"Smart Cars & Urban Mobility"

Smart Cars and Urban Mobility - International Conference

The "Smart Cars & Urban Mobility" Conference deals with connected cars in the era of intelligent infrastructure. Get to know innovative business models as well as solutions from the mobility sector at our conference. Find out more about the topic of data handling and the challenges present here in the areas of security and law. Intensively exchange expertise in our panel discussions on the topics of electric mobility and car sharing with other professionals.

New business models and challenges

The rise of the Internet of Things has changed all areas of our lives. Cities, houses, cars - everything is "smart" and connected. In this context, new opportunities but also new challenges are emerging for companies in the automotive industry that need to be overcome. Companies that want to remain successful in the future must develop new business models and solutions in the field of urban mobility.

The "Smart Cars & Urban Mobility" Conference takes on the central challenges facing the automotive industry which exist in the connectivity environment. At the conference, learn more, for example, about how you can use Big Data in the context of urban mobility, how you can correctly process data while ensuring its security as well as the legal requirements in this area. You can also find out about new business models for the automotive industry. A special highlight being organised by General Motors is the Startup App Contest. Meet the most innovative startup in the industry and learn about its latest solution in the field of connectivity.

Your benefits:

  • Listen to how the role of the OEMs will change in the next few years.
  • Find out how to prepare your business for the digital transformation.
  • Exchange ideas with international experts on the topic of "Connected Cars" and urban mobility.

Create an APP - Win the contest!

You can combine Open Data & Automotive Big Data? Your mobility App creates a new service to car drivers and enhances their driving experience? Maybe you even have an innovative idea up your sleeve that could impress GM?

Apply for the contest and thrill us!

Contributions: You need to hand in a mock-app or at least a very convincing presentation of your app. A Team video would be great as well!!

Deadlines: You can hand in your contribution from June 1 to September 30 2016. Deadline exceedances cannot be taken into account. GM will make a final decision after the expiry of this deadline. The winner will be invited to the international VDI Conference „Smart Cars & Urban Mobility on November 30 and December 1, 2016 in Munich, Germany.

Prize: We will publicize you and put YOUR app into everybody’s focus! Winning this contest means that VDI will give you the chance to present your app to major leading OEMs and further high-level audience on our conference „Smart Cars & Urban Mobility“. Convince them and they might be interested in a collaboration.

Furthermore we will enable an article in the leading trade journal Elektronik Automotive and involve you into our VDI newsletter. A large audience will get aware of your innovative solution and this could as well be your decisive step and the vital boost for your company! A trophy will be handed to the winner during our award ceremony at the evening reception!

Criteria: GM will evaluate the Apps concerning 3 main criteria. You should try to meet them best possible!

  1. Task Fulfillment & Grade of Innovation: Does your app meet the above mentioned challenge and is it innovative enough to thrill the user?
  2. Technical & User experience: Important to GM is the expected latency, memory allocation and the amount of data to be processed. Besides it should get clear which striking advantages the app features related to its’ user experience.
  3. Attractivity to user and GM: Why is your app better than others? Which new service does it offer to drivers and why is it attractive? Which collaboration interfaces does it offer to GM?

You think you can do that? Apply now & thrill us!

If you have further questions concerning the App challenge, please contact us directly! Technical questions will be forwarded to the GM committee!

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Who should attend the conference

The "Smart Cars & Urban Mobility" Conference is aimed at the management:

  • of OEMs
  • of automotive suppliers
  • of companies in the field of mobility solutions/application providers
  • involved in urban planning
  • for startups

In addition, data and IT specialists are also addressed.

Take the opportunity to exchange technical expertise

The conference offers you a unique platform to exchange ideas with international experts. These also include the members of the high-profile advisory-board where companies such as BMW, Siemens, GM, Infonova GmbH, the virtual vehicle Center and Ford are represented. At the dinner sponsored by the VDI Wissensforum, you will have a special opportunity to meet and mingle on the first night of the conference. In the course of the dinner, the winner of the GM app contest will also be handed the prize.

Please visit our special event

The "Smart Cars & Urban Mobility" Conference is accompanied by a very special event. Learn more about the topic of "Trustable Connected Vehicles – Measureable Security and Privacy for Smart Cars".

Secure yourself a place

Do you want to find out about new business models and the challenges in the area of "Smart Car" and urban mobility? Would you like to know how your company can stay successful given the changing environment in the wake of the digital transformation? Then reserve a place at the "Smart Cars & Urban Mobility" Conference now. By booking the conference together with a special event, you will receive a discounted price.

30.11 - 01.12.2016 München available 1590 €

A limited number of rooms has been reserved for the benefit of the event participants.

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