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International VDI Conference - Automotive Sensor Systems

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  • Get an overview of the latest developments and legal aspects in sensor technology and their impact on autonomous driving
  • Find out about future requirements on sensors like cameras, radars, lidars or ultrasonic sensors
  • Broaden your knowledge about testing, simulation and valdiation approaches of ADAS sensor systems and learn how AI uses sensor data to make informed decisions
  • Gain insights about the role of sensors for automotive security and functional safety
  • Expand your international network, exchange your expertise and ideas with specialists and participants and profit from interactive discussions during the world café session
Automotive Sensor Systems - International VDI Conference

Save the Date for the 2nd International VDI conference “Automotive Sensor Systems”, taking place in Munich on February 13-14, 2019!

Innovative Sensor Technology as the Backbone of Autonomous Driving

Automotive technology is progressing at an incredible pace. On the way from partly automated towards fully autonomous driving, exact environmental information provided by sensors (Radar, Lidar, Camera, Ultrasonic) is essential. Artificial intelligence is using, processing and interpreting the data gathered by sensors to make substantiated decisions. Accordingly, the performance of existing sensors has to be optimized, new systems need to be developed and requirements on the sensors (in technical, qualitative and economic terms) have to be redefined in order to make them scalable and even more safe and powerful.

2019 Agenda

Main topics of the 2nd international “Automotive Sensor Systems” conference include:                            

  • Challenges & Trends in ADAS Sensing Technologies (Radar, Lidar, Camera, Ultrasonic)
  • Innovations and future Requirements for Sensor Systems
  • Functional Safety and Automotive Security Challenges
  • The Role of AI in processing and interpreting Sensor Data
  • The regulatory Framework & Development of Standards
  • Excursus: Driver Monitoring

Framework Program of the Conference

Take part in excellent networking opportunities and meet international experts, specialists and other participants for inspiring discussions both during the networking breaks as well as at the evening event in a more relaxed atmosphere.

Accompanying and complementing the conference we also offer a pre-conference international workshop on “Satellite Navigation 2.0”. Book both events and benefit from a discounted package price.

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Program of the Conference

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

08:00

Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:30

Chair’s Welcome and Opening Address

Dipl.-Ing. Holger Meinel, Independent Automotive Radar Expert, Germany

I. The Future Road - Where are we heading with ADAS Sensing Technologies?

09:45

09:45 ADAS Sensor Market & Technology Trends

  • Overview of the sensors needed for ADAS and its market value
  • Roadmap and technology evolution of the main ADAS sensors 
  • Players landscape and supply chain evolution

Cédric Malaquin, Market & Technology Analyst, Yole Développement, France

10:15

ADAS Sensor Systems - Challenges, Trends and Technologies towards Automated Driving

  • Challenges in ADAS sensor systems from a Tier 1 perspective
  • Trends, innovations and key technologies in ADAS sensing
  • Systematic combination and topologies of sensor technologies

Dr.-Ing. Martin Pfitzner, Head of Sensor Networks, Continental AG, Germany

II. Innovations and future Requirements in ADAS Sensing Technologies

10:45

Multi-Domain LiDAR Sensing

  • Super-Resolution LiDAR processing
  • Multi-Domain data fusion
  • Point-wise classification

Raul Bravo, CEO, Dibotics, France

11:15

Staying ahead of the Curve: Advancing Radar and the Future of Autonomous Driving

  • The overlooked sensor gap to reaching level 4 and 5 autonomy
  • How next-generation radar is an unexpected solution
  • Challenges in the engineering of a high resolution automotive radar
  • Resolving ambiguities and achieving low false alarm rates
  • Coping with mutual radar interference

Dr. Yoram Stettiner, CSO, Arbe Robotics, Israel

11:45

A centralized Environment Model as an Enabler for Assisted and Automated Driving

  • Strategical and technical requirements and design principles
  • Technical realization and usage for different DAS/AD functions
  • Lessons learned from series development

Dr.-Ing. Mirko Mählisch, Senior Manger and Head of Development Environment Model and Map-Learning for Automated Driving, Audi AG, Germany

12:15

Lunch

13:30

Camera based Lane Change Assistant for mirrorless Cars 

  • Optimizing the driver’s view with cameras replacing vehicle rear-view
  • Integration of various algorithms into a Camera Monitor System (CMS)
  • Using the CMS for collision avoidance and blind spot detection
  • Advantages, disadvantages and system limits

Dr.-Ing. Florian Baumann, Technical Director, ADASENS Automotive GmbH, Germany

14:40

Near-Field 3D Sensing based on Ultrasound

  • Using ultrasonic echolocation for real-time 3D object detection
  • Covering edge-cases: Where ultrasound fits in the sensor stack
  • Sensor data examples and applications

Tobias Bahnemann, Managing Director & Co-Founder, Toposens GmbH, Germany

14:30

Interactive World Café Session (Exemplary Topics)

  • Ultrasound sensor vision for automotive applications
  • Differences in the sensor sets from level 3-4 
  • Validation of AI / Sensor data for AV
  • Hardware for next generation millimeter wave automotive radar sensor
15:30

Networking & Coffee Break

III. Legal Framework, Functional Safety and Security Challenges

16:00

The AUTOSAR joint Platforms for Autonomous and Connected Vehicles

  • Introduction to automotive open system architecture
  • Standardization of software platforms
  • The context of safety and security and handling of sensor systems
  • Outlook and roadmaps

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Scharnhorst, Spokesperson, AUTOSAR Development Partnership, Germany

16:30

Legal Challenges for Autonomous Driving and ADAS

  • Status quo: What is legally possible in ADAS? 
  • Legal risks and implications for OEMs and further stakeholders 
  • Accessing the question of liability

Dr., LL.M. Andreas Eustacchio, Attorney at Law, Partner, Eustacchio Rechtsanwälte – Attorny at Law, Austria

17:00

Functional Safety for Automated Driving

  • SOTIF: Status quo and future developments
  • The relation of SOTIF and ISO26262
  • Machine learning and functional safety

Thomas Weispfenning, Senior System Safety Engineer, Opel Automobile GmbH, Germany

17:30

Threats and Solutions in Automotive Sensors - GNSS and LiDAR

  • Vulnerabilities in automotive sensors and incidents analysis
  • In depth analysis and research of LiDAR threats and protection solutions
  • OEM and Tier 1 best practices for sensor safety and security
  • Outlook on sensor 2.0 and definition of sensor cyber security in regulation

Gal Cohen, M.Sc., VP R&D, co-author: Yoav Zangvil, B.Sc., CTO & co-Founder, both: Regulus Cyber, Israel

18:00

Get-Together At the end of the first conference day we kindly invite you to use the relaxed and informal atmosphere for in-depth conversations with other participants and speakers.

Get-Together

At the end of the first conference day we kindly invite you to use the relaxed and informal atmosphere for in-depth conversations with other participants and speakers.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

IV. Testing, Simulation & Validation of Sensor Functions and ADAS Systems

09:00

Advanced Safety LiDAR Solutions and Opportunities in their Testing and Validation

  • Overview on advanced LiDAR solutions 
  • Market segmentation and specific requirements for LiDAR 
  • LiDAR component testing and system validation
  • Safety and standardization implications for LiDAR

Dr.-Ing. Mircea Gradu, Chief Quality Officer, Velodyne LiDAR, President SAE International, USA

09:30

Enabling virtual Product Validation: Standards for the Development of Autonomous Driving

  • Standardization of the tool chain
  • Integration and development of models 
  • Outlook on the future ecosystem for validation

Carlo van Driesten, M.Sc., Project Lead Virtual Test & Validation, BMW AG, Germany

10:00

Networking & Coffee Break

10:30

Collision Detection Systems for Future Robots and Vehicles inspired by Insects 

  • Collisions lead to fatalities or other social consequences
  • Building trustworthy collision detection systems
  • Inspiration from insects‘ visual pathway shed lights on reliable solutions

Prof. Shigang Yue, Professor in Computer Science, University of Lincoln, UK

V. Excursus: Driver Monitoring

11:00

Eyetracking on the Way to fully Autonomous Vehicles

  • Technology and principles of driver monitoring systems
  • Sensing based on deep learning and vision processing
  • Sensing use cases related to safety, comfort and autonomous

Henrik Lind, Chief Research Officer, Smart Eye AB, Sweden

11:30

Attention Sense: Coffee Break Estimation for Truck Drivers 

  • Types of inattentive driving and its role in traffic accidents
  • Causes of inattentive driving and methods to detect it
  • Inspection for the detection method based on “driving performance” and selection of key features
  • Results obtained with Ford Cargo truck by using key features

Dr. Oguz Icoglu, R&D Engineer, co-author: Dr. Ilhan Kubilay Yalci, R&D Engineer, both: Ford Otosan, Turkey

12:00

3D Eye Tracking for Level 5 HMI

  • Introduction to 3D eye tracking 
  • Using consumer depth sensing cameras to track eye-gaze
  • Automotive use cases: Driver monitoring and assistance

Bastjan Prenaj, Co-founder and CBDO, Eyeware, Switzerland

12:30

Lunch

VI. The Role of AI in interpreting Sensor Data & its Impact on ADAS Applications

13:30

Deep Learning in Sensors: The New Big Data

  • Why data science and deep learning are so hot?! 
  • Sensor data is a gold mine
  • IoT and sensors making a better life
  • Time series data: A novel method to make predictions

Mohammad Shokoohi-Yekta, PhD, Senior Data Scientist and Adjunct Faculty, Apple Inc. and  Stanford University, USA

14:00

AI, Insurance and Automotive Safety – Using AI to Increase Road Safety

  • Using AI to create insurance policies that nudge people into smart driving behavior
  • Correlating behavior to risk with pattern profiling
  • The power of prediction: How AI can increase road safety
  • Human vs. machine: The challenges and opportunities of AI in autonomous vehicles 
  • Way forward: The future of AI within car insurance

Liselott Johansson, CEO, Greater Than AB, Sweden

14:30

3D Computer Vision for Self-Driving Cars

  • Leveraging camera sensors to create realtime large-scale 3D maps and localization (SLAM) 
  • Technologies enabling the most accurate realtime capable visual SLAM solutions
  • Cameras can complement lidar sensors, offering a low-cost solution with high data rate

Prof. Dr. Daniel Cremers, Chair of Computer Vision & Artificial Intelligence, TUM and Co-Founder & CSO, Artisense Corporation, Germany

15:00

Conference Chair‘s closing Remarks

15:15

End of Conference

Who should attend the Conference?

This international conference addresses engineers and technical specialists as well as decision makers with technical background from OEMs and suppliers of the automotive industry working in the following areas:

  • ADAS / Driver Assistance Systems
  • Automated / Autonomous Driving
  • Active Safety / Functional Safety
  • Automotive Security
  • Sensor Systems for environmental Analysis, Sensor and Information Fusion
  • Maps & localization
  • Advanced Development & Engineering
  • Testing & Simulation
  • Electrics / Electronics
  • R&D

The conference will also be of interest to software and technical service providers, system integrators, component and module suppliers as well as to specialists from the areas of standardization and certification.

Book the VDI Conference Automotive Sensor Systems 2019 now

Would you like to keep track on the latest developments when it comes to sensor technology and its relevance for automated and autonomous driving? Are you looking for an event that offers presentations from internationally renowned experts as well as excellent networking opportunities? Then secure your seats right now for the international VDI “Automotive Sensor Systems” conference and the “Satellite Navigation 2.0” Workshop!

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