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6th Annual Telematics Japan 2014 15-16 October 2014, Hilton Tokyo


Day One Day Two

Day 1, Wednesday October 15th

Plenary Session

Nissan’s Roadmap for Telematics: Understand how the car is becoming more connected

  • Get insight into Nissan’s roadmap for the future of the connect vehicle that enhances the driving experience
  • Explore the ecosystem and partnership models that need to be created to coexist with consumer electronic, IT and other non-automotive industry player
  • Monetise telematics by building business models that provide a connect vehicle that meets the drivers needs

Koji Yamamoto, Division General Manager, Vehicle-IT and Autonomous Drive Division, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Big Data Driving – how to drive value out of connected car data

  • Integrating telematics data with traditional data elements is key innovate faster and create new products and services and is critical to assure functionality and customer satisfaction with todays connected vehicles and tomorrows autonomous driving
  • Learn about data driven innovation and how to monetize telematics data and overcome privacy concerns by building customer trust, improve product quality, deliver lifecycle services, and even engineering & design choices by integrating telematics data in a secure ecosystem
  • Gain practical examples from top manufacturers to improve operational efficiencies, develop new revenue streams, create customer insights, and better understand product performance

Niall O’Doherty, Director Business Development―Manufacturing & Energy, Teradata Corporation

From Context Aware Vehicles to Automated Driving Experiences

Safer, more intelligent and context aware connected cars are changing the way consumers experience mobility. Explore how the vehicle of today is evolving into the automated vehicle of the not-so-distant future.

  • Understand the critical influence of contextual information from millions of cars, sensors and dynamic situations on the next generation connected vehicle
  • Explore the crucial stepping stones in getting to vehicle automation, regarding highly accurate map data, contextual environment info and a human approach to driving strategies, to grasp the requirements of the next paradigm of mobility
  • Comfortable, personal, and safe. Tackle the killer issue of public perception to ask how do we gain consumer acceptance of automated vehicles? 

Floris van de Klashorst, Vice President, Connected Driving, HERE

Use the Connected Car to Create Fantastic Driver Experience

While revenues generated from infotainment and telematics services remains critical on the supplier side, OEMs must reconsider their prime objective, selling cars and keeping their customers delighted with a positive user experience.

  • Explore how to balance advanced HMI technology, software, features, content and services to create a great user experience for next-gen infotainment systems
  • Discuss the competing views from different stakeholders within supplier and OEM communities can have an impact to delivering the final product
  • Create an enjoyable and safe driving experience by establishing benchmarks for developing, testing, and validating the HMI

Heisuke Ikeda, Country Manager, OEM Relation Japan, NNG

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Section 1: In-Vehicle Operating Systems and Service Platforms to Provide Best User Interface/Experience

The Connected Car Apps of Tomorrow

  • Volvo Cars infotainment platforms today and tomorrow. An overview of the technologies used to build apps in the car for Volvo cars.
  • The connected phone and how it competes with and completes the in-vehicle infotainment systems.
  • Life before autonomous drive – how far can we go with driver entertainment, connectivity and productivity before autonomous drive is introduced?

Dr. Johan Sanneblad, Head of Content Acquisition, Volvo Car Group 

The Evolution of the Integrated Multi-Modal HMI

  • Understand the importance of speech context and context management in the vehicle to deliver relevant telematics services to driver 
  • Combine speech context management and big data to improve machine learning and refine the experience for the driver 
  • Get insight into the evolution of the HMI: speech and gesture control, the development of autonomous vehicles, etc.

Victor Melfi, Chief Strategy Officer, SVP Marketing, VoiceBox Technologies

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A Silicon Valley perspective - Internet of Things and Connected Car

  • Hear how telematics is the connection between the car and consumer’s digital lifestyle
  • Understand different requirements between US and Japanese consumers
  • Build an easy-to-use HMI dashboard and enabling customized, rich media applications
  • Explore how to maintain a high quality content from solution partners?

Hakan Kostepen, Executive Director, Product Planning Strategy & Innovation, Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America 

Create a 100% hands free driving experience in-vehicle

  • Explore how  to realise a 100% hands free voice recognition system to reduce driver distraction costs for auto-makers
  • Enhance the drivers enjoyment with an improved vehicle-user interface and save the driver time with new timing-free “barge-in” voice recognition technology
  • Case study: examine how Fuetrek is helping realise the 100% hands free experience in-vehicle with Pioneer

Toshiaki Koya, Managing Director, Innovation Design/Business Innovation Div., FueTrek Co., Ltd.

Balancing The Design and Science of Typography for the Automotive Space

When looking at driver distraction legible typeface and type design is an essential component in the HMI ecosystem

  • Understand how various methods for legibility testing can help reduce driver distraction through the HMI
  • Explore the effects of different typeface style on legibility in Latin and Japanese/Chinese to find the best typeface for the HMI
  • Balance the demands of branding and legibility by integrating legibility testing into the HMI design process

Dr. Nadine Chahine, Arabic and Legibility Specialist, Monotype

Panel Discussion 1
Evolving ecosystems for the future HMI, OS and telematics platforms development

  • Define the telematics services that are most relevant to customer to differentiate services provided via smartphone tethering and embedded TCU to provide the service layers and forms of delivery OEM
  • Identify the areas of telematics that greater involvement for IT companies  that will lead to a more enjoyable driving experience while minimizing driver distraction and maintaining the security of the HMI, OS and telematics
  • Forecast whether new wearable technology (Google glass and Samsung Gear) will affect how the driver interacts with the vehicle to define OEMs next move after smartphone and tablet integration

Panel Moderator: Andrew Hart, Head of Advanced Research, SBD

Armin G. Schmidt, CEO, ATS Advanced Telematic Systems GmbH
Yoshiki Chubachi, Business Development Manager, Automotive QNX Software Systems

Networking Party

End of Day 1


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Day 2, Thursday October 16th

Section 2: Take telematics global

Global M2M Trends and Case Studies

  • Understand how to secure connectivity on a global scale
  • Explore how wireless carrier will be involved in the telematics service platform

Hiroshi Akabori, Vice President, IoT/New Business, SoftBank Telecom Corp.

Section 3: Emerging Asian Markets: China and South East Asia

Mergers, Acquisitions and the evolving Chinese telematics market

  • Understand how the Chinese IT gaints like Baidu, Tencent and Alibaba are expanding their delivery and product reach through the acquisition for telematics service providers
  • Explore how the mapping and telematics ecosystems will evolve in the face of recent mergers and acquisitions
  • Discover the how the Chinese communication and wireless carrier market is opening up to new players/services and benefits this will hold to OEM, Tier 1 suppliers and TSP

Keisuke Tajima, Senior Supervisor, Telematics Department, Car Electronics Business Planning Division, Pioneer Corporation

Case study from Thailand: Combat Traffic Congestion with High Quality Traffic Information Services 

Traffic Information is becoming a must-have in all mega cities. However, many authorities do not have enough adequate infrastructures to monitor and provide high quality traffic information service to drivers

  • Explore how to overcome the lack of infrastructure by adopting GPS probes as main data source to deliver high quality traffic information services in Thailand
  • Discover the private enterprise approach to traffic information and where private companies such as automakers, Tier 1s  and telematics services providers can fill the gaps of government run traffic and transport services
  • Develop win-win solutions for the ITS community through collaborations with the mobile, telecoms and transport services to combine available data that will be crucial for maintaining and expanding private-run social services such as traffic and transport monitoring

Itti Rittaporn, General Manager, Toyota Tsusho Electronics (Thailand)

Telematics for Traffic Gridlocked Megapolitan

  • Explore the unique market conditions and consumer needs of the Indonesian market
  • Understand how to tailor your telematics services to provide deeper engagement with the Indonesian drivers
  • Determine the business model required to make the most of opportunities for telematics in Indonesia

Herwin Oni,Managing Director, INDOGPS Technologies

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Track 1
Section 4: Combine vehicle, location, map and driving behaviour data in order to develop unique telematics services

Innovating with a Telematics Data Eco-System

Develop a cycle of learning from vehicle data for improving business intelligence and feedback for manufacturers

  • Understand how CANBUS and OBD vehicle data combined with GPS location and G-Force creates a new Big Data source to develop better vehicles and safer drivers
  • Discover how to take data use beyond maintenance and fuel efficiency to incorporate trending data over time and location to gather regional and seasonal information
  • Explore big data utilization in applications for EV, hybrid and alternative fuel users and global telematics applications for commercial vehicles and insurance use

Colin Sutherland, Vice President, Geotab

Panel Discussion 2
User vs. Vehicle-Centric Service: the big data breakdown to create meaningful utilization of data

  • Identifying the types and amount of big data available from the connected car such as diagnostic(CAN) and driver behaviour data which will help automakers
  • Define how to utilize data to increase the relevance of user-centric telematics services
  • Examine the difference in case studies, implementation and ecosystem between Japan, EU and the US to identify gaps in data utilization

Panel Moderator: Roger Lanctot, Associate Director, Strategy Analytics


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Track 1
Section 5: The Evolution of Infotainment, Content and Apps

Beyond Knight Rider: Connecting Japan to the world

Our automotive industry in Japan leads in innovative research and has been working to create smart, interactive and human-like cars for over a decade – Knight Rider. However, with smart devices making in-vehicle services a reality and a critical driver need, Japan is at risk of being left behind in the global market.

  • Explore how advanced voice, natural language understanding, machine learning and conversation technologies will be used to enable a new user experience and connect people seamlessly to their vehicle, home and mobile
  • Learn how using standard local and cloud-based platforms can create a global ecosystem to make Japan the leader rather than follower
  • Discover why Apple created Car Play with Siri, and Google is creating OAA with Google Now, and why that is important to the automotive industry
  • Explore the unique position that Automotive companies have in providing services in and out of the car, and how this can generate a significant new revenue stream

Ron Di Carlantonio, Founder & CEO, iNAGO Inc

The Evolution of the Smartphone and Impact on Open API Embedded Systems

  • Learn how an Open API embedded system can extend the interaction between the smartphone, consumer electronics and household appliances. Similarly how a 3rd party ecosystem can offer functions like Apple’s CarPlay
  • Understand how BLE(Bluetooth Low Energy) devices can facilitate interaction with infotainment content and apps easily and remotely as the smartphone evolves
  • Explore how Denso is applying QR code technology  to improve the mapping and navigation experience and how this is integrated into the NaviCon ecosystem

Yoshihiro Sasage, Project Director, Technology Planning Dept. Information and Safety Systems Business Group, DENSO Corporation

Innovative data connectivity & billing solutions to Enable the Infotainment Business Model

  • Understand how billing in the cloud will be beneficial to the end-users when it comes to shared data plans, monitoring data usage
  • Hear how wireless carriers are developing lateral strategies to support the automotive business models, managing app stores and creating billing options for connectivity to enable in-car infotainment services
  • Explore affordable consumer data plans such as data usage monitoring, split data plans, and multi-device data sharing to create transparent billing plans

Stéphane Petti, M2M Business Development Director, Orange Mobile Enterprise

The Future of Listening to Music in the Car

As the primary source of entertainment, how people listen to music in the car should be a focus for every automaker

  • How has listening to music in cars evolved? Explore how 

    listening to music in the car has changed since the days of AM 

    radio and eight-tracks to today
  • What is wrong with how people are listening to music in the car today? Discuss the problems automakers face in providing an exceptional music listening experience today and how that impacts their customers


    What is the future of listening to music in cars? Introduce the future of listening to music in cars, including the technical approaches and user interface requirements to support this

Lawrence Kennedy, Senior Product Owner – Automotive, Spotify

Panel Discussion 3
In-Vehicle Infotainment in the Mobile and App Age

  • Define which smartphone apps and infotainment service will benefit the driver in vehicle while minimising driver distraction
  • Explore the impact Apple’s Carplay and Google’s OAA will have on content providers, app developers and the infotainment ecosystem
  • Debate how to define the role within the ecosystem in developing the service  offerings to the driver and find the balance between providing the essentials for infotainment and investment cost of developing new services

Panel Moderator: Dr. Egil Juliussen, Principal Analyst-Infotainment & ADAS, IHS Automotive

Jonathan Tarlton, Senior Manager, Automotive Business Development, Spotify
Scott Frank, Vice President of Marketing, Airbiquity
Michael Cottle, Vice President, deCarta
Jaguar Land Rover (Speaker TBC)

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Track 2
Section 6: New wave of expansion for EV Telematics

Taking the lead from EVs- Data, Infrastructure and Apps

  • Ease the barriers to EV adoption by providing a safe and secure driving EV experience and total support inside and outside the vehicle through access to real time information such as vehicle and battery status with sensor and monitoring technology
  • Identify the opportunity and challenges involved when incorporating traffic information, telematics probe data with EV on-board battery charge, average speed and location data to enhance the driving experience
  • Explore the value of EV related data when applied to use cases such as EV infrastructure, car sharing, public transport and parking infrastructure

Mike Tinskey, Global Director, Vehicle Electrification & Infrastructure, Ford Motor Company

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Track 2
Section 7: Telematics, ADAS and V2X for Driver Safety and Autonomous Vehicles

Bridge the Gap from ITS/ Telematics to the Autonomous Vehicle

  • Hear about the advancement of ITS, Telematics (Internavi), HiDS (Honda Intelligence Drive Support Systems) and integration of surrounding technologies towards a fully autonomous vehicle
  • Learn about the system architecture to control an autonomous car:  utilise vehicle position information and sensor data to anticipate the next technological challenges
  • Explore the new value that Honda will bring to the users of the autonomous vehicle which will deliver an enjoyable driving experience free from safety concerns

Toshio Yokoyama,Senior Chief Engineer, Technology Development Division 12, Honda R&D Co., Ltd. Automobile R&D Centre

S 500 INTELLIGENT DRIVE: Experiments in Self-Driving at Mercedes-Benz

  • Project Context: Conventional wisdom is no longer true; the customer has a new perspective. Mercedes-Benz will be sharing insight on autonomous driving already in current models, complexity on automation, legal issues surrounding the autonomous vehicle
  • Understand findings from the Bertha Benz Drive project looking how historic route and road scenarios information can be applied to autonomous driving projects with a conventional vehicle
  • Mercedes-Benz’s roadmap sketch to deploying self-driving vehicles

Dr. Hartmut Schaefer, Senior Expert, Mercedes-Benz R&D Kawasaki, Mercedes-Benz Japan Co., Ltd.                 

Government policies and regulation to create growth in telematics, automotive and mobility business

  • Understand how growth in autonomous driving and mobility services, the emergence of the safety and security market combined with transport and information communication technology will impact government policy and the legal system
  • Learn how automotive-related industries should face the changes in information communication technology and urban infrastructure in order to align mobility and automotive development with the perspective of residents, urban development and public transport
  • Gain an insight into the framework and perspective necessary to review policies and the legal system to enable growth in the automotive and transport industry: the autonomous vehicle, mobility services, on-board systems, safety and security

Akihiko Hoshi, Director for Accident Prevention, Safety Policy Division, Road Transport Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

Panel Discussion 4
Build an ecosystem that can help build social acceptance of the autonomous vehicle

  • Hear when and how the Japanese autonomous vehicle market will start to form, in comparison with European and US markets
  • Discover the legal/social challenges for autonomous vehicle to be widely accepted, and identify the next necessary steps, such as testing on public roads. Ultimately, who should take responsibility for driving?
  • Identify which technologies –V2X, map, ADAS, sensors, robotics/AI and data integration -should be become industry standard and the change this will bring to vehicle related information services

Panel Facilitator:
Tsuguo Nobe, Chief Advanced Service Architect and Director, Strategy Office Automotive Unit, Intel K.K. Visiting Associate Professor, Nagoya University

Akihiko Hoshi, Director for Accident Prevention, Safety Policy Division, Road Transport Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
Toshio Yokoyama, Senior Chief Engineer, Technology Development Division 12, Honda R&D Co., Ltd. Automobile R&D Centre
Dr. Hartmut Schaefer, Senior Expert, Mercedes-Benz R&D Kawasaki, Mercedes-Benz Japan Co., Ltd.
Mandali Khalesi, Head of APAC, Connected Driving, HERE Japan K.K.

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