Patton to keynote vehicle displays and interfaces conference

DETROIT — The Detroit Chapter of the Society for Information Display (SID) announced that Douglas E. Patton, principal at Jupiter Consulting LLC, will deliver the keynote address at the 26th SID Vehicle Displays & Interfaces Symposium and Expo Detroit, to take place Sept. 24-25 at the Burton Manor Conference Center in Livonia.

Patton will open this year’s SID symposium and expo with a keynote address titled “HMI Opportunities Between Now and Autonomous Drive.”

Douglas Patton

Patton is a former executive vice president of engineering, CTO, and senior technical advisor at DENSO International America Inc, where he provided input and support on all aspects of the Japanese mobility supplier’s research and development in North America. His wide-ranging responsibilities included climate control, engine components, systems and components, engine electrical, safety products, cluster, in-vehicle-infotainment, and body electronics.

Patton is a Fellow of The Engineering Society of Detroit and a past president of both ESD and SAE International.

Patton’s keynote address will span current-day human machine interface (HMI) developments and advancements, followed by a short and long-term outlook at what’s on the horizon for emerging technologies and opportunities that could impact autonomous drive vehicles. His presentation will delve into public perception, technology, and how industry might bridge the gap, which will resonate with the vehicle display community, from academia and design engineering, to display creators, startups, vehicle manufacturers, and Tier 1 suppliers.

Hundreds of automotive OEM professionals, designers, engineers, scientists, technologists, researchers, and systems integrators, as well as manufacturers, are expected to gather for the event. The technical program features presentations by scientists, engineers, and technologists from the global display, HMI, vehicle systems, photonics, academic, and automaker communities. These peer-reviewed papers provide in-depth knowledge and insights on the latest scientific advances, most recent breakthroughs, and potentially revolutionary applications.

The concurrent exhibition features more than 100 leading display technology product and service providers, showcasing their latest cockpit offerings, up-and-coming technologies, systems, and in-car solutions. Attendees can demo products, source suppliers, and engage in one-on-one problem solving for their current projects with expert technical reps.

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For information on exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, contact Joe Nemchek at jnemchek@pcm411, or call (203) 502-8338.

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