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Electronomous – The International Car Tech & Mobility Summit underway in Killarney

Electronomous in partnership with Mobility X report on the International Car Tech & Mobility Summit is underway here in Killarney (May 2nd and May 3rd). World Class speakers from the tech world together with the auto industry, research community and stakeholders in connected cars, autonomous vehicles, alternative power trains & mobility are in Kerry for the event.
The event is hosted by the original Top Gear presenter and motoring rights campaigner Quentin Willson.
Jeff Aherne, Electronomous co-founder and Director Engineer, tells us: “The discussion has moved to mobility, in its various forms, and how technology is shaping the changes we are already seeing around us in this sector. This requires the involvement and attention of Governments around the world. We really are looking at the future here and is delighted to be driving this discussion.”

Already the Leading Car Technology Event in Europe the event attracts C-level Industry executives, Engineers operating with OEMs, owners and operators of lease or rental fleets, regulatory bodies, insurance companies, technology providers, product developers, telecommunication operators, car sharing and automotive mobility solutions providers.
Maik Stephan, Executive Director, Corporate Strategy, Volkswagen Group, E-Mobility, Strategic Alliances

Maik Stephan, Executive Director Corporate Strategy, Volkswagen AG, says today in Killarney: “Our mission is e-mobility for everyone, with attractive vehicles at affordable prices. Volkswagen wants to make a substantial contribution to climate protection with e-mobility. We are clearly committed to the goals of the Paris climate protection agreement. For this purpose, it will be necessary to make mobility entirely CO2-free.”

In 2019 Electronomous is delighted to announce a New Stage – curated by our partners at Mobility X Conference. The Mobility X Stage runs parallel to the Main Stage at Electronomous. The Mobility X stage will host some of the World’s leading figures in self-driving cars and mobility. It is a gathering of global autonomous vehicle leaders featuring executive level automotive professionals from across a range of industries. 

Xavier Collins, Managing Director Turo UK says: “The world of mobility is dramatically changing, and the rise of the sharing economy has a big part to play in giving people more autonomy and freedom. Through Turo’s peer-to-peer marketplace we’re redefining the economics of car ownership to support this, and put the world’s one billion cars to better use. I’m looking forward to bringing this to life as a discussion at Electronomous.”

Monika Mikac, Chief Business Officer, QEV Tech says: “I think the answer electric or gas powered is already decided. World is going electric but the bigger change is happening in a way how we use vehicles. At QEV Technologies we are focused on innovation through Formula E and we have a goal to electrify mass transport in emerging countries, area that most manufacturers don’t see as a potential market and actually those areas have the biggest pollution.”

The event provides a unique glimpse at how technology will affect the Automotive Industry, Insurance industry, Car Finance Industry, Car Sales, Motoring and Mobility into the future. It also offers an unprecedented opportunity to Network with Industry leaders and leading experts in the fields mentioned above, while also providing a great platform to create new business relationships.

Sara Hill, SVP Advanced Technologies, Enterprise Ireland says: Enterprise Ireland is excited to support this event which showcases the future of mobility and innovations from globally leading companies. Ireland is in a unique position to excel in the connected and autonomous vehicle sector through a diverse cluster of companies, universities and research centres offering technical, industrial and engineering expertise and solutions. We have over 20 Irish companies in attendance at the conference, and welcome our group of 15 international delegates of industry experts from Silicon Valley, Germany and Dubai.”

Amer Akhtar, newly appointed Chief Revenue Officer of DeepMap, says: “The future of autonomous mobility is dependent on safety, and an accurate HD map is the blueprint of that safety. DeepMap’s HD mapping and localization solutions provide a critical component to the future of mobility by enabling AVs to create and consume an HD map that’s highly accurate, reliable, and up-to-date. I look forward to driving discussions around mapping and localization at Electronomous and the Mobility X stage.”
Quentin Willson, award-winning motoring journalist and former BBC ‘Top Gear’ presenter, with Nicola Aherne and Jeff Aherne of, organisers of Electronomous 2019.
Hollywood Star and Racing Driver Michael Fassbender will lead the gathering when he speaks Friday in a fireside chat with Quentin Willson.