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Ford’s Mulally To Be On CES Power Panel

Detroit – The
Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced that Alan Mulally, president
and CEO, Ford Motor Company, will be the on 2012 International CES Innovation
Power Panel.

The panel is a CES
keynote being held Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 9 a.m. in the Las Vegas Hilton.
Panelists will discuss how a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship has made
them global leaders in their industries, the CEA said in an announcement.

At least six of
the industry’s top 10 manufacturers will showcase their latest technologies at
CES, it added.  CES will run Jan. 10-13,
2012, in Las Vegas.

“CES is now the
place to experience innovation in the auto industry, including the latest
automotive electronics, including both vehicle OEMs and the aftermarket,” said
Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “Car manufacturers are exhibiting at the
2012 CES to unveil their latest models, and aftermarket innovations at the 2012
CES will include tablet integration, Internet radio solutions, in-vehicle apps
and driver safety technology.”

According to CEA,
sales of factory-installed vehicle technologies will increase by 16 percent in
2012, to nearly $7 billion. Its consumer research shows approximately 15
percent of U.S. households now own a vehicle with a connected communication and
entertainment system.