The concept of the car has evolved into a securely connected, self-driving robot with the capacity to sense its surrounding environment, and think and act autonomously. By 2020, there will be more than 150 million connected cars on our streets. By 2030, up to 15 percent of new cars sold could be autonomous.
Autonomous technology could make our cities greener, smarter and safer. But along with revolutionary technology, new challenges and responsibilities arise. Who makes sure that technology works for, and not against, the human being? Who protects personal data? And how can the industry merge capabilities to build better cars?
We are on the edge of a new industrial revolution that could reshape not only the traditional car industry but society as a whole. But such revolutions need guidance and expertise to prevent chaos. At NXP FTF Connects Silicon Valley 2017, renowned international thought leaders and pioneers from NIO to Rinspeed and future mobility experts from the Auto-ISAC to HARMAN and NXP were invited as valued partners to collaboratively define and discuss the future of the autonomous automobile industry.