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Carmageddon - Innovate or Detonate!

The age of futuristic cars is fast approaching, and with it, an onslaught of evolving technology that will change the way society commutes forever. Technology that already exists is now making its way into the lives of motoring consumers, including; driverless intelligence, collision avoidance capability, contact lens energy technology, electric cars and much more.

Cars will be built with the technology to communicate vehicle-to-vehicle (otherwise known as V2V). These vehicles will be designed to warn drivers about potential dangers, make split second decision and communicate to the driver, other vehicles, and eventually autonomous cars will identify all types of potential risk and more. In addition, they will communicate with the world around them using technology known as vehicle-to-infrastructure communication (V2I). This technology will enable vehicles to send data to smart infrastructure resulting in more efficient traffic movement, accident awareness, altering speed limits and regulating traffic lights as needed.

But, the future of cars cannot be considered without noting the impressive impact electric cars have and will make on society. And this means some joy or despair, the age of diesel may soon come to an end. Plans are already well underway, in high profiled areas such as Paris and Mexico City, to ban all diesel vehicles by 2025. In fact, Norway plans for its two largest cities to set up zero-emission zones, exiling all gasoline run engines from sections of the city.

So, with diesel and fuel vehicles likely to make a slow exit and electric cars swiftly building in popularity we can soon look forward to charging our vehicles mid-journey. This could be as simple as charging vehicles when stopped at traffic lights or when parked using remote powered coils. Unsurprisingly, this will mean new charges for driving. Instead of a petrol tax, we might expect the future to include tolls for distance travelled, taking into consideration the size of vehicles, and peak travel periods.

So how can industry prepare? These changes are knocking on consumer’s doors, and although exciting, they can also be overwhelming for businesses to prepare for. Join us at the Carmageddon Symposium to brain storm the implications to business and how industry might move quickly to seize opportunities. This one-day forum will be held Tuesday 7 March and we anticipate government representation at the highest level,industry leaders renowned for innovation and relevant theorists from academia.

Register your interest at info@mtaq.com.au

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