Over its 70+ year history, the FISITA World Congress has been held biennially, but the recent pandemic crisis has extended this cycle by a year. In 2020, FISITA and the Czech Republic Automotive Society (CAS) have delivered a virtual Web Congress with keynotes delivered on Tuesday 24 November and 64 technical papers, most with slides and many with video presentations, all available in the FISITA Digital Library. The Web Congress content is available free of charge to FISITA Corporate members and to registered Web Congress attendees, while others need to pay an access charge.
Papers presented at the Web Congress were divided into ten themes:
ACM – Automated and Connected Mobility
ADM – Advanced Vehicle Driveline and Energy Management
CAF – Conventional and Alternative Fuels and Lubricants
DGT – Digital Transformation
EPV – Emissions and Pollutants Caused by Vehicles
MCF – Mobility Comfort
MML – Manufacturing, Materials and Lightweight Solutions
PIF – Passive and Integral Safety
VDC – Vehicle Dynamics and Controls
VES – Vehicle Electronics and Software
In addition to the Technical Papers, a keynote session featured the following speakers:
Ivan Hodáč President of the Aspen Institute talked about The Automotive Industry: What next?
Dino Flore, VP Technology at Qualcomm Europe presented The transformational impact autonomous driving will have on cars & the transportation system
Dirk Lappe, Technical Director at Porsche Engineering Digital transformation in the automotive industry
Martin Hrdlička, Head of Driveline Development at Škoda Auto a.s. talked about Mobility & Powertrains in context
Senior Futurist at Future Matters Christoph Gümbel presented Speed Matters in Vehicle Development & the specific role of CAE
Note: This Spotlight was originally published on 3 December 2020. It was updated on 15 March 2021 to update the link to the content, which is now stored in the FISITA Digital Library.