Details Announced for ADAS & Autonomous Vehicles USA 2018

By Caroline Rees / 03 Oct 2018
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ADAS & Autonomous Vehicles Conference USA 2018TU-Automotive has published the program for the 4th annual ADAS & Autonomous Vehicles 2018 Conference and Exhibition (October 16-17, The Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, MI). The event will see 250+ autonomous vehicle executives discuss how to harness technologies like artificial intelligence and vision processing to power autonomous vehicles.

This year sees senior and specialized speakers from Ford Motor Company, Volvo, Toyota, Harman, Vaeo, Lear Corporation and more address how to build, test and deploy autonomous vehicles. See the full list of experts speaking this year here:

Lavinia Pop, Project Director for this year’s conference stated: “The discussion is now evolving toward a software focus, including the complex task of developing the computational and decision-making power of autonomous vehicles.”

She continued, “We look forward to providing once again the learning and networking platform for those working on ADAS and autonomous vehicle development. This year we have moved venue to the Suburban Collection Showplace to accommodate the growing community.”

Topics include:

  • The Sensor Suite Spot: Dissect sensor developments – radar, camera, LiDAR – plus the question of sensor fusion to deliver a combined, intelligent sensor network
  • Train the Cognitive Car: Get to grips with AI & machine learning for e.g. object recognition & decision-making, and the algorithms being developed to bring the industry to Levels 4 & 5
  • Test & Validate: Review challenges in testing & validation of ADAS & AVs. Discuss methods to deliver rigorous testing e.g. AI & simulation. When do we remove the training wheels?
  • Is Connectivity Ready For Autonomy? The AV experience & functionality will be reliant on connectivity. Assess infrastructure e.g. 5G/DSRC & applications like V2X
  • Get Consumer Ready: From ADAS systems already on the road to future autonomy, are consumers even on board? Gain insight into what drivers want & prep your education efforts

Hear from expert speakers – automakers, tier ones, software companies, mobility providers, government, and more – including:

  • Rini Sherony, Sr Principal Engineer, Toyota Motor North America
  • Aravind Kailas, Research and Innovation Manager, CTO Office, Volvo Group North America
  • Adit Joshi, Research Engineer, Automated Driving, HIL Simulation, Ford Motor Company
  • Radovan Miucic, Technical Specialist, Changan US R&D Center, Inc
  • Kirk Steudle, Director, Michigan DoT
  • Andre Weimerskirch, Vice President Cybersecurity& Functional Safety, Lear Corporation
  • James Schwyn, CTO, Valeo
  • Tom Toma, Global Product Manager, Magna Electronics
  • Dr Alexander Kreines, Senior Principal Engineer & Data Scientist, Automotive Cybersecurity, Harman
  • Sean Simpson, Investment Manager, GM Ventures
  • Sam Abuelsamid, Senior Research Analyst, Navigant Research
  • Philip Koopman, Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

To find out more about the ADAS & Autonomous Vehicles USA 2018 speaker line up and agenda, visit:

Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact