Thursday, April 25, 2019

CONNECTIONS announces the Connected Car Corner, by InstallerNet, featuring the automobile as part of the smart home ecosystem

Parks Associates forecasts US will have 169 million actively connected cars by 2022

Parks Associates today announced that the upcoming CONNECTIONS™ conference will feature the Connected Car Corner, by InstallerNet, to highlight the role of smart automotive and mobile solutions in the smart home ecosystem. The international research firm will host the 23rd-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 21-23, in San Francisco, California.

New connected car research from Parks Associates reveals 4% of US broadband households have an in-car voice assistant device, such as the Amazon Echo Auto, Roav Viva, or Muse Auto, and 9% plan to buy one in the next 12 months. The research firm estimates the US will have 169 million actively connected cars, 56% of all light vehicles, by 2022.

Parks Associates research forecast - Connected Cars in the US

“We are thrilled to partner with InstallerNet, a leader in both connected car and home services, to launch the first Connected Car Corner at CONNECTIONS™, highlighting the growing importance of the connected car in the smart home ecosystem,” said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates. “The market is early but emerging, with several mobile solutions companies discovering how best to treat the automobile like another room in the home. Nearly 10% of US broadband households are planning to buy an in-car voice assistant device and add new features for connected cars offering innovative safety, comfort, and infotainment services.”

The CONNECTIONS™ Showcase Area highlights the latest innovations from leading IoT and smart home companies, and the Connected Car Corner, by InstallerNet, will host companies with specific solutions and technologies for the connected car.  

“InstallerNet has been integrating innovative electronics in the automobile since 2006, helping device manufacturers design, test, and install their vehicle solutions nationwide. The connected car continues to disrupt several industries with enhanced business models and will play a significant role in autonomous driving,” said Tony Frangiosa, CEO, InstallerNet. “We are excited about working with CONNECTIONS™ to showcase some of these leading technology companies.”

CONNECTIONS™ also features the special session “Connected Cars: Extension for the Smart Home,” which will provide insight on new revenue streams and business models emerging out of the connected car, the impact on auto insurance, and best marketing strategies to capture consumer interest. The session features executives from Gentex Corporation, Mojio, NXP, Owl Cameras, and SoundHound.

The event will host more than 650 high-level executives in an intimate networking environment. CONNECTIONS™ includes a mix of market research, analysis, and industry insight designed to capture the complexity and opportunities in these interconnected markets. 

CONNECTIONS™ sponsors include F-Secure, Alarm.com, Rapid Response Monitoring, Verisk, Amber, Arlo, Audio Analytic, Ayla Networks, Bitdefender, Cirrent, Firedome, Johnson Controls, Lutron, Mnubo, Oaks Labs, PassiveBolt, Schlage, Support.com, Trusource Labs, ULE Alliance, Universal Electronics, Wi-Charge, Control4, Flo Technologies, Owlcam, Zen Ecosystems, HP, HelloTech, and Inspire.

Connected Car Corner, by InstallerNet, will feature companies with specific solutions and technology for the connected car. If your company is interested in participating in the Connected Car Corner, please contact Bill Ali at BillA@InstallerNet.com, 978-645-6435.

For more information, visit www.connectionsus.com. To schedule an interview with an analyst or to request specific data, contact Sherrelle Lewis at sherrelle.lewis@parksassociates.com, 972-996-0214.

About CONNECTIONS™

Parks Associates' 26th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference features an in-person conference in May 2022 and multiple virtual sessions hosted throughout 2022. The event focuses on the adoption of technology including smart home, security, connected health, energy, and home automation.

Bringing together more than 1,500 senior executives, CONNECTIONS™ provides networking opportunities combined with visionary keynotes and virtual sessions. The Parks Associates analyst team leads all conference sessions, which are focused on technology innovations, consumer adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, and the evaluation of new business strategies, partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added service design.

Throughout the event, sponsors offer demos during networking events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services for the entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments.

CONNECTIONS™ 2022 features an in-person conference on May 17-19, 2022, with virtual sessions on February 16, April 14, August 18, October 20, and November 10. For more information, contact sales@parksassociates.com, call 972-490-1113, visit www.connectionsconference.com.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-owned and woman-led internationally recognized market research and consulting company, specializes in emerging technology solutions serving the consumer and small to medium business (SMB) markets. Celebrating its 35th year in 2021, Parks Associates is a partner to companies navigating the changing consumer technology landscapes through data-driven market insights, extensive consumer and industry intelligence, custom marketing services, and executive networking experiences and conferences.

The company's expertise includes home automation, control systems and security, digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, internet and video services, connected health and independent living solutions, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer electronics, and energy management solutions.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Connected Health Summit, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media. http://www.parksassociates.com

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