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Presentation abstracts

Silke Brand-Kirsch Executive Partner, Schlegel & Partner (Germany)


Title of presentation: E-mobility and its impact on textiles and nonwovens

Conference Programme

DAY ONE: Wednesday 5 February 2020 09:00 - 18:00

Introduction Adrian Wilson, Conference Chair (UK)

Keynote presentation: Designing for a responsible future
Amy FrascellaDesign Director Colour and Materials, Jaguar Land Rover (UK) followed by Q&A

Speaker biographies

Amy Frascella
Director Colour & Materials Land Rover Design (UK) KEYNOTE

Leading the global, multi-disciplined Land Rover Colour & Materials team Amy directs programmes from Strategy to concept to production as well as Special Vehicle derivates and Bespoke & Personalisation work.

Coverage and rationale


Why now?

The automotive industry, whether public or private, cars, buses, or goods vehicles, is facing in the next decade the most disruptive transformation in its history. The advent of autonomous driving, electric vehicles, restrictions on car use in urban areas, lightweighting, environmental regulations, end-of-life recycling, safety and in-vehicle health monitoring, the call for reductions in emissions and noise, as well as the sustainable use and re-use of materials, and associated changes in legislation are all driving revolutionary changes. A new era of urban mobility is upon us with the advent of driverless/autonomous electric vehicles and vehicle sharing as opposed to ownership. These​ will impact directly on the manufacture, use and development of textiles in this sector.

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