Issue: Oct 2014

 "Silicon Valley Reinvents the Wheel" Connected Car Event on Oct. 20 at the Computer History Museum

by Claudio Francisco

The C3 Group and The Western Automotive Journalists (WAJ) will co-host a Connected Car Conference focused on the role of Silicon Valley as an emerging hub for innovation in the automotive industry.  Key event activities and topics will include:

    --  Live vehicle displays featuring the latest connected car technology in

        the new Cadillac ELR, Volkswagen e-Golf, BMW i3, BMW i8, Silicon

        Valley's own Renovo, and more ...

    --  Silicon Valley: The Car Industry's New Power Center - Panelists from

        Nissan, BMW, Volkswagen and their technology suppliers will discuss how

        California innovations are changing the cars we drive.

    --  Revolutionizing Automotive Retail - Tesla and experts in automotive

        retail discuss how car buying is rapidly changing.

    --  The Future of In-Car Connectivity - Tech Chat with CNET, QNX Software

        and Pandora on in-dash infotainment.

    --  Eyes in the Sky - The Role of Drones in the Advancement of Connected

        Cars - Tech Chat led by Hyundai and leading drone experts.

    --  We're All Connected and Our Cars will be Too - Thought leaders from

        Intel, Cisco, Continental and others discuss the networked car.

    --  What Will We Drive in the Future - or What Will Drive Us - Executives

        from Google, Delphi, BMW and Hyundai discuss how technology is reshaping

        personal transportation.

The full-day conference will include participation from leading automotive and technology executives from companies including Google, Tesla, Continental, Delphi, Cisco, Intel, NVIDIA and QNX as well as a display of cutting-edge vehicles from Cadillac, Volkswagen, BMW, Renovo and others.

** Qualified members of the media can register free at

All Attendees can enter to win one of 10 NVIDIA Shield tablets that will be given away at the event.

WHAT: C3 and WAJ to Host "Silicon Valley Reinvents the Wheel" Connected Car Conference at the Computer History Museum

DATE: Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

TIME: Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. Conference starts at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m., followed by hosted closing reception from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.


PLACE: The Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd. Mountain View, CA 94043

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