In the 12 months since last year’s inaugural Connected Car Panel at the International CES 2015, the industry has taken a radical leap forward. In-car connectivity is now standard functionality on a huge number of new cars, and systems like Google’s Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay are increasingly commonplace.
So, as we move into 2016, it’s time to take another look forward at what the next-generation of connected cars will mean. What’s to come in the industry? What will more bandwidth in more cars mean for drivers and, with near-ubiquitous LTE, what’s next for infotainment?
And then, of course, there’s the big question of autonomy looming on the horizon. Comprehensive car connectivity is a vital part of the equation for self-driving cars. In 2016 we’ll get closer to establishing the vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure links required to make these systems work.
For CES 2016, we’ve assembled a panel of experts covering the gamut of industry perspectives. Join us at 1:00 p.m. PT on Thursday, January 7, as we discuss driving in a connected future.
Jim Buczkowski — Director, Electrical and Electronics Systems, Research and Advanced Engineering, Ford
Dieter May — Senior Vice President, Digital Service and Business Models, BMW
Geoff Snyder — VP of Automotive Business Development, Pandora
John McFarland — Director of Global Insights and Brand Strategy, General Motors
If you’re in Las Vegas, I hope that you’ll join us for the standing-room-only session at 1:00 p.m. PT on Thursday, January 7, in North Hall, Room 253, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.