International VDI Conference - Autonomous Trucks
- Listen to expert presentations on latest autonomous trucks technology
- Discuss how trailers have to be equipped at level 4
- Get informed about logistics models for autonomous trucks
- Prepare for the next step on the road to autonomous driving
- Meet internationally well-known specialists and experts from OEMs and suppliers
On March 27-28, 2019 our 3rd international Autonomous Trucks conference will return, this year located in the Rilano Hotel in Munich. Future truck innovations, autonomous driving and the usage of new business models are only some of the topics that the truck industry is actually concerned with. Autonomous trucks extremely influence ports, mining and especially logistics. At our 3rd 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, Electrification – and evolving business strategies. Moreover, we will discuss how to connect tractor unit and trailer at level 4 and the regulatory framework and political environment for autonomous driving in Europe and United States.
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Shifting up a gear: Automation, electrification and digitalization in the trucking industry
Author: Stephan Keese, Wilfried Aulbur, Klaus van Marwyk, Walter Rentzsch, Roland Berger GmbH
Press a button- Get a load: Can we keep pace with Uber and the other new kids on the block?
It seems that the future of trucks has already begun. New market players such as Uber change and somehow define the truck landscape especially in the US. Therefore the question arises of how to keep up with their pace and ideas yourself only being very small or very static. At our 3rd international VDI Conference Autonomous Trucks we will deal with major business models and also involve innovative startups in the program to hopefully find some solutions.
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. In regard to 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?
You should find out more about that: Register now and meet the others at the Autonomous Trucks Conference in Munich.
Program of the Conference
Registration & Welcome Coffee
Chair‘s Welcome and Opening Address
Dr. Gerhard Nowak, Vice President PwC Strategy& (Germany) GmbH, Germany
I. Truck Technology & Connectivity
5 Progressive Technologies and Concepts
Torbjörn Holmström, Senior Advisor Research and Development and Sasko Cuklev, Director Autonomous Solutions, both: Volvo Trucks, Sweden
AI - Transforming Autonomous Trucks and the Transportation Market
Tri Huynh, Director of Business Development and Serkan Arslan, Director Autonomous Driving and Ecosystem, both: NVIDIA, USA & Germany
Scalable Brake Solutions
Ir. Edo Drenth, Vice President - Global Vehicle Dynamics, Haldex AB, Sweden
Autostream - Map Delivery for Autonomous Driving
Ir. Robin van den Berg, Product Manager, co-authors: Duc Toan Nguyen, Tomaso Grossi, all: Business Unit Automotive, TomTom, The Netherlands
Corporative System Approach to offer Level 4 Automation for Trucks
Joerg Luetzner, Head of Commercial Vehicles, Continental Automotive GmbH and tba, Knorr-Bremse AG, both: Germany
II. Digital Trailer
Perspectives on Connected Trailers
Andreas Schmitz, CEO, Schmitz Cargobull AG, Germany
Panel Discussion: How has a Trailer to be equipped at Level 4?
Networking & Coffee Break
III. Examples of Practice
Creating collaborative Ecosystems for the connected Truck
Mario Ortegón, System Strategy & Innovation Management, DSA Daten- und Systemtechnik GmbH, Germany
Automated Yard Operations
Mark Mohr, Head of Development Commercial Vehicle Technology, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Germany
End of Conference Day One
Chair‘s Welcome and Opening Address
Stephan Keese, Senior Partner, Roland Berger, USA
ENSEMBLE: Making multi-brand Truck Platooning happen in Europe
Dr. Marika Hoedemaeker, Coordinator ENSEMBLE, TNO, The Netherlands
Platooning in a real Logistics Process - A Practice Report
Dipl.-Ing. Sebastian Völl, Research Automated Driving / Project Manager, MAN Truck & Bus AG, Dr. Chung Anh Tran, Head of Autonomous Driving Freight Transport - Road, Schenker AG, both: Germany
Human Guided Autonomous Convoying: A Safe, Intermediate Step towards full Autonomy
Dr. Çetin Meriçli, Co-founder and CEO, Locomation, Inc., USA
A Consumer-centric View of Platoon-based Transport
Dr.-Ing. Amol Naik, Product Manager, co-authors: Dr. Radu-Florian Atanasiu, R&D Manager, Dr. Sebastian van de Hoef, Software Engineer, all: HERE Technologies, Germany
Networking & Coffee Break
V. Safety & Regulations
Is Regulation Driving or Stopping Safer Trucks?
Samuel Kenny, Freight Policy Officer, Transport & Environment, Belgium
Stalled: The U.S. Regulatory Environment
Jonathan M. Baron, Principal, Baron Public Affairs, LLC, USA
VI. Logistics Value Chain & Last Mile
Automated Freight Matching
Sebastian Sorger, CEO, LoadFox GmbH, Germany
Future of Logistics from a CEP Service Provider Point of View
Jan Denecker, Marketing Director, UPS, Belgium
Sustainable Urban Logistics Plan
Giorgio Ambrosino, General Manager, MemEx srl, Italy
Enabling Technologies for full-Emission free Delivery
Conference Chair‘s closing Remarks
End of Conference
Who should attend the conference?
The Autonomous Trucks Conference is aimed at the management:
- of truck manufacturers
- of major suppliers (brake systems, sensors, environmental perception, software and others)
- of automotive IT companies
- Logistics companies & further users of truck technology
- of startup companies focused on autonomous trucks
In addition, truck research institutes are addressed as well.
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 third edition of the 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 not to have a unilateral focus on one country only.
- Axel Gern, Technical Project Lead Autonomous Trucks, Daimler AG, Germany
- Dipl.-Inform. Torsten Klein, Senior Vice President Research, MAN Truck & Bus, Germany
- Ir. Ron Borsboom, Board of Management, Director Product Development, DAF Trucks NV, Netherlands
- Torbjörn Holmström, Senior Advisor Research and Development and former Executive Vice President & CTO, Volvo Trucks, Sweden
- Serkan Arslan, Director, Autonomous Driving and Ecosystem, NVIDIA, Germany
- Stephan Keese, Senior Partner, Roland Berger, USA
- Dr. Gerhard Nowak, Vice President, PwC Strategy & Germany GmbH
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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 "Autonomous Trucks" Conference now.
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