CES Autos ‘n’ Apps Meetup Presented by Panasonic Automotive – Party

January 6, 2014

I just sent out a status update with a bit of snark to it. I said that journalists in Las Vegas for CES 2014 are here to work. I attached a photo of some Beefaroni and my laptop in my hotel room. I did that because right now I’m adding photos to galleries, videos to playlists and blog posts to this site in order to justify my existence as a content professional and journalist.

But the snarky comment about all work and no play was ill-advised. MOSTLY because the event I’m going to tonight is actually just a party and not a press conference as I had assumed. The fine folks at Livio and Panasonic have invited me – sans reporting gear – to join them in networking, toasting the new year and chatting CASUALLY about automotive technology.


Blurry photo of the ferris wheel in Las Vegas. Click on this photo for more photos of #CES2014 – and perhaps tomorrow I’ll have some Autos-n-Apps shots loaded.

I think I still might bring my camera with me, but now I am breathing a bit easier because tomorrow at CES 2014 the day starts (for me) at 7AM with a meeting at Intel in the Las Vegas Convention Center. So, I hope I see you tonight…here’s some more info from my gracious hosts on the meetup they’ve coordinated…

The third annual CES Autos ‘n’ Apps Meetup Presented by Panasonic Automotive is for anyone who works in autos, music or apps to catch up while enjoying free drinks and Bond’s awesome atmosphere the night before the 2013 International CES officially kicks off.

Sounds cool, right? Here’s what you need to know:

1. It’s free – Panasonic Automotive is buying your drinks!

Panasonic Automotive is all about a better life and a better world. In Vegas, that means the drinks are on them. Our friends at Elektrobit are bringing some added fun to the celebration, too.

2. Cool people come to this

Last year’s meetup got more than 400 RSVP’s from:

  • Auto OEM’s, Tier 1’s, Software developers and Chipset manufacturers
  • Apps and Content: Internet radio, navigation, traffic and social media
  • Press:  RAIN, Fox News Radio, AOL and Nerdist.com.

3. We’re here to network

Autos ‘n’ Apps is a casual networking event. Attendees register beforehand so we can get a good count and accurate contact information.  During the event everyone gets a name tag, access to the open bar and a high five on their way out.  We try to make it as easy and fun as possible for networking to happen.

4. It’s at Bond Bar in the Cosmopolitan 

Cool LED lights, great music and a fun lounge.  We like it.

5. Hosts

Your friends at Livio will once again be your hosts for Autos ‘n’ Apps this year.  We get apps into cars and we’re fun.  If you’re planning to tweet, use hashtag #cesautosnapps

Sponsored by:

Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America

Based in Peachtree City, Georgia, and with Detroit-area operations located in Farmington Hills, Mich., Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America is a division company of Newark, New Jersey-based Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation, which is based in Osaka, Japan, one of the world’s leading developers and producers of innovative digital and other electronic products for consumer, business and industrial use. Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America also acts as the North American operating company of Panasonic’s Automotive Systems Company of Japan, which coordinates global automotive industry systems and components operations. For more information on Panasonic Automotive, please visit: http://us.panasonic.com/automotive.

Elektrobit (EB) – Automotive Software

EB Automotive is recognized internationally as one of the most important suppliers of embedded software solutions in the automotive industry. In addition to the development of products, EB Automotive also specializes in services and consulting for the automotive industry, supplying implementations of software solutions for a broad range of AUTOSAR and FlexRay, Functional Safety, Infotainment, Navigation, HMI and Driver Assistance systems. EB continues to invest in feature integration and development tools ensuring in-vehicle devices ship in volume earlier and arrive quickly to market. automotive.elektrobit.com