Conference on Innovation for Automotive Electronics

Theme: New Horizons & Expanding Dimensions

17th October 2014: 0930 Hrs: Hotel ITC Grand Chola, Chennai, India

As you are aware, Information & Communication Technology (ICT) contributes to significantly large number of innovations in the way a modern vehicle is designed and manufactured today. With greater computing power getting embedded in modern vehicles, ICT innovations are at the forefront of enriching consumer experience, vehicle performance and safety. This grand convergence of traditional automotive engineering along with modern ICT tools and seemingly disparate technologies such as telematics is set to change the design and manufacturing of automotive, consumer experience and consumer expectations of a modern automotive experience. In this context, I take pleasure in informing that the Tamil Nadu Technology Development & Promotion Center of CII is organizing the Conference onInnovation for Automotive Electronics with the theme of New Horizons & Expanding Dimensions on17thOctober 2014 at Hotel ITC Grand Chola, Chennai. 

The conference attempts to support this growth and understand the trends in this area. The conference aims to focus on key growth parameters like technology innovation, new products, new markets, next-generation technology, & implications for adjacent industries.

The objectives of this conference are to: serve as an interaction platform for key stake holders from automotive, electronics, industrial & information technology etc to discuss and understand the trends in ICT area for auto-electronics; discuss and identify the key growth levers that support the trends in the auto-electronics industry; to project the challenges, opportunities & expectations to the relevant stakeholders; facilitate the technology brainstorming and other related needs of the members through cross-continent networking; evaluate potential partnerships for collaborative research and product development with Indian industries; facilitate knowledge sharing between industry & international organizations through bilateral / multilateral cooperation mechanism etc.

The conference aims to cover the key areas in the following sessions:

  • Session 1: New Horizons of Automotive Electronics Solutions

ü  Alternative Energy Solution – The emerging alternatives, the impact of these alternatives on the emissions.  How the enhanced auto electronics are leveraged to achieve this.

ü  Enhanced Consumer Experience – Infotainmentand Telematics, Owner Services, Connected Car and Driverless car. Innovation trends and applications.

ü  Safety, Security and Driver Assistance Systems – Increased and mandated safety requirements and how auto electronics innovation is addressing these requirements

  • Session 2: Integrated Transportation System(iTS)

ü  The emerging of complete eco-system and how auto and consumer electronics solutions are addressing these requirements. Key focus areas to accelerate policy development, promote innovation & encourage industry participation


  • Session 3: Expanding Market Dimensions

ü  The trends of deployment of electronics solutions by OEMs and Tier 1. Potential disruption by automotive & industrial OEMs, technology companies in electronics space

ü  The initiatives of System Integrators to provide these services

ü  The Global market trends of adoption. Potential markets for such innovation

ü  Implications for adjacent industries – From Auto Electronics to Mobility


  • Panel Discussion: Is India Ready for the Automotive Future?

ü  The size of opportunity for India – The Quantity & Quality of innovation

ü  Advantage India – Strong ecosystem of IT, automotive & manufacturing capabilities

ü  What is needed – The Next Big Step


Companies like Ashok Leyland, Tata Motors, Ford Motors, Honda, Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra & Mahindra, Toyota, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, L&T Integrated Engineering, Tech Mahindra, Altran India, Siemens, Rane Group, Goodyear, MRF, Ceat Limited, Schneider Electric India, Hinduja Tech, Simpson & Co, Bosch India, Continental Automotive, India Pistons, Lucas TVS, Sundaram Auto, Wheels India, TCS, CTS, Infosys, Wipro,Dassault Systemes, IOCL, Delphi, Autodesk etc are expected to participate in this proposed conference.

Key speakers from the automotive, electronics, ICT and allied sectors will be addressing in thisconference and more than 250 senior management personnel from diverse industries all over India and abroad are expected to attend this conference.


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