ADAS & Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo Europe – preliminary conference program released!

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Following on from the first speakers being announced earlier this year, a preliminary program has now been released for the dedicated conference (rates apply) taking place June 13-15, 2023, at the free-to-attend ADAS & Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo in Stuttgart, Germany.

The conference will be held alongside the leading exhibition in Europe for ADAS and AV development, where visitors can see, source, trial and test the latest innovations from over 150 exhibitors displaying the state-of-the-art in simulation and software, sensors and sensor fusion, data acquisition and management, vehicle positioning and localization, V2X and 5G communications, and more.

The conference will feature over 120 speakers, with experts from organizations including AWS, Bosch, Continental, IBM, Microsoft, Plus, Renault, Stellantis, Torc Robotics, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles sharing exclusive insights from the latest case studies and live trials, software and hardware developments, program announcements, safety and simulation strategies, and testing results.

Further presentations of note include a paper on Sustainable software architecture development for future vehicles from Aptiv’s Dr Florian Baumann. “The presentation will discuss how to reduce complexity and interdependencies among the many different ECUs, unite applications to unlock new software-enabled functionality and control the software that defines the user experience of vehicles,” he says. “It will also outline a standard-based approach for interfaces, which improves reuse and creates an open platform for innovation.”

Tine Damkjaer of the Danish Road Directorate will ask, Are road markings good enough for future driving? “Road markings are essential to ensure good driving conditions,” she says. “Traditionally, the characterization of the road marking has been standardized by visibility of the human drivers. However, AV technology relies on a machine perception of road markings. This raises the question whether the current standards and models need to be adapted to enable a sufficient quality for detection of AVs. This presentation summarizes the result of two projects which investigate what affects the detection, and the road authorities’ need for maintenance of the road infrastructure to meet the demands of the future with automated driving.”

Meanwhile ASAM eV’s CTO, Benjamin Engel will present, ASAM: Painting our standards into a bigger picture.”Standards are playing an ever increasingly important role in enabling the shift from monolithic to modular toolchains in the industry but they are only part of the picture,” he explains. “We need to take into account additional aspects such as comparability, traceability and consistency, both of data and of the use of the standards themselves, in order to fully enable safe V&V of highly automated driving functions. In this presentation we will show what else we are doing in ASAM and together with other organizations in the industry to achieve this.”

Camilla Fowler, Oxbotica’s head of safety assurance, will advise on Preparing for safe commercial deployment of automated vehicles. “Oxbotica is advancing self-driving capabilities through the development and implementation of three key products: Oxbotica Driver, Oxbotica Cloud and MetaDriver,” she says. “This presentation will outline how we are preparing for the safe and successful commercial deployment of these products and will offer insights into our safety management system, preparing for regulatory authorization and ensuring continued safety throughout operations.”

Michele Richichi, who has previously held roles responsible for ADAS development at Stellantis, Maserati and FCA, is now Standard & Poor’s global mobility division’s principal research analyst for market intelligence on autonomy in Europe. Michele will present on the latest Autonomy market mega-trends: “Autonomy content value per vehicle will increase substantially by a factor of three from today to 2034,” he says. “However, different regions will experience different changes. European requirements mean more ADAS in every vehicle, while China and the USA are pushing into new technology and use cases with the support of a new generation of suppliers. Still, the challenging macroeconomic environment means struggle, consolidation, and shifting expectations and timelines.”

See the preliminary speaker list here. Read the current program here. And see the sessions, below.

Day 1 – Tuesday, June 13

  • Developments, issues and innovations on the road to safe ADAS and autonomous technology deployment
  • Lunchtime workshop presented by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles
  • Software, AI, architecture & data management
  • Advances in simulation and validation
  • Standards, regulations & homologation – issues & developments
  • Accelerating development of safe ADAS and AD systems

Day 2 – Wednesday, June 14

  • ADAS and AD homologation and validation stakes and solutions to achieve the safety challenge
  • Real world test and deployment, and integration with virtual testing
  • Software, AI, architecture & data management (continued)
  • Advanced simulation & scenario based testing
  • Vision, sensing, mapping and positioning
  • Regulations & legislation – demands on technology. Plus, driver safety & comfort

Day 3 – Thursday, June 15

  • Validation, verification, data management and in-the-loop testing
  • Best practices, standards and regulations for the deployment of safe ADAS and autonomous driving technologies
  • Sensor & lighting test & development. Utilizing sensor data
  • Connectivity & positioning


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