The Intersection of Technology and Design

In the vehicle development process, the intersection of technology and design hold accountable many factors: safety standards, fuel economy and emissions mandates, infotainment systems, reduced production times, visual appeal, brand distinction, competitive advantage and much more. The New England Motor Press Association and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are hosting a panel discussion to explore these challenges and trends in technology meeting design. What will the self driving vehicles of the future look like? What materials will vehicles be made of? Will there always be buttons on the dashboard? What designs appeal to Millennials and Generation Z? What comes first technology or design? How are OEMs using design to solve challenges they face?

Schedule & Location

THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016
11:30 AM Registration
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 Moderator’s Introduction
1:45 Opening Remarks by Panelists
3:00 Questions for the Panel
4:00 Closing Remarks by the Moderator
4:10 - 5:15 Reception & Networking

(NEMPA's Annual Awards Dinner begins at 6:00 PM, also in the MIT Media Lab.)

MIT Media Lab
75 Amherst St
Cambridge, MA 02139

Attendance for the conference is open to accredited members of the media, members of the auto industry, and university students and faculty. The NEMPA Annual Awards Dinner is for NEMPA members only


Thanks to the generous underwriting of these companies, NEMPA is able to produce this conference and the awards banquet that follows it: