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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 :

CESA 2014 video : Car Easy Apps from PSA

It was one of the highlights of the exhibition during last CESA. PSA showcased its Car Easy Apps plateform, enabling software developers to bring apps to the car in a secure way and for driving purposes. The Manager of the connected vehicle and EE systems for PSA Peugeot Citroen, El Khamis Kadiri, was one of the speakers of the congres. He participated to a panel session on the connected car.
He also gave us an interview.

CESA 2014 videos with Bosch and Valeo

As you know, autonomous driving was really the hot topic at CESA 3.0. During the congress, we made interviews with Christian Sobottka, Executive Vice President Sales/Marketing at Robert Bosch and Jean-François Tarabbia, Group R&D and Product Marketing Senior Vice-President at Valeo. These two executives give their vision for CESA's blog. So that, we have insights from what's going on in Germany and France.

CESA 3.0 has celebrated the cooperation between France and Germany

During the CESA, the Deputy Chief of Mission of the German Embassy in France, Detlef Weigel, came for a speech and visited the exhibition. You can see him on this picture (on the left) listening to Jean-Luc Maté from Continental Automotive France (member of the advisory committee of the event).

In his speech, closing the day 1 of the congress, M. Weigel made some statements, highlighting the importance of the automotive industry for Germany and France.

He also said that a strong cooperation, on governmental level between the two countries was in order to boost the industry. For instance, there has been a recent creation of a specific investment effort on both sides of the Rhine to boost innovation, in particular in the area of key technologies, batteries and autonomous driving.

The DCM of the German Embassy in France welcomed CESA as a great initiative to bring both countries again closer together.

Another key message was the importance of electronics in cars for this industry and it…

All major topics adressed at CESA 2014

As we said already yesterday, the connected car and autonomous driving were really the two major trends at the CESA 3.0. These trends have been adressed in different ways, from a technical side but also from a HMI perspective.

This morning, a round table was organized to discuss human factors. It was one of the most interestinf of the event. Experts from OEMs (Renault),l Tier 1 suppliers  (Continental, Visteon), labs (LAB, IFSTTAR) and even aeronautics (Thales Avionics) commented how they were trying to keep driver's attention focused on the road. The conclusion is : one HMI doesn't fit for all situations.

CESA congress just started

This is the D-day for CESA 3.0 congress. Located at the Beffroi de Montrouge, in the south of Paris, this event on automotive electronics, organized by the SIA, welcomes top experts during two days.

Main topics to be dicussed are the connected car and autonomous driving. But technical sessions and round tables will mention as well CO2 reduction, technical progress in ADAS, HMI integration, as simulation, testing and validation.

French autonomous vehicle plan : a reference in Europe ?

CESA 3.0 congress will be the opportunity for all the foreign visitors to discover the french autonomous vehicle plan. It's one of the 34 national plans defined by the governement, covering several aspects of the industry (aeronautics, factory of the future, energy storage...) with the aim to conquer new market shares on the international market and to create new jobs.

The autonomous vehicle is one of the top priorities.

The plan is coordinated by Renault, with Carlos Ghosn as a project leader.