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Sensors

Today's new cars average 60-100 sensors on board, and they are expected to have double those numbers within 5 years. These numbers translate to approximately 22 billion sensors used in the automotive industry per year by 2020. Why you gotta be so sensitive? Because you can only manage that which you measure.

More sensors enable “smarter” and more complicated cars. Which, if we manage this transition well, can translate into opportunity, improved safety, and happier customers. But if we manage it poorly, can translate to mountains of under-utilized data and privacy risks.

  • So what are the emerging applications enabled by the next-generation sensors and electronics?
  • And what are the technologies that will enable new applications? 
  • What will the industry do with all the data?

This meeting is free for Autotech Council members, open to non-members for a $200 fee, and Rapid Fire Demo Slots are available during registration to companies who can show off new products or services based on sensors and sensor technology.

WHEN:
Feb 13 08:30 AM -
Feb 13 01:00 PM

LOCATION:
Nokia
200 S. Mathilda Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA
94086

March Member Meeting

INTERESTED IN SPEAKING IN FRONT OF 50+ AUTO EXECS (OEMS, TEIR 1 VENDORS, VCs, & MORE)? PLEASE APPLY HERE.

 

Autotech Council members gather every other month to review a handful of innovative products and solutions coming out of the auto industry's entrepreneurial community across the globe. Between 4 and 8 companies will get the chance to present to a group of innovation scouts for major auto manufacturers, vendors, distributors and investors. 

At these bi-monthly meetings, members get the chance to connect with startups one-on-one, network with other members in an informal setting, discuss trends in a executive round-table format, take private meetings over lunch, and still get back to the office by 2:30. Startups, in turn, get the opportunity to pitch several car makers and their vendors and suppliers at one time, without several business trips and weeks of business development. Each startup is given the opportunity to connect with the members in-person after their presentation. 

These bi-monthly meetings are for members only, free to attend, and closed to the public or the media. 

 

 

WHEN:
Mar 13 08:30 AM -
Mar 13 01:30 PM

LOCATION:
Nissan
1215 Bordeaux Drive
Sunnyvale, CA
94086

Debrief: 2015 Mobile World Congress

Autotech Council participants who attended MWC 2015 engage in an intimate, interactive, roundtable discussion packed with news, ideas, and opinions from the show. Throughout the meeting, we encourage comments, disagreements, and interaction from everyone in the room.

WHEN:
Mar 13 12:30 PM -
Mar 13 01:30 PM

LOCATION:
Nissan
1215 Bordeaux Drive
Sunnyvale, California 94089
USA

SXSW Panel: Giants in Search of Automotive Innovation

See the Autotech Council panel (including Nissan, Hyundai, and Honda) at South by Southwest this year! This audience-interactive discussion with 3 global automakers will reveal how important 3rd party innovation, entrepreneurship, and startups are to the success of the auto industry and car makers individually. We'll talk about some of the challenges to integrating young technology into cars like - development cycles, safety and reliability concerns, time-horizon of cars. And we will brainstorm with the audience some of the things they can bring to the OEMs and what the OEMs are looking to entrepreneurs to build - like self-driving car tools, in-car apps, vehicle-to-vehicle communications, and as always - safety enhancements. We will end the discussion with some concrete ways that startups and entrepreneurs can engage car makers directly, how they make venture capital investments, how they pick in-car apps and developers, and where they look for new startup partners.

WHEN:
Mar 16 12:30 PM -
Mar 16 01:30 PM

LOCATION:
JW Marriott
110 E 2nd St, Room 208
Austin, Texas 78701
USA

MEMBER-PRODUCED EVENT: NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference

NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) is scheduled for March 17-20, 2015 at the San Jose Convention Center in Silicon Valley. GTC is the world's largest and most important GPU developer conference–the epicenter of visual computing. For 2015, we're excited to feature an expanded automotive content track. This is designed for automakers, suppliers, researchers, and ecosystem partners leveraging visual computing–from styling and design, to engineering and simulation, to latest innovation inside the car. 

Register before January 20 to take advantage of the early bird pricing and use promo code PROMO20AUTO to get another 20% off the published price.

WHEN:
Mar 17 08:30 AM -
Mar 20 10:00 AM

LOCATION:
San Jose McEnery Convention Center
150 West San Carlos St.
San Jose, CA 95113

The Connected Car

We're done with the theoretical discussion. Connected cars now occupy the roadways all around us. Older cars have ample aftermarket OBDII solutions, and increasing numbers of new models have some sort of Internet connectivity baked in by the OEM. The connectivity is powering personalized services, infotainment, security, Usage Based Insurance, vertical enterprise functions, software updates, car sharing, and remote control features. It's happening.

Our Connected Car meeting is a great discussion of these innovations, present products, and the direction we are going. For this meeting, we bring together two important Silicon Valley groups, the Autotech Council with dozens of auto companies, and the Telecom Council with hundreds of members from the telecom, app, and mobility industry. This great mix of the right companies means lots of insight, knowledge, and opportunity for deal-making.

This meeting is free for Autotech Council members, open to non-members for a $200 fee, and Rapid Fire Demo Slots are available during registration to companies who can show off new products or services based on sensors and sensor technology.

WHEN:
Apr 10 08:30 AM -
Apr 10 01:00 PM

LOCATION:
Nvidia
2800 Scott Boulevard
Santa Clara, California 95050
USA

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