The Connected Car: Driving Technology

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

  • Joe Berry
  • Jessica Steel
  • Howard Wright

Friday 11th March, 2011

5:00pm to 6:00pm (CST)

Connectivity – or “telemetric” in the auto industry – is using a car to keep you connected while behind the wheel. Mostly the auto industry is focused on developing systems for infotainment and personal connectivity through Bluetooth. That’s cool stuff that makes the driving experience more fun and helps us stay connected on the road, but we’re pushing for a much broader approach.

Your vehicle can be more than a smartphone on wheels – it can be a platform for data collection and sharing. With embedded technology, like OnStar, a vehicle can pull all kinds of data. Now connect that platform via cloud computing to the social media space and share data among multiple audiences. Smart software tools would analyze the cloud based on knowledge of drive including, equipment use, services used, etc., to make accurate predictions that could figure out intent.

Having an intelligent “intent engine” that processes the cloud, you could access highly relevant and personalized information that enables the cloud to work for you. We’re on the cusp of something ginormous here and our partners too.

What’s next for wireless communication, video conference and social interaction? How can these converge in a vehicle? How does OnStar leverage Verizon, Skype and Facebook to work in ways never thought possible?

LEVEL: Beginner

About the speakers

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Joe Berry
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Jessica Steel
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Nick Pudar

Connectivity. Magic. Photography. VP BusDev @ OnStar bio from Twitter

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Howard Wright

24 attendees

  • Ashley Novak
  • Becky Minervino
  • Ben Essen
  • Chuck Fletcher
  • jerome courtial
  • Eddie Stover
  • Gui Ambros
  • Jon Lim
  • LiquidSpace
  • Manix Kalv
  • Mike Matthews
  • Nick Pudar
  • Christian Giordano
  • Patricia Marinho
  • Robert Leefmans
  • Scott McCaughey
  • Sean Lynch
  • Sheryl Soo
  • Joris Verbogt
  • Stef Brooijmans
  • Audrey Vaughn
  • Ted Leung
  • vikramtank
  • wilbertbaan

22 trackers

  • Francesco D'Orazio
  • Andrea Nordgren
  • Allison McCarthy
  • Ben Spaulding
  • Bruno Alves Mendonça
  • Keith Chu
  • chloe gottlieb
  • Dave Curry
  • Alex Howard
  • Dan Weingrod
  • edwardboches
  • Helen Chi
  • Jenn Gustetic
  • James Bates
  • liangcw
  • Margaret Rosas
  • Steve Myers
  • Niran Babalola
  • Bradley Heilbrun
  • Benjamin Bykowski
  • sonderformat
  • William Eggers

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Time 5:00pm6:00pm CST

Date Fri 11th March 2011


Ballroom A, Austin Convention Center

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