Telematics Update: Google, Microsoft, GM, Ford, Honda and Mercedes-Benz Gather for the Consumer Telematics Show 2013

Telematics Update: Google, Microsoft, GM, Ford, Honda and Mercedes-Benz Gather for the Consumer Telematics Show 2013

With over 350 attendees set to attend, on the eve of the International Consumer Electronics Show, CTS 2013 will be the largest and most influential forum to unite the ecosystem of automotive infotainment, app developers, and the HMI community. Senior-level representatives from companies such as Mercedes- Benz, Honda, Toyota, Harman, Fujitsu, Ford, Google, Subaru, Hyundai, Chrysler, Porsche and KIA have already confirmed their attendance. Bookings for the conference have reached an all-time high.

Precksha Saksena-Sood, Managing Director of Telematics Update stated, ‘This is the event to attend for those serious about infotainment and HMI.  CTS 2013 has grown with more OEMs in attendance than ever before. This reflects the potential that they see in this fascinating vertical of the telematics industry’. Precksha then warned, ‘however, due to such an overwhelming response, only a few conference passes remain. This stage of the development lifecycle is crucial to the OEMs. They must align themselves with government regulations, harness the latest technology and partner with innovators in the market’.

John McLaughlin, National Manager for Cross Car Line Planning at Toyota, declared “CTS is your one stop shop to get on board with the latest technological innovations driving change in telematics”.


Now in its 11th year, CTS is the largest forum dedicated to automotive infotainment and HMI in the USA and is once again set to feature exclusive keynote OEM announcements of brand new services for 2013.


The race to merge the consumer’s out-vehicle and in-vehicle lifestyle

At this lucrative tipping point for connected vehicle services, The Consumer Telematics Show 2013 (Jan 7, Las Vegas) marks the start of a critical year in the development of the consumer telematics industry. Indeed, with embedded connectivity on the horizon, it is imperative that the ecosystem unites at the start of 2013 to engage and maintain consumer loyalty through bridging the gap between life outside and inside the car.

Senior-level speakers  at CTS 2013 including Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Audi, Chrysler, Toyota, Subaru, Honda, Porsche, KIA and many more will address key infotainment and HMI focused topics such as:

  • CREATE YOUR APP DELIVERY STRATEGY: Assess how the availability of apps will influence consumers’ device-related purchasing decisions and debate their form and function in the vehicle: through a tethered solution, embedded, hybrid, or cloud
  • THE ARRIVAL OF HTML5 AND ITS VALUE TO THE AUTO WORLD: Harness the full capability of an HTML 5 ecosystem to create a flexible, cross-platform, non-proprietary solution which enables developers to build a host of profitable applications for the automotive environment
  • BALANCE NEXT-GEN HMI WITH D.O.T GUIDELINES: Discuss innovative HMI technologies such as touch, gesture and audio to ensure the compliancy of your solutions in a landscape fraught with fears over driver distraction
  • BRING CLOUD-BASED APPLICATIONS UP TO AUTO STANDARD: Render apps to the high-quality and robust specifications which customers expect, and ensure a seamless transition for the driver when it comes to cloud-based integration in the vehicle
  • A BRAVE NEW WORLD OF M&As: Hear directly from Hughes Telematics and Verizon Wireless as they speak out on the telematics industry’s first major acquisition and forecast its impact on the market’s development from 2013 to 2020


With exclusive OEM presentations, 350+ exec delegates, 30+ senior-level telematics speakers and 10+ business-focussed sessions, CTS 2013is the premier business intelligence and networking forum for the CE, telematics, digital, mobile and wireless industries.


For the complete CTS 2013 conference program and speaker line-up, access the e-brochure at, or contact the Telematics Update team at [email protected]


Register today to join the 350+ senior delegates already registered, via the secure link below:



Rory Menage

Conference Director | Telematics Update

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