Ford, Nissan, MIT, Fontinalis, SBD, TEAGUE and More to Present 10 Visions for Mobility in 2020 at TU-Automotive Detroit 2015

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TU-Automotive and SBD have announced that Ford, Nissan, MIT, Fontinalis Partners, TEAGUE, Sam Schwartz Engineering D.P.C., OSIsoft and ComTrade will be sharing their visions for mobility in 2020 in an interactive panel at TU-Automotive Detroit 2015 (June 3-4, The Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, MI).

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...with so many different viewpoints represented here I look forward to a lively debate.

The panel, which will take place on the second day of the conference, Thursday June 4, will unite thought-leaders from academia, design houses, IT providers and automakers to provide their visions on how mobility will change in the future.

Each speaker will be given two minutes and one slide to present their view on how people will move about, how cities will get smarter, and how the automotive industry will adapt to changes, followed by a longer group discussion. Speakers will be aiming to challenge and inspire the audience.

Andrew Hart, Director at SBD, said: "Albert Einstein once claimed that if you can’t explain something simply, you don’t understand it well enough. SBD is proud to be supporting this new panel at TU-Automotive Detroit ’15, where our 10 visionary speakers will each have an opportunity to inspire and challenge the audience in a short and punchy format.”

Annie Reddaway, Project Director and Head of Mobility Research at TU-Automotive, added: “We are very excited to see what ideas our panellists have to present. Changing modes of mobility will have a huge effect on consumers, cities and the automotive industry in the coming decades, and with so many different viewpoints represented here I look forward to a lively debate.”

The panel includes:

  •     Toshiro Muramatsu, Director, Vehicle Information Technology Division Silicon Valley, Nissan
  •     Eric Wingfield, Mobility Strategist, Ford
  •     Chris Thomas, Founder and Partner, Fontinalis Partners
  •     Andrew Hart, Director, SBD
  •     Devin Liddell, Principal Brand Strategist, TEAGUE
  •     Paolo Santi, Research Scientist, MIT Senseable City Lab
  •     Sam Schwartz, President, CEO and Founder, Schwartz Engineering D.P.C.
  •     Matt Miller, Transportation Industry Principle, OSIsoft
  •     Marko Javornik, VP/GM Automotive, ComTrade

TU-Automotive Detroit (June 3-4) is the biggest and most comprehensive B2B automotive tech. event to date, uniting over 3,000 industry executives for two days in Detroit. It represents the widespread excitement in the connected car space with many different players making major announcements, cross-industry partnerships and game-changing innovations.

Throughout the two-day event there is over 20 hours of dedicated networking time allowing the 3000 strong attendees to swap business cards with companies including: Ford, GM, Nissan, Toyota, DoT, TomTom, Zipcar and many more.

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The $100 early bird discount ends Friday, May 1. Tickets will sell-out early so booking is advisable – register here:

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