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Jun 06
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8:50am - 9:10am 20 mins
TU-Automotive Detroit 2018
The Battle for Miles and Minutes
  • Roger Lanctot - Associate Director, Strategy Analytics

Soon the auto industry will no longer be defined by number of units sold, but how many miles are driven and how long is spent in the vehicle. So how will this new battle play out?

  • Get to grips with how to increase consumer usage of in vehicle connected services with radical strategies such as subsidizing connectivity and even compensating drivers for the miles driven! 
  • Extrapolate how to gain real value from miles and minutes driven through the integration of monetizable digital services from a variety of providers
  • Consider how to increase the adoption and usage of EVs via car sharing/ride hailing and subscription-based vehicle access to prove their economic viability to the world
9:10am - 9:30am 20 mins
TU-Automotive Detroit 2018
Transforming the Tyranny of Technology to a Connected Human Experience
  • Zack Hicks - Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer at Toyota Motor North America and Chief Executive Officer and President at Toyota Connected, .

As we enter a world where AI and machine learning anticipates our every need, we risk becoming overly dependent upon these advancements to get from here… to there. Rather, the focus should be on breaking free of the tyranny of technology, to make a connected life a more human experience.

  • Hear more about how Toyota’s future of mobility will be engineered by a mobility services platform.
  • Understand how re-imagining the use of data and technology can deliver effortless services and better flow that make life easier and driving safer, more convenient and fun.
9:30am - 9:50am 20 mins
TU-Automotive Detroit 2018
5G in the Driver Seat
  • Vishnu Sundaram - Vice President, HARMAN International
9:50am - 10:20am 30 mins
TU-Automotive Detroit 2018
The Message is Everything! Proactively Communicating in an Uncertain Autonomous World
  • Speaker Alan Hall - Senior Communications Manager, Autonomous Vehicles and Electrification, Ford Motor Company
  • Speaker Pete Bigelow - Transportation Technology & Mobility Editor, Car & Driver
  • Speaker Michelle Krebs - Senior Analyst, Autotrader
  • Moderator Jeffrey Hannah - Director – North America, SBD Automotive

Are you ready? If consumer understanding of autonomy is dictated by attention-grabbing headlines, how should responsible industry participants combat sensationalist rhetoric and fake news? Learn from SBD Automotive and winning media/communications experts to proactively and clearly communicate autonomy – and prepare in advance for worst case scenarios:

  • “Autonomous”, “self-driving”, “driverless”… learn how words matter to public perception
  • Play out different scenarios in the run-up to fully autonomous vehicles: from lack of understanding and trust to hacks to unintended malfunctions
  • Hear case studies of how leading automakers are positively moving the industry forward, and getting ahead of potentially bad news
10:20am - 11:00am 40 mins
Networking Coffee Break
11:00am - 11:30am 30 mins
TU-Automotive E-Mobility Detroit 2018
The Realities of EV Forecasting
  • Jeff Huron - Connected Car Specialist, SBD

Market forecasts are complicated to perform correctly and are often influenced by personal or company objectives. Forecasters frequently neglect to consider the past when predicting the future.

  • Get to grips with EV forecasts from the last decade to understand which have under- and over-shot the actual market. What are the reasons for these forecasts not meeting reality?
  • What knowledge and techniques can you apply in your organisation to avoid being misled by the many EV predictions hitting the headlines?
  • Discuss pending market disruptors that could shift our expectations up and down to set out guidelines for the electric future
11:30am - 12:00pm 30 mins
TU-Automotive E-Mobility Detroit 2018
Building the New Age Vehicle Company from the Ground Up
  • Ken Stewart - Chief Strategy Officer, Karma Automotive

We are in a very unique and exciting period for the industry. New trends are driving innovation and new players are rising to meet the challenges. But what does it take to be a successful new age OEM?

  • Ge to grips with how a new age automaker views the key automotive drivers from electrification and connectivity to shared mobility and autonomy
  • Combine both vehicle software and hardware tech. effectively to compute vast amounts of data from sensors continuously and lay the foundation for a new age electric vehicle
  •  Get the customer interface right – Build brand recognition and customer satisfaction through creating a user experience which streamlines services seamlessly 
12:00pm - 12:30pm 30 mins
TU-Automotive E-Mobility Detroit 2018
Mobility as a User Enterprise
  • Amer Akhtar - COO and Head of US, XPT Global

Who will be left behind? The trend from product sales to mobility-as-a-service will present significant opportunities for auto industry disruption from non-traditional players such as Tesla, NIO and Uber over the next decade. Amer Akhtar, COO of US XPT, a division of NIO, will discuss:

  • Transition from Product to Service Model. Certain factors, such as user demand shift, government intervention, technology over manufacturing prowess, electrification and autonomous drive systems have led a change in mobility opportunities.

  • Prioritized Markets. All markets are not created equal. A geographic focused approach will define the best product to market fit. One must consider trends such as urbanization, sustainability, and a government's declared intention to address mobility requirements.

  • Novel Business Models. Mobility-as-a-service transcends traditional product sales. The ingredients for a fully formed strategy may include car share, ride share, delivery services and power-as-a-service, to name a few.
12:30pm - 2:00pm 90 mins
Lunch & Networking Break
2:00pm - 2:30pm 30 mins
TU-Automotive E-Mobility Detroit 2018
Integrating EVs into Ride Sharing Models
  • Kelly Helfrich - Manager, Electric Vehicles, GM - Maven
2:30pm - 3:10pm 40 mins
TU-Automotive E-Mobility Detroit 2018
Urban Mobility on Demand: Utilizing ELSVs in providing a First and Last Mile Solution
  • Kris Bailey - COO, Electric Cab of North America
  • Mobin Khan - COO, Downtown STL
  • David Bruemmer - CEO, Adaptive Motion Group
  • Russ Ziegler - Strategic Accounts Manager, Polaris Industries

Innovation is key to drive change when it comes to transportation planning and execution. This panel of experts in logistics, operations, robotics and manufacturing bring together a model that will revolutionize the way people get around in their cities.

  • Partner and develop innovative and scalable solutions utilizing neighbourhood electric vehicles to connect people to public transportation
  • Manage your fleets effectively by getting accurate positioning systems in place (Smart Roads) and real-time data through telematics devices
  • Change communities attitudes around using their cars on a daily basis, reducing carbon emissions, traffic congestion and driving economic re-development in transit
3:10pm - 3:30pm 20 mins
TU-Automotive E-Mobility Detroit 2018
Tesloop – Building the First Fleetshare Offering
  • Rahul Sonnad - CEO & Co-Founder, Tesloop

Tesloop, a California based startup, is building the first fleetshare offering, leveraging new semi-autonomous, deeply connected, electric vehicles, which offer radically lower cost per mile with unprecedented optimization opportuniites. Tesla owners can enlist their vehicle in Tesloop’s collaborative fleet, and receive benefits and rental fees to subsidize their vehicle cost. Consumers can book rental or rideshare mobility services, with a focus on customer experience.

Tesloop’s initial consumer focus is on long distance routes, where the transformative economics of the electric drivetrain are realized. Tesloop diplaces one-way rentals, commuter flights and trains, by enalbing consumers to book seats or rent cars.

Tesloop has a strong emphasis on the software technology required for routing, pricing, remote vehicle administration, and security, as well predictive models based on deep learning from the vehicle data. Tesloop is creating open source tokenzied software as a foundation for the service. Since its launch in 2015, Tesloop has become the highest rated transportation service in the world, and is rapidly expanding across California and beyond.

3:30pm - 4:10pm 40 mins
Networking Coffee Break
4:10pm - 4:50pm 40 mins
TU-Automotive E-Mobility Detroit 2018
The Future is Autonomous and Electric
  • Panelist Steven Atneosen - VP - Corporate Development, XPT Global
  • Panelist Mohammad Musa - CEO & Founder, Deepen AI
  • Panelist Steve Vozar - Co-Founder & CTO, May Mobility
  • Moderator Eric Totaro - Senior Automotive Analyst, Euromonitor

The future is autonomous and electric. This is statement seems to be ubiquitously reciprocated by automakers in the run up to the autonomous car. But is autonomous and electric intrinsically linked?

  • Discuss the enhanced suitability of BEV for automated mobility on demand for being more cost effective and safer to recharge then refuel an unmanned vehicle
  • Get to grips with the autonomous vehicle and how vehicle electrification is better suited to powering the components enabling self-driving vehicles
  • Delve into how AVs are better suited to meet regulation around gas mileage and help drive lower emissions
4:50pm - 5:20pm 30 mins
TU-Automotive E-Mobility Detroit 2018
How E-Mobility must Overcome its Biggest Problem to be the True Solution for Urban Areas
  • Michael Ramsey - Research Director, Gartner

Mobility is driven by convenience and long charging times, and limited range is a big problem. Get to grips with what drives people to use new mobility/versus using their own vehicle

  • Discover how electric vehicles are efficient and clean     and how they provide an excellent return on investment in urban mobility environment
  • Overcome long recharging times and limited fast-charging resources, however, handicap electric vehicles as mobility fleet solutions.
  • Call to action – use data to determine the location needs and deploy. EVs will never get adoption by fleets if downtime is significant.
5:20pm - 6:50pm 90 mins
Networking Drinks Reception
Showing of Streams
10:20am - 11:00am

Networking Coffee Break

Showing of Streams
12:30pm - 2:00pm

Lunch & Networking Break

Showing of Streams
3:30pm - 4:10pm

Networking Coffee Break

Showing of Streams
5:20pm - 6:50pm

Networking Drinks Reception