Two days, over 30 inspiring presentations

The TaaS Technology team are currently in the process of securing the leading industry insiders to present at TaaS Technology Conference 2018. The presentations will be based around our key topics which collectively provide complete coverage of the CAV & TaaS. If you are interested in speaking, please contact or call +44 (0)24 76718970

Speakers Include

Thomas Scharnhorst
David Williams
John McCarthy
Cyriel Diels
Stéphane Petti
Sai Yagnyamurthy
Richard Harris
Gavin Kenny
Akhilesh Kona
Sebastian Peck
Nigel Clarke
Mukarram Bhaiji
Carlo Iacovini
Robert Grant
Jacob Bangsgaard
Sami Pippuri
Luca Cassani
Tom Westendorp
Marc Jadoul
Julien Masson
Stephan Appt
Mark Thomas
Stefan Koch
Alain Dunoyer
Iwan Parry
Peter Davies
Speaker to be confirmed
Marius Macku
James Carter

 Program Advisory Board

Andrew Parkes
Coventry University

James Carter
Vision Mobility

Jose Pozo

Martin Stevens
IT IS 3D Ltd

Paul Jennings
WMG (University of Warwick)

Richard Harris
HMI Technologies

Panel: Consumers won't own their data! - Ensuring data access and sharing to realise potential, but at what cost?

Sai Yagnyamurthy - Ford Motor Company

Additional panel speakers to be confirmed.

Panel: Financing Models for Future Mobility

Stéphane Petti - European Investment Bank
Sebastian Peck - InMotion Ventures

Additional panel speakers to be confirmed.


Intelligent Mobility - citizen centric considerations for CAV, EV and TaaS

John McCarthy - Arup

Awaiting abstract.

AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform for connected and autonomous Vehicles

Thomas Scharnhorst - AUTOSAR

AUTOSAR Classic was released more than ten years ago with the first release which was entirely intended for the embedded architectures of classical ECUs. AUTOSAR by now develops a completely new approach to cope with that challenging environment of internet access in cars in order to make vehicles intelligent and adaptive, which is named AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform. This aims to support dynamic deployment of customer applications in providing an environment that requires high-end computing power and which is connecting deeply embedded and non-AUTOSAR systems in a smooth way while preserving typical features originated in deeply embedded systems like safety.

Driverless cars – The future of road transport and the implications for insurance

David Williams - AXA Insurance

The session will cover the government backed consortia, look at the ongoing government consultation and how it may impact the regulatory timetable, and the wider implications of European restrictions / opportunities. Data will be a key area going forward and we will look at the issues in that regard, together with the wider work carried out by Thatcham and the ABI ADIG (Autonomous Driving Group). It will also look at the potential impact on insurance risks and products in a future of connected and autonomous vehicles, and speculate as to how quickly we will see these vehicles on UK roads. There will be a brief overview of the implications for the commercial vehicle space (it's not just cars!) and particularly the UK haulage industry.

Human centered design of shared and automated vehicles

Cyriel Diels - Coventry University

To date, automotive design and research is heavily biased towards the driver. However, with the rapid advance of vehicle automation, the driving task will increasingly being taken over by a machine. Automation by itself, however, will not be able to tackle the transport challenges we are facing and the need for shared mobility is now widely recognized. Future mobility solutions are therefore expected to consist of Shared and Automated Vehicles (SAV). This means that the passenger experience will take centre stage in the design of future road vehicles. Whereas at first sight this may not appear to be different to the experience in other modes of transport, automation and shared mobility introduce different psychological, physical and physiological challenges. These are related to the fact that the occupant is no longer in control, has to put his or her life in the hands of a computer, while at the same time expects such future vehicles to render travel time more efficient or pleasurable and engage in so-called non-driving related tasks. Taking inspiration from work conducted in the field of aircraft passenger comfort experience, we discuss major comfort factors in the con-text of SAV and highlight both similarities and differences between transport modes. We present a human centred design framework to assist both the research agenda and the development of safe, usable, comfortable, and desirable future mobility solutions

Innovative transport EU financing

Stéphane Petti - European Investment Bank

Awaiting abstract.

Presentation title to be confirmed.

Sai Yagnyamurthy - Ford Motor Company

The role of the authorities in TaaS in cities and regions

Richard Harris - HMI Technologies

City and regional authorities of government have a duty of responsibility to their communities. They set and pursue the policy objectives for their community. However disruptive travel services are now offered directly to the public without the authorities being involved. This makes it even more difficult to coordinate and influence travel within their jurisdictions. There is no doubt that effective, inclusive and attractive TaaS provision can contribute to policy objectives and provide clear benefits and outcomes. The city determines and balances the allocation of space for people and vehicles and has control over the levers that can influence transport. To ensure that the benefits of TaaS are realised they need to be involved in TaaS so that they understand what is happening in their city region.

Blockchain and security for connected & autonomous vehicles

Gavin Kenny - IBM

Awaiting abstract.


LIDARs and sensor fusion: advancing ADAS sensor architectures towards autonomous cars

Akhilesh Kona - IHS Markit

Abstract coming soon.

Presentation title to be confirmed.

Sebastian Peck - InMotion Ventures

Presentation title to be confirmed.

Nigel Clarke - Jaguar Land Rover

Presentation title to be confirmed.

Mukarram Bhaiji - KPMG

Vehicles to power TaaS business: OLLI, a digital platform for future services

Carlo Iacovini - Local Motors

This presentation will address Local Motors' experience based on co-creation process and digital manufacturing as pillars leading a change in the automotive industry and focusing on OLLI, the electric, cognitive, autonomous self driving shuttle, coming to market with special technologies and going global in the TaaS market.  

Autonomy at Scale: The Policy, Technology, and Business of Autonomous Vehicles

Robert Grant - Lyft

This presentation will discuss how the combination of saving lives and important technological advances and business opportunities increases the demand for the autonomous vehicle, as well as the laws and regulations, technology advancements, and business models that will allow autonomy to reach scale. 

MaaS – from hype to delivery

Jacob Bangsgaard - MaaS Alliance

Awaiting abstract.

How will digitalization change the automotive industry and the landscape of our cities?

Sami Pippuri - MaaS Global

Awaiting abstract.

Intelligent mobility: a pillar for a smarter city. The vision from Microsoft

Luca Cassani - Microsoft

Awaiting abstract.

The future of connected cars: beyond autonomous horses

Marc Jadoul - Nokia

A famous quote attributed to Henry Ford is: “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” In his presentation, Marc Jadoul will explore what’s needed to take connected cars beyond ‘autonomous horses’. He’ll explore the requirements for and the impact of new information and communication technologies like 5G wireless networks, software platforms, and the Internet of Things on road safety, business models and the user experience of drivers and passengers.

Accelerating the race to AI Self-Driving Cars

Tom Westendorp - NVIDIA

Awaiting abstract.

Presentation title to be confirmed.

Julien Masson - Orange Business Services

Future of transport & legal challenges: data / liability / supply chain

Stephan Appt - Pinsent Masons - Germany

Awaiting abstract.

The future of mobility as a service and how to prepare for autonomous mobility as a service

Mark Thomas - Ridecell

The presentation will analyze how entering the carsharing and ridesharing services today are the best way for vehicle manufacturers to best position themselves for the coming autonomous service revolution

  • Learn how to quickly launch and scale a new mobility service to achieve maximum profitability.
  • Learn how vehicle utilization in new mobility services drives profitability and which techniques to use to achieve the highest utilization rates.
  • Learn what’s required to launch a new mobility service offering, including end-to-end workflow, dispatch, scheduling, balancing supply, demand, CRM and payments.    
  • Examine lessons learned from launching one of the largest car sharing programs in the US market 

Analog parking in a digital world – B2B marketplace for connected cars

Stefan Koch - SAP

Deliver a seamless in-car experience network which connects digital buyers and sellers within the mobility services industry such as fuelling, parking, etc. and creating new opportunities.

Bring parking services, gas stations and other mobility services to the Internet and you can drive more business your way by making it easy for drivers to discover, acquire, and pay for your services from their dashboards or mobile devices. Digitize mobility services with SAP Vehicles Network (SVN), the cloud based Internet of Things (IoT) solution, powered by SAP Leonardo. SAP Vehicles Network (SVN) designed to help mobility services firms take advantage of the SAP Cloud Platform, smart devices and Big Data technologies.

SAP Connected Parking offers parking providers a digital backbone to consolidate parking space availability across multiple locations, reserve parking spaces, publish real-time status of parking space and improve use, visibility and efficiency.


Vehicle Autonomation. Is this the solution to car sharing?

Alain Dunoyer - SBD Automotive

In recent years a number of car sharing platforms have emerged that are potentially threatening vehicle manufacturers traditional business model. However, in many cases the profitability of such new schemes is yet to be proven, especially due to required infrastructure requirements. One potential way forward is to fully automate those vehicles in order to reduce some of the costs constraints. 

The author will explore some of the benefits but also the remaining challenges when automating car sharing solutions, if a widescale deployment was to be considered. He will also contrast car sharing with the traditional vehicle ownership model.

Presentation title to be confirmed.

Peter Davies - Thales

Presentation title to be confirmed.

Speaker to be confirmed - TomTom

Presentation title to be confirmed.

Iwan Parry - TRL

Uber: The Future of Urban Mobility

Marius Macku - Uber

Awaiting abstract.

Are dealers done for? Exploring the new retail environment in new mobility.

James Carter - Vision Mobility

The Automotive industry is on the edge of a massive transformation. Not a day goes by where there's more news about Self Driving Cars, yet there has been very little discussion about the effects on automotive retail and retail at large, even though the potential for disruption is huge. As technology coalesces around the "CASE" vehicle platform (Connected, Autonomous, Shared, Electric), these significantly impact each major revenue stream of a dealer's operations - Sales, Parts and Service. Taxi-bots move sales to fleets, AVs and ADAS features reduce accidents and therefore parts sales; and EVs reduce maintenance by 50%. As well, large sums that have been invested in facilities may no longer be suitable in a New Retail environment. However, for dealers and retailers with foresight and openness to change, there are ways to navigate the "Retail Mobility" path and exploit the huge opportunities that this revolution will bring.

*All speakers and presentations are subject to change.

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