The conference will combine detailed technical tutorials, the AutoSens Awards, with two days of high level technical discussion in the conference.
[TBC] 14 Sept – IEEE P2020 SubGroup Technical Learning & Official Meeting [off-site]
Schedule will be confirmed nearer the time. By invitation only – contact Robert Stead for further details.
Day One: 15 Sept – Four technical 3-hour Tutorials, Round Table Discussions, Exhibition Showcase and Welcome Drinks
Workshop topics include mapping, AI and deep learning, AV safety and CMOS image sensor developments.
For access to the Tutorial Day, just book an “AutoSensLEARN” ticket – Book here.
The AutoSens Exhibition opens for the week at 4.30pm for all AutoSens attendees, regardless of the ticket you hold. The perfect opportunity to speak uninterrupted to exhibitors prior to the conference beginning.
There will be a number of roundtable discussion sessions at 5.00pm, open to all AutoSens attendees regardless of the tickets you hold.
Sessions from 2019 included:
1. “Rethinking the Three “Rs” of LiDAR: Rate, Resolution and Range” led by AEye
The conventional metrics of frame rate, angular resolution, and detection range currently used for evaluating LiDAR performance no longer alone adequately measure the effectiveness of sensors to solve real world use cases that underlie autonomous driving. In response, AEye has proposed three new extended metrics for LiDAR evaluation: intra-frame object revisit rate, instantaneous enhanced resolution, and object classification range. This roundtable will explore these capabilities and why they matter within the context of real-world automotive applications.
2. “Making ADAS Safer with Radar While Rolling Out Revenue-Generating Safety Features” led by Arbe
This roundtable discussion will focus on the corner cases, the tough scenarios, and the challenges of the new NCAP rating coming in the next two to five years. We’ll also look at new ways to address safety issues with revenue-generating features, particularly the advanced capabilities of next-generation imaging radars, which include the crucial abilities to sense the environment and detect and track stationary objects and vulnerable road users (VRUs) in high resolution, with a wide field of view (FoV) in azimuth and elevation, in any weather and lighting conditions.
3. “How can thermal cameras improve automatic emergency braking (AEB)and save lives?” led by FLIR and featuring Veoneer
The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) estimates there were 6,200 pedestrians killed in traffic accidents during 2018 in the United States, the highest total since 1990, with nighttime accidents accounting for more than 90 percent of the deaths. To solve this problem, automotive researchers and developers must consider multi-sensing solutions with layered levels of protection to ensure safety in all common driving situations. This roundtable conversation will discuss the potential of thermal cameras, with their ability to passively detect and process infrared heat energy, to provide improved AEB performance in situations such as fog, smoke, direct sun glare, inclement weather and at night.
4. “How to realize a headlamp with built-in LiDAR” led by SOS Lab
SOSLAB’s unique approach to realization of the solid-state LiDAR, The LiDAR (ML-1), will be introduced. ML-1 utilizes Matrix addressable VCSEL arrays and Metalenses to make the LiDAR system robust, mass-producible, flexible, and efficient. This topic will lead us to exciting and intriguing discussions about the requirements for automotive applications.
A technical showcase will be taking place at a number of stands on the Exhibition Floor. Press and visitors are also invited to see first-hand what the latest technology offerings can do and talk to the engineers developing the vehicle systems, hardware and software. The Technology Showcase immediately follows the AutoSens Press Briefing, in which these companies also feature, so you will hear the announcements before they appear in the media.
Tuesday will round off with a Welcome Drinks Reception in the Mezzanine Exhibition Zone for all conference attendees.
Day Two: 16 Sept – Conference Day 1 and AutoSens Awards
- Over 60 presentations over 2 days in three tracks
- 7 Panel discussions
- Extensive networking sessions
- Technology exhibition with over 40 displays
- Classic, sports and exotic car display
- Academic showcase poster session – accepting posters until 16 August Find out more
Time: 7:30pm – 11:30pm
Location: AutoWorld Museum, Brussels
Day Three: 17 Sept – Conference Day 2
The proceedings will close with a second day of conference content featuring the world’s most renowned technical experts covering the latest essential topics in vehicle perception technology.