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
Kevin Link, Senior Vice President
Hughes Telematics, Inc.