Conference / mobility: The Future of the cars, new stakes & new challenges – Webinar – Friday 19th of March – ESCADRILLE

Following the successful Airbus ZEROe conference, we exchanged with Mr. Matthieu Piccon (TBS Alumni) who attended this webinar and was thrilled to share views about the mobility in the car building industry. As Matthieu (Toyota France, Connected Services, Mobility and EV Coordinator) is an Alumni of the “ESCadrille” Toulouse Junior Consulting association, we have decided to set a new conference on automotive latest trends and stakes with them.

Yanis Gannouni, Lucas Wenderbecq, and Matthieu Tarrade above all, did prepare actively this Escadrille webinar that gathered over 40 attendees on a Friday evening!

The Aerospace & Mobility Center of Excellence is happy to contribute in initiating this conference with matthieu Piccon in sharing some automotive contacts (along with TBS Alumni team headed by Cathy Halupniczak).

Ms. Amel Madoui (Customer Experience Manager, Hyundai in Germany) and Mr. Hervé Albouy (Volkswagen in France) were very happy to join this initiative on tomorrow’s mobility, future of cars, stakes and trends.

Discussions and presentations were very rich and the speakers knowledgeable. Many encouraging innovations ahead and great perspectives have been discussed in a transparent manner (no tongue-in-cheek)!

In the conclusion address, Dr. Christophe Bénaroya highlighted the similarities between automotive and aerospace as regards the new stakes and challenges ahead.

There is a kind of community of destiny between the automobile and aeronautics, two sectors of passion, two sectors of mobility, two economic sectors that are indispensable to our lives, as the COVID crisis has unfortunately revealed. The fact remains that we all need the experience of moving around, of physically experiencing the pleasure of moving around and discovering places and meeting other people. The car and the plane are real tools of freedom to escape!

They are also two sectors subject to similar pressures and transformations with symmetrical trends: connectivity, autonomy, sharing, environment/electricity (including hydrogen). If V2X is arising in the automotive sector, can we imagine a V2A (i.e. Vehicle to Aerospace), to strengthen collaboration and finally offer a complete, integrated, seamless and responsible transport experience?

Opposing modes of transport is indeed inept, whereas fundamentally optimizing their complementarity is the solution of the future.

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