International VDI Conference - Automotive Sensor Systems Sensor Technologies on the Way to Autonomous Driving
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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 validation approaches of ADAS sensor systems and learn how AI uses sensor data to make informed decisions
- Gain insights about the interplay of sensors and functional safety
- Expand your international network, exchange your expertise and ideas
SAVE THE DATE - On February 11-12, 2020 the international VDI “Automotive Sensor Systems” conference is returning to Munich for the 3rd Edition! The event focuses on next-generation sensor technologies for autonomous vehicles, offering a valuable networking platform for experts from around the globe to discuss everything from sensor development, testing, simulation and applications to the the role of AI and the development of a regulatory framework.
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A Safety-First Approach to Developing and Marketing Driver Assistance Technology
Author: Velodyne LiDAR
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.
Topics for 2020
Participants will profit from innovative ideas, best practice examples, case studies, tech presentations and interactive discussion rounds!
- Innovations, Challenges and Trends in ADAS Sensing
- Advanced Sensing Solutions and Future Requirements
- Mapping Technologies for Vehicle Perception
- Functional Safety Framework & Standardization
- Impact of AI and Sensor Fusion on Perception Technology
- Testing, Simulation & Validation of Sensor Functions and ADAS Systems
If you have any questions regarding the conference program or you want to become a speaker, please contact Leonie Bohnstedt.
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.
Registration, Networking & Welcome Coffee
Chair’s Welcome and Opening Address
Dipl.-Ing. Holger Meinel, Independent Automotive Radar Expert, Germany
I. Setting the Scene: Innovations, Challenges and Trends in ADAS Sensing
From Driving Aid to Autonomy: Will Sensors rise to the Challenges?
Alain Dunoyer, Head of Autonomous Car Division, SBD, UK
Achieving a sufficient Level of Perception & Prediction Accuracy in Sensor Suites
Hemant Sharma, Head of Department, Advanced Safety Systems & Software, Aptiv, Germany
II. Advanced Sensing Solutions and Future Requirements (Part I)
Vehicle-Level-Performance-driven Sensor Selection and Specification
Dr.-Ing. Basileios Mavroudakis, Sr. Manager – Advanced Technology & Control Systems, Aston Martin Lagonda, UK
An efficient Method for vehicular Radar System Integration
Niels Koch, Component Owner Radar Systems, Audi AG, Germany
Adverse Weather Effect on automotive Radar
Daniel Flores Tapia, Staff Radar Engineer, Cruise, USA
Interactive World Café Session
During the interactive World Café Session, we invite you to directly engage with other experts. Discuss and identify challenges within your sector as well as problems, needs and solutions.
Networking & Coffee Break
Advanced Sensing Solutions and Future Requirements (Part II)
The Race to a low Cost LiDAR System
Chidananda Panigrahi, Sr. Technical Research Analyst, IHS Markit, Germany
Solid-State LiDAR – Towards Low-Cost 3D Sensing
Werner Brockherde, Head of Optical Sensor Systems, Fraunhofer IMS, Germany
III. Mapping Technologies for Vehicle Perception
Mapping the Road to Autonomous Driving
Alessio Colombo, Manager Software Engineering, TomTom, The Netherlands
Slot reserved for NIO
Divya Agarwal, Software Engineer, NIO, USA
End of Conference Day One
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.
The Social Nature of Perception
Erik Vinkhuyzen, Autonomous Driving Researcher, Alliance Innovation Lab Silicon Valley, USA
IV. Functional Safety Framework & Standardization
The Scope of SOTIF compared to ISO26262
Dr. Håkan Sivencrona, Safety Program Manager, Zenuity, Sweden
Functional Safety Argumentation of Deep Neural Networks
Antonio Vilela, Automotive Systems Safety Engineer, NVIDIA, Germany
Networking & Coffee Break
V. Impact of AI and Sensor Fusion on Perception Technology
Machine Learning and its Impact on Sensor Fusion
Bharanidhar Duraisamy, Development Engineer, Daimler AG, Germany
AI on inherently fused LiDAR and Camera
Geert Caenen, Head of Software Development, XenomatiX, Belgium
Sensor Fusion Data Annotation and Validation
Mohammad Musa, Founder & CEO, Deepen AI Inc., USA
VI. Testing, Simulation & Validation of Sensor Functions and ADAS Systems
Challenges of synthetic Scenario Generation for ADAS Development
Dr. Florian Baumann, CTO Automotive & AI, Dell EMC, Germany
Safety Validation of Sensor Functions for Autonomous Driving under complex environmental Conditions
Günther Hasna, Director Application Engineering EMEA and Team Lead Sensors and Photonics, Ansys, Germany
Testing HAD Systems with Simulation
Dr. Juergen Holzinger, Pogram Manager ADAS Project House, Global Research & Technology Management, AVL, Austria
ADAS low Speed Maneuvering: An active Area for Core AD Functions to be developed and verified in Mass-Production
Dr.-Ing. Duong-Van Nguyen, Head of ADAS, Panasonic Automotive Systems Europe GmbH, Germany
Conference Chair‘s closing Remarks
End of Conference
Networking Opportunities and Workshop Day
Connect with international experts and business partners in a relaxed atmosphere. Use the many networking opportunities and meet the right people to broaden your views, explore new partnerships and stay ahead of the curve.
Additional benefit: Also make sure to take part in the pre-conference workshop “Building the general Safety Concepts for AV’s - Defining the Principals of Functional Safety”, hosted by Håkan Sivencrona, Safety Program Manager at Zenuity on February 10th. If you register for both, workshop and conference you’ll profit from a discounted package price!
Who should attend the Conference?
This international conference is tailored towards 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
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 2020 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 pre-conference workshop!
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