December 1, 2017
E-Mobility, Digitization and Autonomous Driving are changing the role of cars in society. It’s time to talk about it – and so did the participants of the second AutoDigital conference, organized by the Weser-Kurier Media Group on campus on November 30. The conference was organized in partnership with Daimler and in cooperation with Jacobs University.
“We live in exciting, groundbreaking times”, stated Jacobs University’s President Professor Katja Windt in her welcome address. “The technological progress is enormous, it comes at a tremendous speed and it is all-encompassing.” Terms like Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, Big Data or Artificial Intelligence stand for this change. Disruptive technologies are often talked about, technologies that may completely supplant an existing product or service.” The automotive industry in particular is exposed to these changes and at the same time decisively impacts them.”
The changes in the concept of mobility affect many parts of society. Will we care in the future about data protection, if cars have networking capacities? How will our relationship to cars change? Who will be liable for accidents if cars are programmed to take certain decisions? These were just a few questions, which were addressed by our guests in several keynote speeches and panels.