More than 250 automotive experts are expected to gather at the annual Connected Car Detroit conference, a one-day discussion of the future of connected vehicle technologies. The event will be hosted on March 14 at The Henry Hotel in Dearborn, with over 20 speakers from OEMs, suppliers, and other industry stakeholders scheduled to speak in panel discussions throughout the day.
The conference’s keynote speaker will be Ankit Jain, senior director and head of Ola Play, a connected car platform for ride-sharing launched recently by Indian online taxi aggregator Ola Cabs. Jain will highlight the challenges and opportunities of app-based ride-sharing in the Indian market and how that experience can be universal.
The event will also include a panel on the future of connectivity, where key industry players will discuss the technologies and trends they expect to see as the connected vehicle market evolves over the next decade. Panelists include: Frank Weith of Volkswagen, Collin Castle from the Michigan Department of Transportation, Andrew Smart, from the American Center for Mobility, Andrew Poliak from Panasonic Automotive, and Krish Inbaragan of Cisco Jasper.
Other points of discussion will include: advanced physics-based sensor simulation for autonomous vehicle testing, connected vehicle system thinking, consolidation, standards, and security in connected vehicles, protecting the cars’ software and technologies, telematics, and integrating smart technologies into vehicles.
More information and ticket sales for Connected Car Detroit can be found here.