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Drew Winter

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Drew covers infotainment, communication, connectivity and other vehicle technology focused on the user experience.

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Pulse Labs Finding Better UX User Insights with AI-Assisted Video Cameras

Pulse Labs acquires data through cameras (mounted to windshield in this case) configured at key vantage points within the automotive cabin, augmenting this data with cameras that capture the environment outside the car and telematics data from the car itself. These data sources are combined and analyzed using proprietary machine learning models that identify and classify activities of interest. Google and Amazon are both investors and clients. Bezos Expeditions, billionaire Jeff Bezos’s family investment fund, also is among the company’s investors. OEM clients include Polestar and Volvo. 

Connectivity Connected Services and Apps

Transforming Cockpits with Sustainable Materials and Smart Surfaces

The growth of electric vehicles and environmental concerns worldwide is creating demand for more sustainable interior materials that occupants can see and touch.

Connectivity Cockpit of the Future

Outlook Q2 2022 How Sustainable Materials, Smart Surfaces Will Transform the Cockpit of the Future

The growth of electric vehicles and environmental concerns worldwide is creating demand for more sustainable interior materials and also unseen materials such as sound insulation.

Cockpit of the Future

Behold the Cockpit’s Brave New Materials

The push for sustainable interior materials is not new, but Sage Automotive Interiors’ Julie Jacobs says consumer demand is fueling the growing scope and seriousness of the efforts, especially among the rising tide of younger, environmentally conscious consumers who care deeply about how the vehicles they buy are made.

Connectivity Cockpit of the Future

New NHTSA AV Rules Beginning of Long Road Ahead

The new NHTSA AV rules clear the way for commercial low-speed robotaxis like the Cruise Origin and Zoox vehicles, but it does not mean personal vehicles without steering wheels are coming soon to dealer showrooms


Cockpit Buttons and Knobs May Disappear Faster Than We Think

Like previous analog-to-digital trends, tech startup SigmaSense says software-defined sensing and controls will quickly transform future cockpits. 

Cockpit of the Future
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