2013 LA Auto Show will include Connected Car Expo

Apr 2, 2013

To address the rapid emergence of in-vehicle technologies such as driver assist and cloud-based infotainment systems that are shaping the future of the automotive industry, Los Angeles Auto Show organizers announced the launch of the Connected Car Expo (CCE).

The expo will be a one-day conference and three-day expo for automotive and technology companies held in conjunction with the LA Auto Show Nov. 19-21.

Designed to be a high-level exchange of ideas from both the technology and automotive industries, the CCE will envision the direction of new car technologies as well as map out the future of transportation, according to a press release from the LA Auto Show.

The event also will give attendees access to auto tech executives, key personalities and top media constructing the future of the connected car, giving all parties the opportunity to address issues companies are facing in an open forum.

“Automakers have made great strides in figuring out where these technologies are leading us,” said Doug Newcomb, director of the CCE. “And the fact that major technology companies such as Google, Verizon and, now, Apple have come onboard only raises the stakes and possibilities.”

In addition, Newcomb mentioned that although connected car technology brings opportunities, it also raises new obstacles like increased distracted driving and competing forums, both issues that will be addressed at the CCE.

Because recent studies show “consumers expect their new vehicles to have technology at least as advanced and user friendly as what they find in other connected devices in their life, such as smartphones and tablets,” the conference will address topics that allow industry professionals to meet the market’s opportunities and issues head on.

Topics addressed focused on the connected car will include distracted driving, the future of the market, financial aspects of and manufacturer concerns.

To learn more, visit www.connectedcarexpo.com.