Telematics Berlin 2015’s Inaugural European Automotive Start-Up Competition

TU-Automotive has this year announced its first European Start-Up Competition. To be held at Telematics Berlin this May (11th-12th, Kempinski Hotel Bristol Berlin), the competition will feature Carzapp, ParkTAG, High-Mobility and Eluminocity all vying to be crowned the most innovative automotive start-up of 2015.

Telematics Berlin is the foremost Automotive Data event in Europe, bringing together automakers, tier 1 & 2 suppliers, content providers, associations and government bodies. From industry critical topics to key players in the value chain, see them converge in Berlin. This year’s start-up competition is an opportunity to not only hear from those companies currently at the forefront of Europe’s Silicon Valley but also become their future partners. Working on customer centric products, ParkTAG are one of the first social parking networks, whilst Carzapp capture data through the mobile phone in order to enable peer to peer mobility services. On the other side, working on future ways to connect to the smart city, High-Mobility have created a platform for wearables to connect to the car, and Eluminocity have developed a EV charging infrastructure for urban environments.

Chris Breger, Project Director at TU-Automotive, described the start-up competition as “…an exciting new opportunity to give our audience a chance to see and engage with innovators outside of the automotive product silos, and be part of a greater vision to truly reflect the full industry from giant automakers to budding start-ups.”

Telematics Berlin – Data enables the Connected Car

Using data as its focal point, Telematics Berlin will be discussing the most pressing issues to the connected car and its services. Expect all varieties of stakeholders including big name OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, Wireless Carriers, Data Specialists and even government/industry associations.

To find out more about Telematics Berlin and download the brochure – visit

Here’s a taste of the topics that will take centre stage at Telematics Berlin:

Apple Car – Dud or Danger? Described as laughable by some and as the next Tesla by others, get the latest on the Apple Car and the potential competitive threats it may pose to the automotive industry

Securing the Connected Car: To defeat one’s enemy one must first understand one’s enemy. Tackle the three security pillars of who, how and why to eliminate the serious threat that hackers pose to a network of connected vehicles

Rediscovering Revenue in the App Space: So you have created a useful app experience; where is the money? We look at how to maintain long-term revenue flows in the app space and whether there is ROI on providing connected car services

Laying the Foundations of the Smart City: The connected car is only the first step towards connected urban environments. What will this new ecosystem look like and where will the automotive industry fit in?
The Great OS Debate: Which Route to Choose? The OS forms the hub of the connected car; defining everything from UX, device integration and content ecosystem. Confront one of the industry’s hottest and most contentious issues

Traffic Management 2.0: Traffic has shot back to the top of the connected vehicle agenda. Get a handle on how traffic forms the foundations for the future of connected safety future

Sample the Thought Leaders taking to the stage

The following speakers will be taking the stage at Telematics Berlin:

Harald Stober, Automotive Product Development, Santander

Kenneth Malmberg, Business Development – Infotainment & Telematics, General Motors

Terrence Barr, Senior Product Manager for Java & Embedded IoT, Oracle

Gerhard Menzel, Policy Officer, DG Move – European Commission

Scott Lyons, Partner & Business Development – Connected Services, Ford

Ulrich Fastenrath, Head – Traffic Information Management & Routing Optimization, BMW

Ralf-Peter Schäfer, Vice President for Traffic and Travel Information Product, TomTom

Francois Huere, Public Affairs Delegate for Road Safety and ITS, PSA

David Green, Director of Market Development, Volvo

Dr Johann Prenninger, Head of Field Data Analytics, BMW

Jörg Lützner, Director of Online Services, Continental

Antti Aumo, Marketing Director, Car Connectivity Consortium

Martin Kristensson, Director Connected Services, Volvo

To find out about all the speakers including the four aspiring start-ups, download the brochure at:

About TU-Automotive:

TU-Automotive is the reference point and communications hub for the evolving automotive technology segment as it converges with consumer electronics, mobile and IoT to re-define connectivity, mobility and autonomous use-cases.

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