The ETAS Symposium 2019 in Tokyo
Guest speakers from all over the world and more than 400 participants
The fifth edition of the ETAS Symposium took place on October 4 in Tokyo, Japan. Organized to create an environment where experts from all over the world can easily exchange information, the event was a resounding success.
The symposium focused on CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared, Electric) mobility, new trends and methods and the latest technologies for upcoming challenges. As the automotive sector will need to face major changes in the coming years, transformation is key to maintaining success. In his opening speech, Friedhelm Pickhard, Chairman of the Board of Management of ETAS GmbH, addressed the increasing importance of software development and security risks. With a growing number of cars being connected to each other, this entails great responsibility not only with regard to the product itself, but also for manufacturers and cybersecurity enterprises.
ETAS Japan invited two keynote speakers from Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Waseda University. Over the course of the day, a total of 14 speakers addressed three major topics: Challenges and Solutions in the “new” technological domain, latest powertrain trends and development processes, and cybersecurity. Over 400 guests attended the event, networking and generally having a great time. At the end of the day, there was an enjoyable after-show party, which included a prize draw featuring a variety of German gifts such as wine, beer, and ham. And this year being the 25th anniversary of ETAS, there was one more reason to celebrate.