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How Technology is Transforming the Automobile; Including Autonomous Driving, Connectivity and Ownership.

WAJ joins forces with the Autotech Council for an event at the epicenter of innovation in Silicon Valley that will bring together thought leaders from the auto and tech worlds to examine not only the future of cars, but also how technology is transforming transportation. The event will feature engaging discussions on topics ranging from next-generation powertrains and fuels to 21st Century automotive retail, from cutting-edge in-dash connectivity to self-driving technology. Additionally, there will be advanced vehicle and product demonstrations from automakers, technology suppliers and visionaries from Silicon Valley. Continue reading

Silicon Valley Reinvents the Wheel 2015

Western Automotive Journalists event a big hit in the center of West Coast automotive technology.

By Brian Douglas

Display-&-Truck2wFor the last six years, WAJ has produced an automotive technology conference, gathering journalists, automakers and technology experts together with car demonstrations and informative panels. Two years ago, we elected to ramp up our conference, moving to The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, a venue with a central location and first class meeting and display space. Continue reading

Silicon Valley Reinvents the Wheel 2014

DSC_0528The “Silicon Valley Reinvents the Wheel, How Technology is Transforming Automotive Powertrains, Retail, Connectivity and Autonomous Driving” Conference cosponsored by C3 (Connected Car Conferences) and WAJ was recently held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View Ca.

The informative conference was a series panel discussions and brought together automotive and technology industry experts  to discuss where the industry is headed.

June WAJ Members Meeting – June 18, 2014

Mark your Calendar for the next WAJ Members Meeting, June 18th starting at 6:00 PM. 2015-Ford-F-150-0This meetings program will feature Eric Peterson, Ford Motor Company’s F-150 Marketing Manager discussing the technology underneath the new F-150 pickup.  There’s more than aluminum involved in this all-new truck!     600px-Computer_History_Museum,_Mountain_View,_CAGary Anderson will share an update of the upcoming “Future Cars/Future Technology-Connected Cars”  Symposium which will take place at the Silicon Valley Computer History Museum on October 20th.       WAJ_header3It’s time for the 2014 WAJ Board of Directors elections.  We will have a lively discussion about board responsibilities and how you can become a candidate to help shape WAJ’s future.   June 18th from 6 to 8 PM. This dinner meeting will be held at: The Basque Cultural Center 599 Railroad Ave. So. San Francisco, CA 94080 650.583.8091 6 p.m.

Ford’s Confident In Its Aluminum-Intensive 2015 F-150 Because Customers Have Already Tested It

Ford didn’t decide to make its revolutionary move to an aluminum body in its best-selling F-150 pickups quickly–or without undertaking its most extensive testing program ever. DSC_0302Eric Peterson, the F-150’s marketing manager, detailed Ford’s process with what many in the industry are calling a “game-changing truck” to Western Automotive Journalists members and guests at the June 18, 2014, meeting. Continue reading

Ricardo Rodriguez-Long Awarded MIC Chairman’s Award

Ricardo Chair's manIRVINE, Calif., Oct. 30, 2013 – Ricardo Rodriguez-Long is the first Hispanic journalist in the 99 years of the organization to receive the Motorcycle Industry Council Chairman’s award, for excellence in media and outreach. Ricardo joins a select group of recipients that included in the past Mary Peters, U.S. Secretary of Transportation and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar. Continue reading

Silicon Valley Reinvents the Automobile

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Blackhawk Museum
3700 Blackhawk Museum
Danville, CA 94506

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Western Automotive Journalists (WAJ), in conjunction with SAE International’s Mid-Cal Section, will host an event, “Silicon Valley Reinvents the Automobile” on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013, at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville, CA. The subject is nothing short of a reality check on the evolution of the automobile since Silicon Valley entered the car business. Almost all of the automakers worldwide have established a presence in Silicon Valley, listening and learning what the tech community it up to. Continue reading