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The FT Future of the Car Summit USA is taking place in Detroit today. The gathering brings together a range of professionals with interests in the automotive industry.

“Taking place in Detroit, the seat of the US car industry, the FT Future of the Car Summit USA will throw light on new products, strategies and partnerships turning disruptive forces into engines for growth,” the organizers say.

Aftermarket Intel is there and Mark Phillips will be filing reports throughout the day on LinkedIn, Twitter and here, on Aftermarket Intel.

Stephan Zeh of Silvercar; David Barga of Lyft and Gareth Williams of Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America discuss doing business in the new mobility ecosystem at the FT Future of the Car Summit USA. Moritz Rittstieg of McKinsey & Company moderated the discussion. Photo by Mark Phillips/Aftermarket Intel.
Peter Campbell, motor industry correspondent for The Financial Times, kicks off the FT Future of the Car Summit USA in Detroit. Photo by Mark Phillips/Aftermarket Intel

Stephen Lesh, head of hardware engineering and vehicle programs, Uber Advanced Technologies Group; Carrie Morton, deputy director, Mcity, University of Michigan; Chadd Price, head of product planning, Hyundai America Technical Center; and Tim Smith, global auto & mobility director, ustwo, on a panel titled, “Revolutionizing Transport with Connected and Autonomous Vehicles.” FT Motor industry correspondent Peter Campbell moderates. Photo by Mark Phillips/Aftermarket Intel
Russell Hensley of McKinsey & Company discusses “Shared Mobility – Through the Looking Glass” at the FT Future of the Car Summit USA in Detroit. Photo by Mark Phillips/Aftermarket Intel
Chris Urmson of Aurora Innovation (right) discusses “The Road to a Self-driving Future” at FT Future of the Car Summit USA with FT motor industry correspondent Peter Campbell in Detroit, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Photo by Mark Phillips/Aftermarket Intel
“We believe EV adoption isn’t optional. It’s mandatory” – ⁦says GM’s VP of Global Strategy Mike Abelson; FT Future of the Car Summit USA. Photo by Mark Phillips/Aftermarket Intel
Ken Stewart, left, of Karma Automotive, Darren Palmer of Ford and Filip Brabec of Audi of America discuss the future of powertrains at the FT Future of the Car Summit USA. FT motor industry correspondent Peter Campbell moderated the panel. Photo by Mark Phillips/Aftermarket Intel.
Christie Coplen of Spencer Stuart interviews GM COO, global connected customer experience, Christine Sitek on the challenges of tackling diversity and inclusion in the automotive industry at the FT Future of the Car Summit USA in Detroit, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018.
Brendan Jones, COO, Electrify America, is interviewed by FT motor industry correspondent Peter Campbell about the surge of EV vehicles.

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