SEMA eNews Vol. 16, No. 20, May 16, 2013

Member Discount Available for Detroit Telematics Conference

By SEMA Staff

John Waraniak, SEMA vice president of vehicle technology, will moderate a panel of experts at Telematics Detroit. The panel will discuss accelerating the deployment of connected vehicle technology aftermarket products and services in the 250 million vehicles on U.S. roads.

John Waraniak, SEMA vice president of vehicle technology, will moderate a panel of experts, entitled, "The Aftermarket: Democratizing the Connected Vehicle Experience," at Telematics Detroit, June 5, in Novi, Michigan. The panel will discuss new opportunities being created by efforts, such as Ford’s OpenXC platform for integrating open-source hardware and software that lets drivers extend their vehicles through custom applications and plug-in modules for personalization.

The panel will review the critical role of the aftermarket in enhancing the driver experience and accelerating the deployment of connected vehicle technologies in the 250 million vehicles on U.S. roads. Panelists include Ted Cardenas, vice president of marketing at Pioneer Car Electronics; David Pio, engineering partner at Facebook; and Zoran Lazovski, solution delivery director at Covisint. SEMA members planning to attend can receive a $100 discount by registering at the Telematics Detroit website and entering code "2231SEMA.


The Telematics Detroit 2013 Conference & Exhibition (June 5–6, in Novi, Michigan) will bring together the global telematics ecosystem to master the connected car user experience and build a brand affinity that lasts a lifetime. Here are some of the highlights:

  • 100+ expert speakers, including GM, BMW, Toyota, Honda, Progressive, Continental and Mercedes-Benz, will deliver their visions for the connected car and the evolving automotive apps ecosystem that is set to revolutionize consumer interaction with the vehicle.
  • Network with 1,800+ senior-level execs from OEMs, dealerships, insurers, government, tier ones, content providers and wireless carriers to secure crucial relationships and elevate your business’ global profile in this rapidly evolving marketplace.
  • Five conference tracks, including sessions on connectivity business models, end-to-end telematics platforms, V2X technologies, big data, open app development and the dealer relationship, will allow you to build an agenda tailored to your business.

Take a look at complete event overview.

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