As part of CE Week www.ceweekny.com , the Consumer Electronics Association held the Connected Car Conference today in NYC. You know, one of the few places it is difficult, to, well, drive… But I make the sacrifice for our readers and pay the crushing $45 parking garage fee. I think there is an app for that. The four tracks were The Future of Radio in the Car, Keeping Pace with Consumer Electronics, How ‘Big Data’ is the New In-Vehicle Content Driver, and Dealing with Driver Distraction.
Here are some cool quotes from speakers that make us think:
On Data in the Vehicle: Processing for the car will go on in the cloud and the device will be used for access. Processing Power then becomes less of a necessity. -David Haight, Vice President of Business Development, Emerging Devices.
On security and letting aftermarket manufacturers onto vehicle bus networks: Everyone is fearful that malware can enter the system. But people aren’t afraid to fly on a plane that is fly by wire! -Doug Welk, Chief Engineer, Cloud & Apps, Delphi
On Self-Driving Vehicles: Autonomous vehicles will be great not only as an efficiency model , but also for our aging population that does not want to abandon the vehicle and the experience they grew up with. -George Filley, Head of Product and Business Management for Auto Cloud, HERE/Nokia
On iOS for the Car: Apple is going to limit what you can do. I think Garage Band and YouTube is going to be off the table. But they are building a good user interface. The beauty of a good user interface is the ability to use it across different platforms. -Ted Cardenas, Vice President of Marketing, Pioneer Electronics
On the Rapid Development of Smartphones: We will not be able to keep up with all the devices [from different manufacturers] being launched, but we hope to be able to keep up how they connect to the car. -Tom Malone, President, Voxx International Corporation