Xiaohua, VP of New Technology Institute, BAIC GROUP
• Toshiro Muramatsu, Deputy General Manager, Telematics Engineering Group, Nissan Motor
• Dr. Stefan Greiner, Director Automated Driving and Chassis Development, Audi China
• Li Qi, Deputy Director of Electric control Development Department, Technology Institute, Great Wall Motors
• Li Kai, Director of Technical Center, Head of Automated Driving, Dongfeng Motor Corporation
• Gao Jiyong, Executive Director of Product Technology Center, Chery Automobile
• Dr. Meikei Ieong, Chief Technology Officer, Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute
Intelligent vehicle CEO talk
Ms. Moriel also attended the conference’s high-level CEO talk meetings. This invitation-only, closed-door program included private sessions and meetings between 15 high-level automotive C-suite executives to discuss the future of the automotive industry in China. Executives present at these meetings included:
• Chang Cheng, General Manager of R&D, SAIC Group
• Li Zhengyu, Deputy General Manager, Baidu Intelligent Vehicle
• Jennifer Jiang, Vice President, Business Unit Driver Assistance Systems, Chassis Systems Control, Bosch China
• August Wu, Vice President of Product Line, Asia/Pacific, Volvo Group
• Shen Haiyin, Co-founder& CEO, Singulato Motors
• Jacques Foulquier, VP, Powertrain Department, Projects & Programmes, Dongfeng Renault
• Wang Zhan, Global VP and Asia-Pacific President, Electronics & Safety Division, Delphi Automotive
• Xu Yanhua, Deputy Secretary General, China Association of Automobile Manufacturers
• Zhang Xiwei, VP of Cloud Core Network Product Line, Huawei
• Ray Bierzynski, Vice President, Chery Automotive
The event, which attracted over 1,000 people from all across the supply chain, also included high-level networking events.