The IT and auto manufacturing industries are converging, meaning auto OEMs can no longer limit themselves as manufacturers of 'wheels and steel' only.
In a recent C-level discussion amongst telematics execs from Ford, General Motors and Kia, one remark highlighted the shift in auto mobility above all others - "I've learnt more IT acronyms in the last 6 months, than I have in the last 10 years".
What this means for the future competencies and products of OEMs is very exciting, yet very unclear.
To provide you with some clarity, Telematics Update would like to share the audio recording of the panel session, which is completely unrivalled in the seniority of its participants. Next month at Telematics Munich Volvo, Visteon and Continental will deliver their assessment on how the face of automobility and the ecosystem itself is chnaging. Take a look at the agenda here.
Access the recording here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU5F6lH03Nw
It will help you establish the new types of value OEMs will look to offer their users.
For the latest telematics trends, check out Telematics Brazil & LATAM 2014 on September 24-25, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Telematics West Coast 2014 on October 30-31 in San Diego, USA, Telematics Munich 2014 on November 10-11 in Munich, Germany, Connected Fleets USA on November 20-21 in Atlanta, USA and Consumer Telematics Show 2015, January 5 in Las Vegas.