Nissan to show wearable telematics technology at automotive content conference

The Nismo smartwatch from Nissan is set to monitor vehicle performance as well as driver’s heart rate, temperature and biometrics, representing a potential watershed moment for vehicle connectivity, according to Telematics Update, a telematics conference organizer. "Wearable technology is fast becoming the next big thing and we want to take advantage of this innovative technology," said Gareth Dunsmore, marketing communications general manager at Nissan, Europe.

With wearable technology making headline news, The Content & Apps for Automotive USA 2013 conference is set to feature renowned Silicon Valley entrepreneur and MotionX pioneer Philippe Khan take to the stage to present his view on how wearables are set to transform the automotive industry. Speaking ahead of the conference, event director Gareth Ragg stated, “Wearable technology has the potential to revolutionize the connected car experience. With it offering the promise to spot fatigue, monitor concentration and maybe even measure emotions, it could be the killer technology to provide non-distracted telematics services.”

Content & Apps for Automotive USA 2013 Conference, Dec. 11 to 12, San Francisco, is North America’s largest event dedicated to automotive content. It will tackle how create a new app paradigm for the car by developing a flexible auto-grade content platform.

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Over 25 Industry pioneer speakers at the conference include:

  • Matt Jones, senior technical specialist - Infotainment, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Philippe Kahn, CEO, Fullpower-MotionX
  • Damon Lavrinc, transportation editor, WIRED
  • Steffen Neumann, project manager, Mercedes-Benz R&D North America
  • Charles Koch, manager of new business development, American Honda
  • Benjamin Auslander, manager of content development, connected services, Volkswagen
  • Jake Sigal, founder and CEO, Livio
  • Michael Harkey, Platform BD, Foursquare
  • Martin Kristensson, head of content acquisition, Volvo
  • Henry Bzeih, head of infotainment and telematics, KIA Motors
  • Geoff Snyder, director of automotive business development, Pandora
  • John Du, director of China R&D Center, General Motors

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Conference topics include:

  • Get to grips with the future of IVI platform standardization: Collaboration or competition?
  • Explore how to redefine the vehicle app UI through delivering an integrated content platform
  • Evaluate whether Android and iOS are primed to make the leap into the automotive arena
  • Debate the business models that will transform the car into lucrative platform for developers
  • Discover how to harness contextual data to create uber-personal content and apps for the car

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For the complete Content & Apps for Automotive USA 2013 conference program and speaker line-up, access the e-brochure at or contact the Telematics Update team at content(at)telematicsupdate(dot)com.

For more informatoin, contact: Gareth Ragg, conference director at 800 814 3459 ext. 7589; email: gragg@telematicsupdate(dot)com.