A PRE-ANNOUNCED SCANDAL

DAY OF THE STRATEGISTS

Martin Murphy, Handelsblatt Editor-in-Chief

It sounds like a business crime thriller, but it’s actually a reality. Ever since 2015, the Volkswagen emissions scandal has been making waves internationally. During their research, Handelsblatt editor-in-chief Martin Murphy and his colleagues delved deep into the events surrounding the illegal defeat devices.

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ENTER THE PEOPLE’S HYBRID?

ENTER THE PEOPLE’S HYBRID?

DAY OF THE STRATEGISTS

Wolf-Henning Scheider, CEO, ZF Friedrichshafen AG

The desire for individual mobility is growing. But in the world’s cities at least, the space that requires is
steadily dwindling. Based on his company’s current projects, Wolf-Henning Scheider outlined several creative
solutions for this dilemma. His ambitious vision: “To electrify all kinds of mobility, from bicycles to
40-tonne trucks.”

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A GOOD TIME TO BREAK NEW GROUND

DAY OF THE STRATEGISTS

Alexander Mankowsky, Futurologist, Daimler AG

“Anyone can read the future,” claims Alexander Mankowsky. He does it full time, researching the trends of tomorrow and the day after on behalf of Daimler AG. So if the Group has its own in-house ‘clairvoyant’, how come German manufacturers’ EVs are coming to market years after Tesla or Renault? “Cultural trends are harder to foresee”, Mankowsky explained, “and they change faster than technological developments.”

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HOW TO PUT GERMAN CAR DATA TO GOOD USE

by Ben Volkow, CEO and Founder, Otonomo
Sponsored Article

Car data is opening up new markets for driver services. Information like engine status, driving patterns and media preferences are shedding light on driver behavior and vehicle health. By implementing these insights into their products, service providers can develop and provide valuable experiences to drivers. In a short time, these services will transform the way we drive, and nice to have options will become necessities. Soon, drivers will maintain their loyalty to the OEMs that serve them with concierge options, safety, parking, infotainment and smart city advantages.

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“NO MORE PREVENTION TACTICS”

“NO MORE PREVENTION TACTICS”

DAY OF THE STRATEGISTS

Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Foreign Minister (retired)

In his Auto Summit talk with Handelsblatt department chief Andrea Rexer, Sigmar Gabriel again demonstrated his penchant for straight talking. After Volkswagen’s strategy chief Michael Jost advocated meeting the two-degree target and reducing global CO2 emissions in his lecture, the former Federal Foreign Minister asked: „What‘s new?”

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TRADE SYSTEM IN CRISIS MODE

TRADE SYSTEM IN CRISIS MODE

DAY OF THE STRATEGISTS

Karl Brauer, Deputy Director-General, WTO

With great concern, trade law expert Karl Brauer described how current developments are weakening international trade agreements and challenging proven procedures. Until now, he said, the auto industry in particular had benefitted from the stability and reliability these agreements provided. Now it was feeling the pain from the risks that occur when individual states opt out of successful, proven practices.

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VW: THE FIRST CARBONNEUTRAL EV IS DUE IN 2020

DAY OF THE STRATEGISTS

Michael Jost, Head of Group Strategy Product and Chief Strategy Officer Volkswagen Brand, Volkswagen AG

With twelve brands, over 100 production sites, almost 650,000 employees and revenues of more than 231billion euro in 2017, the Volkswagen Group is a leading global automotive manufacturer, and Europe’s largest auto producer. In his Auto Summit lecture, Michael Jost repeatedly referred to VW as a ‘tanker’. The Group’s head strategist is in charge of setting a new course for that ‘tanker’ – and he has a clear plan.

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WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS FOR DRIVERS?

WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS FOR DRIVERS?

FIRESIDE CHAT

Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Dudenhöffer, Duisburg-Essen University
Sweelin Heuss, Managing Director, Greenpeace e.V.
Ralf Pfitzner, Head of Group Sustainability, Volkswagen AG
Hans-Jürgen Jakobs, Senior Editor/Handelsblatt author, Handelsblatt

With its formula of pointed statements in a cosy atmosphere, the Fireside Chat on the opening night of the Handelsblatt Auto Summit was both informative and entertaining. The exchange was opened by Greenpeace CEO Sweelin Heuss.

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Tradition as a driver – the industry must build better, more innovative automobiles

Ralf Brandstätter, Chief Operating Officer and Management Board Member Procurement, VW Cars

At the ZeitHaus Museum in the Volkswagen Autostadt, the Handelsblatt Auto Summit 2018 began on a wistful note. In his welcome address, management board member Ralf Brandstätter confessed: “These beautiful old cars evoke memories of a relatively carefree time in automotive construction.” Continue reading

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Automotive Summit 2018 – Executive Summary : Your overview of all the important statements, discussions and videos

In early December 2018, over 600 automotive experts from all over the world – including manufacturers and suppliers, tech and energy companies, politicians and associations – attended the auto industry summit in Wolfsburg, Germany. From 3 – 5 December, the industry’s big hitters discussed strategies, concepts and technologies for tomorrow’s automobiles and the future course of their industry.

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