TU-Automotive: Qoros become the first Chinese Automaker confirmed to speak at Telematics West Coast

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TU-Automotive has announced that Telematics West Coast 2015 has just secured its 11th automaker speaker and the first Chinese automaker to speak at a TU-Automotive event in the USA. Ling Bai, Director of Connected Services will address the Telematics West Coast Conference (San Diego, October 26-27, 2015) on the rapid pace of development within Qoros’ connected services department and their focus for the next 12-24 months.

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This is a very rare opportunity to hear from the source and to gain some valuable insight into the future of this industry

Qoros’ involvement alongside 10 other global automakers, the most ever to speak at a single industry event on the West Coast, coincides with the rising importance of China on the global automotive stage and the coming of age of connected services. Ms Bai draws on over a decade of experience leading global teams in telecoms and telematics, which has enabled her to build Qoros’ ‘Connected Car services’ concept from scratch into the leading telematics technology team in China.

Lucas Ainscough, Project Director at TU-Automotive said: “I am really excited to be able to confirm one of the leading Chinese automakers at this year’s Telematics West Coast. For too long people have discussed the impact China could have on the automotive industry here in the West without including them in the discussion. This is a very rare opportunity to hear from the source and to gain some valuable insight into the future of this industry. There are still a huge number of unknowns in automotive but fostering a spirit of collaboration can only be a good thing for businesses and also consumers”

What to Expect at Telematics West Coast 2015

  • CYBER SECURITY - CREATING ‘FORTRESS CAR’: With the threat of hacking and remote vehicle access growing by the day, identify and protect the key attack vectors to keep the connected car secure
  • BIG DATA: BIG PICTURE: From apps and advertising to UBI and diagnostics – break through the siloes to create an all-encompassing analytics platform that fully exploits the power of data
  • WALK THE DEV. CYCLE TIGHTROPE: Tackle the interplay between standards, OTA updates & modular hardware to deliver cutting edge experiences without compromising safety
  • COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR CAR: As IVI grows more complex and humans cede further control to ADAS; discover how drivers will interact with these new systems. Is this the end of the traditional cockpit?
  • DEALING WITH DEALERS: With connected services proliferating and tech. R&D spend skyrocketing; learn to collaborate with dealers to ensure investment in telematics doesn’t get squandered on the forecourt
  • AUTOMOTIVE - THE NEXT GENERATION: Ground-breaking West Coast start-ups are redefining the automotive industry. Hear directly from the disruptors who are taking the connected car where it has never gone before

Expect to See Top Level Speakers Such as:

  • Ling Bai,Head - Business Development & Connected Services, Qoros Automotive
  • Matt Jones, Head of Future Infotainment, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Cason Grover, Senior Group Manager, Cross Carline Planning, Hyundai
  • Mark Platshon, Senior Advisor, BMW iVentures
  • Klaus Busse, Vice President Interior Design, FiatChrysler Automobiles
  • Steffen Neumann, Portfolio Manager, Mercedes-Benz R&D North America
  • Thomas Gebhardt, President, Panasonic Automotive
  • Toshiro Muramatsu, Director - Vehicle Information Technology Division Silicon Valley, Nissan
  • Christopher Heiser, CEO, Renovo Motors
  • Robert Gee, Head of Product Management, Software and Connected Solutions, Continental
  • Brandyn Bayes, Director of IT and Marketing, North American Eagle
  • Alan Ewing, President, CCC/MirrorLink
  • Catherine McCullough, Executive Director, ICC
  • Liz Kerton, Executive Director, AutoTech Council
  • Andrew Hart, Director, SBD
  • Praveen Chandrasekar, Research Manager, Frost & Sullivan
  • Benedikt Brecht, Sr. IT Connected Vehicle Engineer, Volkswagen
  • Rich Shannon, Telematics Division Manager, Honda North America
  • Jason Schulz, Business Development and Partnerships Manager, Toyota

To find out more about TU-Automotive Europe 2015 speaker line up and agenda, head over to: http://www.tu-auto.com/west-coast/

Reserve your exclusive TU-Automotive Europe 2015 brochure with the complete programme here: http://www.tu-auto.com/west-coast/conference-event-brochure.php

Or contact the Telematics West Coast 2015 team at westcoast@tu-auto.com

Register before Friday, September 4 via the secure link below to take advantage of a $300 saving on all conference passes: http://www.tu-auto.com/west-coast/register.php

About TU-Automotive:
TU-Automotive is the reference point and communications hub for the evolving automotive technology segment as it converges with consumer electronics, mobile and IoT to re-define connectivity, mobility and autonomous use-cases.

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Lucas Ainscough
Project Director | TU-Automotive
7-9 Fashion Street, London, E1 6PX, UK
Office: +44 (0)20 7375 7586
USA Toll Free: 1 800 814 3459 ext 7586
Email: lucas(at)tu-auto(dot)com

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