Telematics Update: Mercedes-Benz to Reveal Their Augmented Reality Strategy at Europe’s Biggest Connected Car Forum

Telematics Update: Mercedes-Benz to Reveal Their Augmented Reality Strategy at Europe’s Biggest Connected Car Forum

Safety, Distracted Driving, and the Role of Advanced Technology

Augmented reality will soon become a natural extension for car makers, helping them relay crucial information to the driver of their surroundings through the screen, such as text messages and hazard detection alerts. These systems will help assess the digital rendition graphics of surroundings, such as low visibility road edges, erratic driver alerts, lane-merger notifications and sudden traffic slowdown, and even potential use cases for mHealth and biometric sensors are on the horizon.

However, safety and distracted driving concerns with augmented reality (AR) are still getting the headlines, and Mercedes-Benz plan to educate and discuss what role AR will play in the roll-out of the fully connected car of the future at Telematics Munich 2013.

Marc Necker, Manager for Augmented Reality at Daimler, stated, “We are looking forward to discussing our most recent augmented reality tech with the European telematics community in November this year – it already looks an exciting agenda”. Indeed, now is the time to understand the latest market trends, OEM connected car strategies, and anticipation of massive growth in this industry (

Telematics Munich has now established its place as Europe’s most influential event to unite the entire telematics ecosystem, discussing the breakthrough technologies, market penetration strategies and next-gen business models to deliver mass uptake of telematics systems across the automotive value chain. Not just the 3 major German OEMs will be present, but more than 7 others who are aiming to grab as much telematics market share as possible.

As well as the future of augmented reality, the 100+ speakers at Telematics Munich 2013 will dissect key topics including:

·         Get Ready for Imminent LTE Deployment

·         The Dealer as the Missing Link

·         Bespoke Billing to Transform the Car and Driver Relationship

·         Car-Sharing as the Future of Mobility

·         Integrate Infotainment with the Consumer Electronics World

·         And more sessions addressing insurance telematics and UBI, intuitive HMI, the effects of eCall, emerging markets and autonomous mobility

More Automakers and Associations Attending Than Ever Before

The increase in overall attendees is also reflected in the largest auto OEM presence at the event to date, with several global automakers including Ford, BMW, Hyundai, Audi, Daimler, Renault, Volkswagen, Honda, PSA, Scania and Toyota already confirmed to attend, along with Facebook, the European Commission and the Car2Car Consortium. Telematics Update’s Europe Specialist Rory Menage stated, “This really does reflect the sense of excitement currently surrounding the connected car across the European continent”. He continued, “Major OEMs have thrown their hat in the V2X ring, but with no one having yet mastered the deployment issues and commercial alliances to be had, there is still everything to play for”. The full agenda and speaker line-up is available on the website:

Testimonials and Tributes from the Industry

Ford stated on Telematics Munich, ‘The show is a great place to get an accurate pulse on the telematics industry and to meet or keep in touch with industry leaders.’

Indeed,Volkswagen declaredFor an OEM the conference was invaluable – extremely professionally run, delivered relevant content through knowledgeable speakers and presented excellent networking opportunities.’

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Rory Menage

Project Director | Telematics Update


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