Welcome to Montreal, a major North American transportation hub and home to the 2017 ITS World Congress. Panasonic is proud to be showcasing its new solutions for a connected world and intelligent transportation systems to auto makers, government agencies and influential thinkers from across the globe. It’s all about moving us toward “A Better Life, A Better World.” This year Panasonic is illustrating how it’s using diverse technology solutions, to shape intelligent transportation infrastructure. In total, there are nine themes presenting an overall view of how Panasonic sees transportation in the future. Panasonic aims to be directly engaged in enabling mobility that allows for 1) sustainability, 2) easier and more efficient movement in cities and 3) zero accidents. Panasonic has numerous US patents and is known as the developer of some of the world’s leading technologies. In 2018, its automotive products are forecasted to achieve 1.5 times sales in comparison to 2016, so it is rapidly growing as a prominent supplier in automotive devices and products. Panasonic’s engineers are presenting papers on ideas that are shaping the future of transportation and conducting research and development to realize this vision. Panasonic will contribute to achieving a smart city with EVs that will help reduce traffic accidents by drawing on our many years of research and development. We have the knowhow to fully realize the technologies and devices developed over the years in the fields of AV and home appliances. We will help bring to life ADAS and clearly share information gathered by automotive and infrastructure sensors to help reduce potential risks and realize safe driving. This enables safe communication between the vehicle and its surroundings with communication and cyber security technology. Here, we are introducing our cyber security system. Connected cars are constantly communicating with various sensors and other vehicles while on the move. Preventing cyberattacks such as insidious threats to this communication or unauthorized access to the operation system is crucial. Panasonic has developed a new system to detect and disable a cyberattack on a car. The system features a “monitoring module” and a “monitoring cloud” that function together to stop even new types of cyberattacks. With this security system and other technologies Panasonic aims to make the most of the information obtained to provide users a safe and pleasurable driving experience. At Panasonic, we appreciate the journey just as much as the arrival, so we’re working to make every aspect of moving forward as safe and pleasurable as possible. For more information on how Panasonic moves us forward, visit PanasonicMovesUs.com.