Industry unites to tackle ADAS and Autonomous technology challenges
This year’s AutoSens Detroit (14-17 May 2018, Michigan Science Center, Detroit MI) speaker line up reads impressively as a who’s who of autonomous vehicle industry stars, leaders, movers and shakers including speakers from Ford, Magna, NVidia, Valeo, Robert Bosch, Carnegie Mellon, University of Michigan, Google, Intel, Hyundai Mobis, TowerJazz, Columbia University, Tass International, Walsh College, Toyota North America and Deepscale.
Abhay Rai from Sony Electronics, Phil Magney from Vision Systems Intelligence, and Joel Gibson, VP of Engineering at Swift Navigation all contribute extremely popular sessions to the program such as; Methods for Map Based-Localization; and High precision GNSS as a critical component of ADAS and Automated Driving.
Closer to the technology, and we’re joined by Omnivision, Algolux, FLIR, Dynaoptics, AEye, Metawave, Cadence Design Systems, Image Engineering, Invensity, CrowdFlower, Deepen AI and more, all among the wider cluster of innovative companies setting the scene for the US marketplace in this state-side edition of the AutoSens series.
The main themes running throughout the conference program explore challenges and opportunities for perception systems, in terms of image quality, deep learning, advanced design enablement and training data. Advances in thermal imaging, lidar, radar and GNSS, in addition to visual sensors; will be presented, whilst contextualising their use and how to overcome some of the challenges that remain for the US vehicle perception industry.
Rob Stead, Conference Director of AutoSens, said “With an OEM and Tier 1 Keynote still to be announced, it’s thrilling to read through the speakers, organisations and topics we’re covering in 2018. We’ve found a great venue and are coming back to Detroit with a huge amount of energy. Last year was our first in the US and I am really looking forward to hearing feedback from what promises to be a first class conference. An international audience of engineers and technologists will descend on Detroit this May, coming together to learn more about the current state of the autonomous vehicle market in the US.”
Bigger and better at the Michigan Science Center
The Starting Grid showcase will highlight the new entrants with ten brand-new and exciting companies joining the AutoSens community, showcasing their cutting-edge products to industry, many of whom will be launching.
Also new for 2018, organisers Sense Media Group are working closely with regional universities to showcase the latest academic research in computer science, electronic engineering and more that could impact the future of automotive engineering, through an interactive poster session.
Closing Plenary sessions include Global M&A in the ADAS and Autonomous technology space with Rudy Burger from Woodside Capital Partners; Exploring the Real-World Impact of ADAS on Future Accident Frequency with Tim Dawkins from SBD Automotive and former head of the NHTSA and spokesperson for the Safe-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets, David Strickland providing an update on the regulatory landscape for autonomous driving and testing in the US.
Panel discussions will challenge preconceptions and raise controversial topics challenging said assumptions: Are we in a lidar bubble? How many cameras are enough?
As well as a technically rich program and diverse agenda for the anticipated international audience of 350 engineers, researchers and technologists; AutoSens returns to Detroit with a broader workshop programme, including sessions on Computer vision, LiDAR, Image processing and Functional Safety for ADAS and Autonomous driving.
As one senior automotive technology executive told us “There is so much depth and expertise in one place, you can’t help but be smarter when it’s over.”
Early Bird Price, ending on 9 March with all-inclusive tickets for the four day event from $1,039, and special discounts available for Academics and Women in Engineering.