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GENIVI hosting Open Automotive '14 Conference series

April 28, 2014

Bernard Cole-April 28, 2014

On May 21 the GENIVI Alliance will be hosting the first in a series of Open Automotive '14 one-day conferences at which representatives of automakers, industry-leading suppliers, automotive consortia will get together in person and on line to explore topics related to automotive electronics.

The first in the series will discuss the relationship between automotive connectivity and the so-called "Internet of Things (IoT)." Later in the year, Open Automotive will be held in Las Vegas, Tokyo and Detroit along with live webinars hosted by Automotive World.

According to Joel Hoffmann, director of Marketing, GENIVI Alliance and Automotive Strategist, Intel., the conference will center on how "automotive within IoT" will have a dramatic impact on smart device integration, infotainment services, embedded solutions, big data, interoperability, monitoring and security for automakers, service providers, regulators and consumers.

Held in conjunction with GENIVI's bi-annual All-Member meeting, Open Automotive '14 will take place on Wednesday, May 21, at the Gothia Towers in Gothenburg, Sweden. The interactive conference will begin with an opening keynote speech by Dr. Thomas Mueller, vice president, Electrics/Electronics & E-Propulsion, Volvo Car Corporation, followed by more than 20 additional industry-leading speakers and guest panelists.

"With more than 279 million connected vehicles projected to be on the roads by 2021, and with technology and services for the 'The Internet of Things' forecasted to generate global revenues in excess of $8 trillion by 2020, 'automotive within IoT' is rapidly gaining a lot of attention within the automotive industry," said Joel Hoffmann, director of Marketing, GENIVI Alliance and Automotive Strategist, Intel. "Open Automotive `14 brings together key industry stakeholders and innovators to discuss ways to best collaborate, set standards and really define the future of automotive within IoT."

Topics will include: "loT Open Standard – Open Source Technology for the Connected Car", "How Does Automotive Plug into IoT?", "Cars are Connected. Where are the Applications?", "The Connected Car – Big Opportunity or Big Headache?", "OPEN and Security – Do Opposites Attract?" and "The Supply Chain - Collaborate or Die!"

He said that later in the year, Open Automotive will be held in Las Vegas, Tokyo and Detroit along with live webinars hosted by Automotive World. For further information and to register, go to openautomotive.genivi.org.

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