AutoTech Connect
September 5, 2019 , Silicon Valley, CA

This new mobility technology and vehicle supplier matchmaking event gears toward connecting OE automotive suppliers, heavy duty/off-highway suppliers, and automotive aftermarket suppliers. Attendees will have a unique opportunity to meet with startup companies that have developed advanced technologies for connected vehicles, telematics, EV, and other applications. Register to attend AutoTech Connect 2019 to learn about the latest trends, explore new business relationships, network with other suppliers, and develop a better understanding of this evolving landscape.
Who should attend?
Automotive, heavy duty, off-highway, and aftermarket suppliers looking for new technologies and potential business opportunities with innovative companies
What should attendees bring?
Depending on what attendees are looking for, tier suppliers should come prepared to discuss technologies of interest.  Attendees would typically be technology scouts, M&A executives, or R&D executives.
Who will attendees be speaking with?
Founders and executives from targeted, pre-vetted, transportation-related start-ups
How will the pre-selection process work for meetings?
Both tier suppliers and start-ups will have the opportunity to select their top choices for meetings about 10 days before AutoTech Connect.  Participants will be given access to a website with a list of companies and a brief business plan for each one.  After submitting their top choices, these “preferred meetings” will be scheduled and pre-added to the meeting schedules.  All participants will get a schedule in advance, but additional meetings can also be added (see below).
What is the meeting structure?
Each tier supplier will have a table for meetings along with an initial meeting schedule. There will be 15 meetings that are each 15 minutes long with a break of 5 minutes between them. Just before the match-up meetings begin, start-ups will have the opportunity to add their company names to any remaining time slots on a tier supplier’s meeting schedule.


Some of the technologies that have already committed to participate include:

  • 3D Metal Printing

  • Audio-based Data Communications

  • Automated Vehicle Technology

  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

  • Air Quality Meters

  • Antennas

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning

  • Battery Management and Battery Technology

  • Bio Monitors

  • Car Subscriptions

  • Data Labeling

  • Driver Behavior Software

  • “Driver Mode” Technology for Smartphones

  • Engine Efficiency Technology

  • EV Batteries and Electronics

  • Fleet Solutions

  • Gesture Recognition

  • High Resolution Mapping

  • Human Machine Interface (HMI) Technology

  • Lifecycle Analytics

  • Light-weighting Technology

  • Marketing Platforms

  • Mobility Platforms

  • Parktech

  • Predictive Analytics

  • Predictive Maintenance Software

  • Road Condition Monitoring

  • Route Planning

  • Vehicle Sensors (including: LIDAR, Radar, and Machine Vision)

  • Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Everything Communications (V2V and V2X)

  • Wireless Charging

  • Wireless Communications

Some of the companies that have already committed to participate include:

  • Actasys Inc

  • AIRLIB Inc.

  • Antenum, Inc

  • Arbe

  • Arrive

  • Deepen AI, Inc.

  • emotion3D

  • Eyeris

  • Freer Logic, Inc.

  • Inventev

  • Launch Mobility, Inc.

  • LifeSaver Mobile

  • Liftango


  • Metawave

  • Parkofon

  • Pitstop

  • PowerSphyr Inc

  • Pyze

  • RoadBounce

  • SafeMode

  • SapientX

  • Savari

  • Soteria Battery Innovation Group

  • StradVision


The Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA), the Automotive Aftermarket Supplier Association (AASA), and the Heavy Duty Manufactures Association (HDMA) will host a joint meeting in conjunction with the “OESA 2019 Q3 Mobility Supplier Forum” on Sept. 5, 2019 at SRI International in Menlo Park, California. This automotive forum meets quarterly in California’s “Silicon Valley” area and is intended to help automotive suppliers advance their business interests in connected and transformative technologies. Each meeting features insights from leading industry experts on issues of common concern for automotive suppliers.
John Muhs, attorney, Warner Norcross + Judd, will discuss how tier suppliers and aftermarket suppliers are partnering with new technology companies and how you should approach these arrangements.
Jeremy Carlson, principal analyst & manager, autonomous driving & mobility, IHS Markit, will share insight on the markets for ADAS and autonomous driving, connected cars, user experience, software, mobility and other automotive technology topics.
Chris Bahlman, head of diagnostics & services - North America commercial vehicles & aftermarket, Continental, will depict the global supplier’s vision for launching new aftermarket applications through organic development and partnerships with third party technology innovators.  


  • $225 -- Joint OESA/AASA/HDMA MTC Meeting

  • $500 -- Matchmaking Event Table – per Tier 1 and Aftermarket Supplier Company

  • $100 -- Matchmaking Event – per Person from Automotive Technology Startup Company


Residence Inn Palo Alto Menlo Park
555 Glenwood Avenue
Menlo Park, California 94025 USA

A block of rooms has been set aside at the Residence Inn Palo Alto Menlo Park. Please book within the block for the best rates. Cut off day is Wednesday, Aug. 14. After that date, the hotel cannot guarantee rates or availability.

All reservations must be made via phone. Attendees can call the hotel directly at 650.327.2000 and identify themselves as part of the AutoTech Connect group to receive the discounted rate:

  • Wednesday, September 4: $399

  • Thursday, September 5: $299

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