ANN ARBOR (WWJ) — Sessions on Monday and Tuesday afternoon of the 2013 CAR Management Briefing Seminars will highlight the progression of advanced driver assistance systems and vehicle-to-vehicle active safety as they converge towards an autonomous and connected vehicle future.

Newsworthy topics discussed during sessions:

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Monday August 5
Perspectives on the Future of Connected Vehicle Technology:
* Hear the latest information on the USDOT’s Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot
* Learn how West Coast tech companies (such as Cisco and Qualcomm) are engaging with the automotive industry to develop connectivity solutions together
* Find out what the telematics and telecom industries are pursuing for next-generation connected vehicle products and services

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Tuesday August 6
Innovate or Mandate: The Road to Self-Driving Vehicles :
* Receive information about forthcoming advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and how they will improve vehicle safety
* Learn what efforts are underway to develop automated vehicle technologies in Michigan and elsewhere
* Discover when you might first have your vehicle drive you home
* Gain insight into how innovation and regulation are interacting to drive development of vehicle safety systems

For detailed information, visit the event’s website at

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The Center for Automotive Research is a non-profit organization based in Ann Arbor. Its mission is to conduct research on significant issues related to the future direction of the global automotive industry, organize and conduct forums of value to the automotive community and foster industry relationships. For more information, visit the CAR website: