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Geneva, -- An ITU international symposium, the 'Future Networked Car', will be held from 5 to 6 March 2014 at the Geneva Motor Show.

The 'Future Networked Car', revamped as an interactive and telegenic event, will foster sustained information exchange among key players in the ICT, automotive and ITS sectors.

Leading industry figures will present developments in the ICT, automotive and intelligent transport fields for future innovation.

Jean Todt, President of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), will spearhead the event's emphasis on motorsport as an incubator of innovation and technical advances.

President of Infiniti Motor Johan de Nysschen will lead the industry debate focused on innovation and future technologies. The newly launched Q50 car will be the centrepiece. Focused sessions will examine the driverless car, or 'automated driving', and associated human factors and regulatory requirements; the potential of ITS to reduce emissions and boost convenience by connecting vehicles with one another and roadside infrastructure; security in the context of networked cars; and the integration of nomadic devices in vehicles.

This year's symposium follows in the wake of a similar event last year organized by IEC, ISO and ITU under the banner of the World Standards Cooperation, the "Fully Networked Car 2013--The Future of Vehicles".

This first symposium on the future of intelligent driving was held in March 2013 at Palexpo in Geneva.

So-called "cooperative ITS"--in which vehicles communicate with each other and with the infrastructure around them--has the potential to enable more efficient traffic management, less congestion, fewer accidents and lower volumes of greenhouse gas emissions. ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technology issues, and the global focal point for governments and the private sector in developing networks and services. It is based in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Title Annotation:Auto News & Transport Services
Publication:Namibia Economist (Windhoek, Namibia)
Date:Feb 7, 2014
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