The transportation sector took more than 40% of the global venture and growth capital invested into clean technology companies last year. At the heart of that though is not the vehicle itself, but an explosion (a bubble?) of investment into companies with apps for taxis and ride-sharing, driving analytics and remote fleet management, and solutions around the autonomous and automated car. A new era for the car seems to have begun. Rapid developments in the ‘connected car’ space are paving the way towards crash avoidance, reduced congestion and better overall driver experience and convenience. Sensors, data algorithms, crowd sourcing, vehicle to vehicle (V2V) and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are some of the latest advents of the most sophisticated automobiles.
This is the topic discussed at CleanTech Florence 2015, with expert operators in the field of Connected Vehicles Alessandro Cantore (CEO, Greenspider), Ludovico Fassati (Global Head of Business Development and Strategy, Vodafone Automotive), Massimo Cavazzini (Global Uconnect – Head of EMEA Marketing User Experience, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles), Nicolas Chaudron (Idinvest Partners), Christophe Sapet (CEO, Navya Technology) Michele Parad (Cleantech Group).