12/12/2018

Paradigm shift in the automotive industry

ETAS Symposium in Japan

ETAS Symposium 2018 in Japan

The fourth “ETAS Symposium on Automotive Embedded Systems Development 2018” came to a successful close on October 5, 2018. Now a permanent date in the automotive industry events calendar, the ETAS Symposium started four years ago with the aim of providing a platform that enables industry professionals to network, collaborate, and share their expertise.

In keeping with the theme “Paradigm shift in the automotive industry – outlook and challenges for a new era,” this year’s symposium focused on three topics: powertrain development, new technology, and security in the Internet of Things (IoT). ETAS Japan welcomed three keynote speakers from Mazda Motor Corporation, Honda R&D Co., Ltd., and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

A record 441 people attended the event, including researchers from the academic community, guests from abroad, sponsors, and partners. Three breakout sessions were held simultaneously in the afternoon, followed by an enjoyable dinner party. This year marks the 20th anniversary of ETAS Japan, giving ETAS associates an opportunity to celebrate this memorable event with their longstanding customers.

“From semiconductor to ECU through to backend cyber security, automakers around the world face a pressing need to respond to a paradigm shift,” said Takayuki Yokoyama, President of ETAS K.K. “Vehicle architectures are becoming more and more complex, accurate and robust engine control calibrations are required, while demands on the E/E systems in modern vehicles are rising rapidly. ETAS aims to help customers improve their development process by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.”

The fifth ETAS Symposium is already scheduled for October 4, 2019 at Conference Center, Shinagawa, Tokyo. ETAS Japan is looking forward to seeing many attendees again next year.