5. International VDI Conference - Automated Driving 2018

  • Expert presentations and interactive sessions on latest automated and autonomous driving topics
  • Meet internationally well-known specialists and experts from OEMs and suppliers such as BMW, KIA, PSA, MOIA (VW Group), Bosch, Aptiv (Delphi), Zenuity and Mobileye
  • With 1 conference ticket you get admission to 3 international conferences on “Automated Driving“, “IT Security for Vehicles“ and “Safety Systems“
  • Extensive networking opportunities during breaks and at the evening reception
Automated Driving 2018

On May 16-17, 2018 our international VDI conference on Automated Driving will return. The event will again be located in Düsseldorf, where a test track for automated driving will be opened soon. Automated and autonomous driving are technologies of key importance for the automotive industry and future mobility. However, there are still many technical, legal and ethical questions that need to be addressed.

Autonomous vehicles are already a reality

Autonomous cars represent a major innovation for the automotive industry – Yet, their potential impact is still vague with regard to timing or uptake. However, the impact autonomous vehicles could have on mobility, economy, and society as a whole will be far-reaching. It is unlikely that any on-road vehicles will drive fully autonomously in the short term, even though in some areas with controlled environments, such as mining or agriculture, autonomous vehicles are already a reality. First on-road autonomous vehicles on public roads will probably be trucks, followed by vehicles for parcel delivery and automated drones. OEMs, suppliers and other mobility innovators are currently working intensively on smart and autonomous cars for the future. On the road towards autonomous driving, many technical, infrastructural and legal challenges still need to be faced. Discuss these key issues with international experts at our 5th international conference Automated Driving next May in Düsseldorf.

The following topics will be covered in 2018

Presentations and best practice examples on:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Self-Driving Cars 
  • Future Urban Mobility and Driverless Vehicles 
  • OEM Perspectives on Automated and Autonomous Driving 
  • Sensors, Mapping and Information Technologies 
  • International Regulations and Insurance Perspective

Benefit not only from interesting presentations, but join our interactive World Café session and the Live Hack with Dr. Yao Lu from Trillium Secure, Inc (Japan).

Networking is the key

Extra benefit for our participants: Register for the “Automated Driving” conference and visit our parallel conferences on “IT Security for Vehicles“ and “Safety Systems" free of extra charge.
Meet experts as well as participants of all events during the networking breaks and our evening reception. Get in touch with experts, business partners, specialists and investors from the international automotive and IT industry in a relaxed atmosphere. Use the networking opportunities and have interesting discussions about existing possibilities in the automotive market and the field of automated and autonomous driving. Do not miss out on this international automotive event in Düsseldorf!

You arrive in Düsseldorf already on the evening prior to the conference? Then use your chance and start networking already. Register for our pre-event “Golf & Networking” on May 15. We will organize a 2 hours evening event where you can already meet with peers and learn about some golf basics. Food and drinks will be provided. The pre-event starts at 6 pm. Further information will be given with registration.

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
  • Driver Information Systems
  • Prospective Autonomous Driving
  • Electric/Electronics
  • Connectivity/Connected Vehicles
  • Software and Car-IT
  • Active Safety
  • Business Development and Product Management

The workshop: Leadership in a digital world

Do you want to learn about the leadership requirements that come with working in a digital world? Are you interested in motivating, managing and leading teams to become more successful in the digital economy? Join our international workshop on “Digital Leadership Excellence” on the day prior to the conference (May 15). The workshop can be booked in combination with the conference for a special package price.

If you have any questions regarding the conference program or you want to become a speaker at the next event in 2019 contact Katharina Neumann.

Are you interested in promoting your company and products at the international VDI conference Automated Driving? Contact Martina Slominski for more details.

Free of charge whitepaper download

On a Formal Model of Safe and Scalable Self-driving Cars
Author : Shai Shalev-Shwartz, Shaked Shammah, Amnon Shashua [Mobileye]

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5. International VDI Conference - Automated Driving 2018

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Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel*

Karl-Arnold-Platz 5,
40474 Düsseldorf
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Take advantage of the block of rooms we have reserved for guests at the event location. Please list VDI Wissensforum as a reference when making your hotel booking.

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Advisory Board

Dr. Gaurav Bansal TOYOTA Info Technology Center / Mountain View

Dr. Andree Hohm Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG / Frankfurt

Dr.-Ing. Frank Niewels Robert Bosch GmbH / Renningen

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Pim van der Jagt Ford Werke GmbH Research and Innovation Center Aachen / Aachen

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5. International VDI Conference - Automated Driving 2018

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