SAN FRANCISCO – For the first time, Wards Intelligence and the C3 Group are teaming up on the 2018 Smart Mobility Summit to bring together automotive thought leaders to debate and discuss the immense opportunities and significant challenges that smart mobility poses.

Being held in San Francisco on October 25, this inaugural joint event builds on four years of the C3 Group gathering stakeholders from automakers' Silicon Valley labs, top tech firms, venture capitalists, the research community, policymakers and media for collective brainstorming.

Hosted by Doug Newcomb, Wards Intelligence's new senior mobility analyst, the event will also feature interactive panel discussions and innovative connected car technology demonstrations. Participating companies in the Smart Mobility Summit will include AutonomouStuff, Avis Budget Group, Bosch, Cox Automotive, Flex, HERE, Hyundai CRADLE, INRIX, Jaguar, Lear, Magna International, Pioneer Electronics (USA), Ushr and Zipcar. Thought leaders from automotive, technology, policy and research will discuss a variety of topics, including:

  • Teaching Self-Driving Cars the Rules of the Road
  • Controlling the Curb in Smart Mobility
  • The Connected Future of In-Car Infotainment
  • The Silicon Valley and Detroit Symbiosis


WHAT: Smart Mobility Summit

DATE: Thursday, October 25, 2018

TIME: Registration opens at 2 p.m. PT with a special media preview until 2:30 and panels and networking from 3:00 – 7:30 p.m. PT

LOCATION: Dogpatch Studios, 991 Tennessee Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107

REGISTRATION: To register visit: Members of the media may register free of charge.

CONTACT: Devan Gillick, Breakaway Communications for Wards Intelligence – (415) 358-2487,   

EDITOR'S NOTE: Members of the press are invited to attend a preview of event highlights and demos from 2-2:30 p.m. PT, including interviews with Doug Newcomb and sponsor companies. Members of the press can register for free. Contact for registration code and to schedule any meetings during the preview.


Wards Intelligence (WI) is a world-leading provider of automotive insights and analysis, having served the industry's information needs for more than 90 years. A Southfield, Mich.-based Informa business, WI provides a forward-looking perspective on all aspects of the automotive business, tracking and forecasting market activity and technology trends and delivering intelligence, data and consulting to the global automotive industry and its investors. Learn more about Wards Intelligence by visiting


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Devan Gillick
Breakaway Communications for Wards Intelligence
(415) 358-2487