The 41st International Vienna Motor Symposium, scheduled for April 22-24, was to bring together 66 speakers, 60 exhibitors and some 1,200 participants to learn about the latest engineering and powertrain challenges and technical advances.
Instead, it became a virtual event, as organizers were forced to cancel the gathering because of the coronavirus outbreak and associated restrictions on travel and movement. Symposium participants were given access to videos and texts of some of the presentations.
Automotive News Europe was to co-host a session entitled “Cross-Company Cooperations,” on how auto companies can work together to meet new technological and regulatory challenges. ANE is pleased to make available a number of speeches and abstracts from that session.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Chairman Thomas Sedran was to give the opening talk of the session.
The following is an abstract of his presentation.