TU-Automotive Detroit 2016: Advancement of Mobility Drives Automotive Changes
Shifting perspectives on mobility opening up new opportunities
TU-Automotive Detroit 2016 exhibition floor
The TU-Automotive Detroit 2016 conference was held from June 8 through June 9, 2016, in Novi, Michigan, U.S. The two-day conference hosted over 3,000 attendees and featured numerous presentations on automated vehicles, connected vehicles, and mobility. The theme of the 2016 conference was, “Collaborate to put Auto in the IoT (Internet of Things) Driving Seat”. Mobility is essential in the IoT, as it enables goods, services, and people to physically move from one location to another. As the number of vehicles on the roads increase, improving mobility is essential to avoid issues such as congestion and gridlock.
This report will focus on presentations given at TU-Automotive Detroit related to mobility. Information includes perspectives on mobility from millennial focus groups, a viewpoint of mobility as a service, examples of how companies are utilizing mobility both in their business model and technology, and Ford’s reaction to shifting mobility trends. This report is the second of three reports which focuses on the discussion sessions presented at TU-Automotive Detroit. A report focusing on autonomous vehicle development perspectives and technologies was previously released. A third report focusing on vehicle connectivity and user experience will be released on a future date.