Connected Car

The impact of connectivity on the automotive industry is massive. But the ways cars, their owners and passengers currently connect are immature:

  • Customers must choose one specific carrier
  • SIMs must be programmed for a specific, region-based carrier
  • Few pricing options are available
  • Customer interfaces for buying connectivity are an afterthought
  • Who pays for connectivity is not settled

The Council is convinced this is about to improve quickly. Customers will soon buy cars with programmable SIM cards, their choice of carrier. They will be able to select pricing models on the car's screen, and subscribe/pay on the spot. Annual, monthly, daily…and even one-time rates will be offered. Also, customers will be able to choose which services they want to enable in their car, such as safety only, infotainment, or hotspot Wi-Fi.

In our meeting about the Connected Car, we'll discuss the emerging service offerings, technologies, business models, and pricing models that consumers can choose. This meeting brings together the ComTech Forum and its network operators and Autotech Council members. 

About our Public Meetings: The Autotech Council opens to non-members to discover a segment of the industry that is attracting large amounts of innovation and investment. Public meetings are ½-day agendas that highlight a few vendors who are leading the segment and introduce dozens of undiscovered companies. Expect plenty of time for networking, business discussions, and an interactive format that promotes relationships between member and non-member companies.

Fees and Options: This meeting is free for ComTech Forum and Autotech Council members, open to non-members for a $200 fee. Startups with new technology may add a Rapid Fire pitch to their online registration ($50 to members, $200 for non-members). And any company who can demo new products or services in the segment, may reserve a demo table ($50 to members, $500 for non-members).

Call For Speakers and Rapid Fires
We encourage young companies with relevant new technologies to Apply to Present using the online application form. If you are not selected for this agenda, your application will be considered for future agendas. Preference is given to members, sponsors and companies with technologies that have validation, traction and industry support.

Demo Tables Available
Demo tables are available to any company with a product or service in this market segment who would like to show their technology during the breaks. Demo tables allow all attendees an in-person introduction to new technologies. Tables are 30" round cocktail tables, with black linen, power and Wi-Fi when available and are $50 to members, or $500 to non-members.

Interested in Sponsoring?
Want your technology to reach innovation scouts from 50 of the most cutting edge companies in the Telecom and Automotive ecosystems? Companies interested in sponsoring this meeting should check out the meeting details and click ahead to learn more about the benefits of sponsorship.

This Meeting Is Sponsored By


  • When

  • Thursday, April 13, 2017
    8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Where

  • Elektrobit @ Club Auto Sport
    521 Charcot Avenue
    San Jose, CA 95131

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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