Building and profiting from the connected digital mobility ecosystem
29 November 2018
|09:00 – 09:30
||Registration and morning coffee
|09:30 – 09:35
Conference opening and remark
|09:35 – 10:05
China’s auto industry in the age of disruption – reimagining mobility and profiting from the digital ecosystem
|10:05 – 10:35
DEKRA – Supercharging the future of autonomous driving
|10:35 – 11:00
||Coffee break and networking
|11:00 – 11:30
The transportation reform of future city based on autonomous driving
|11:30 – 12:00
The future of shared mobility
|12:00 – 13:00
|13:00 – 13:30
Future mobility in the context of smart cities
|13:30 – 14:00
Thinking blockchain in mobility and the initiatives in real world
|14:00 – 14:25
||Coffee break and networking
|14:25 – 14:55
Construction and operation of the National Intelligent Connected Vehicle (Shanghai) Pilot Zone
|14:55 – 15:20
Connected mobility in autonomous vehicles
|15:20 – 16:00
Roundtable discussion: disruptive tech as an enabler to improve the user experience
|16:00 – 17:00
||End of the event and VIP site visit to Automechanika
*Conference agenda is subject to constant update
China's rapid urbanisation has led to significant mobility challenges, as the increasingly urbanised population creates an explosive demand for personal mobility. The future "automobility" business model would be commercialised through the shared economy and can be described by a combination of the terms – "personalised, electric, and autonomous mobility on-demand (AMOD)". Competing in this new business model is no longer just about the engineering of physical hardware, but also the capability of building a digital ecosystem relationship with consumers of mobility services. By leveraging their vast insight and big data relationship with their users, the internet giants aim to provide more tailored services to the market.
China has the world's largest internet population and most Chinese netizens use smart devices to access digital services.
- China’s internet economy and the digital ecosystem influence the future of mobility.
- Mobility is an enrollment mechanism into the digital ecosystem and Automobility disruption is fueled by digital ecosystem players.
- China’s internet giants (including Tencent, Alibaba, and Baidu) are actively investing and transforming hardware into an intelligent platform for wide variety of online and offline services.
- Ownership is no longer required in order to access personal mobility, and Chinese internet companies are actively investing in future mobility technologies (including connected, electric and autonomous vehicles).
- A complete automobility services ecosystem will allow people and things to move as smoothly as bytes on the internet and can co-create “Services-On-Demand” experiences.
- Autonomous Mobility on Demand(AMOD) service will be a paradigm shift for the auto industry, benefiting individuals, policymakers and society as a whole.
China recently entered a new era where intelligent and connected vehicles (ICV) are built specifically for mobility services. The defining characteristics of vehicles used in this manner include high utilisation rates and rider-centric features that enable connectivity. We expect such cars to be powered by electricity due to their lower operating cost (especially fuel and maintenance) and include features tailored for riders (more screens, connectivity and content services). An accelerated pull from China's "Internet+Auto" and Smart City investments will result in the initial deployment of professionally managed autonomous mobility service fleets.
- How can OEMs, system providers, services providers embrace the change?
- How urban design needs to cope with future mobility and multi-mode transportation?
- Mobility devices (ICV) can unlock the profit pool from the digital ecosystem by distributing the assets efficiently on the physical infrastructure, especially the urban environments and enabling the assets to decentralise the AMOD operations.
- Future AMOD services will employ a new vehicle architecture with a “rolling chassis” and a “purpose-designed vehicles”.
- Smart sensors, data analytics, and artificial intelligence can enhance the mobility experience for consumers.
The Chinese government plays a key role in encouraging innovation in the internet economy with a focus on digital transformation, new energy vehicles and smart cities.
- We are entering an era where a sino-foreign collaborative innovation (“co-innovation”) model is needed.
- Influence of Government’s AI initiative on automotive industry.
- Business opportunity for international player (white spot, and blue ocean).
- How to innovate in China to shape the future of mobility? (Joint research? Partnership? Government support?)
- Opportunities and challenges for international players in China, autonomous driving development, trends and best practices in China.