TU-Automotive: Kia Motors & Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Discuss Apple & Google at TU-Automotive Europe 2015

TU-Automotive announced today that Kia Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will be joined by TomTom and Airbiquity to discuss how consumers are reacting to the in-market infotainment offerings of CE players and how consumers view the concept of a future Apple- or Google-brand car at the TU-Automotive Europe Conference and Exhibition 2015 (Stuttgart, November 2nd -3rd).

In recent weeks, the automotive and consumer worlds have sat up to take note of Apple’s attempt to land the services of the former BBC Top Gear presenters and Google’s very public reorganisation of its innovation branches, including its driverless car operation, into Alphabet. These moves show the level of importance each tech player is putting on the automobile – something that the connected car and mobility community is viewing with an equal measure of suspicion and excitement.

To find out if Apple and Google can recover from their inauspicious start in the dashboard and use the connected services that they are offering as a springboard to bigger and better things – i.e. manufacturing cars from end-to-end – the TU-Automotive Europe Conference & Exhibition this November will hear the views of Antonio Calderon, Connectivity & Infotainment Specialist, Kia Motors and Massimo Cavazzini, Uconnect, EMEA Head of Product Planning, Marketing & UX, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. See the full agenda and speaker line-up here: www.tu-auto.com/europe

Project Director for the Conference, Chris Breger said, “The smartphone vs. embedded infotainment battle continues to rage on. Although the on-board systems of the latest car models are packed with state of the art technology, many consumers still prefer to use the features on their smart phone. When we meet in Stuttgart, we will hear from those best placed in the industry to discuss the future of the dashboard and it’s sure to be a contentious affair”.

TU-Automotive Europe will not only look at the challenges and opportunities of offering the latest technology in the infotainment and navigation space of the connected car but will also look at how changing models of ownership, mobility and transportation will affect the car industry. Added to this, the conference will also explore the use cases, legislative challenges and data security and privacy concerns as the car becomes more automated. TU-Automotive Europe will unite the most senior executives in this space over 2nd-3rd November at the International Congress Centre in Stuttgart.

Take a look at the full agenda and speaker line-up here: www.tu-auto.com/europe

Europe’s Top Automotive Technology Minds All on One Stage in One Place

Here is a snapshot of who else to expect amongst 120 thought leaders at TU-Automotive Europe -
 Dieter May, SVP for New Digital Data and Business Models, BMW
 Pierre Masai, CIO, Toyota Motors Europe
 Robert Henrich, CEO, Moovel
 Dr Aravind Bharadwaj, SVP Advanced Technology for Automotive, Mahindra & Mahindra
 Peter Frans Pauwels, Co-Founder, Head of Product Innovation, TomTom Management Board
 Martin Kristensson, Director Connectivity Strategy, Volvo Cars
 Mike Bell, Global Connected Car Director, Jaguar Land Rover
 Jürgen Dickmann, Leader for Research & Development – Active Sensors, Daimler
 Francois Guichard, Transport: Vehicle Regulations & Transport Innovations, United Nations

Check out all the speakers confirmed on stage here - http://www.tu-auto.com/europe/conference-speakers.php

Industry Endorsements

“TU-Automotive Europe was indeed the Paris Motorshow of the telematics world” Kia

“The show was very well organized and gave a comprehensive overview of the main trends in the main telematics market segments” Ford Europe

“One of the best industry shows I have been at from an industry networking perspective!” Microsoft

“TU-Automotive is really a great opportunity to get so many market insights and new contacts in such short time period” Audi

Contact the TU-Automotive Europe team at europe@tu-auto.com

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