7th International VDI Conference - Autonomous Driving
- Expert presentations & interactive sessions on technical challenges, current developments & the newest solutions on the way to full autonomy
- Meet technical experts & key decision-makers from leading OEMs & suppliers
- Get access to 2 international conferences with 1 ticket: “Autonomous Driving“ & “Cyber Security for Vehicles“
- Extensive networking opportunities during roundtable discussions, networking breaks & at the evening reception.
On 27-28 May 2020, the 7th International VDI Conference – Autonomous Driving will return to Düsseldorf. Join our community of leading experts and key decision-makers from OEMs and suppliers to discuss your technical challenges, stay up-to-date with current developments and explore the newest solutions on the way to full autonomy!
From Concept to Product – The Roadmap to Full Autonomy
While the process of developing the first market-ready autonomous vehicle is often described as race, it is becoming increasingly clear that it is more about finding the right route than about being quick – and that it is impossible to go at it alone. The 7th International VDI Conference – Autonomous Driving will help you map the unknown territory ahead. How to improve planning and control in urban traffic? How can the challenge of validation and testing be tackled? Can we certify AI? How can flexible and scalable perception architectures be developed? How can large amounts of accurate ground truths be cost effectively created? What can be learned from the early deployment of autonomous shuttles and trucks? These are just some of the questions to be raised at the conference.
Topics, Speakers and Agenda
Participants will profit from innovative ideas, latest case studies, interactive discussions and reports from current pilot projects.
Focus Areas 2020:
- Strategy & Productization
- Planning & Control
- Functional & System Safety
- AI & Deep Learning
- Percepetion & Prediction
- Validation & Certification
Selection of Confirmed Speakers 2020
- Alexander Schaab I Vice President Autonomous Driving, Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America, Inc.
- Vincent Abadie I Vice President, Senior Expert Autonomous Vehicle and ADAS, Groupe PSA
- Jianbo Lu I Technical Expert & Group Leader, Robotics & AI, Ford Motor Company
- Roland Galbas I Technical Expert & Project Lead, Robert Bosch GmbH
- Matthias Schulze I Vice President Technology Management, Visteon Corp.
- Ali Osman Ors I Director, Automotive AI Strategy & Partnerships Automotive, NXP Semiconductors
- Jürgen Dickmann I Head of Radar Sensors/Radar Perception, Daimler AG
- David Sanchez I ADAS Senior Technical Specialist, Jaguar Land Rover Ltd.
- Ignazio Alvarez I Senior Research Scientist, Intel Corp.
- Michael Karg I Expert Autonomous Driving, BMW Group
If you have questions about the program or are interested in becoming a speaker at one of our events, please contact Johannes Lejeune.
Booking this conference and the workshop "Agile Automotive Product Development" together, you will receive a reduced package price.
Registration & Welcome Coffee
Chair’s Welcome & Opening Address
Level 4 Automated Driving – From Concept to Product
II. Perception, Prediction & Planning
Autonomous Planning & Control for Intelligent Vehicles in Traffic
Dr. Jianbo Lu, Technical Expert & Group Leader, Ford Motor Company, USA
Networking & Coffee Break
Safe but not Cautious Path Planning for AD
Dr. Mattias Brännström, Technical Expert in Safe Decision & Control for AD, Zenuity AB, Sweden
Building Intelligent Autonomous Driving Systems out of Silicon Blocks
Ali Osman Ors, Director, Automotive AI Strategy & Partnerships Automotive, NXP Semiconductors, Canada
A speed-networking session bringing together creative talents and experienced experts – meet some of the most exciting vehicle automation Start-ups
Object Prediction in Urban Environments
Dr. Michael Karg, Expert Autonomous Driving, BMW Group, Germany
Generating a HD Vehicle Horizon for Automated Driving
Dr. Michael Reichel, Director, Head of Product Management Automated Driving, Elektrobit Automotive GmbH, Germany
Interactive World Café Sessions – Exemplary topics:
Networking & Coffee Break
III. Processes & Productization
Mass Deployment of Safe AI-based Systems for Autonomous Vehicles
Eric Zhang, Director, Functional Safety, Automotive AI Processor, Horizon Robotics, China
Autoware: An Open Source Autonomous Driving Software Ecosystem
Dr. Simon Thompson, Lead Engineer, Tier IV, Japan
Continuous Development of ADAS & Autonomous Driving Functions
Matthias Schulze, VP Technology Management, Head of ADAS, Visteon Electronics, Germany
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.
Safety & SOTIF Processes Deployment for Autonomous Driving
Dr. Vincent Abadie, Senior Expert ADAS & AD, Nicolas Becker, Senior Expert Safety, Dr. Stephane Géronimi, Expert Safety ADAS & AD, all: Groupe PSA, France
Responsibility Sensitive Safety: Towards an Open, Transparent Industry-Driven Approach to AV Safety
Dr. Ignacio Alvarez, Senior Research Scientist, Intel Corporation, USA
Ensuring the Safety of Machine Learning-Based Autonomous Systems
Dr.Ing. Vahid Hashemi, Technical Project Manager, AI Safety Engineering, Audi AG, Germany
Real-word Driving Scenario Identification for AV Functional Safety
Gilles Le Calvez, Vehicle Program Director, Vedecom, France
Networking & Coffee Break
V. Validation & Testing
VVM – Pegasus Project Family: Release Methods for Highly Automated Vehicles – First Advances
Roland Galbas, Technical Expert & Project Lead, co-authors: VVM-Team, all: Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
Generation of Simulation Data Using Police Recorded Accident Data for the Development of Active & Passive Safety Systems
Martin Urban, Research Associate, co-author: Dr. Christian T. Erbsmehl, Group Leader, both: Fraunhofer Institut for Transportation and Infrastructure IVI, Germany, Jorge Lorente Mallada, Design Engineer, Toyota Motor Europe, Belgium
Real Data Based Validation of Highly Automated Driving Functions Using Simulation Methods
Raphael Pfeffer, Product Manager Test Systems, IPG Automotive GmbH, Germany
First Results from L3Pilot – Driving Automation
David Sanchez, Assisted & Automated Driving Senior Technical Specialist, Jaguar Land Rover, UK
VI. Homologation & Certification
Current State of Future UN Homologation & Approval Regulations for Autonomous Vehicles
François E. Guichard, Secretary to the Working Party on Automated/Autonomous & Connected Vehicles, UNECE, Switzerland
Applicability of Traffic Laws to Automated Driving
Bogdan Bereczki, Product Safety and Integrity, Autonomous Intelligent Driving GmbH, Germany
Closing Remarks by the Conference Chair
End of Conference
Who should attend the Autonomous Driving conference?
The technical conference is tailored to engineers, experts and managers working on vehicle automation, including those working in:
- ADAS & Automated Driving
- Research & Development
- AI & Machine Learning
- Active Safety & Functional Safety
- Sensor & Perception Technology
- Maps & Localization
- Testing & Simulation
- Electrics & Electronics
Benefit from great networking opportunities
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: register for the “Autonomous Driving” conference and visit our parallel conference on “Cyber Security for Vehicles“ free of extra charge. Meet participants from both events during the networking breaks and at the evening reception. Do not miss out on this international automotive event in Düsseldorf!
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You are interested in making the most of the current developments in the automated vehicle scene? You want to network with other professionals in the field and gain an overview of the challenges and opportunities ahead? Then book your ticket for the 7th International VDI Conference – Autonomous Driving now!
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