Auto show season really kicks off this week with L.A and Tokyo sharing the same week. I’m out in LA for the week getting ready to see the lineup of luxury cars and Japanese brands unveiling new products and features.
What to look for this week? Sleeker, slimmer, lighter new cars sporting high
tech accessories, but most importantly new materials. Aluminum, carbon fiber and new composite materials are the order of the day to optimize the weight to power on cars facing tougher emissions regulations.
Accompanying the show is a conference on connected cars. Over the past three years we’ve seen a boom on suppliers focusing on fuel economy and emission reduction. We’re already seeing strong results from suppliers on consumer connectivity. I look forward to seeing some in action.