12:00 pm EST – Supporting the Driverless Future

A panel of industry experts and moderated by journalists from Car & Driver used an opportunity at AutoMobili-D at 2017 NAIAS to explore innovations and directions being taken to build a future where autonomous driving can deliver the expectations that are building in the marketplace.

Eddie Alterman, Editor-in-chief of Car & Driver, and Pete Bigelow, Automobility Editor, joined Axel Nix, Sr. Director, Advanced Driver Assistance System, Harman International; Frank Lubischer, CTO at Nexteer; and Steve Lietaert, President, HELLA Corporte Center USA, Inc.

Audience members heard how some of the industry participants are already working hard to both anticipate and respond to emerging market expectations, part of which includes seeking out better understanding of what the users of the technology are willing to accept.

Certainly, it’s a “brave new world” that’s being anticipated, but the path forward is definitely one that’s coming, these observers all agree.