Expert Groups

The FISITA Expert Group initiative enables international expert peer groups to establish and progress agendas of work aligned with the real-world challenges and opportunities within their area of expertise.

Each Expert Group has been prioritised by FISITA member leaders via the International Strategy Group, ensuring a pipeline of high-value groups, each delivering peer group engagement, valuable dialogue, and tangible outcomes in the pre-competitive space.

For further information regarding Expert Groups please contact FISITA Chief Technology Officer, Martin Kahl.

Current Expert Groups

Intelligent Safety

Mission:

To harness the expertise of the FISITA community to effectively deploy intelligent safety systems in the quest to eliminate road traffic fatalities and severe injuries.

Led by Armin Karle of Bosch and Dr Guenther Prokop from TU Dresden, the current focus of the Intelligent Safety Expert Group is on the use of intelligent safety systems to protect vulnerable road users (VRUs).

Circular Economy

Mission:

To harness the expertise of the FISITA community to help stakeholders throughout the mobility ecosystem use circular economy principles that reduce environmental impact by minimising waste and reducing pressure on natural resources.

This newly established expert group, led by Renault’s Sophie Schmidtlin and circular economy expert Debbie Mielewski, is developing the scope of its first white paper.

Carbon Neutral Mobility

Mission:

To harness the expertise of the FISITA community to strive for net carbon neutrality in transportation by delivering continuous improvement in new vehicle technology, enabling progress to reduce the CO2 footprint of existing vehicles, and identifying other opportunities for carbon reduction across the mobility ecosystem.

Led by NIO’s Grace Zang, the Carbon Neutral Mobility expert group explores opportunities for automakers and other mobility stakeholders to achieve net carbon neutrality in mobility.

Digitalisation

Mission:

To harness the expertise of the FISITA community to help manufacturers use advanced digital tools and methodologies that rapidly accelerate the pace and performance of project development lifecycle activities. 

Chaired by Laurent di Valentin, the Digitalisation expert group is focused on the use of advanced digital tools in product lifecycle development.

Battery Technology

Mission:

To harness the expertise of the FISITA community to prepare the next generation of batteries for safe, sustainable, and affordable mobility.

Headed up by Hyundai, the Battery Technology expert group is exploring solutions to increase range and reduce cost.

 

Industry Disruption

Mission:

To harness the expertise of the FISITA community to explore new mobility products and services that can bolster the automotive industry’s long-term resilience against potential market fluctuations.

OPmobility’s Yannick Raynaud leads the Industry Disruption expert group, with a focus on new mobility technologies and business models.

Expert Groups in development

Advanced Chassis Technology

Next Generation Mobility​

Commercial Vehicle

Automated Driving

International Value Chains

Circular Economy Expert Group

Chair

Sophie Schmidtlin
The Future is Neutral (Renault)

Co-chair

Debbie Mielewski
Independent

Chris Mason
FISITA

Martin Kahl
FISITA

Daniele Ventriglia
FISITA

Carbon Neutral Mobility Expert Group

Chair

Grace Zang
NIO Co., Ltd.

Deborah Mielewski
Independent

Christophe Bianchi
Ansys

Avinash Ghorpade
DENSO International America Inc

Robert De Kleine
Ford Motor Company

Friedrich Wolf-Monheim
Ford Motor Company

Özak Durmus
Ford Otosan

Brendan Carberry
Ford-Werke GmbH

Janet Robincheck
GM

Michelle Wood
GM

Pascal Prost
Michelin

Christophe Lacroix
MOTUL

Yuzhu Guo
NIO Co., Ltd.

Clara Li
NIO Co., Ltd.

Jean YU
NIO Co., Ltd.

Nick Reed
Reed Mobility

Virginie Sauvet-Goichon
Renault Group

Harry Watson
RMIT University

Frank Menchaca
SAE

Selda Gunsel
Shell Global Solutions (US) Inc.

Naohide Fuwa
Toyota Motor Corporation

Dorothee Lahaussois
Toyota Motor Corporation

Hiroaki Okuchi
Toyota Motor Corporation

Akihito Tanke
Toyota Motor Corporation

Jean-François Giroux
Valeo

Pascal Menegazzi
Valeo

Claudine Rochette
Valeo

Mino Yamamoto
Valeo

Valente Tiago
Yazaki Corporation

John Holthus
Yazaki Corporation

Tomoyuki Yamazaki
Yazaki Corporation

Chris Mason
FISITA

Remi Bastien
FISITA

Martin Kahl
FISITA

Daniele Ventriglia
FISITA

Digitalisation Expert Group

Chair

Laurent di Valentin
Stellantis

Josef Zehetner
AVL

Andreas Abel
ESI Group

Gary Wallace
Ford Motor Company

Cyril Laury
Forvia

Iakovos Papadimitriou
Gamma Technologies LLC

Dimple Shah
Gamma Technologies LLC

Kevin Miller
GM

Jonathan Ridgway
GM

Alfonso Escuer
IDIADA Automotive Technology SA

Nadine Leclair
Independent

William Becamel
Renault Group

Cedric Leclerc
Renault Group

Vincent Braibant
Siemens

Karl Michael Hahn
Stellantis

Amr Mahmoud
Stellantis

Ernesto Mottola
Toyota

Chris Mason
FISITA

Martin Kahl
FISITA

Daniele Ventriglia
FISITA

Industry Disruption Expert Group

Chair

Yannick Raynaud
OPmobility

Dominik Schuster
BMW Group

Richard Pearson
bp plc

Laurence Montanari
Dassault Systèmes SE

Lilia Amaranto
EDF

Yves Schlumberger
EDF

Peter Larsson
ESI Group

Emmanuel Leroy
ESI Group

Ruediger Magg
ESI Group

Stefan Pischinger
FEV Europe GmbH

Christophe Aufrère
Forvia

Rosa Delgado
IDIADA Automotive Technology SA

Josep-Maria Farran
IDIADA Automotive Technology SA

Joaquin Olcina
IDIADA Automotive Technology SA

Susanna Paz
IDIADA Automotive Technology SA

Moran Price
IRP Systems Ltd.

Jean-Luc Bouvier
Michelin

Pascal Prost
Michelin

Manuel Molina Estrada
Toyota

Geoffrey Bouquot
Valeo

Dominique Martineau
Vitesco Technologies

Chris Mason
FISITA

Martin Kahl
FISITA

Daniele Ventriglia
FISITA