22

Sep

Member Meeting

Are We There Yet? Navigating to Autonomous Vehicles

11:30 AM

Cobo Center


Dinesh Paliwal

Dinesh C. Paliwal

Chairman, President & CEO

HARMAN

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Are We There Yet: Navigating to Autonomous Vehicles

Dinesh C. Paliwal, Chairman, President & CEO of HARMAN, spoke to the Detroit Economic Club on Thursday September 22nd about the opportunities autonomous vehicles offer the state of Michigan.

“We are in a growing economy and that is why a lot of large technology companies are moving into automotive,” said Paliwal. “Why? Because they are running out of ideas on how to grow. This is the fastest growing industry in the world for at least the next 30-40 years, which is great news for Detroit. I think it is good news for the people in this room. Ten years ago, nobody wanted to be an engineer because they thought that there was no future. Now there is a great future.”

When asked how Michigan can best position itself to be ready for opportunities Mr. Paliwal replied, “The first thing that comes to mind is that you need to create an ecosystem for startups.”


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Dr. Virinder Moudgil

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