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Highlights from SMMT Connected 2019

The third SMMT Connected brought together more than 450 senior level representatives from OEMs and the wider automotive industry, as well as the technology sector, government and the media.

Chris Skidmore MP, Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, spoke to the delegates about the challenges of future mobility.

Keynote presentations were delivered by:
  • Agustín Martín, CEO, Toyota Connected Europe (TCEU) TCEU will support the growing adoption of new mobility businesses in Europe with products and services tailored to the unique needs of the market. Agustín shared their visions for mobility of the future.
  • Dr Andy Palmer, President and Group CEO, Aston Martin Lagonda. Andy discussed Aston Martin Lagonda’s developments in zero-emissions, connected & autonomous technology and where these fit within the company’s future plans.
  • Stan Boland, CEO, FiveAI delivered a Technology keynote about the hurdles the UK has to overcome to compete globally on CAVs.
  • Adam Grzywaczewski, Senior Deep Learning Solution Architect, NVIDIA delivered a Technology keynote  speech covering his research in deep learning and machine learning

Watch all the keynote presentations are available here.

The event offered the UK automotive and technology sectors the opportunity to showcase the latest advancements through the technology showcase and a display of the latest vehicles.

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles on display at SMMT Connected – Mercedes-Benz Truck Actros 1853, Range Rover Sport, Volvo XC60, Oxbotica, Aurrigo pod, E-Cyclopic, Bird scooter, Bosch E-Bike and Conigital pod

Headline sponsor

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT and IT-enabled, infrastructure, engineering and assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery ModelTM, recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata Group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has a global footprint and is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India.

Sajid Yacoob, Managing Partner – CASE Automotive, Global Head of EV Consultancy, TCS  chaired the Data and the Digital Ecosystem panel.

Connected 2019 Highlights

The third SMMT Connected conference brought together more than 450 delegates from across industry, including 24 world-class speakers and 40-plus members of the media.

The UK is in pole position in the global race to market for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs), with a £62 billion boost to the UK economy by 2030 up for grabs, according to a new report published SMMT and Frost & Sullivan at SMMT Connected 2019. Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Winning the Global Race to Market, analyses the wide-ranging societal and economic benefits to be achieved by gradually increasing CAVs on our roads.

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