As part of our annual look at where automotive technology stands, we
recently engaged in a wide-ranging conversation with John Waraniak, SEMA
vice president of vehicle technology, delving further into the four
advanced vehicle technology megatrends: driving green, driving
connected, driving safe and driving cool.
SEMA News: What are the latest advances in electronics, including
entertainment, navigation and interactive car-to-car and
John Waraniak: Vehicle electrification, electronics integration and
connected-vehicle technologies are leading the way toward the
development of cars that don’t crash, devices that don’t distract and
powertrains that don’t pollute. Automotive technology has extended far
beyond the vehicle itself. Onboard vehicle technologies combined with
vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-roadside technologies are creating
many new and exciting product and service opportunities for
specialty-equipment and performance aftermarket manufacturers,
installers, retailers and distributors.