The Evolution of the Car within the Future Vision of Mobility, According to Frost & Sullivan

Implications surrounding the future of automotive mobility evaluated at GIL 2013: Silicon Valley: The Global Community of Growth, Innovation & Leadership

Jul 30, 2013, 07:47 ET from Frost & Sullivan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The traditional vehicle is facing a revolutionary tipping point with respect to the exponential boom of enabling, and oftentimes disruptive, mobility technologies. Vehicle consumers facing an increasingly congested, environmentally challenged, and technologically ubiquitous world will demand smart mobility solutions that go far beyond the car as we know it.

To illuminate these trends, Frost & Sullivan hosts the Future of the Car Think Tank at the GIL 2013: Silicon Valley: The Global Community of Growth, Innovation & Leadership ( on Sept. 10 at The Fairmont in San Jose, Calif.  Lisa Whalen, Frost & Sullivan's Vice President, Automotive & Transportation Growth Consulting commences the Think Tank with the "Game Changing Technologies Affecting the Future of Urban Mobility" session that explores important technologies coming to fruition from various industry sources and their relevance to, and impact on the future of mobility.

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"Revolutionary and disruptive technologies are affecting the future competitive battleground in mobility," noted Sarwant Singh Senior Partner and Business Unit Leader of Frost & Sullivan's Automotive & Transportation practice.  "Understanding the roadmap of the key mobility game changing technologies and adoption timeframes, stakeholders at the forefront of the trends, and relevant industry convergences are all key to building a winning future mobility strategy."

The opening session is followed by Jay Joseph, Senior Manager of American Honda Motor's Product Regulatory Office, who will speak about the Future of the Car within the context of autonomous driving. Very soon the technologies necessary to enable automated vehicle control will be ready to apply to mass production vehicles. This session will address whether or not OEMs, dealers, regulators, law enforcement, vehicle purchaser and drivers will be ready for automation to occur, as well as how this movement will affect the concept of personal mobility and other Mega Trends.  Additionally, the session will cover the necessary technologies for automated vehicle control such as LIDAR, radar, camera, GPS as well as fusion systems combining multiple technologies, and discuss the key technological, societal, and behavioral drivers and hurdles affecting the deployment of automated vehicles.

The final Future of the Car Think Tank session: "Ask the Experts! Interactive Panel Discussion on Business Implications and Opportunities for the Future Car" features moderator Veerender Kaul, Vice President, Research Automotive & Transportation at Frost & Sullivan, who will host a lively discussion with distinguished panelists Dr. Chris Borroni-Bird, Vice President, Strategic Development at Qualcomm Incorporated; Catherine Lovazzano, Head of Consumer Trends and Foresight for Chrysler, John Suh, Managing Director of Hyundai Venture, Zia Yusuf, President & Chief Executive Officer of Streetline Inc., and Mike Tinskey, Director of Vehicle Electrification & Infrastructure at Ford Motor Company. This panel discussion will explore the impact of the automatic/autonomous connected car on the automotive value chain and business models and help synthesize new opportunities likely to emerge. Key take aways include conceptualization of the future car in terms of technology content, functions, and capabilities; new thinking on the impact of "future car" on the automotive value chain and the new value-added opportunities across the ecosystem; as well as insight into the impact of the "future car" on emerging business models such as carsharing, eRetailing and digital retailing surrounding the marketing, sales and service process, and mobility integrators espousing door-to-door integrated mobility solutions.

GIL 2013: Silicon Valley features a number of other industry-specific Think Tanks throughout the congress, which takes place Sept. 8-11.  Prior GIL: Silicon Valley participants include presidents, directors, C-level staff and others interested in the long-term growth of their organization. GIL 2013: Silicon Valley includes ice breaking workshops, interactive sessions, networking activities and luncheons, event kickoffs, exhibitions, demonstrations, executive insights and more.  

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