Imagine a future where self-driving cars exist and can seamlessly communicate between themselves thanks to internet connectivity. This is becoming a reality internationally.

With a global perspective, during our upcoming Symposium on Urban Mobility Challenges, we will explore how autonomous cars and internet-connected vehicles will impact the evolution of roads and transportation choices and address crucial safety concerns, providing a complete understanding of how this digital revolution is reshaping urban mobility. Additionally, by optimizing traffic flow, minimizing congestion, and facilitating more efficient transportation options, these technologies hold promise in reducing carbon emissions and creating environmentally conscious urban environments.

To achieve a successful implementation, the public and private sectors are collaborating together to drive innovation, ensuring that autonomous and connected vehicles become a reality while promoting a sustainable and digitally advanced mobility future.

In our ninth edition of the CARNET Symposium on Urban Mobility Challenges, experts, researchers, industry leaders, and policymakers from these regions will come together to explore the progress, challenges, and potential societal impacts of this transformative technology.

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09:00 - 09:15h. Opening Session
Anna Homs, Creative and Strategic Director of CARNET (SEAT)
Prof. Dr. Lluís Jofre Roca, Academic Director of CARNET (UPC)
Alexander Siebeneich, Industrial Director of CARNET (VW)

09:15 - 09:45h. Keynote
Aria Etemad - Senior Project Manager, Volkswagen Group Innovation

09:45 - 10:45h. Testing and validation of autonomous and connected vehicles in the virtual environment
Moderator: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Vietor, Full-Professor, Technical University of Braunschweig
Speaker: Francisco Sanchez - Electronics & ITS Director, CTAG
Speaker: Adrià Ferrer - Senior Manager Innovation, Applus+ IDIADA
Speaker: Matthias Pfriem - Senior Product Manager, PTV

10:45 - 11:30h. Coffee break

11:30 - 12:30h. Autonomous and connected vehicles - Piloting & Real Cases
Moderator: Liat Shaham - Head of Business Development and Partnerships, CityZone
Speaker: Alberto Sanfeliu - Full Professor, UPC
Speaker: Dr. Tamara Djukic - Senior Manager Innovation and Deployment, ERTICO
Speaker: William Riggs - Professor of Management and Engineering, University of San Francisco

12:30 - 13:30h. Future of Autonomous and connected vehicles - Robotics, Data & AI
Moderator: Francesc Soriguera - Associate professor, UPC
Speaker: Elisa Sayrol - Academic Director of TecnoCampus, Mataró-Maresme
Speaker: Oriol Mas Bosch - Head of ADAS Parking & Innovation, SEAT
Speaker: Marcos Nieto - Head of Cooperative & Connected Automated Systems, Vicomtech

13:30 - 13:45h. Closure
Dr. Climent Molins Borrell - Vice Chancellor of Transfer, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, UPC
Miguel Angel Fernandez Ros - Digital Innovation Manager, Telefónica

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Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria de Camins, Canals i Ports de Barcelona,
C/ Jordi Girona 1-3, Edifici C2, Sala d'Actes Campus Nord - Edifici C2 Camins

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