Published on November 16th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart0
The LA Auto Show Unveils Its Speaker List, & Guess Who We’re Interviewing
November 16th, 2018 by Nicolas Zart
The Los Angeles Auto Show just released the list of its speakers and programs a week before the event. The good news is that we will not only be there to cover the auto show’s pre-public media days but also today interviewed one of its speakers in Santa Clara, California.
CleanTechnica: The LA Auto Show Sneak Peek
I’ve always liked the LA Auto Show. It’s an odd mixture of local tuning shops, big business automotive players, mobility innovations, and many startup hopefuls. Last year, Tesla was present for the first time, right at the main hall entrance. Kyle Field and I will cover the LA Auto Show this year, but there will be more than we can see and hear.
I interviewed Byton CEO & Co-founder Dr. Carston Breitfeld today in Santa Clara, California, and we will see him again as a speaker next week on a panel about Machine Learning and AI — Tuesday, November 27. More on both of those will come at a later date.
Benoit Jacob, whom we also interviewed recently in Munich, Germany, will be part of the Car Design Panel on Wednesday, November 28. We’ll be sure to catch that one as well.
Picking Out Important EV/AV Events
As a specialized member of the media, CleanTechnica gets an early glimpse of special events before the public. Some of these events are a terrific way to see what is happening in the automotive world. Specifically, the Women in Automotive event held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, on November 26 looks appealing. It will have a focus on educating and empowering women and men in the automotive community on thought leadership and trends that impact employment and sales growth.
The other event I’m looking forward to is: “It Takes a Village to Create a Car: Defining a New Model of Collaboration.” This panel focuses on how software can help speed up the pace of technology needed to develop and produce autonomous vehicles (AV). The automotive ecosystem needs to collaborate with startups, VC funding, OEMs, as well as automakers and tech giants. I hope to see the topic of open source software and hardware brought up.