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9:00am - 9:05am 5 mins
TU-Automotive Introduction
9:05am - 9:10am 5 mins
Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
  • Scott McCormick - President, Connected Vehicle Trade Association
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9:10am - 9:25am 15 mins
Presentation From Senator Peters
  • Presenter Gary Peters - Senator, State of Michigan
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9:25am - 9:55am 30 mins
The ADAS & Autonomous Landscape
  • Sam Abuelsamid - Senior Research Analyst, Navigant Research
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The future of automotive will be defined by the autonomous vehicle. But how is the ADAS & autonomous landscape shaping up right now?

  • Identify new partnerships that are speeding up AV system development and changing the face of the automotive industry
  • Explore the routes to real world autonomous deployment, e.g first and last mile, & the short and long term business opportunities
  • Who’s the leader in the market? Examine the latest projections for AV deployment to understand who’s winning the race to autonomy
9:55am - 10:25am 30 mins
Taking the Legislative Temperature
  • Speaker Aravind Kailas, Ph.D - Research and Innovation Manager, CTO Office, Volvo Group North America
  • Speaker Christopher Emmanuel - Director of Infrastructure and Governance Policy, Florida Chamber of Commerce
  • Speaker Kirk Steudle - Director, Michigan DoT
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Whether federal, state or city level, law-makers & local authorities have a make-or-break role in the testing & roll-out of ADAS & autonomous tech. Get up-to-speed on current & upcoming regulation.

  • Get an overview of regulation and understand how it impacts the deployment of autonomous vehicles
  • Get to grips with the AV START Act (ASA), the first major US legislation establishing policies for regulating self-driving cars, and how it will affect your business
  • Learn what ADAS features are becoming required by current/upcoming regulations (e.g. autonomous emergency-braking systems) and how they could help with AV feature development.
10:25am - 10:55am 30 mins
Coffee Break
10:55am - 11:25am 30 mins
AI for AVs: Training Robocars to Think
  • Speaker Rini Sherony - Sr. Principal Engineer, Toyota Motor North America
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From testing to real-time processing & decision making, AI has a massive role to play in autonomous driving.  Learn how to harness AI development.

  • Apply deep learning & AI to reduce the development time of ADAS systems, through e.g. simulation at the R&D stage 
  • Develop and standardize learning algorithms across the industry for AI and Machine Learning. Which parties will drive key initiatives to accomplish this?
  • Complete the AV “driving” experience! Explore developments in AI powered UX, incl. personal assistants, & the best applications in the auto context
11:25am - 11:55am 30 mins
Session TBA
11:55am - 12:25pm 30 mins
A Risky Ride? Cybersecurity for AVs
  • Speaker Andre Weimerskirch - Vice President Cybersecurity&Functional Safety, Lear Corporation
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Explore the risks of cyber-physical security and techniques for adversaries to disrupt e.g. machine learning/AI systems. Learn the latest methods & research for implementing security.

  • Explore cybersecurity threats to AVs such as data, hardware & software security, to protect your product, incl. info on the latest research into V2X signal resiliency
  • Analyze enabling technologies and business models for automotive cybersecurity such as over-the-air updates and threat detection
  • Assess if AI & machine learning can be deployed to protect AVs from cyberattacks. Learn how some ML systems are already able to respond by restricting access for certain users
12:25pm - 2:00pm 95 mins
Lunch Break
2:00pm - 2:30pm 30 mins
Putting AV Tech to the Test
  • Speaker Lee Barnes - Director, Connected & Autonomous Vehicle, Ricardo
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Public road testing, virtual testing, simulation, embedded software testing, safety and crash testing…. There are now a multitude of test bases for ADAS and self-driving vehicle platforms.

•   Explore the differences between validation of autonomous vehicles and validation of ADAS systems

• Discuss the challenge in testing the sheer number of possible scenarios that an autonomous vehicle could face. Learn advantages of possible solutions incl. applying AI to testing

• Consider how data collected from test cars and digital simulation can be applied in the design process. Debate the need for a technical data consortium to share anonymized test data

2:30pm - 3:00pm 30 mins
Automated Mobility on Demand: The Future of Transportation?
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Automated Mobility on Demand (AMoD) is the brains that will drive the revolution towards self-driving cars.

  • Identify the technology needed for an automated shared vehicle e.g LiDAR, radar and vision, AD algorithms, sensor fusion to provide a fully AMoD service
  • Scrutinize existing AMoD pilots eg Lyft and Aptiv’s deployment of self-driving cars and the challenges they face
  • Assess the role shared AVs will play within the wider transportation network & the value of sharing vehicle data to feed back info incl. traffic & to optimize supply/demand
3:00pm - 3:30pm 30 mins
Session TBA
3:30pm - 4:00pm 30 mins
Coffee Break
4:00pm - 4:30pm 30 mins
Invest in Success! The VC View of AV Innovation
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The increasing appetite to invest in “sexy” auto tech start-ups raises questions about how to really value these disruptive technologies. Will they live up to the hype?

  • Understand where investors are looking over the next 6-12 months to make a profit in the next 5-10 years
  • Assess the role start-ups should play in your ADAS/AV strategy e.g. filling a gap or bringing new resources to the table
  • Identify the hurdles to working with start-ups - from how to invest to operating models to points of integration - to put together an informed strategy
4:30pm - 5:30pm 60 mins
Start-Up Presentations
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Hear from a batch of the latest start-ups focusing on ADAS & AV development. This is your chance to hear from the newest teams in the race to autonomy

5:30pm - 6:30pm 60 mins
Networking Drinks