4th International VDI Conference - Autonomous Trucks
The conference will take place online on November 3-4, 2020. You will receive a voucher of EUR 250 by booking the online conference.
- Listen to international expert presentations on latest autonomous trucks technology
- Get informed about new business models and use cases for logistics
- Prepare for the next step on the road to autonomous driving
- Meet internationally well-known specialists and experts from TuSimple, Waymo, MAN, Embark Trucks, other major OEMs and suppliers
On November 3-4, 2020 our 4th international Autonomous Trucks conference will take place online. Future truck innovations, autonomous transportation and the usage of new business models are only some of the topics that the truck industry is concerned with. Autonomous trucks extremely influence ports, mining and especially logistics. At our 4th International VDI Conference Autonomous Trucks, one focus will be on applications in the logistics value chain and last mile. Further, we will more deeply dive into truck technology for autonomous driving – Automation, Connectivity, and Electrification – and evolving business strategies. Moreover, the horizon for the next decades, including current use cases and the regulatory framework and political environment for autonomous driving will be covered.
Free of charge whitepaper download
The Future is Imminent – Autonomous Trucking and its Industry Implications
Author: Dr. Wilfried Aulbur, Stephan Keese und Dr. Walter Rentzsch, Roland Berger
The future of trucks
The future of trucks has already begun: New market players change and somehow define the truck landscape all over, but especially in the US and China. Therefore, the question arises of how to keep up with their pace and ideas yourself only being very small or very static. At our 4th international VDI Conference Autonomous Trucks we will deal with major business models and involve innovative start-ups in the program to discuss solutions for an autonomous future of trucks.
As Association of German Engineers, we always take up the technical perspective. For this reason, truck technology will not be forgotten here. Automation, Connectivity, Electrification are only some topics we will target. Unfortunately, it is not only Uber as new kid on the block. Regarding software, the truck industry is also confronted with new players and influencers. Will their business models be successful, and can the rest of the truck industry compete?
Conference Topics, Speakers & Agenda
Participants will profit from innovative ideas, best practice examples, new business models, tech presentations and interactive discussion rounds!
2020’s focus topics will cover:
- Horizon 2030: Advanced Truck Technology meets New Business Models
- Digital Transformation and AI‘s Impact on the Transportation Industry
- Perspectives on Autonomous Trucks in the USA, EU and China
- Progressive Platooning Systems towards Level 4 Trucks
- Autonomous Electric Trucks on Public Roads
Selection of confirmed speakers for 2020:
- Chuck Price | Chief Product Officer, TuSimple
- David Watson | Chief Architect, Embark Trucks
- Vijaysai Patnaik | Product Lead Trucking, Waymo
- Charlie Jatt | Commercial Lead Trucking, Waymo
- Robert Falck | CEO, Einride
- Niklaus H. Waser | Senior Vice President, MAN Trucks & Bus SE
- Lisa Brückner | Strategy Development Transport & Logistics, Deutsche Bahn AG
- Gernot Hasenbichler | Senior Product Manager ADAS Truck & Bus, AVL List GmbH
- Thomas Laux | Head of Business Development Advanced LIDAR Solutions, Continental US
Registration & Welcome Coffee
Chair’s Welcome and Opening Address
The Future of Autonomous Trucks
Chuck Price, Chief Product Officer, TuSimple, USA
I. Horizon 2030: Advanced Truck Technology meets New Business Models
Digital Transformation & New Business Models - Quo Vadis Transport & Logistics Industry?!
Niklaus H. Waser, Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, MAN Truck & Bus SE, Germany
AutoFollow: Advanced Platooning Systems for Viable On-Highway L4
Stephen Boyd, Founder and CEO, Peloton Technology, USA
Bringing the Waymo Driver to Trucking
Vijaysai Patnaik, Product Lead Trucking, Waymo, USA
Interactive World Café
Networking & Coffee Break
II. Automated Trucks for Transportation and Logistics
First Autonomous Driving Electric Truck on a Public Road – Warehouse Traffic in Sweden
Lisa Brückner, Senior Business Analyst, Deutsche Bahn AG, Germany
Deploying Future of Transport: Autonomous & Electric Transport System
Robert Falck, Founder and CEO, Einride, Sweden
The Era of U.S. Political Volatility: Corporations at Risk
Jonathan M. Baron, Principal, Baron Public Affairs LLC, USA
Panel Discussion: Market Impact and Readiness
End of Conference Day One
At the end of the first conference day we kindly invite you to use the
III. Safety is Core: Regulation, Verification and Validation
Race of Jurisdictions: Update on the Legal & Regulatory Framework for AVs in the US, EU and China
Nico Waegerle, Senior Legal Counsel & Governmental Affairs, AID GmbH, Germany
Innovative Validation Methodologies Integrated in the V&V Framework
Gernot Hasenbichler, Senior Product Manager ADAS Truck & Bus, co-authors: Dr.techn. Mihai Nica, Manager Reliability & Cyber-Physic. Syst. Testing and Dipl-Ing. Hermann Felbinger, Reliability Engineer, all: AVL List GmbH, Austria
Safely Developing Automated Trucks
David Watson, Chief Architect, Embark Trucks, USA
Networking & Coffee Break
IV. Generating Perception: Sensors and Localization
3D Maps for Autonomous Trucks
Henning Lategahn, Managing Director, Atlatec GmbH, Germany
Next Generation Sensors for Autonomous Trucks
Thomas Laux, Head of Business Development Advanced LiDAR Solutions,
V. Cybersecurity and Newest AV Software
Satellite-based Navigation Cybersecurity: Lessons Learned from Spoofing Experiments
Yoav Zangvil, Chief Technology Officer, Regulus, Israel
Implementing AI for Self-Driving Trucks
Sergio Amaya, Director Automotive Software, NVIDIA, Sweden
Panel Discussion: Software and Safety for Autonomous Trucks
Conference Chair‘s Closing Remarks
End of Conference
If you have any questions regarding the conference program or want to become a speaker at the next event please contact Benedikt Rothhagen.
Who should attend the conference?
The Autonomous Trucks Conference is aimed at professionals, management and decision makers in the following areas:
- Truck manufacturers
- Major suppliers (brake systems, sensors, environmental perception, software and others)
- Automotive IT companies
- Logistics companies & further users of truck technology
- Start-up companies focused on autonomous trucks
- Research institutes with a focus on autonomous trucks and vehicles
Take the opportunity to exchange technical expertise
The conference offers you a unique platform to exchange expertise with international experts from all over the world. The fourth edition of the International VDI Conference Autonomous Trucks will offer an interesting mixture of technical presentations from major OEMs, suppliers, research institutes as well as interesting customers. The most important aim is to generate a worldwide picture and discuss the horizon of autonomous trucks.
Secure yourself a place
Do you want to find out about chances and challenges in the area of Autonomous Trucks? Would you like to learn about innovative truck business models and applications of autonomous trucks? Then secure yourself a place at the International VDI Conference Autonomous Trucks today.
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