Leading figures in the Automotive and Innovation world met at the Financial Times: Future of the Car Summit in London on 11th of May 2016. Speakers included:

  • Hugh Dickerson, Senior Industry Head, Automotive, Google
  • Paul Willcox, Chairman, Nissan Europe
  • Gianluca Italia, Managing Director, FCA Italy

Key soundbites from the event:

  • “In the next 10 years, we’ll see more disruption in automation than in the past 100 years” – Paul Willcox,
  • “We’re looking to explain our products better to consumers. Brand identity is as important to digital aspects of automotive sector as it is to physical aspects– Holger Hampf
  • “You can order a pizza with a single button but it takes 5 pages of forms to get a test drive” – Hugh Dickerson, Google
  • “Shell has moved into connected cars using mobile payment apps and integrating with car dashboards”
  • “Collaboration and partnerships will allow car manufacturers to innovate faster” – James Towle,