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8:50am 9:00am (10 mins)

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Introduction with a message from Senator Peters

9:00am 9:30am (30 mins)

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The ADAS & Autonomous Landscape


The future of automotive will be defined by the autonomous vehicle. But how is the autonomous landscape shaping up right now?

  • Map out the partnerships that are accelerating AV systems development and changing the face of the automotive industry
  • Examine the routes to real world autonomous deployment i.e. first and last mile to understand what opportunities lie in the middle
  • Who’s in pole position? Analyse the latest projections for AV deployment to understand who’s winning the race to autonomy


  • Sam Abuelsamid - Senior Research Analyst, Navigant Research

9:30am 10:00am (30 mins)

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Automated Mobility - The Great Autonomous Use Case

Mobility solutions will be the first opportunity for the masses to truly utilize the autonomous vehicle. But what can be done to expedite a fully Autonomous Mobility on Demand (AMoD) service.

  • Take a look at existing AMoD pilots from across the globe to what challenges need to be overcome for full real world deployment
  • Get to grips with just what autonomous vehicle data, e.g. traffic a mobility service can provide for real world validation autonomous systems
  • Examine what technology needs to be added into an automated shared vehicle e.g. spatially-localized que systems, highly accurized GPS and localized to provide a fully AMoD service
  • Panellist Christopher Heiser - CEO, Renovo.auto
  • Panellist Robert Grant - Director of Government Relations, Lyft
  • Panellist Chris Pauly - Director of Business Development, Navya
  • Moderator Richard Wallace - Director, Transportation Systems Analysis, Center for Automotive Research

10:00am 10:30am (30 mins)

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Connecting AVs to X

The autonomous vehicle will need to talk with its entire environment but, with a multitude of approaches, just how this will happen is yet to be determined.

  • Assess how to enhance position accuracy e.g. accurate satellite positioning, to enable robust, deployable V2X systems
  • Understand the merits of the spectrums e.g. 5g, DSRC, pWLAN that will play a role in maintaining a constant connection to the  autonomous vehicle
  • Consider what investments in infrastructure e.g. smart highways, cloud data hosting local authorities, cities , states and federal government need to make to enable full V2X coverage
  • Panellist Aravind Kailas - Principal Technologist, Volvo
  • Moderator Roger Lanctot - Associate Director, Strategy Analytics

10:30am 11:00am (30 mins)

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Morning Coffee Break

11:00am 11:30am (30 mins)

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Journeys on the Edge: ADAS, Data and Edge Computing

Hundreds of millions of connected cars with hundreds of sensors per car generate vast amounts of data, and sending all that data to the cloud to produce instant results is not feasible.

  • Analyze how data from AVs can be best processed i.e. on board, cloud etc. to enable a much less data- intensive decision process for critical vehicle functions
  • Consider how edge computing can be utilized to overcome the shortfalls of cloud based storage i.e. latency issues
  • Understand how AI and machine learning models can utilize a combination of edge computing, the cloud, and in-car technology for maximum data efficiency
  • Dan Gittleman - CEO, Xevo

11:30am 12:00pm (30 mins)

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Connectivity’s New Home - The Autonomous Vehicle

Connectivity has provided a host of new features in vehicles, buts it’s fair to say it has not been a necessary component. But that all changes with the autonomous vehicle.

  • Consider how best to collect and collate AV data e.g. computational partitioning, embedded processor to understand how to deal with the petabytes of data AVs will generate
  • Examine how connectivity can enhance the  capabilities of autonomous hardware e.g. enhanced sensor range and fusing with V2V data for vastly improved safety capabilities
  • Debate whether AVs will always have to be connected or if limitations will strike the balance between security and functionality
  • Panellist Lee Barnes - Director, Connected & Autonomous Vehicle, Ricardo
  • Panellist Oliver Rumpf-Steppat - Head of Product Requirements Development and Connected Drive, BMW of North America, LLC
  • Panellist Jim Mazurek - VP Automotive Sales & Business Development, Neusoft
  • Moderator Sam Abuelsamid - Senior Research Analyst, Navigant Research

12:00pm 12:30pm (30 mins)

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The Autonomous Car Electronics Domain – An Exercise in Consolidation

The compute power and software complexity required for autonomous driving is pushing boundaries not seen before. How do we get this under control and ready for production?

• Identify proven and effective ways to safely and securely consolidate “mixed-criticality” autonomous system services without compromising safety and security

• Consider how these consolidation techniques can be effectively utilized on next generation high performance multicore automotive processors

• Understand the challenges of moving from proof of concept to purpose-build production ready autonomous vehicle electronics when considering DOT’s new “Vision for Safety”

  • Speaker Dan Mender - Vice President, Business Development , Green Hills software

12:30pm 2:00pm (90 mins)

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Lunch

2:00pm 2:30pm (30 mins)

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Keeping the Autonomous Car Safe & Secure

The autonomous cars prime purpose is to increase safety. But how can we ensure the vehicle itself is safe from cyber threats?

  • Identify what new attack vectors and threats e.g. altering vehicle intent can be targeted by hackers on AVs so that you can secure vulnerable systems
  • Consider the requirements of cyber security in a variety of system layouts e.g. integrated network and centralised processor, to establish what layout offers the most secure architecture
  • With more autonomy comes more connectivity! Consider how to scale up your cyber security through additional defensive layers to keep the connected AV secure 
  • Panellist Joseph Buck - Product Cybersecurity Autonomous Vehicle Urban Active Platforms, General Motors
  • Panellist Sam Lauzon - Automotive Cybersecurity Software Developer, UMTRI
  • Panellist Dan Mender - Vice President, Business Development , Green Hills software
  • Moderator Phil Magney - Principal Analyst, Automotive, VSI

2:30pm 3:00pm (30 mins)

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AV Testing - Easy as 1, 2, 3?

Test tracks, crash tests, on the highway. There are now a multitude of test bases for ADAS and self-driving vehicle platforms with each requiring certain parameters to be met.

  • Analyse the capabilities of test beds to understand how you can validate your systems in a risk free, real world environment
  • Consider how data supplied by a digital simulation can be applied in the design process enabling a more streamlined, cost efficient and efficient application process
  • Debate the need for a technical data consortium to share anonymized test data, accelerating the development of safety and reliability of autonomous cars
  • Panellist Amitai Bin-Nun - Director, Autonomous Vehicle Initiative, Securing America's Future Energy
  • Panellist Mark De La Vergne - Chief of Mobility Innovation, City of Detroit
  • Panellist Andrew Smart - CTO, American Center for Mobility
  • Moderator Tim Dawkins - Autonomous Car Specialist, SBD

3:00pm 3:30pm (30 mins)

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Fuelling the Growth of Autonomous Tech.

Investors are capitalizing on the opportunities presented by autonomous vehicle development.

  • Get inside the mind of an investor to understand where they believe AV development is heading and what opportunities lay on the horizon
  • Determine the role start-ups should play in your ADAS/AV strategy, whether its filling a gap e.g. tech, skilled resources or bringing new concepts to the table
  • Understand where investors are looking to put their money in 2018 and beyond to understand where the financial growth area are
  • Panellist Chris Thomas - Partner, Fontinalis Partners
  • Panellist Jared Stasik - Vice President, Detroit Venture Partners
  • Panellist Marc Weiser - Managing Director, RPM Ventures
  • Moderator Roger Lanctot - Associate Director, Strategy Analytics

3:30pm 4:00pm (30 mins)

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Afternoon Coffee Break

4:00pm 5:00pm (60 mins)

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Start-Up Presentations

Hear from a batch of the latest, innovative start-ups focussing on ADAS & AV development. This is you chance to hear from the newest teams in the race to autonomy!

  • Edwin Olson - CEO, May Mobility
  • Mac Graham - Founder/CEO, TrustCentral
  • Kate Yuan - Director, Partnerships and Business Development, Autox.ai
  • Blake Gasca - Founder & CEO, MuHu

5:00pm 6:00pm (60 mins)

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Networking Drinks