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Hans Greimel, Asia Editor, Automotive News
Hans Greimel, Asia Editor, Automotive News; Carmen Munoz-Dormoy, Downstream R&D Director, EDF Energy, Downstream R&D Director, EDF Energy; André Broto, Strategy Director, VINCI Autoroutes, Strategy Director, VINCI Autoroutes; and Christophe Aufrère, CTO, Faurecia answer questions form the first technical session
FISITA World Mobility Summit 2020
Technical Session One
Global technology trends, including those not directly associated with the automotive industry, are shaping the products of the future. These in turn will affect education, the way of teaching, and breadth of topics taught.
Representatives from the FISITA Membership gathered on 10 March 2021 for a strategic-level panel discussion to introduce the five areas of technology that the FISITA Technical Committee is investigating and reporting on to the wider FISITA community; reflect on how FISITA can assess global technology trends and their likely impact on the industry in the coming 5-15 years; and highlight the technologies that will be researched in 2021. A key goal is to seek involvement in forthcoming investigations.
This Online Conference began with a 30-minute presentation by Christophe Aufrère, Group Chief Technical Officer and Senior Vice President at Faurecia and FISITA VP Technical. Aufrère then chaired a panel discussion with:
Ouafae El-Ganaoui-Mourlan, Chair on Electric, Connected, and Autonomous Vehicle for Smart Mobility, Centre motorisations et mobilité durable, IFP School/ENSPM and FISITA DVP Education
Dr-Ing. Friedrich Wolf-Monheim Project Manager at Global Ford Research and Advanced Engineering Organization, Lecturer at the Institute of Structural Mechanics and Lightweight Design of the RWTH Aachen University, and FISITA VP Education
Xuming Zhang Deputy Secretary General of China Society of Automotive Engineers (China SAE) and FISITA DVP Technical.
FISITA Committees and Working Groups define and progress discussions on priority issues in the mobility industry today. This is an example of the output of collaboration between the FISITA Technical and Education committees. Visibility on the latest discussions and access to all FISITA content, from FISITA Forum, Summit and online conferences, to the full library of Output Papers, reports and whitepapers, is one of the key benefits of FISITA membership.
FISITA Online Conference 2021
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Christophe Aufrère is Group Chief Technical Officer and Senior Vice President since 2019. He was previously Group Chief Technical Officer Vice President since 2011. He is in charge of anticipating the evolutions of the automotive/mobility industry, assessing and defining the key technologies which Faurecia will address in the future and follow their implementation at the corporate level. He is also responsible for managing and developing the expertise network throughout the entire Faurecia R&D organization and outside. In addition, he is in charge of the Intellectual Property and corporate academic partnerships.
Prior to his current position, he spent 20 years within Faurecia Automotive Seating successively occupying different management positions in the R&D department until Vice President R&D Structures and Mechanisms and becoming Chief Technical Officer for Complete Seats and Metal.
Prior to Faurecia, Christophe spent three years at Rockwell Automotive Body Systems in Advanced Engineering working on electric motors and door systems.
He is a member of the CTA (French Technical Automotive Committee), Board member of the Hydrogen Council (worldwide Hydrogen Consortium), member of the CAIT (Consortium for Automotive Industry and Technology in China), Leader of the FORCE consortium which develops a low cost carbon fiber from bio materials and VP of the Technical Committee of the FISITA (International Organization for Automotive Engineers).
Christophe Aufrère is a graduate of the Ecole Supérieure des Techniques Aéronautiques et de Construction Automobile (ESTACA), one of France’s leading engineering schools.