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Christopher Boronni-Bird revealed today that he has left his position as director of advanced technology vehicle concepts at +General Motors where he led the development of the EN-V (electric networked vehicle) concepts among many other projects. Boronni-Bird is joining Qualcomm as a VP of Strategic Development.  Given Chris' history of working on urban mobility projects, I wouldn't be surprised if vehicle to vehicle and vehicle to infrastructure communications development is a major focus of his new role. 

In this video Chris describes the premise of the EN-V during a demonstration at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show. Best of luck to Chris in his new role.

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The future of the car is all about connections, within the cabin, between cars and…

The future of the car is all about connections, within the cabin, between cars and to the surrounding infrastructure. As an aside, I just learned today that Chris Borroni-Bird has left +General Motors where he was director of advanced technology vehicle concepts to join +Qualcomm as VP of Strategic Development. 

At GM, Chris was the driving force behind the EN-V urban mobility concept vehicles. The N in EN-V stands for Networked, and V2V and V2I communications are a critical part of making the whole idea of autonomous vehicles work. Qualcomm is one of the world's leading producers chips for mobile communications devices. There could be some very interesting times ahead for Chris and Qualcomm.

Reshared post from +Ford Motor Company

At 10am Thursday CET  Ford will be hosting a roundtable discussion at #IFA2012  on "The Future Of The Connected Car".

Have a question or discussion starter you would like to pitch to the pannel
>> In-car communications and entertainment. 
>> Cloud computing. 
>> Car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure communications.
>> Introduction of Apps to vehicles and the opportunities this presents. 
>> Privacy concerns and data sharing. 

Spokespeople from Ford, Microsoft, TuneIn Radio and INRIX traffic services are participating with +Sascha Pallenberg (crunchbase.com/person/sascha-pallenberg) chairing the discussion. 
*Get your voice heard* 
>> Ask your (on topic please) questions in the comments on this post. 
>> Ask using this hash tag: http://goo.gl/gL1LK (Public please, or we may not pick it up).
Note: If have a no-topic related question for +Ford Motor Company post your question with the hash tag at this link: http://goo.gl/WzVAO Remember that Ford can't reply to you though unless you have us in your circles! 

Thanks – +Robert Wallis 

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