Automotive Megatrends Review of Connected Car News

There were many speakers and products at Automotive World Megatrends in Dearborn, Michigan.

Meredith Guerriero,  world chief automotive for Google, was the closing keynote speaker who discussed Google’s role in the digital future of advertising in connected cars.

Connected Car Data Expansion Needed by Drivers and Wireless Carriers

carinlightdrivingConnected cars with connected drivers is a new opportunity for automobile OEMs and mobile operators to provide services in cars. A new report from iGR predicts.

From 2012 to 2017, the number of connected cars in the U.S. is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 142%.

Driverless Autonomous Robotic Cars Will Auto-Pilot Growth for IBM & Google

NissanAutonomousDriveResearch and Markets reported that automated driving will achieve significant growth. These vehicles are sometimes called autonomous, auto-piloted or robotic cars.

IBM and Google will be software vendors for the robotic vehicles according to Research and Markets, that reported that IBM has the lead with its excellent integrated reliable middleware.

Ford at Moble World Congress: Automated Research Car, Self Parking, SYNC 2 & More

fordindashappFord made many announcements at Mobile World Congress and showed how it is advancing connected car services.

The new Ford Focus has rear sensors for the Cross-Traffic Alerts warning drivers of traffic while driving in reverse as well as blind spot alerts. The City Stop feature will try to stop the Ford if there is chance of accident.

Mitsubishi Heads Up for Prediction Driving

mistubishihudMitsubishi Electric has the “Ultra-simple HMI” which predicts what the driver wants to do an then shows options on screen in front of the driver’s eyes that can be activated by voice or easy-to-reach buttons, called the HMI.

The screen is 17.w inches making it easier to see and requires less eye movement.