Gerion Wolff, MATERNA GmbH Information & Communications
Introduction to the Session "Automotive Solutions"
Automobile navigation is perhaps the most traditional field of use for satellite signals. The application
potential of these signals, however, reaches far beyond just navigation. Whether in security, route optimization, or tracking,
satellite navigation is capable of facilitating enormous improvements and cost savings.
The focus of the Automotive Solutions Session will be on integrating the vehicle into the driver's interactive mobile world -
web services in the car! In addition, attendees will hear about new ways to optimise logistics processes, reduce costs, lower
CO2 emissions and improve traffic safety.
Jonas von Paulgerg-Nyrén, ESG Elektroniksystem und Logistik - GmbH
Web Services in the Car - Technical Challenges
Individual mobility concepts based solely on vehicles can only be implemented in the presence of unlimited
freedom of movement. This is where existing infrastructures reach their natural boundaries. As a result, we need approaches
that show the individual user how to get from one place to another by integrating the available means of transport. One
prerequisite of this is planning that goes beyond the personal vehicle; planning that is supported by a portable system and
utilises both interfaces within the car and other transfer media. At the same time, adhering to the route in question must be
the main priority, followed by the integration of transport schedules and other services. The challenge now is to define and
support this chain of processes such that all of the interfaces involved work together seamlessly and always ensure the
integrity of every individual’s privacy.
Dr. Heiko Seif, CNX Partners
Future Mobility Concepts Based on Networked Transportation Systems
In the years ahead, the evolution of the economy, population, and spatial-structural conditions are poised
to drastically change the notion of mobility with respect to both people and goods. Transport companies’ service strategies,
traffic and environmental policy, and design of transport infrastructures will face all-new challenges – some of which are
already present today. Only by implementing high-quality information and communication technologies and providing for the
intelligent networking and integration of various transport systems can the organisations involved ensure that individual
mobility remains affordable.
Andreas Hein, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH
Mobility - Networked for the Future
Mobility is the new paradigm of our modern, intelligent society. The evolution of mobility is giving the
average individual the ability to use new technologies in efficient ways. As a result, we are enjoying a higher quality of
life – more mobility, security, flexibility, optimised resources, and comfort – and witnessing significant changes in how we
get around in our largest cities. People and our desire for freedom are set to be integrated into the networked world, giving
us the chance to explore the worlds of tomorrow.
Dominique Clarac, NODBOX
Driving Optimisation for Reducing Fuel Consumption and CO2 Rejections
Complementary to NodboxSafeRoad*, a real time embedded risk prediction system which objective is to warn
drivers of any potential risk of loss of control within the normal driving phase, with a precision of a 3-axis sub-metric
positioning (with Galileo), NODBOX has developed a unique and complementary tool to reduce fuel consumption and pollution
rejections. The system brings a set of “instructions” to the driver regarding his/her real time driving, and the immediate
environment, in order to help drivers to responsibly interact with their driving for improving the respect of environment and
reducing their fuel consumption. This little box, which can either be nomadic or integrated into the vehicle, will soon become
drivers’ best friend to drive much greener and cheaper! as well as vehicle manufacturers’… How about 15 to 30% savings?
Harald T. Trautsch, Octo Telematics S.r.l.
Insurance Telematics – from the Perspective of the Market Leader
Insurance companies are too often viewed as providing a “necessary evil,” but if both the insurer and
insured can begin to share better information realizing their mutual vested interest, the relationship can change dramatically –
“accounts” become individuals. HOW? You will hear specific case studies from real-world experience with more than 650.000
customers supporting telematics-enabled programs through over 35 different insurance companies. Learn why Usage Based Insurance
(UBI), Pay-As-You-Drive (PAYD), Pay Per Use (PPU), eCall, road charging, real time traffic solutions and other innovative
programs are changing the face of the auto insurance business.