With the rise of the connected vehicle, Detroit has been referred to as “Silicon Garage” and “the iMotor City,” for good reason. Michigan automakers, developers and engineers have been on the cutting edge of vehicle technology for some time now, and it is only the beginning. The connected car can mean vehicle-to-vehicle communication, connectivity with phone apps, autonomous cars, smart dashboards and more. In-vehicle technology moves at such a fast rate that it is hard to keep up with everything going on in the industry, and that is exactly why this list has been put together.

By hosting an Automotive Roundtable during NAIAS 2014 and sponsoring AppConext Auto, Airfoil continues to position itself as a leader in tech and connected-car communications in Detroit and beyond. With that in mind, we want to make sure all of our automotive friends are up to date with a complete list of upcoming connected-car events in the Detroit area in 2014.  Here’s where to connect:

AppConext Auto:  May 13-14, at Lawrence Tech University, Southfield. For more info visit http://appconext.com/auto/

USDOT Connected Vehicle PlugFest: May 13-15, at the Carrier & Gable Facility, Farmington Hills. For more info visit http://www.itsa.org/mayplugfest

The Michigan Google Developers DevFest 2014: May 17 at the Quicken Loans Qube Building, Detroit. For more information visit http://michigandevfest.wix.com/devfest2014

Big Data for Connected Cars and M2M summit:  June 3 at The Baronette Renaissance Hotel, Novi. For more information visit http://www.kd2u.org/NGDM2014/

Telematics Detroit:  June 4-5, at The Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi. For more information visit http://www.telematicsupdate.com/detroit/

Ford Developer Conference 2014June at Ford Motor Company, Dearborn. For more information visit https://developer.ford.com/pages/ford-developer-conference

Advanced Automotive Safety USA 2014: July 8-9,at The Baronette Renaissance Hotel, Novi. For more information visit http://www.telematicsupdate.com/vehicle-to-vehicle-conference/index.php?utm_source=MTAM&utm_medium=Event+listing&utm_content=50+words&utm_campaign=2493

21st Intelligent Transportation Society World Congress – Detroit 2014: September 7-11at COBO Center, Detroit. For more information visit http://itsworldcongress.org/

5th Summit on the Future of the Connected Vehicle: September 10-11at COBO Center, Detroit. For more information visit http://www.connectedvehicle.org/events/

OPEN Automotive Conference: October 8, in Ann Arbor (location TBA). For more information visit: http://openautomotive.genivi.org/upcoming/

DASH – The Connected Car AudioTainment Conference: October 15-16, at Westin Detroit Airport, Detroit. For more information visit http://www.dashconference.com/