FISITA Newsletter – June 2024

Dear colleague,

Last week I had the pleasure of travelling to Mainz, Germany with the FISITA team for EuroBrake 2024. From the insightful keynotes packed with cutting-edge content, to the detailed technical sessions that pushed the boundaries of our knowledge, every moment of EuroBrake 2024 was fantastic. Our informative panel sessions provided deep dives into industry trends, sparking valuable discussions and ideas.

A massive thank you to all speakers, students and young engineers, delegates, sponsors and exhibitors for attending and contributing to the vibrant event. Thank you again, everyone, for making EuroBrake 2024 a success! See you all in Barcelona for the 2025 event.

I’m also pleased to announce three new corporate members. Welcome A2MAC1, SKon + and Ballard Power Systems. If you are interested in joining FISITA as a corporate or society member, please contact Julie Geraud, FISITA Chief Engagement Officer.

All the best,

Chris Mason


EuroBrake 2024: It’s about so much more than stopping

Martin Kahl, FISITA Chief Technology Officer reflects on the key topics discussed in Mainz.

Where once brake system engineers focused on NVH (noise, vibration, harshness), they now face unexpected challenges: non-exhaust emissions regulations, electrification and regenerative braking, brake-by-wire, and the potential of AI and big data. Then there’s Euro 7, the first regulation to address non-exhaust emissions from tyres and brakes, driving innovation in brake systems. Despite the overwhelming challenge, automakers and suppliers are confident and eager to seize the golden opportunities ahead.

Non-Executive Director Opportunity at FISITA

Due to the ongoing success of FISITA’s new-era strategy, we are hiring for two additional non-executive director board positions, focusing on finance and governance, to support the rapidly advancing area of the technology of mobility.


  • Achieve membership diversification, growth, and retention objectives.

  • Enhance FISITA’s relevance and visibility within the mobility industry.

  • Ensure good governance and long-term sustainability of FISITA (UK) Ltd and the broader organisation.

Ideal candidates:

  • Experienced in technology and strategy of future mobility.

  • Strategically minded and collaborative.

  • Financially and commercially astute.

  • Knowledgeable of legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities at board level.

Time commitment: attend quarterly board meetings (virtual and in-person), with additional work between meetings.

To express your interest, please share your CV and covering message with Chris Mason, FISITA (UK) Ltd Chief Executive.

Intelligent safety technology in the protection of vulnerable road users

Check out this new article by FISITA’s Chief Technology Officer Martin Kahl, on the role of intelligent safety technology in the protection of vulnerable road users (VRUs). Read the full article here.

Key Points:

  • Over 3,200 people die on the world’s roads daily; 90% are in low/middle-income countries, and 53% are VRUs.

  • Eliminating road traffic fatalities and serious injuries (Vision Zero) seems optimistic; the challenge for the automotive industry is to deploy intelligent safety technology that protects VRUs.

  • Technology ranges from automatic emergency braking (AEB) and electronic stability control (ESC), to increasingly mandated tech such as intelligent speed assistance (ISA) systems, reverse cameras, and driver/occupant monitoring systems (DMS, OMS).

  • Major opportunity to leverage vehicle-to-everything (V2X) connectivity.

  • FISITA is a co-chair of the UN International Telecommunication Union Expert Group looking at merging for automated vehicles, sustainable V2X, and the use of connectivity to protect VRUs.

  • VRUs are also the current focus of the FISITA Intelligent Safety Working Group, led by Armin Karle of Bosch and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Günther Prokop from Technische Universität Dresden. This working group’s white paper will be presented at the 2025 FISITA World Mobility Conference.

FISITA Corporate Member thought leadership contributions

As an additional benefit of the FISITA corporate membership, we invite your company to submit up to two thought leadership articles per calendar year.
Each FISITA member thought leadership piece will be published on the FISITA website and promoted online (newsletter and/or social media) to the technology of mobility community, from students to C-suite decision-makers.

This is a unique opportunity to share your thought leadership in the pre-competitive space.

For any questions, please contact FISITA PR and Communications Manager, Isabella Hammond.

APAC 22 (Asia Pacific Automotive Engineering Conference)

APAC 22 will be held from 18th November to 20th November 2024 at Shinhwa World in Jeju Island, Korea, hosted by the Korean Society of Automotive Engineers (KSAE). Under the theme of “The Great Voyage to Future Mobility Evolution,” APAC 22 focuses on future mobility technologies and innovative technologies such as autonomous platforms, electric vehicles, and smart cars.

We hope to see active participation from our overseas members. Be part of the conversation and exchange ideas on the latest technologies related to future mobility and vehicles.

The theme of this year’s World Mobility Summit on 13 and 14 November is “To EV or Not to EV: The New Landscape of the Sustainable Mobility Age,” will feature speakers from Ford, Toyota, NIO, and more. The event serves as a platform for technical leadership engagement, delivering thought leadership, networking, and collaboration in a member-led environment.
Ticket options:
  • Exclusive complimentary invitation for all FISITA Corporate and Society Members

  • Additional tickets available for senior leaders from non-member companies

Sponsorship and exhibition packages:

  • Exclusive sponsorship opportunities to maximise your organisation’s profile.

  • Exhibition booths to showcase your products and services to senior industry leaders.

  • Sponsorship and exhibition packages are limited – be in quick!

For more details on ticket sales and sponsorship opportunities, or to book your ticket, visit the World Mobility Summit page on the FISITA website.

The Intelligent Safety Conference China conference will feature its usual mix of keynotes, panel discussions and technical sessions on the top priority topics within intelligent safety including: SOTIF, Test and Evaluation, Cybersecurity, Vehicle-Road-Cloud Cooperative Control, and AI for Autonomous Driving. If you feel you could make a valuable contribution on any of these topics please contact Emma Georgiades
There are also a limited number of sponsorship and exhibition booths available, to discuss your requirements please contact Kerry McDiarmid.
WMC will take place from 3-5 June 2025 in Barcelona. Topics include Future Mobility Systems, Propulsion Systems, Energy Infrastructure, and more.  
For more information about FISITA membership or events, visit the FISITA website
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