Car Compute

The processing power in cars is moving even faster than Moore's law. That's because, in addition to gains from faster processors, there is also additional need and thus increased per-car spend on computing power. Current high-end cars carry an arsenal of diverse sensors, display screens, human interfaces, ADAS features, Internet, and Infotainment apps, as well as the usual battery of car management functions. Something needs to crunch all that data to make sense of it. Our meeting will look at the needs and uses of car compute power.
But car compute is not the whole story. Much like Google Voice recognition or Siri, the mobile unit is better when it leverages the power of the cloud. In turn, the data gathered from the car can be aggregated and uploaded in order to augment the knowledge stored in the cloud. Thus, the optimal structure is a partnership between car compute and cloud compute – however, the car must be able to function independently when connectivity is (inevitably) disrupted.

So, this duality offers us ample room for discussion and debate for our meeting:

  • How much compute is needed, and for what uses?
  • What is the impact of autonomy on the processor requirements?
  • Do cars need an AI level of capability?
  • What about redundancy, like aviation?
  • Where is that compute power best located in the car, and outside?
  • What are the privacy implications of this dual brain? What about the security risks?

Join the Autotech Council's Car Compute meeting, to discuss diverse forward-looking opinions and look at a number of startups who have innovations in this space.

The Autotech Council opens its doors to non-members a few times each year to take a deep dive into a segment of the auto industry that is attracting large amounts of innovation and investment. These ½-day, executive-format agendas highlight a few larger vendors who are leading the segment forward and bring dozens of undiscovered companies to the stage as well. These agendas always include plenty of time for networking, business discussions, and an interactive format that promotes relationships between member and non-member companies.
This meeting is free for Autotech Council members, open to non-members for a $200 fee, and Rapid Fire Demo Slots are available during registration to companies who can show off new products or services based on sensors and sensor technology.

Call For Speakers and Rapid Fires
We encourage companies innovating around computing hardware for automotive to apply to speak online here.

Demo Tables Available
Demo tables are available during registration to any company with a product or service in this market segment who would like to show their technology during the morning and lunch breaks. These are a great way to get everyone in the room an in-person introduction to what you are doing in this market segment. Tables are 30” tall round cocktail tables, include black table linen, power, and Wi-Fi when available.

Call For Sponsors
Want your company or product to have maximum impact at this meeting of up to 100 Automotive Professionals? Companies interested in sponsoring this meeting should check out the meeting details and click ahead to learn more about the benefits of sponsorship.


  • When

  • Friday, September 11, 2015
    8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Where

    2800 Scott Boulevard
    Building E
    Santa Clara, California 95050

About the Autotech Council

Visionary companies in the auto industry use the Autotech Council to discover innovation, build partnerships, exchange insight, and grow their professional networks. The result is earlier discovery of new innovation, better understanding of technology's potential impact and timing, access to more entrepreneurs and investors, and in the big picture - getting better cars to market faster.

Autotech Council members meet monthly to hear from start ups and educate themselves on new technologies and market trends. For more details, visit

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