4th International VDI Conference Automated Driving 2017

International Conference Automated Driving

Automated driving and autonomous vehicles represent a major disruptive innovation for the automotive industry as we know it and lead to new mobility concepts. Car OEMs are defining their strategic position on autonomous cars. However, other actors like automotive suppliers and software providers as well as innovative mobility providers or companies such as Google or Apple are also preparing for a world with self-driving cars. Even though this disruptive innovation is still in the making, all players involved have to answer key strategic and technological questions and need to deal with competitive forces as well as governmental regulations.

Automated and autonomous driving will revolutionize the automotive world

The wide adoption of fully automated cars in the future will cause a great change in usage, ownership and design of vehicles. In some areas with controlled environment, such as mining or farming, autonomous vehicles are already in use. On-road trucks will probably be the first vehicles driving (semi-) autonomously. However, in the short term, fully autonomous cars will not be found on-road. Nevertheless, many drivers’ assistance systems are standard in cars today already. They warn of traffic jams and help with parking maneuvers. These systems are the basis for automated driving and prepare for a future with safe, cooperative and accident-free autonomous driving. However, many technological and infrastructural challenges still need to be solved and answers to risk, liability and insurance questions have to be found. Discuss these key issues with international experts at our conference in Berlin next July:

  • Meet internationally renowned experts of the automotive industry
  • Discuss latest developments and technological trends
  • Listen to best practice solutions
  • Learn more about insurance and liability questions
  • Exchange views on driver acceptance and future mobility concepts
  • Take back a comprehensive overview of all fields relevant to automated driving

The following topics will be covered in 2017

Listen to presentations and best practice examples on: 

  • Latest developments in the area of automated and autonomous driving
  • OEMs perspectives on the future of automated driving
  • New mobility concepts and intelligent mobility
  • High-Resolution Maps  and Information Technologies
  • Sensor and Radar Technology, V2X Technologies
  • Mobile Networks – 5G, LTE etc.
  • Data Transmission and IT Architecture
  • IT Security and automated driving
  • Driver acceptance of automated driving
  • Insurance, ethic and liability questions 

Who should attend the Automated Driving conference?

This international conference is directed at engineers and automotive experts from all over the world. Engineers, designers and specialists from car makers and suppliers of the automotive industry should attend this technical event, in particular those working in:

  • ADAS/Driver Assistance
  • Prospective Autonomous Driving
  • Electric/Electronics
  • Connectivity/Connected Vehicles
  • Active Safety
  • HMI 

Your benefit: Visit also two other automotive conferences and the ConCarExpo!

You will have the unique opportunity to visit our parallel conferences IT Security for Vehicles and HMI & Connectivity as well as the international trade fair ConCarExpo free of extra charge. All events are taking place on July 5 and 6, 2017 in the Estrel Hotel and Congress Centre in Berlin. Use your chance: Benefit from our parallel events and meet experts as well as participants of all events during the networking breaks and our evening reception at the end of the first conference day. During our evening event, we invite you to review the first day, make new contacts and enjoy delicious food and drinks in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Do not miss out on this international automotive event in Berlin!

Industrial Advisory Board

Our Automated Driving conference is supported by a top-level Advisory Board:

  • Prof. Dr. Pim van der Jagt, Executive Technical Leader Research & Advanced Engineering, Ford Research & Advanced Engineering
  • Remi Bastien, Alliance Global Director, Prospective Autonomous Driving, Division Alliance Technology Development, Renault – Nissan
  • Dr. Frank Niewels, Chief Expert – Driver Assistance Systems and Automated Driving, Robert Bosch
  • Dr. Andre Hohm, Head of Lighthouse Program Automated Driving, Corporate Systems & Technology, Continental 

Get involved in the Automated Driving conference 2017 – Call for Papers

Are you an expert in the field of Automated and Autonomous Driving or Connected Cars? Would you like to speak at our conference?

Submit Contribution

We are looking for speakers with expertise in the following areas:

  • OEMs perspectives on the future of automated and autonomous driving
  • New mobility concepts and intelligent mobility
  • High-Resolution Maps  and Information Technologies
  • Sensor and Radar Technology, V2X Technologies
  • Internet of Things
  • Mobile Networks/Broadband – 5G, LTE etc. and Network Convergence
  • Real-time availability
  • Tactile Internet
  • Communication Standards
  • IT Architecture, Data Transmission and Distributed Data Processing
  • IT Security and automated driving
  • HMI and automated driving
  • Insurance, ethic and liability questions

The topics should all be seen in relation to vehicles even though it is not always explicitly mentioned.

If you think you have a story to share with our audience submit a speaking proposal to us. The deadline for submission is November 4, 2016. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

General information:

The presentation should last 40 minutes including 5-10 minutes for questions and answers. The congress language is English. Thus, the proposal and presentation should also be provided in English. No simultaneous translation will be available.

Speakers (one person per presentation) participate in the conference free of charge. Travel and other costs will normally not be reimbursed. Special conditions apply to universities and public administrations. If you are working for a university or public administration and you are interested in speaking at our event, please contact Katharina Neumann: neumann_kavdide

05.07 - 06.07.2017 Berlin available 1640 €

A limited number of rooms has been reserved for the benefit of the event participants.