This event was hosted by cartel.ie and chaired by former Top Gear host Qunetin Wilson. Attendees included representatives from the automotive industry across Ireland. Speakers included the Managing Directors for BMW and Volvo Ireland and also academics from Trinity College, University of Limerick, University of Ireland Galway and University of Surrey. Talks were also given by members of ESB Ireland, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and leading Irish tech companies VALEO Vision Systems and Cubic Telecom.
The main topics of the conference were ADAS (Advanced driver assistance sytems) and Autonomous Vehicles, Electric fuel residue values and Commercialisation of connected vehicles. The conference focused on the advancement in autonomous vehicles to date and the progress expected in the next 5 years, while also highlighting the challenges the industry will likely face in the coming years that could slow the progress being made towards autonomous vehicles being introduced on Irish roads. The overriding theme was the lack of legislation and the need for government to work in conjunction with the major car manufacturers to embrace this new technology and offer subsidies to potential owners of autonomous/electric vehicle.
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