CESA congress just started
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.
This morning, the congress started with keynote speeches, including Mr Takao Asami, the Renault-Nissan Alliance global VP for research and advanced engineering (our picture). Bernard Million-Rousseau from the PFA (Plateforme de la Filière Automobile) and Ralf Lenninger from Continental Automotive spoke as well.
During the coffee breaks, it's possible to visit the exhibition space. At least one autonomous car is visible.
Another "must see" is the Easy Car Apps system from PSA. A mock up is displayed for demos of this new initiative to bring apps from developers linked with the sensors of the car.
Here is a slide show of the exhibition :https://s.joomeo.com/547ec4b1166c6
After a very busy day (4 round tables and technical sessions in parallel), this first day has been closed with keynote speeches from Christian Sobbotka, Executive VP sales and marketing at Bosch and Jean-François Tarrabia, Valeo group R&D and product marketing senior VP (our picture). Detef Weigel, from the German Embassy in France did the last speech of the day.
All the attendees joined afterwards for a cocktail-dinner in the exhibition.