AutoSens is created by engineers, for engineers.
Built on the vision of senior technical experts at automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, and delivered by conference experts with a passion for engineering, this is the world’s leading technical summit for ADAS and autonomous vehicle perception technology.
The discussion at AutoSens all revolves around ‘vehicle perception’ technologies. By this we mean the sensors, cables, processors, other hardware and software that give a vehicle’s computer a picture of it’s environment that it can use to make decisions. This might mean a radar sensor detecting a vehicle up ahead, so the car can decide to brake. It might mean an internal camera recognizing that the driver has fallen asleep and taking appropriate action. These technologies are applied in many currently available road-going models, but they are also used in R&D for more advanced systems that will hit the market in the future, including fully autonomous vehicles. So the technical presentations focus on these topics, but we also cover the wider issues facing development of ADAS and autonomous vehicles in the conference plenary sessions that open and close the event – this might include the regulatory, financial, or legal context for the development of vehicle perception systems.
A combination of insightful technical presentations, an audience of senior engineers, and top level organisation that created a highly memorable experience; make AutoSens the ‘best in class’ for this sector. Driven by OEM requirements to develop vehicle systems that can sense the external environment and provide accurate and useful information to inform ADAS decision making, content is focused around the vehicle perception process chain.
Robert Stead, Conference Director, AutoSens
“I decided to start this event because I saw a need to cut through the hype and create a meeting that is truly for the engineers – the guys and girls who are applying their knowledge and solving engineering problems on a daily basis. Conferences often get caught up in hype and looking too far into the future especially in such a hot area as autonomous vehicles.
AutoSens is a technical conference, but set in the business context of a complex supply chain. By assembling a representative advisory board, we can get to the heart of the challenges facing the army of engineers crunching the numbers and running the trials that move ideas from the drawing board into production vehicles.”
Prof Patrick Denny, Valeo Vision Systems – Chairman of Advisory Board
“AutoSens is one of the most influential meeting places for OEM, Tier 1 and supply chain engineers to advance ADAS technologies and improve automotive safety. It combines high level technical discussion with a first class social programme, all in the inspirational setting of the AutoWorld museum.”
In 2019, the AutoSens experience will once again replicated on both sides of the Atlantic, with events in Detroit, USA, and Brussels, Belgium. Two exclusive, automotive themed venues providing the perfect backdrop for the continuation of technical discussion concerning the future of vehicle perception technology. As we edge our way closer to 2020, AutoSens will then see its event taken into Asia as well as Brussels and Detroit.
The Sense Media Team
- Robert Stead – Managing Director
- Sophie West – Marketing Director, crafting the brand and fine-tuning the data engine
- Hayley Sarson – Conference Director, distilling industry news and building relationships
- Richard Powell – Head of Business Development, building our unique community of partners and nurturing our valued customers
- Alice Townsend – Operations Manager, ensuring we deliver a world class attendee experience
- Deborah Felicio – IT Systems Manager, bringing order to the chaos
About the events across 2019
Join AutoSens in Detroit (13-16 May 2019), in Brussels (17-19 September 2019) and Hong Kong (17-19 November 2020)
As ADAS improves at a rapid rate and autonomous vehicles edge closer to mainstream production, it is more important than ever for engineers to raise their heads and participate in industry-wide knowledge sharing and discussion. AutoSens enjoyed incredible support from senior engineers at OEM and Tier 1 companies. The community extended to business leaders from the full supply chain as well as leading academics, and technical experts in the various component fields.
As the automotive sector enters a new age of electronics integration, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are becoming ever more integrated. Vehicles are gathering more and more knowledge about their external environment via cameras, LiDAR, radar and ultrasonic sensors and in-built intelligence is using that data to make informed decisions and take action to improve safety and increase efficiency. Advances in computer vision, image processing, in-car networking and other elements are making these systems even more powerful.
However, many of these devices were not initially developed for automotive use, so adaptation of the hardware, calibration, testing, performance optimisation, environmental resistance and other relevant factors, all have to be taken into account to create systems that are optimised for integration into production vehicles. These are the challenges faced by today’s ADAS engineers as the automotive industry works towards the autonomous vehicles of the future.
Best practice, shared challenges, standardisation, innovation and supply chain collaboration are all discussed via a series of presentations and chaired panel discussions in three separate tracks.
Mixed networking and breaks and evening receptions provide an ideal opportunity for meeting your peers, discussing proceedings, and connecting with new suppliers and customers. An exhibition space showcases novel technologies from selected organisations and an academic poster display gives insight into the latest thinking from the next generation of engineers.