Social networking event at Autoworld

A social networking event will be held on Monday 3rd April after the Conference.

The prestigious venue will be Autoworld, within the vintage car museum itself. It is just 10 minutes’ walk from the Charlemagne building.

The social networking event will provide an opportunity to network, visit the museum, have drinks and appetisers, and meet with exhibitors. You will be able to see automobiles from many generations, and within this unique transport atmosphere, you will be able to discuss on the future of connected an automated driving.



Autoworld Blue Boulevard

  • 17:30 Arrival and welcome drinks
  • 18:00 Welcome speeches
    • Jacob Bangsgaard, Chief Executive Officer of ERTICO – ITS Europe
    • Despina Spanou, Director at DG Communication Networks, Content and Technology (CNECT), European Commission
    • Clara de la Torre, Director at DG Research and Innovation (RTD), Transport Directorate, European Commission
    • Urban Wass, Senior Vice President Research & Innovation Policy, Volvo Group
    • Sebastian Klaudt, Research Assistant, Institut für Kraftfahrzeuge (ika), RWTH Aachen University
    • Sven Jansen, Senior Consultant for automated driving, TNO Automotive
  • 18:20 Networking with appetizers, with high-level speaker intervention from industry, visit the automobile museum. Some guides will be available for the guests.
  • 18:30 – 20:00 Demonstrations (outside)


AdaptIVe (ika): Valet parking feature

An autonomous car will park itself. The system will be trigged by using a smartphone, and the vehicle will drive from a drop-off position to the parking spot and back-up into it. Likewise, by using the smartphone, it will be trigged to drive back to the pick-up location.

AUTOPILOT (TNO): Autonomous driving

Vehicles will perform connected and automated driving. Two automated cars, including one for the public, will do lateral and longitudinal control based on automated vehicle following, using sensors data and data communicated by the other vehicles.

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