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Automotive World Megatrends Europe 13: event highlights

Highlights from Automotive World's Megatrends Europe 13 conference in Brussels

AW Megatrends Europe 13 agenda

Automotive World’s global Megatrends events series travelled to the heart of Europe in mid-November 2013 with a two-day passenger car and commercial vehicle conference in Brussels.

Automotive World’s Megatrends Europe 13 saw over 200 delegates and more than 50 speakers debate the key megatrends impacting and shaping the European and global light vehicle and medium/heavy commercial vehicle industries of tomorrow. This included sessions dedicated to safety, connectivity, powertrain, fuel efficiency and emissions reduction.

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If you would like to know more about Automotive World‘s Megatrends events, follow this link or contact megatrends@automotiveworld.com.

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ANALYSIS

AW Megatrends Europe 13 lanyards

Beyond Euro VI, CV focus to shift from NOx/PM reduction to CO2
AW’s Megatrends Europe ’13 kicks off in Brussels, with questions about post-Euro VI truck regulation

Teamwork the key in the battle to improve road safety
Summary of presentations by Michiel van Ratingen of Euro NCAP, Klaus Kompass from BMW, and Casto Lopez-Benitez, Policy Officer, European Commission

Emerging market OEMs plan significant investment towards eMobility
John Leech of KPMG, Jean-Marc Finot of PSA Peugeot Citroen and Dennis Hayter of Intelligent Energy speak at AW Megatrends Europe 13 in Brussels

Industry players address ‘chicken and egg’ problem for alternative powertrains
Barbara Bonvissuto of the EC’s DG Enterprise and Industry, Denis Naberezhnykh of the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) and Toby Peters of Dearman Engine Company speak at AW Megatrends Europe 13 in Brussels

AW Megatrends Europe 13 networking

Government regulations push Europe towards CO2 target
Ever more stringent fuel economy and emissions regulations are increasing pressure on OEMs and suppliers, presenting both challenges and opportunities for innovative technology as Europe heads towards a likely CO2 target of 95g/km by 2020

COMMENT: Hello Euro VI, buy buy Euro V

Euro VI may be widely regarded as a major technological step forward in terms of emissions, but it’s here and yet even if every truck on the road was replaced with a Euro VI vehicle, there would still be an air pollution problem in Europe’s cities

Govt incentives to play a major role in clean tech adoption
Daimler Commercial Vehicle’s Dr Manfred Schuckert and Franz Dorfer of Magna Powertrain speak at AW Megatrends Europe 13 in Brussels

 

VIDEO INTERVIEWS

Watch the video interviews we recorded with some of the key speakers at Automotive World’s Megatrends Europe 13 event in Brussels:

  • Mark Sealy, Engineering Director – Commercial Vehicle Sector, Norgren
  • Roy Williamson, Managing Director, Castrol Innoventures
  • Clint Steiner, Director Sales & Marketing, Automotive OEM Group, Garmin
  • Jim McMahon, Product Manager, Electric Cloud
  • Gert-Jan Vogelaar, Strategic Marketing Director, Punch Powertrain
  • Dr Rainer Holve, Vice President, Connected Car, Automotive Software, Elektrobit

Mark Sealy, Engineering Director – Commercial Vehicle Sector, Norgren

Roy Williamson, Managing Director, Castrol Innoventures

Clint Steiner, Director Sales & Marketing, Automotive OEM Group, Garmin

Jim McMahon, Product Manager, Electric Cloud

Gert-Jan Vogelaar, Strategic Marketing Director, Punch Powertrain

Dr Rainer Holve, Vice President, Connected Car, Automotive Software, Elektrobit

 

If you would like to know more about Automotive World‘s Megatrends events, follow this link or contact megatrends@automotiveworld.com.

 

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