Paul Sakamoto, COO, Savari, explains the company’s mission is to save lives with its V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) communications technology.
Mahbubul Alam, CTO/CMO, Movimento Group, says any time you have wireless technology, it cannot go without security.
Peggy discusses the fatal accident involving a Tesla Model S in autopilot mode and says we cannot stop innovation because we are afraid, instead we must learn from our mistakes when leveraging technology.
Steve Rayborn, vice president global sales, Alkane Truck Co., explains the latest innovation in the trucking industry includes its class 7 cab-over design truck which replaces diesel trucks with domestically-produced natural gas.
Kiva Allgood, vice president, business development, smart cities and industrial IoT, Qualcomm Intelligent Solutions, Inc., believes if you think about cities, they are trying to do more with less and the footprint isn’t changing, so how can they do more with infrastructure?
Darren Dickson, president, Genfare, says commuters have to have options when it comes to payment and transit services, and that’s where Genfare comes in.
Jesse Berst, chairman, Smart Cities Council, says it has a Smart Cities Framework in its Smart Cities Readiness Guide that are the smart city’s responsibility, and for each vertical it has cross-cutting technologies.
Peggy says vehicle-safety technology is important both professionally and personally.
Steve Banfield, CMO and head of product, INRIX, a company that gathers data from cars and fleets, says all of the data and historical knowledge the company has it pours into analytic tools for smart cities, to provide data to the public sector.
Ara Eckel, assistant marketing and advertising manager, Chevrolet, says the company is bringing in an interface customers want with hands-free texting.
Brian Greaves, director product development IoT solutions, AT&T, says there is a huge push to automate a lot of the services in the connected car, and AT&T is looking to work closely with automotive manufacturers.
Peggy delivers some bad news, saying there was an 8% increase in car crashes related to deaths, which indicates the largest year-over-year percent increase in 50 years.
Peggy says cars are getting better as they come off the line, and connectivity was very scarce in the cars just a few years ago. She explains Rand McNally revealed OverDryve, which is a connected-car device that brings advanced luxury car features to retrofit automobiles.
Joe Wiesenfelder, executive editor, Cars.com, says consumers are not concerned about hackers wirelessly breaking into cars, and that surprised him that it was even possible because automobiles are not evolving as quickly and are risk averse.
Joe Wiesenfelder, executive editor, Cars.com, talks about news coming out of the Chicago Auto Show, saying the new Kia Niro is a Prius fighter.
Peggy says aftermarket safety solutions are acting as an extra set of eyes while on the road, pointing to new solutions on the market.
Peggy says it is increasingly about leveraging devices to create new value before and after a drive, explaining Movimento, which specializes in vehicle lifecycle-management technology, is bridging the gap for vehicles without embedded connectivity to receive OTA (over-the-air) updates.
Peggy talks about Toyota’s decision to adopt Ford’s SmartDeviceLink software.
Jesse Hoggard, vice president of marketing, Cellcontrol, says the company makes safe driving solutions that keep consumers from using a mobile device behind the wheel.
Manuela Papadopol, director of global marketing, Elektrobit, says we are connected 24/7 and the interaction you have with your phone is very different with what you have with your car.
Anupam Malhotra, GM, connected vehicle, Audi of America,says it is bringing telematics, smartphone integration, smart infrastructure integration, and the ability to reach out to other devices like tablets into the car.
Grant Courville, director of product management, QNX, says this year the company is displaying a Toyota Highlander, and it is showing off navigation and an acoustic management platform.
Alexa Milkovich, vice president of marketing, BeMyDD, says the pricing might be slightly higher than a cab, but there is a convenience with having a driver drive your car.
Alexa Milkovich, vice president of marketing, BeMyDD, says she and her cofounder developed the idea to hire a personal driver that could drive the client in their own personal vehicle for an hourly rate.
Martin Booth, director of product marketing for industrial and automotive solutions, SanDisk, says if we start connecting devices to the Internet, we can start making them more intelligent.
Martin Booth, director of product marketing for industrial and automotive solutions, SanDisk, says a lot of data is going to be stored in the cloud, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need to keep a local copy.
Peggy says there are some hackers on our side, trying to do some positive things and ‘ethical hacking.’ On the automotive side, she asks, however: How can people guarantee these white-hat hackers are ethical when they have to think like the bad guys?
Neil Cawse, CEO, Geotab, says some of the strategic vision for the way telematics is going to evolve is coming to bear now, and it is a combination of trends.
Amrit Vivekanand, vice president automotive, Renesas Electronics America, joins the show to discuss the excitement from the show and what he is hearing from partners. Vin D’Agostino, vice president general purpose products unit, Renesas Electronics America, adds the excitement from the show is that everyone feels like someone has heard them and they feel empowered to make their product unique in the marketplace.
Mike Juran, CEO, Altia, says it started in the embedded space and the automotive space grew as it grew. He explains the OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) are thinking about what drivers want and what differentiates them and there is a whole lot of technology that people are thinking about, especially when comparing to consumer devices.
Josh Hartung, CEO, Harbrick, talks about his software platform that helps build autonomous cars, saying it is a core part of what Renesas is offering in terms of highly automated driving.
Live from Renesas DevCon, Amrit Vivekanand, vice president automotive, Renesas Electronics America, says it is a battle of ecosystems out there right now, and Renesas, for example, is showing commitment to the space.
Mark Bartolomeo, vice president Internet of Things, M2M connected solutions, Verizon Wireless, says one of the areas that has taken off aggressively is anything in the energy industry, such as the smart grid.
Gregory Thomas, director, center of design research, University of Kansas, says a combination of a lot of technology working with each other will make the safe vehicle of the future.
Gregory Thomas, director, center of design research, University of Kansas, says HUD displays need to be very clean and technically appropriate and enables the driver to be able to use it.
My car does what? Peggy kicks off the month discussing a campaign that focuses on safety features in vehicles. She says one of the symptoms of society in general is a lack of awareness of road safety.
Joe Barkai, product and market strategist and catalyst, explains the promise of IoT and connected car is to make money, but we are not quite there yet.
Erica Klampfl, future mobility manager, Ford, explores the importance of analytics, connectivity, mobility, and keeping consumer privacy protected in connected car industry.
Cherie Fuzzell, CEO, Parkmobile, LLC, and managing director, Parkmobile Intl., talks about convenient-parking solutions, cutting down urban congestion, and initiatives to integrate parking services into connected-car platforms.
Michelle Moody, cross vehicle marketing manager for the Ford U.S. marketing, sales, and service, discusses the importance of continuing to have strong manufacturing capability in local market, particularly in automotive.
Rose Schooler, vice president of the IoT group and general manager of the IoT strategy and technology office, Intel, growth areas of IoT will includes smart building, transportation, and industrial.
Ben Miners, vice president of innovation, IMS, tells Peggy the connected car is all about convergence and helping drivers to be smarter, safer, and more productive on the road.
Sascha Simon, founder and CEO, Apio Systems, talks about his new driver monitoring application, which leverages smartphone technology to inform you of safety hazards and discourages distracted driving.