Panasonic Automotive’s Tom Gebhardt to Join Auto Industry Leaders on Connected Car Panel


Future of mobility is the subject of June 4 Telematics Detroit headline panel including executives from Panasonic, GM, Ford and Kia.



NEWARK, NJ (MAY 30, 2014)Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America President Tom Gebhardt will speak with other auto industry leaders on panel addressing how connected car strategies will dictate the driving experience and future of mobility.


Mr. Gebhardt joins Phil Abram, Chief Infotainment Officer at General Motors, Henry Bzeih, CTO at Kia Motors and Don Butler, Executive Director, Connected Vehicle and Services, at Ford Motor Company on the panel moderated by Thilo Koslowski of Gartner, Inc. The super-panel takes place June 4 and headlines this year’s Telematics Detroit (June 4-5 at the Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, MI).


"Innovation, convenience, connectivity and safety are critical to car buyers. We’re all looking at how to bring them together in a way that protects, entertains and delights drivers,” said Mr. Gebhardt.


Telematics Detroit 2014 offers a venue for the automotive, consumer electronics, web and mobile industries to converge to understand changing technology and business paradigms and strategize with cross-industry partners as connectivity begins the process of changing the face of mobility.


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About Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America

Based in Peachtree City, Georgia, and with Detroit-area operations located in Farmington Hills, Mich., Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America is a division company of Newark, New Jersey-based Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation, which is based in Osaka, Japan, one of the world’s leading developers and producers of innovative digital and other electronic products for consumer, business and industrial use. Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America also acts as the North American operating company of Panasonic’s Automotive Systems Company of Japan, which coordinates global automotive industry systems and components operations. For more information on Panasonic automotive, please visit:



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