MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the third annual Silicon Valley Reinvents the Wheel, Western Automotive Journalists presents a full-day conference at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, diving into the rapidly evolving world of technology in the automobile, including:
- Presenting Autotech Council's Science Fair, where the automotive and transportation industries can discover innovation from dozens of Silicon Valley start-ups.
- Futurist Paul Saffo giving a keynote on "Cars, Robots, Creators"
- The first unveiling of the winners of J.D.Power's inaugural consumer automotive tech experience survey.
- Among the speakers will be George Hotz of Comma.ai, who just unveiled his $999 self-driving car kit.
- Other speakers will address issues of intelligent mobility, tech utilization, disruptive services, cybersecurity, regulatory challenges and the latest innovations from auto companies' Silicon Valley labs.
"This is a gathering of some of the top minds working on the technology and cars of the future," said Brian Douglas, President of Western Automotive Journalists.
Schedule for the day
Silicon Valley Reinvents the Wheel will begin at 10 a.m. in Hahn Auditorium on the second floor of Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043.
Veerender Kaul of Frost & Sullivan will present research on intelligent mobility, where automotive tech is heading.
Four tech startups selected by the Autotech Council will give rapid fire introductions to their technology break-throughs.
Automotive leaders from Ford, Nissan and tech leader Nvidia will reveal their latest thinking on automotive connectivity and deep learning in cars.
Executives from Autonomous Stuff, Atieva UV, Motivo, Bauer Transportation and FlyWheel will discuss new technology and disruptive innovations.
Other speakers during the day will include Dr. Robert Sawyer, former chair of the California Air Resources Board, discussing regulatory challenges for new technology, and Myles Kitchen from Visual Threat reviewing the latest cybersecurity issues.
During a two-hour lunch break vehicles and displays in the parking lot and inside the Museum will give attendees a hands-on experience with new technology. FCA, Toyota, Acura, Ford, Velodyne, .CARS, izmo and others will have vehicles and technology on display. Demos will cover connectivity, sound technology, zero emission vehicles and other technology.
About Western Automotive Journalists
Founded in 1994, Western Automotive Journalists is the one of the leading organizations of automotive journalists. Its members share a passion about the auto industry and are engaged in communicating that passion.
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