I have been writing for Auto Futures since the fall and I am pleased with our win/win relationship. It has been a pleasure working with content head Adrian Smith who has a wry sense of humor and understands what makes a great feature story. Trade shows can be exhausting but they are much more fun when you guided to scout out genius.
For example, after sharing that I had Vegas throat and sounded like by former landlady Mrs. Furlong—-Adrian Smith suggested a spin on my coverage of CES and that’s how I came up with the “That’s Entertainment” theme feature. I personally didn’t think that spending time at the “dog kissing booth” at the LA Auto Show was strange—but it did make my LA Auto Show round-up howl.
My favorite aspects of writing feature articles that I always learn something new and I get to talk to all kinds of interesting people. What I particularly enjoy is after seeing several views of an industry like my I did with my in-depth lidar research, my readers get the insight of some of the greatest minds in the industry. There has been a lot of confusion about what AI is and how it will be used in the automotive industry, I was able to find the core reasons why AI is so important to the automotive industry. There is also great hope from startups that are saving lives and helping people.
You are welcome to read my articles from Auto Futures. Many of them are features that tend to be more evergreen than news stories. I also hope they may make you smile because we live a very exciting time in the automotive industry.
Although many have not heard about autonomous self-driving vehicles until the last few years, scientists and academic researchers have been working in the field for years. Read about Jan Becker and what he learned.
When I attend automotive technology trade shows there is always a presence from advanced computer tech company, NVIDIA and, usually, Danny Shapiro. Lean how he helped NVIDIA become one of the most important suppliers in the AI automotive space.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is being used in the automotive space to anticipate and understand unpredictable human behaviour as well as to create intelligent driving scenarios.
There are many questions surrounding lidar and how it will influence the future of autos. Auto Futures spoke with lidar experts and analysts all over the world.
Israeli technology companies are building technology that can help save lives. Their tech can help find bombs but it can also evaluate the state…
It’s that time of year again, where the days get colder and more depressing – certainly in most of Europe. Everything becomes that little…
CES 2019 was a behemoth of automotive technology and demonstrations, a mega-mall shopping palace for automakers and suppliers. Auto Futures was on-site
Head-up displays (HUDs) were originally developed for aviation. Now they are seen as a great way to view navigation or safety alerts on the…
Las Vegas, Nevada. Not only home to the greatest entertainment in the world but, during CES, the latest and greatest technology. Since changing to…
Israel is a hotbed for automotive cybersecurity firms. Auto Futures talked with some of the leading businesses in Israel to learn what atmosphere in the military enable such great growth.
In the connected car space, if you want a good quote, you can always get one from Roger C. Lanctot, Director, Automotive Connected Mobility,…
It may well be the season to be merry, but it’s also a time to reflect on the lives affected by alcohol-impaired driving fatalities….
The influence of the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California on the automotive industry is legendary. Graduating seniors share their designs and vision for the future.
Key fobs are getting more complicated and smarter. But car thieves are getting smarter too.
Rashmi Rao is changing the face of automotive technology. She’s busy building new human machine interfaces (HMI) for automotive mobility at Samsung’s HARMAN. She was a delight to talk to and leads the way for more women engineers in automotive.
Trends that will be affecting the future were everywhere at this year’s auto show here in LA . The trends include increased screen size,…
BYTON is working on cars of the future that act as smart devices. At AutoMobility LA it showed off its M-Byte Concept SUV and the K-Byte Concept sedan. BYTON CEO and co-founder Dr. Carsten Breitfeld spoke about the company’s vision and design concept to a packed audience who applauded the reveal of the new sedan.
AutoMobility LA is a yearly event produced by the LA Show that shows new mobility concepts, awards new solutions, exhibits technology and presents talks.
At the Securing Mobility Summit part of AutoMobility LA, cybersecurity experts have been discussing the challenges and opportunities for the automotive industry.
At CES, earlier this year, a crowd formed around Henrik Fisker; the kind of crowd in Las Vegas that gathers around a celebrity. He has unique vision for the future of automotive.
Irina Zavatski turns utility vehicles into functional art. She’s FCA’s Exterior Design Manager and she was responsible for the entirely new Chrysler Pacifica minivan.
Burgeoning automotive tech is driving new streams of advertising-fueled options. Advertising can help provide free electric charging, gig economy money and free cars.
It’s been dubbed the Airbnb of the auto world – peer-to-peer (P2P) car sharing services that are gaining traction here in the U.S.
When most of us think about autonomous driving in the United States, we think of Silicon Valley. But one startup is stirring things up…
Not every CEO commutes to work on a unicycle. But then Rose Song Wang is no ordinary CEO.
At most Detroit automotive events the dress is usually strictly business, a sea of navy blue suits with a smattering of khaki pants. I looked to see wild sneakers a very creative entrepreneur.
There are many barriers to electric vehicle adoption that automakers and suppliers are working to break through. One major hurdle is the inconvenience of charging by heavy cords.
BlackBerry offers many security and safety features for the automotive market.
Cameras watching roads and the faces of drivers are currently proving to be very helpful when it comes to safety and security.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could talk to your car and understood what you wanted.?