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FISITA brings together leading connectivity experts for successful two-day Summit in Shanghai

15 November 2018

FISITA, the international organisation for the automotive and mobility systems engineering profession, welcomed over 100 global technology leaders by-invitation to its World Mobility Summit in Shanghai on 4-5 November to discuss key ideas, issues and opportunities regarding the important theme of ‘Vehicle Connectivity’.

This was the first FISITA Summit located in China, where delegates received presentations from a range of individuals and organisations from automotive and partner industries including Bosch, Didi Chuxing, FEV, Huawei, SF Motors, Toyota and Tsinghua University, who spoke on the following topics:

  • Policies and Strategies
  • Communications and Applications
  • Applications and Infrastructure

This year, FISITA welcomed SF Motors as the Summit Partner, while additional sponsors included AVL China, Dorcen, NIO and the Shanghai International Automobile City, while China SAE was Co-Organiser.

Henry Liu, VP and Chief Scientist on Smart Transportation at Didi Chuxing, was one of the Summit speakers. He said: “I was privileged and thrilled to be part of this event on behalf of Didi Chuxing, as we are committed to collaborating with different stakeholders to facilitate the evolution of transportation and automotive technology.

“We believe we could help solve the world’s transportation, environmental and employment challenges with smart transportation innovations, so the Summit provided a great opportunity for academia, industry players and regulators to exchange views and share insight.”

Prof. Frank Zhao, FISITA President and Professor and Director of Automotive Strategy Research Institute, Tsinghua University, China, added: “Our international technical leadership Summit was a major triumph, allowing experts from around the world to connect with delegates locally here in China. I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to our wonderful group of international speakers, delegates and sponsors who encouraged thought-provoking discussions and valuable dialogue for our Vehicle Connectivity White paper, due for publication next year.”

Established in 2009, the FISITA World Mobility Summit is a unique and exclusive annual meeting that brings together top technical executives from FISITA Corporate Members with leading scientists, academics, public policy makers and NGOs to consider issues of critical importance to the future of the automobile. Further information about the Summit is available at: