Dan Teeter moderates a panel discussion on “Expectations of Vehicle Connectivity in a Rapidly Evolving World” at Auto Tech: Detroit

On Wednesday, June 7th, 2023 I attended a great panel discussion at Auto Tech: Detroit on “Expectations of Vehicle Connectivity in a Rapidly Evolving World”. Industry experts Dan Teeter, Advisory Director of AutoMobility Advisors; Greg Geiselhart, VP of Sales and Marketing of WirelessCar and Denise Barfuss, Senior Manager, Marketing & Operations, Connected Vehicles, Nissan Motor Corporation shared their insights. Stephen Bell, Chief Analyst of Connectivity at Wards Intelligence, skillfully moderated the discussion.

The panel explored challenges, opportunities, and the impact of vehicle connectivity on the automotive industry. Topics discussed included advanced connectivity features, AI and machine learning, privacy, and security considerations, and the potential of connected vehicles. Well attended and overall a great discussion.

All gained valuable insights into the future of vehicle connectivity.

Dan Teeter at a panel in Auto Tech Detroit

George Ayres moderates a panel discussion on ATSC 3.0 Data Delivery to Automobiles at NAB, Las Vegas

George Ayres moderates panel discussion on ATSC 3.0 Data Delivery to Automobiles at NAB, Las Vegas

Last Tuesday, April 18th, 2023 I had the pleasure of seeing George Ayres, Managing Director of Automobility Advisors, moderate a panel discussion on ATSC 3.0 Data Delivery to Automobiles at NAB. The panel featured some fantastic participants, including Kerry Oslund from The E.W. Scripps Company, Tony Rangel from Sinclair Broadcast Group, Vikas Tandon from Tata Communications, and Angie Yarusso from Deloitte Business Consulting and Services. It was a great opportunity to hear from experts in the industry and learn more about the future of data delivery in the automotive space.

George Ayres, Managing Director of Automobility Advisors, moderates a panel discussion

It was an insightful and productive discussion where they covered a range of topics related to the progress and potential of ATSC 3.0 data delivery in the automotive industry, including momentum, connecting the dots, and commercial roadmaps. Each panelist brought a unique perspective and expertise to the conversation, making for a dynamic and engaging discussion.

Panelist Kerry Oslund, Vice President of Strategy & Business Development at The E.W. Scripps Company

I was particularly struck by the insights shared by Kerry Oslund and Tony Rangel who highlighted the importance of collaboration and partnerships in driving the adoption and success of ATSC 3.0 data delivery in the automotive industry.

Panelist Tony Rangel, Director of Automotive Business Development at Sinclair Broadcast Group

Vikas Tandon provided valuable insights into the potential of ATSC 3.0 data delivery to transform the way we think about and use connected vehicles. Angie Yarusso shared a thoughtful perspective on the role of data privacy and security in the development and deployment of ATSC 3.0 data delivery.

Panelist Angie Yarusso, Specialist Master, Media and Entertainment at Deloitte Business Consulting and Services
Panelist Vikas Tandon, Associate Vice President – Mobility & IoT at Tata Communications

Finally, George Ayres brought a wealth of experience and insight into the broader trends and opportunities in the automotive industry, which helped to contextualize the potential of ATSC 3.0 data delivery in this space.

It was a fascinating discussion, and I feel privileged to have been there to hear from experts in the industry and learn more about the future of data delivery in the automotive space. Thanks to George and the panelists for sharing their insights! l look forward to continuing the conversation as the industry works to drive the adoption and success of ATSC 3.0 data delivery in the automotive industry.

NYC Auto Show 2023

New York City Auto Show 2023

The New York International Auto Show 2023 was an exciting event for car enthusiasts from all over the world. We had the opportunity to attend the show, and it was a great experience. We were able to witness the unveiling of some of the most anticipated electric vehicles in the market, including the 2024 EV Jeep Wrangler and the 2024 EV Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness.

The unveiling of the 2024 EV Jeep Wrangler, was one of the most anticipated cars at the show. The new electric Jeep Wrangler is an impressive vehicle that combines the classic look of the Wrangler with a powerful electric drivetrain. The new Wrangler is also equipped with advanced features like regenerative braking and a range of over 300 miles on a single charge. We were all impressed with the Jeep’s new design and capabilities, and we couldn’t wait to test drive it in the future.

Another electric car that caught our attention was the 2024 EV Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness. The new Subaru Crosstrek is designed for off-road adventures, and it is the perfect car for those who love to explore the great outdoors. The Crosstrek Wilderness is equipped with a powerful electric drivetrain that provides a range of over 300 miles, making it perfect for long road trips. The car is also equipped with a number of advanced features, including a terrain management system, hill descent control, and more.

Another car at the show was the Disney-branded Hyundai Ioniq 5. This electric car is a collaboration between Hyundai and Disney, and it features a unique design that is inspired by the famous Mickey Mouse character. The Ioniq 5 is also equipped with advanced features like wireless charging and a range of over 300 miles on a single charge. The car is perfect for families who want to enjoy a fun and eco-friendly ride.

Not to be missed, Nintendo, the famous video game company, teamed up with Toyota to create a vehicle that is designed specifically for gaming on the go. The car itself is based on an existing model but has been modified extensively to include a built-in Nintendo Switch console and a variety of other features that make it the ultimate gaming vehicle. So fun!

Overall, the New York International Auto Show 2023 was an amazing experience. We had the opportunity to see some of the most innovative and exciting electric cars on the market, and we were impressed with the advanced technology and design features of each vehicle. We look forward to seeing these cars on the road in the near future, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for the electric vehicle industry.

The Weakest Link

Photo courtesy of Mariestella at AutoMobility Advisors
Photo courtesy of Mariestella at AutoMobility Advisors

This is part two of a three part series on the development of EVs and their supporting infrastructure in the United States.

It is said that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. In terms of the transition away from internal combustion engines towards electric vehicles, charging stations are the said “weakest link.” As essential as gas stations used by their ICE counterparts, EV charging stations are a fast developing but greatly lagging piece of the EV adoption puzzle in the United States. According to the White House in February, there are currently about 130,000 charging stations across the country which service three million or so EVs. Five years ago, the number was a little over half of that. While growing steadily for the last 10 years, the need for car charging stations is on the cusp of an explosion. The Biden Administration’s Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) actively encourages and incentivizes the mass adoption of both light EVs and medium/heavy duty commercial EVs, which will require significantly more powerful and larger charging stations. If the US is to expect tens of millions of new light EVs, medium duty EVs, and heavy duty EVs to hit the road by 2030, substantial steps need to be taken to make sure that there are enough charging stations to meet the massive demand. 


The first step will be to provide funding for companies to build the required number of charging stations to meet this demand. S&P Global, a NYC based financial analytics company, estimates that by 2027, the United States will need 1.2 million level 2 chargers and 109,000 level 3 chargers to meet the EV electricity demands. This is a stark increase from current capabilities, and at an estimated need of a 10 to 1 ratio of EVs to charging stations, it will take quite some time to reach these goals. Fortunately however, the Biden administration just this past week announced that over $2.5 billion in funding will be made available to local, city, and county governments for the express purpose of building more EV charging stations and expanding the availability of chargers to underserved areas. U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm said in the White House press release that “extending EV charging infrastructure into traditionally underserved areas will ensure that equitable and widespread EV adoption takes hold,” and will ensure “that charging stations more visible and accessible in our communities addresses the concerns many American drivers have when considering making the switch to electric.”  So already, steps are being taken in the right direction to meet infrastructure demands. 


The second step for EV charging will be to fix the chronic reliability issues that plague the current charging network. According to a J.D. Power study and recently reported by Automotive News, between Q1 2021 and Q3 2022, failed charging attempts rose from 15% to 21%, and in the last year, nearly 2 in 5 charging attempts were unsuccessful. If the average American is expecting to be able to rely upon an EV to get them from point A to point B, a near 40% failure rate to “refuel” their car will not be sustainable. Reasons for these failures can include out of service chargers, vandalism, software problems, and payment processing issues. These errors are partially caused by the volume of traffic received by each station, with some stations having nearly no downtime at all because of availability issues. This creates a vicious cycle in which there are not enough charging stations, so the ones that do exist are strained to the point where they break, therefore causing less charging stations to be available overall, and so on. To fix the overall problem, some of the resources dedicated to building the new charging stations need to be used to shore up the already existing charging infrastructure dotting the US. 


The EV charging station situation is not optimal or perfect by any means, but when a revolutionary new technology enters the market, there are always bound to be some bumps along the road towards implementation. Continued investment from private companies and at all levels of government will be required to fix the problems outlined above, but fortunately great funding and emphasis is already being put into this widely acknowledged problem. The goal of the US government is to create a seamless transition to EVs in which charging a car has the same level of convenience as filling a car up at a gas station, and by dedicating a combined total of $7.5 billion to doing so, it shows that the necessary funding and support exist to make it a reality. Stay tuned in two weeks for Part 3 of AMA’s story on the development of EV infrastructure in the United States.

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AutoMobility Advisor visits 2hire in Rome!

AutoMobility Advisors’ Dan and Hayden Teeter visit 2hire at their headquarters in Rome, Italy

AutoMobility Advisor’s Dan Teeter, Hayden Teeter and family recently had the opportunity to visit one of our clients, 2hire, at their headquarters in Rome, Italy. As a leading technology company in intelligent and connected mobility solutions, 2hire is dedicated to creating a connected world by connecting vehicles, bridging them with services and people. This mission aligns perfectly with AutoMobility Advisor’s focus on providing innovative solutions to their clients in the automotive industry.

Dan and Hayden’s visit provided a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of 2hire’s operations, as well as to build stronger relationships with the company’s leadership team. One of the highlights of Dan’s visit, was the great insight into the innovative technology solutions 2hire is developing, the company’s commitment to sustainability, and the ways in which they are building a strong company culture.

AMA and the Teeter family visits 2hire in Rome, Italy
AutoMobility Advisors’ Dan and Hayden Teeter visit 2hire in Rome, Italy

AutoMobility Advisor is working with 2hire to help them achieve their goals and make a positive impact on the world. Overall, Dan and Hayden Teeter’s visit to 2hire’s headquarters provided a fascinating glimpse into the world of intelligent and connected mobility solutions. Here at AutoMobility Advisors are proud to be part of the innovative work being done by 2hire, and hope to inspire others in the industry to embrace new technologies and work towards a more connected, sustainable future.

Cars and Copper

Image courtesy of ENTSO-E
Image courtesy of ENTSO-E

This is part one of a three part series on the development of EVs and their supporting infrastructure in the United States.

The automotive industry of the 21st century is experiencing a paradigm shift across all facets of vehicle production, distribution, maintenance, and consumer experience. Gas and internal combustion engines are no longer the sole method of powering automobiles. In fact, their long reign of dominance in the automotive market seems to be on the way out. In its place, EVs have exploded forth as an alternative capable of saving the environment through zero emissions and smart technology. Dedicated EV producers, led by Tesla, have gained substantial market share over the last five years, while long established OEMs like GM, Hyundai, VW, and Toyota have started to roll out brand new EVs at a breakneck pace. As EVs continue to gain ground, and with the introduction of medium and heavy duty commercial EVs to the market, the capacity for electrical charging will need to increase rapidly and efficiently in order to meet the ever increasing demand for electric vehicles. As this demand grows and more charging stations are built, a fundamentally important question must be addressed: how will the US power grid be able to keep up with and sustain America’s future power needs? 

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Photo Courtesy of Mariestella Colon Astacio

Currently, only a minority of the total automotive market share is occupied by electric vehicles. A variety of news organizations including the New York Times and Automotive News  reported that as of last year, only about 1% of the total cars on the road in the US were electric vehicles, and in 2022 made up a 7% of all new car purchases.  Despite these relatively small numbers, there have been a number of incidents in which the electrical grid has struggled to support the charging demands even from existing electric vehicles. During a heatwave in California last September, grid operators advised customers to not charge their EVs in the evenings in order to avoid an overload of the grid. So we see that already problems have begun to surface in the power industry’s ability to keep up with demand, especially during times of inclement weather. As EVs continue to eat up more and more market share, incidents like what happened in California will become more widespread without major improvements to the power grid.


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Photo Courtesy of Mariestella Colon Astacio

Another, and perhaps more arduous issue facing the American electrical infrastructure is the coming launch and mass marketization of larger commercial EVs. The Biden Administration’s Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was signed into law last August, and the bill laid out enormous incentives for the mass adoption of medium duty and heavy duty EVs (over 14,000 lbs). With a $40,000 tax credit available for all medium and heavy duty EVs, the miniscule market share currently occupied by these vehicles is projected to take off by the end of the decade. While substantially cleaner for the environment than their diesel and gasoline counterparts, these kinds of vehicles also demand significantly more energy to go the same distance as a lighter passenger EV. The energy usage for medium and heavy duty EVs is between 0.5 and 5.2 kWh per mile, while light EVs consume 0.2 – 0.4 kWh per mile. In 2022, over four million semi-trucks were operated in the US alone, excluding all other types of medium and heavy duty vehicles. It isn’t hard to imagine that an already beleaguered electrical grid will noticeably struggle to provide enough power for four to five million new EV semi-trucks, let alone all of the other segments of the market. 


However, these power concerns are not insurmountable. The Wall Street Journal reported in an article last month that the 2.1 million EVs on the road in 2021 only required 0.2% of the total electricity consumed for the entire year. It is not likely that the US power grid will be able to stay ahead of demand to such an extent as EVs shift towards a dominant position in the automotive market, but with such a head start, the problem is certainly not unsolvable. Continued investment in optimizing clean energy, nuclear power, and upgrading electrical infrastructure across the country will ensure that power needs are met 24/7. These upgrades are essential to ensure the solvency of the nation’s power grid as it grapples with the rise of EVs, but the next step requires thorough examination, expansion, and further investment in the powerpoints themselves. Part 2 of AMA’s EV story will dive into the progress, flaws, and necessary actions needed to shore up one of the most essential components of the United States’ switch to electric vehicles: EV charging stations

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Chip Goetzinger Joins AutoMobility Advisors as Solutions Director

Experienced Connected Vehicle and Technology Professional Focuses on Mobility Start-ups and Automotive Clients

By: Automobility Advisors, Llc

Chip Goetzinger             AMA Solutions Director

Chip Goetzinger AMA Solutions Director

MARIETTA, Ga. – Feb. 27, 2023 – PRLog — AutoMobility Advisors is pleased to announce that Chip Goetzinger is joining the growing automotive boutique consulting firm to help apply his years of experience for its clients as Solutions Director. Chip has worked in Silicon Valley, was a founding member of the Nissan Connected Services team in North America, and went on to lead Sirius XM’s Connected Vehicle Services group for many years. Based in Nashville, TN, Chip is now ready to help AutoMobility Advisors (AMA) and its growing list of clients further develop and expand their own business in connected vehicles, and navigate the choppy technical waters needed to implement winning customer solutions. AMA has grown dramatically in the past year, and now serves many young start-ups, some mid-size, and even large companies operating in the automotive connected and mobility space. Chip joins Dan Teeter, AMA Advisory Director, and George Ayres, AMA Managing Director as they work together to provide more value for clients. “I’m really excited to be working with AutoMobility Advisors in this new role, helping organize new solutions and technical approaches for mobility start-ups and automotive technology providers,” said Chip. “And I am glad to be working with George, and with Dan again, as we create new opportunities for our clients within the new mobility landscape. A lot of things are changing fast, from electrification, to the digital implementation of new services, and our clients need solid advice and counsel to make the most of this new world,” he added. George Ayres said, “I’m really happy to announce that Chip is joining our growing firm. He and I have known each other for many years, and his technical ability to help our clients is tremendous. They will quickly see how Chip can help them grow their own business faster too.” Learn more about how the team at AutoMobility Advisors can help your business create new opportunities within the automotive industry at www.automobilityadvisors.com

George Ayres

AMA goes to Ducati in Nashville

We recently had the opportunity to attend the unveiling of Ducati’s Ready 4 Red tour. George Ayres, a motorcycle enthusiast, and I, were thrilled to be a part of such an exciting event and learn more about Ducati’s latest offerings.

The event was held in Nashville, Tennessee and it was a perfect setting for the unveiling of Ducati’s latest models.

The highlight of the event was meeting Jason Chinnock, CEO of Ducati North America. He was very personable and took the time to talk to everyone, sharing his passion for motorcycles and the Ducati brand. It was fascinating to hear about the history of the company and the dedication of the people who work there.

We also had fun trying them out!

Another highlight of the event was meeting fellow AMA directors Chip Goetzinger and Dan Teeter. We had a great time getting to know each other and sharing our love of motorcycles. It was great to meet like-minded people who are as passionate about riding as we are.

Dan Teeter deciding which one to get.
George Ayres trying the Multistrada V4 S!
George Ayres trying the Multistrada V4 S!

The Ready 4 Red tour showcased Ducati’s latest models, and it was amazing to see the range of bikes they offer. From sportbikes to adventure bikes, there was something for every rider. The attention to detail and craftsmanship of each bike was impressive, and it was clear that every model was designed with the rider in mind.

AMA team and family

Overall, the unveiling of Ducati’s Ready 4 Red tour was an unforgettable experience. It was an honor to meet Jason Chinnock and the other AMA directors, and I learned so much about the Ducati brand and the people who make it great. If you’re a fan of motorcycles, I highly recommend attending a Ducati event and experiencing the passion and excitement for yourself.

Infrastructure Implications

Charles Sheeler  - "American Landscape"​ (1930) Courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art
Charles Sheeler – “American Landscape”​ (1930) Courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art

On Wednesday, January 25th, US Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced legislation to the senate that would prevent automakers from receiving EV tax credits for vehicles that are unable to meet the new battery and mineral standards outlined in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The IRA, penned in part by Senator Manchin, had originally allowed for a transition period for automakers to adjust to new regulations requiring minerals used in EVs to be mined in North America. With the majority of rare earth minerals (REMs) used in EV production sourced from outside of the United States, automakers and suppliers were already facing a steep uphill battle to move their mining operations to the US. Acknowledging this challenge, a grace period was built in to lessen the financial burden of this transition and ensure that EV credits were able to be properly distributed to OEMs.

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Senator Manchin’s new bill is intended to keep manufacturing in America, as he said in a press conference on Wednesday. Manchin told reporters that “the IRA is first-and-foremost an energy security bill, and the EV tax credits were designed to grow domestic manufacturing and reduce our reliance on foreign supply chains for the critical minerals needed to produce EV batteries.” Further, Manchin explained that “being an automotive powerhouse is in our blood which is why it is shameful that we rely so heavily on foreign suppliers, particularly China, for the batteries that power our electric vehicles. We cannot continue down this path.” Taking a protectionist stance, it is unclear whether Manchin will have the support to push this bill through the Democrat controlled Senate and Republican controlled House. 

This has caused some rumblings of concern from OEMs who say that it will take two to three years for them to properly move their mining and manufacturing operations solely on American soil. For now, the IRA remains as it was signed into law last year, with standards for material sourcing increasing 10% a year through the end of the decade. It remains to be seen if Senator Manchin’s new rules are able to overcome political hurdles to be signed into law, but one thing remains certain: automakers will need to spend a lot of time and money to ensure eventual compliance with the IRA. 

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With these potential new logistical challenges, OEMs will have to consider the prospect of completely revamping their supply chains and finding new ways to cut back on costs. The foreign outsourcing of REMs and critical materials for batteries and EVs is in itself a cost cutting measure, as domestically most of these capabilities were abandoned during the 1960s and 1970s. Forcing OEMs to immediately shift these operations to North America will undoubtedly present great costs and also open the door to new opportunities for domestic suppliers. Both commercial and light EVs are experiencing an explosion in demand in the US and abroad, as their market share grows higher each year. With Senator Manchin’s new proposal, the need for increased mining and manufacturing in the US could move at a furiously fast pace, and domestic Tier 1’s should be ready to step in to fill the gaps that OEMs need to meet customer demand and federal tax requirements. 

For consumers, this new proposal could have a variety of noticeable effects on their options and buying power. Due to the possible increase in costs, US consumers may find themselves paying more for EVs and potentially having to wait for OEMs to catch up with demand. Private vehicle sales may struggle as light EV demand could outpace production capabilities. However, with less stringent requirements for commercial EVs and the immense tax credits medium and heavy duty vehicles are eligible for, business customers will be able to largely replace their fleets of ICE trucks/vans at a reasonable price. Senator Manchin’s new bill may have the potential to create the perfect storm for a rapid and massive adoption of commercial EVs across the country and by many different types of businesses and government departments. 


Though in its infancy, Senator Manchin’s modification of the IRA could bring about a variety of changes that OEMs, suppliers, and consumers need to pay close attention to. Great opportunity already exists on the supply chain side of the market, and Manchin’s bill could increase these opportunities drastically. Commercial vehicle operators as well must be ready to adapt to the financial benefits of investing in medium/heavy duty EVs as OEMs see the benefits in their development, production, and adoption industrywide. The EV world is rapidly expanding and evolving, and only time will tell what the future holds for the most important segment of the automotive industry.

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CES 2023: The Return of Automotive Technology’s Most Important Show

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2023 was a return to form for the largest trade show of the year. With over 115,000 attendees and 3000 companies on display at the show over four days, it seemed that the years of Covid throttling CES were over. Companies from all over the world showcased their latest products and future technology, from lawn-mowing robots to transparent TVs. The automotive industry had an impressive showing this year, with many OEMs exhibiting EV concept cars and revolutionary technology and dozens of Tier 1 suppliers showcasing the future of connected cars and automobility. With all of this new technology, there were a few clear standouts inside the automotive sector and across the whole show.

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Perhaps one of the most well advertised exhibitors this year, VinFast, the Vietnamese car manufacturer, brought a huge presence to CES. In the LV Convention Center’s West Hall, VinFast had an enormous booth with the in-production VF8 model, the pre-production VF9, and two smaller concept crossovers. The vehicles boasted modern styling and impressive technology as well as a good quality interior. Outside West Hall, VinFast had a small track setup with the opportunity to test drive the VF8.

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Dan Teeter, AMA’s Advisory Director, had a chance to drive the VF8, which he thought was “solid and ready for market with lots of technology, competitive acceleration and good maneuverability.” Already clearing customs in California ports, VinFast cars are poised to enter the competitive EV market imminently.

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Beyond VinFast, Mercedes-Benz, Stellantis, and Sony all exhibited cutting edge EVs in various stages of development. Mercedes-Benz’s sleek EQXX sports car caught the attention of many attendees, while Ram’s concept truck and Peugeot’s concept sedan, each with suicide doors, seemed reminiscent of the Rivian RT1 and Doc’s DeLorean from Back to the Future respectively.

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Sony’s EV, a first foray into the automotive industry from the Japanese conglomerate, allows for advertisers to place ads in both the headlight and taillight bars on the outside of the vehicle. A first for non-commercial cars, it is a groundbreaking and possibly risky step for the novice car manufacturer to take during a period of consumer pushback against advertising. Nonetheless, these new potential competitors in the race for EV market share should be closely followed, and their prominence at CES continues to cement the convention as an automotive show. 

Interestingly, in a shift from previous years, CES 2023 moved away from mainly showing off future concepts and more towards a competition between companies over who could best execute the delivery of current cutting edge technology. In years past, those solutions would exist merely as an idea, rather than developed technology ready to sell and already being produced. This year, OEMs and other manufacturers looking for answers to their problems found existing solutions from a variety of Tier 1 and smaller startup companies. For example, if an OEM is seeking to integrate more advanced connected car services to their product lineup, they could turn to WirelessCar, a large European telematics firm, which already has developed a smart route planner for EVs, Plug & Charge for unconnected charging stations, and OEM apps for Google Automotive Services (GAS).


Another example is ATSC 3.0 broadcasting offered by ONE Media, a division of Sinclair Broadcasting, which is able to broadcast infotainment and over the air updates to cars using advanced TV signals. Technological advancements like this are here, and CES is the place to show it.


 Along with this growing prominence of connected car solutions at CES, Software Defined Vehicles (SDV) have taken the center stage in OEM innovation strategies. Michael Barczak, VP and Head of Automotive Americas at software solution and engineering service provider DXC Luxoft observed the “wide variety of discussions and a strong emphasis on Software Defined Vehicles” from both OEMs and suppliers throughout CES. John Makin, Luxoft’s Global Strategy and Growth Director, similarly noticed this, asserting “that the SDV trend, in combination with the drive toward EV, is clearly accelerating innovation in automotive.” Any OEM or Tier 1 looking for solutions in SDV no longer has to wait 5-10 years for a concept to become a reality. Rather, Luxoft is ready to provide these services today.



Looking ahead to 2024, it is almost certain that, barring another global health crisis, CES will match or surpass the pre-pandemic high of 185,000 attendees in 2019. No longer about future technology straight out of a sci-fi movie, CES exhibitors and attendees are presenting answers to problems that are ready today, and in 2024, it’s likely that this trend will continue as more and more business is conducted at the show. After all, Aska brought a working flying car, and John Deere displayed an autonomous tractor. Overall, CES 2023 was a resounding success for companies from across the automotive industry and beyond, and the team at AMA is excited to work hard throughout 2023 to ensure an even more successful CES in 2024!

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