Conferences

AKA’s technology conferences are built around the specific information and business needs of the engineers and executives who attend.

City Car Summit

By 2050 70% of the world's population will live in cities. Today's vehicles are far from perfectly evolved for city lifestyles and Gen Y consumers are turning away from vehicle ownership in worrying numbers.  

Each March, hundreds of innovative engineers and executives from the global OEMs, suppliers, development partners, car-share operators, mobility integrators and public authorities in 30+ countries gather in Berlin for the City Car Summit. During a packed 2 day meeting they learn about the latest ideas and innovations from the automotive, mobility and tech worlds and discover profitable new ways to re-engineer the car and re-invent personal mobility for a sustainable urban future.

The Summit tackles all the crucial technology and business challenges from innovative new urban vehicle and mobility concepts to advanced car and ride sharing technology, service design, smart parking and Mobility-as-a-Service.

The 2018 City Car Summit will take place in Berlin from 20-21 March.

Cyber Secure Car

Today's cars are effectively computers on wheels and more than 100m will feature some form of connectivity by 2025. As a result, the car is becoming vulnerable to hackers and cyber criminals like never before.

First organised in 2015 and attracting participants from 20+ countries, the Cyber Secure Car conference is a major international meeting place for software and hardware engineers working within OEMs, systems suppliers and academia, as well as dedicated cyber security specialists. It covers the latest technologies, techniques and strategies needed to defend against vehicular cyber threats, helping automotive companies to protect their customers, their technology and their reputations. 

Cyber Secure Car Europe 2018 takes place from 16 -17 May in Munich. 

Insuring Autonomous Vehicles

The evolution of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems towards semi-automated and (ultimately) driverless cars poses existential questions for the auto insurance business world-wide.

Collisions will increasingly involve a mix of personal (human driver) and product (automaker & supplier) liability, rendering the established ways of determining risk, pricing and claims irrelevant.

Automotive and insurance industry leaders joined legal experts and regulators from 15+ countries at the first Insuring Autonomous Vehicles conference in London. Presentations from industry insiders and regulators gave participants a deep understand of emerging autonomous technologies, likely timescales and adoption rates and future impacts on risk, liability and claims. Insuring Autonomous Vehicles is already established as the meeting place for those developing the strategies and tools needed to re-structure product offerings and prepare for success what will be a very different auto insurance market.

Insuring Autonomous Vehicles 2018 will take place in London on 1 February.