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Learn from your peers and their experiences
You’ll get exclusive access to case studies and discussions with your fellow Automotive Tech professionals – the people who are facing similar challenges to you, and who will understand the issues and opportunities in the market today.

The opportunity to share your ideas
Membership of AutoTech: Trends provides you with the chance to share your experiences, ideas and thoughts with a global community of Automotive professionals. We’ll be on the lookout for experts in their fields to contribute content to the Community, complete with opportunities to be featured via our Start-Up spotlights, Automotive Inspire interviews and perhaps a profile in the AutoTech: Trends Community Alerts.

No-pressure networking
Find your people. That may be online during the year, at one of our virtual meet-ups, or at an AutoTech event in the near future. Choose what works for you and network in your own way.

Exclusive content and expertise
The AutoTech: Trends community will provide both on-demand and live content – you can dig through our archives from the last year to recap on the views of our expert speakers and the information they share, or attend live to hear the latest takes on industry trends.

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|Monthly Focuses 

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E/E Architectures

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ADAS & Autonomy

AutoTech: Detroit

June 8 – 9, 2022 |
Suburban Collection Showplace
Novi, MI, USA

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Manufacturing & Sustainability

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FOCUS: Electrification & Advanced Propulsion

Oct 25-26, 2022 |
Detroit, MI, USA

AutoTech: Europe

November, 2022 |

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March | E/E Architectures

1:30pm ET – 2:15pm ET | Panel Discussion: Unlocking Potential for Vehicle as a Platform  

  • How can automakers and the industry take advantage of the software-defined car to better align with consumers’ digital life?
  • What are the challenges in developing the new architecture & its eco-system?
  • What are the opportunities to counteract the legacy of ad hoc software additions?
  • How will this transition pave the way for the next generation of personalized in-vehicle features? What functions or features see the highest consumer demand?

Moderator: Luca DeAmbroggi, Chief Analyst – Technologies & E/E Architectures, Wards Intelligence

Panelists:  Matt Jones, Director of Global Technology Strategy, Ford Motor Company

Partha Goswami, Senior Manager – Technology Trends & Insights, General Motors


A Wards Intelligence Outlook on the Software Defined Vehicle
Luca DeAmbroggi, Chief Analyst – Technologies & E/E Architectures, Wards Intelligence

Panel Discussion: Revolutionizing the Automotive Ecosystem with Over-the-Air Updates
Contributions by: Wards Intelligence, Sibros, Faraday Future, Toyota Motor North America, and COVESA.

Panel Discussion: SDV State of the Industry
Contributions by: Wards Intelligence, Sibros, Faraday Future, and Mercedes-Benz.

Fireside Chat: A Year of Chip Shortages and Supply Chain Turbulence
Contributions by: Wards Intelligence and Totem Point Management LLC.

What You Can Look Forward To…

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  • The Evolution to Human Centered Automotive Design
  • Maximizing UX with the Electrified Cockpit of the Future
  • The Sustainable Future of Interiors
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  • Bridging the Safety Gap to Full Autonomous Adoption
  • Sensing the Future – What Will Dominate in the Drive for L5?
  • Sensor Integration

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Community Members

If you work in AutoTech, it’s guaranteed you’ll find something to interest you within the AutoTech: Trends Hub. Within our community, you’ll find members from:

Automaker OEMs | Tier-1s | Software suppliers | Telcos | Fleet Providers | Mobility Service Providers | Government Transportation Departments | Universities | Associations | Analysts & Consultants

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Sign up at any point during the year and receive the following each month.

The opportunity to join us live mid-month, every month, for a series of curated discussions focusing on the hottest AutoTech trends.

Unlimited access to on-demand about the specific AutoTech trends we are focusing on month by month.

A subscription to our AutoTech: Trends Monthly Alert – putting all the highlights, news and content you need to know about in one handy update.

Start-up Spotlights: we’ll be shining a light on the latest and greatest in the start-up world within particular Megatrends, via short form content available in the content hub.

Access to networking and connections with other like-minded individuals. Make contact online, exchange details and keep those connections alive ahead of AutoTech: Detroit and AutoTech: Europe in 2022.

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This pass gives you complete access to the AutoTech: Trends Community Platform.

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Under 5 years old
Fewer than 10 employees
Self-funded or under $5 million funding

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