TU-Automotive Detroit 2016: The future of connectivity and the user experience

How connectivity affects and is affected by trends and technology



TU-Automotive Detroit 2016 exhibition floor
TU-Automotive Detroit 2016 exhibition floor

 The TU-Automotive Detroit 2016 conference was held from June 8 through June 9, 2016, in Novi, Michigan, U.S. The conference hosted over 3,000 attendees and featured presentations on automated vehicles, connected vehicles, and mobility. The theme of the 2016 conference was, “Collaborate to put Auto in the IoT (Internet of Things) Driving Seat”. As the automotive markets integrate more technology into vehicles, systems that collect and transmit data become more important. Connectivity is essential in both V2X communications and providing information for the vehicle.

 This report focuses on presentations given at TU-Automotive Detroit 2016 related to connectivity and the user experience within the vehicle. Topics in this report include the role of connectivity in future automotive technologies and the ownership experience, technologies with the potential to influence the future of connectivity, and changes in user interface and user experience systems. This report is the third of three reports which details the discussion sessions held at TU-Automotive Detroit 2016. Previously released reports highlighted presentations on autonomous vehicles and technology, and mobility perspectives.

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