As Secretary of Transportation, Foxx led an agency with more than 55,000 employees and a budget of $70 billion and was responsible for overseeing American air, maritime, and surface transportation.
A leader in the automotive engineering industry, YU also serves as Vice Chairman of CAAM, Deputy Chairman of SAE-China, and Committee Member of CMIF (China Machinery Industry Federation). He will deliver a presentation titled "China's Automotive Industry Development and Sustainable Innovation."
Four important megatrends shaping the environment and driving Ford’s thinking around mobility are urbanization, rapid growth of the global middle class, air quality, and changing consumer attitudes. Given the level of disruptive change that we’re all facing, it is clear that business needs to adapt to deliver automotive leadership in tomorrow’s world. In this keynote speech, Nair will share how Ford is driving sustainability through innovation.
The Future of Autonomous Vehicle Technologies—There is a confluence of technologies occurring regarding SAE Level 4 Autonomous Vehicles. Ford has been actively engaged in research and development on SAE Level 4 technologies for more than decade and is moving the technology forward into advanced engineering and production stages. Autonomous vehicles alone will not enable mobility of the future; these vehicles will need to be coupled with high-tech Transportation and Vehicle Management Services to truly enable new mobility paradigms that together offer the societal and economic benefits of accessible transportation for all. An overview of the next-generation development Autonomous Vehicle Platform and Virtual Driver System will be discussed as well as Ford’s view on how to implement the technology.