The hybrid event Data Science Conference (DSC) Europe 2021 was held from 21st to 25th November. The event offered an opportunity to exchange experience on innovation processes and assets, as well as ongoing transformation through the usage of data and AI. The TEACHING project was presented by Omar Veledar of AVL list with a talk on “Dependable autonomous driving, which focused on Leveraging humanistic intelligence to optimize services”. The talk lent on the usage of data through innovative AI approaches for the creation of practical industrial solutions and the development of sustainable business. The subsequent discussion considered the inclusion of non-traditional automotive partners in collaborative automotive projects through the mechanisms of open innovation.