25 Jun Bill Russo to Chair Panel Discussion on the Internet of Vehicles at TechCrunch
Shanghai, China, June 27, 2016
West Bund Art Center
2555 Longteng Ave, Xuhu
|The Big Data Behind the Internet of Vehicles|
|The traditional automotive industry, where technology innovation has primarily been focused on powertrain and safety systems, must now contend with new forms of mobility services that are transforming the manner in which we experience the product. The particular conditions of urbanization, an ever-expanding middle class population, pollution, and congestion are uniquely challenging in China, which may create opportunities for innovative new mobility solutions for China.
The conventional hardware-centric, sales-driven, asset-heavy and ownership-based business model with sporadic customer interactions is now competing with a connected, on-demand, and often personalized mobility experiences. This new form of “connected mobility” is driving new technologies in the world of navigation, analytics, driver safety, driver assistance and information virtualization.
Innovations such as these, originating from both traditional OEMs and new mobility solutions platforms, many of whom are Chinese, could pave the way to a an entirely new business model for China’s auto industry.
Mr. Bill Russo, Managing Director, Gao Feng Advisory Company