ECIA Announces “Intelligent Transportation” Speaker at ECIA Executive Conference October 20-21

Dwight Howard, of APTIV LPC (formerly Delphi Automotive) to Explain Key Enablers of the Intelligent Transportation System at ECIA Executive Conference

Atlanta –ECIA continues to roll out the complete Executive Conference program lineup for 2019 with the spotlight on Dwight Howard, who is Manager of EE, Product Development at APTIV LPC. In this position, he has led the transformation of vehicle infotainment electronics, including the first commercial XM and Sirius satellite receivers, advanced automotive navigation/radio receivers, rear-seat entertainment systems, telematics and advanced smart receivers. His recent activities are focused on emerging vehicle to vehicle (V2V) and vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) applications, driver monitoring and gesture control systems and much more. Dwight’s presentation is titled, ‘Intelligent Transportation and Key Enablers.’

“Technology is transforming how we travel,” Howard explained. “We have seen vehicles evolve from reliable means of basic transportation to today’s advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) features to reduce burdens and increase safety. While the main focus has up until now been on the promise of self-driving autonomous vehicles, there is less attention to rapid advances in automation and information technologies for roadways,” he continued. “These interdependent capabilities must be harmonized – hence the emergence of the Intelligent Transportation System.”

“The breathtaking acceleration of electronics in vehicles is a key driver of growth for the components industry,” added Bill Bradford, ECIA President and CEO. “This topic is of vital interest for executives planning for 2020: they need to understand the technologies that contribute to the rapid growth in component demand. This presentation from Dwight Howard, who is at the forefront of the design and development of these technologies will be extremely enlightening,” he concluded.

The Executive Conference runs October 20-22 at the Loews Chicago O’Hare.

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