Archive: CAR Management Briefing Seminars 2012 • August 6–9, 2012

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Connected Vehicles at the Crossroads

Monday 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

With the federally-funded Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot well underway, both public and private sectors are moving ever closer to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2013 date for announcing its regulatory intent regarding vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) active safety.  For the first time in a coordinated effort--through “driver clinics”--the safety pilot already has exposed connected vehicle safety technology to members of the general driving population.  In addition, through its model deployment component, the safety pilot soon will be gathering significant data on the performance of V2V safety systems from thousands of vehicles and drivers.

Despite this clear progress, calls to regulate against the potential for driver distraction from connected vehicle technology have continued, especially for those technologies that use cellular networks.  For example, a 2011 National Transportation Safety Board report called for outright bans on the use of nearly all such technology in moving vehicles.  Furthermore, in early 2012, NHTSA published its Visual-Manual NHTSA Driver Distraction Guidelines for In-Vehicle Electronic Devices.  Thus, even as 2013 fast approaches, many challenges remain to be addressed.  This session will examine the prospects for overcoming these challenges and enabling both public and private sector business models to proliferate.


Richard Wallace, Director

Transportation Systems Analysis


James Wang, Deputy General Director of Mechanical and Systems Research Laboratories

Industrial Technology Research Institute

Presentation Files: wang_james.pdf

Kirk Steudle, P.E., State Transportation Director

Michigan Department of Transportation

Presentation Files: steudle_kirk.pdf

Tim Johnson, Director, Crash Avoidance and Electronic Controls Research

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Marios Zenios, Head of Connectivity and Infotainment

Chrysler Group LLC

Presentation Files: zenios_marios.pdf

Frank Weith, General Manager Connected Services, Product Marketing and Strategy

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Roger Berg, Vice President, Wireless Technologies, North America Research Lab

DENSO International America, Inc.

Tim Yerdon, Global Director, Innovation- Design, R&D

Visteon Corporation

Kevin Link, Senior Vice President

Hughes Telematics, Inc.