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International VDI Conference – Automated Driving 2019
July 9 - July 10
Autonomous cars represent a major innovation for the automotive industry – Yet, their potential impact is still vague with regard to timing or uptake. However, the impact autonomous vehicles could have on mobility, economy, and society as a whole will be far-reaching. It is unlikely that any on-road vehicles will drive fully autonomously in the short term, even though in some areas with controlled environments, such as mining or agriculture, autonomous vehicles are already a reality. First on-road autonomous vehicles on public roads will probably be trucks, followed by vehicles for parcel delivery and automated drones. OEMs, suppliers and other mobility innovators are currently working intensively on smart and autonomous cars for the future. On the road towards autonomous driving, many technical, infrastructural and legal challenges still need to be faced.
VDI Wissenforum is hosting the conference from July 9 – 10 in Duesseldorf, Germany. ICTC’s Alexandra Cutean is speaking on job needs & skill shifts in Canada due to autonomous cars during the conference.