Andreas Mai


Smart Connected Vehicles

Andreas Mai is an industry expert in business and technology architectures for Connected Vehicles for automotive and insurance companies, service providers, and governments and is frequently asked to speak at conferences worldwide.

During his career, Mai has advised automotive OEMs and suppliers, industrial equipment and aerospace suppliers, and private equity investors in North America and Europe.

He has conducted and published a number of studies, most recently at ITS and SAE World Congresses, including "Internet of Cars: A Business Case", “Global Product Development—Innovation Never Sleeps,” “Enter the Dragon—Lessons Learned in China Sourcing,” and “The Odyssey of the Auto Industry—Suppliers’ Changing Manufacturing Footprint.”

Mai holds a Diplom-Kaufmann in European Business from the universities of Osnabrück, Germany; ESTE Universidad de Deusto, Spain; and Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom.

He serves on the board of the Connected Vehicle Trade Association and Cohda Wireless.


January 21, 2015


The Smart Connected Vehicle is Here – Now We Need Smart Connected Roads!

5 min read

In the 3rd quarter of 2014, AT&T connected more new vehicles than new smartphones for the first time. Growing to reach a 40% share, automaker and aftermarket telematics will be the dominant sector for cellular M2M connections, according to ABI Research. The next frontier to create a differentiating connected vehicle experience is to connect our […]

Affordable Autonomous Vehicles: Coming soon to a store near you?

3 min read

If cities would set aside dedicated lanes on highways or exclusively autonomous sectors in cities, autonomous vehicles could probably become reality as early as 2015 to 2019 on dedicated highway lanes and 2020-2024 in dedicated city sectors. Mixing with and managing the human errors of drivers in conventional vehicles will move the time horizon for […]