Welcome to CTO Roundtable 6.0

The automotive industry has been witnessing rapid evolution of electronics in areas of engine management systems, infotainment system, telematics, body/chassis and safety, among others. Automotive OEMs across the globe are increasingly focussing on creating new growth opportunities by augmenting vehicle performance and users’ interaction with the vehicle. The automotive industry globally has undertaken considerable efforts to raise the ‘intelligent quotient’ of vehicles, thus paving the way for vehicles to interact with the external ecosystem. Such an interaction with the vehicle provides information on road, traffic, and weather conditions etc., which can be exceedingly handy for drivers.

The automotive electronics space is poised to witness significant advancements in coming years. Automotive electronics constitute around 40 % of an overall vehicle and is expected to go up in the coming years. India is expected to become the 3rd largest manufacturer of automobiles in the world after US and China by 2020. The automotive electronics market is also growing at a rapid clip and is expected to touch $ 410.13 billion by 2025. This growth is anticipated to be driven by stringent government regulations regarding fuel emission standards, growing inclusion of road safety systems and demand for state-of-the-art vehicles. Vehicles are increasingly getting sophisticated, which effectively means that electronic content in the vehicle will gain more prominence than ever before. The global thrust on electric vehicles as well as focus on autonomous vehicles is surely going to accelerate the pace of developments in the automotive electronics space.

Amidst this rapidly evolving automotive electronics market, Auto Tech Review is organising a day-long conference on the theme ‘Pushing The Boundaries In Propulsion And Technology’ with focus areas of powertrain electronics and connected technologies. The CTO Roundtable 6.0 will deliberate on the emerging trends, challenges, and opportunities in the automotive electronics space.