Telematics Update to unite the biggest players within in-car infotainment such as Ford, GM and Continental at Content and Apps for Automotive Europe 2014 to discuss future revenue streams of in-car content.


Telematics Update will bring together 250+ market-leaders, including Ford, General Motors, Volvo, Toyota, ERTICO, Kia, Trip Advisor and Facebook at The Content and Apps for Auto Europe Conference 2014 (April 8-9) to explore how much money can be made from the automotive ‘virtual market place’ for OEMs and content providers.

One automaker that is investing the time of its R&D Department in personalised ads is BMW.  The idea is that special offers are generated as you get closer to restaurants, gyms and other points of interest.  The system would not just be dependent on your location but also on your driving history, leading to questions about how consumers’ data is handled.  This is in addition to concerns surrounding driver distraction, although it does look like the in-car ads system will be opt-in rather than opt-out or fitted as standard.  It is clear that advertising through the car’s infotainment system will need much testing and streamlining but it does present a clear, indirect opportunity for future revenues streams for OEMs.  This will be a topic of much debate for years to come and will be analysed  at The Content and Apps for Automotive Europe Conference in April –

Content and Apps for Auto Europe 2014 (April 8-9, Munich, Germany) is Europe’s biggest conference focussed on content and apps for automotive and will tackle the business model, platform and data processing challenges that face infotainment.  The Conference is in its third year and tackles all the major issues affecting the in-car infotainment market which is expected to reach $14.4 billion by 2016 (MarketsandMarkets).  The figure does not include the goldmine that the exchange of premium vehicle data presents to advertisers, government agencies and the online community when collated by apps and that’s why this area of infotainment is attracting so much interest.  Jack Palmer, Project Director commented,  “If OEMs and content providers can satisfy regulators with appropriate big data and privacy checks and balances, then there lies a huge opportunity for them to make the car pay post-sale!”.  He continued, “Our C-level speakers such as  Kenneth Malmberg of GM and Alastair Cotterill of Facebook will be discussing how to mitigate driver’s concerns about the use of personal data by creating a standout user experience at Content and Apps for Auto Europe 2014 in April”.

For the complete Content and Apps for Automotive Europe 2014 Conference programme and speaker line-up, visit:

Over 30 industry-leading speakers at the 2014 Conference

The Conference programme and speaker line-up has been added to week-on-week to ensure delegates hear from the most innovative companies and their C-level representatives within the infotainment space.

• Philipp Hoschka, Deputy Director, World Wide Web Consortium *NEW

• Stephan Appt, Legal Director, Pinsent Masons *NEW

• Gregoire Heugel, Sales Director Automotive and Mobile, Michelin *NEW

• Kenneth Malmburg, New Business – Global Connected Car, GM *NEW

• Peter Virk, Head of Connected Technologies and Apps, Jaguar Land Rover

• Joerg Luetzner, Director – Online Services, Continental Automotive

• Wolfgang Sailer, Product & Advanced Product Planning Manager, Kia

• Candido Peterlini, Director – Infotainment Product Concept , Fiat

• Martin Kristensson, Head of Content Acquisition, Volvo

• Roger Giralt, Navigation, Telephony, Multimedia and Connected Car, SEAT

• Alastair Cotterill, Creative Strategist, Facebook

• Rory Kenny, Mobile Partnerships EMEA, Trip Advisor

The fuller speaker-line up of over 30 industry leading speakers can be found here:

The hottest topics at this Year’s Conference:

Break down ‘Big Data’ to Create Next-Gen Apps

• Create a Standout Automotive User Interface

• De-Bunk the In-Car App Store Myths

• The Case for Daily Relevant Content

• The Future of the Auto Operating System

To view the complete conference agenda –

With 30+ senior-level infotainment speakers, 16+ sessions and attended by 250+ delegates, this year’s event will be Europe’s biggest conference focussed on content and apps for automotive and should be high up on all dedicated IVI professionals’ agenda.

Nokia stated that the Conference offered “Excellent networking and solid technical & business updates” and General Motors backed this up by declaring “No sales pitch, non-stop intellectual debate on all important issues related to apps/contents in auto industry!”

For the complete Content and Apps for Automotive Europe 2014 conference programme and speaker line-up, access the e-brochure at or contact the Telematics Update team at

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