GDPR is now applicable

Since last friday, the General Data Protrection Reglulation (GDPR) is in force. Complaints have been filed against Facebook, Google, Instagram and WhatsApp within hours of the new GDPR data protection law taking effect. Google and Facebook accused of breaking GDPR laws A reason for CESA to talk about it, as it concerns the connected car. CESA2018 in December will therefore have a session on data protection and security.  French police will explain he threats of connectivity and data processing in mobility, then the French Data Protection Agency (CNIL) will explain the new GDPR and a lawyer will explain, how to apply it in practice, how to cope with the compliance requirements and how to benefit from it to develop new products.

A first glance on some speakers of CESA at the Symposium for the Autonomous Car in June in Paris

Very soon a very important symposium on the autonomous vehicle in Paris as a collaboration between automotive and road infrastructure industry with keynotes from Luc Chatel, President of the PFA and Anne-Marie Idrac, High Responsible for the Autonomous Vehicle in the French Government. You should not miss this event!
BIG DATA DAY at SIA BIG DATA DAY at SIA 160 participants learnt about collection of data, treatment and protection. Data is not only used in connected cars to create new services (as shown by Michelin), but also in manufacturing to increase the output and reduce for example the maintenance as shown by TOTAL, Faurecia or Conti. In Europe the treatment of sensitive data is largely controlled. Legal aspects are therefore important. A new reglementation, the GDPR, will apply from May 25, 2018 . Gaelle Kermorgant reported on this, indicating also, how to become compliant. She can help to put in place a Data Protection Officer an a register of sensitive data. An inspiring presentation about China was held by Olivier Orfilla from IFSTTAR. In China the development of new services based on the exploitation of massive amounts of data seems easier than in Europe. However, there is a difference between Chinese and foreign developers. Foreigners do not necessarily have the same access as
Lecture notes of CESA 2014 are available After some months of work, we are happy to announce today the arrival of the lecture notes of CESA edited by SPRINGER under the title "Energy Consumption and Autonomous Driving". Authors received a free copy. Should you be interested to receive a copy yourself, please order it online at For the next edition we are already planning topics and keynotes. It will take place on November 16 and 17, 2016 again in the South of Paris. Save the date now !

CESA 2014 : our slideshow

We hope to see you in 2016, for the next edition of the CESA congress. For those who attended, and for those that didn't, here is a slideshow of the event. Enjoy and greetings from all the team.  

CESA 2014 video : last words on this edition

With statements from Valeo, Bosch and Bishop Consulting, here is a video that explains why CESA 2014 was the place to be to discuss the future of automotive electronics.  

CESA 2014 video : the congress seen by a US consultant

He was one of the speakers in the first round table of the congress, dedicated to worldwide market. Richard Bishop is Principal at Bishop Consulting and one of the top experts in the US, in the field of autonomous vehicles. Involved in many working groups, Mr Bishop took time to meet people at the congress and gave us an interview. He's impressed by what's going on in Europe to bring those cars to the market. Check out the video :