Ford's Mulally To Be On CES Power Panel

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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.

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