Automotive Day 2018

Lina Ostapchuk

Association Business Events Manager

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How are mobility and digitalisation increasingly intertwined? How are automated driving and artificial intelligence being used to advance mobility?

These were the main themes of the 2018 Automotive Day, which was held in Luxembourg on June 7, 2018.  The event took place at Parc Hotel Alvisse and was attended by key players and experts from the mobility industry, many of them from the regions that, along with Wallonia, constitute the Autoregion: Luxembourg, Saarland and Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany, and Lorraine in France.

Speakers came from companies that are helping to shape the future of mobility. Luxembourg-based sensor technology specialist IEE discussed vision and sensing technologies while the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) at the University of Luxembourg led a session on artificial intelligence. The Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy gave information about the cross-border testbed set up with France and Germany that is being used to develop autonomous vehicles. The German company Comlet Verteilte Systeme GmbH was also present to give a talk on connectivity and cybersecurity.

The event was a great opportunity for networking, as business-to-business meetings were a central feature. Organisers set up meetings between firms and research entities to maximize the event’s impact. Participants also enjoyed the opportunity to discover cutting-edge technologies firsthand, many of which only exist in prototype, such as automated parking, connected tyres, city emergency braking, and collision avoidance, for example, developed by industry giants like Goodyear, Tesla, Audi, and Volvo.