Thurs | Oct. 25
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5:35 – 6:15 pm
6:20 – 7:00 pm
7:00 – 7:30 pm
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General Admission Opens
Welcome Remarks: Doug Newcomb, President & Co-Founder, C3 Group
Panel Discussion: The Connected Future of In-Car Infotainment
Connectivity has transformed automotive infotainment and brought cloud-based features such as streaming music, local search, social media and more to dashboards – raising the expectations of car buyers who are used to the same kinds of services on their computers and mobile devices. How are automakers and suppliers keeping drivers content and connected without causing distraction and frustration, and what does the future hold? This panel of infotainment experts provides answers.
Special Presentation: TBA, Cox Automotive
Panel Discussion: The Silicon Valley and Detroit Symbiosis
Automakers and tier-1 suppliers have established a robust presence in Silicon Valley via research facilities that tap into the tech expertise and talent in the region. But it works both ways: Waymo, Nvidia and other Valley-based technology companies have set up shop in the Detroit area to take advantage of the Motor City’s unparalleled automotive manufacturing and engineering prowess. Representatives from both areas and industries discuss why cooperation rather than competition between the two is essential.
Networking Break – Sponsored by Pioneer Electronics
Panel Discussion: Controlling the Curb in Smart Mobility
New mobility options such as ride-sharing and car-sharing – and soon autonomous vehicles – and the growing demand for home delivery services are competing in cities for curb space with traditional public transit and parking. As this limited roadside real estate gets scarcer and grows in value, how will cities manage and even monetize curb space in a way that not only accommodates all forms of mobility but also meets the needs of a diverse population of residents?
Panel Discussion: Teaching Self-Driving Cars the Rules of the Road
It’s currently impossible to program automated vehicles (AVs) to deal with every conceivable scenario they may encounter on the road – and those that experienced drivers naturally know how to handle. But innovators are leveraging cutting-edge technologies from mapping to data to AI to teach AVs all the various and nuanced rules of the road, and even consider ethics issues. Hear from experts in the space on how untapped technologies can get us closer to fully autonomous driving.
Closing Remarks and Reception