Through collaboration with Oakland County, Danlaw hosted February’s Tech248 MeetUp at our Connected Car office, welcoming more than 80 Michigan-based technology companies. Tech248 events serve to help tech companies establish new partnerships, while working to attract and retain talent in Oakland County.
Tim Morris, Chief Operating Officer at Danlaw, and Dan McClung, Vice President of Engineering Solutions, discussed how Danlaw’s Connected Car products are creating a new ecosystem of personal mobility.
Tim focused on the impact of Danlaw’s DataLogger product, stating:
“There has been a major change in the landscape here for automotive business. Some of the things driving this change are ride sharing, electric and hydrogen fuel cell power systems, as well as high-speed wireless connectivity between vehicles and backend systems. All of these advancements are driving technology changes in the autonomy and mobility industries.
We believe that the DataLogger and our Connected Car solutions will help to pave the way toward a future of sustainable mobility, by ensuring efficient driving to help reduce traffic and congestion, improving the driver experience, enhancing safety on the roads, and empowering drivers with the information they need from their cars.”
Dan shifted the discussion to Danlaw’s V2X products, which enable cars to communicate with other vehicles and surrounding infrastructure to provide enhanced safety on the road. Dan explained that our V2X Aftermarket Safety Device and Antenna are more advanced than traditional ADAS applications, such as ABS brakes or assisted parking. While LiDAR and radar technology used in current solutions only monitor the car’s immediate vicinity, Danlaw’s V2X solutions are able to communicate with infrastructure and other cars at a further distance. This provides a more advanced warning of imminent collisions or road hazards and contributes to safer driving conditions.
While we enjoyed sharing our new Connected Car products, the Tech248 MeetUp was more than just presentations and demos. The event provided a catalyst to form new partnerships, discuss the advancement of technology industries in Metro-Detroit, and get to know fellow leaders in our community.