AVT Expo Novi: Live demos and exciting new launches!

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More than 100 exhibitors have been showcasing the latest test and next-generation enabling technologies specifically developed for AVs, at this week’s Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo in Novi, Michigan (as well as at the adjacent Automotive Testing Expo).

The show has seen numerous live demonstrations and exciting new launches from a range of technology leaders, including AB Dynamics, Aimotive, Aimsun, American Center for Mobility, Ann Arbor SPARK,  Anyverse, AVL, b-plus, C-MORE Automotive, dSPACE, Foretellix, Keysight Technologies, MSC Software, NIRA Dynamics, Siemens and VBOX Racelogic – to name just a few!

Exhibitors made a number of announcements: Aimsun showcased its Aimsun Auto platform, for the design and validation of path planning algorithms for self-driving vehicles; lidar developer Xenomatix presented a compact new lidar unit, the Intercity; while Foretellix promoted its newly released M-SDL Measurable Scenario Description Language. (For more news live from the show, click here.)

The show also hosted also two dedicated pay-to-attend conferences: the Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium, and the ADAS & AV Legal Issues & Liabilities World Congress. The former saw some of the world’s leading engineers discuss the latest developments in autonomous vehicle research, testing, validation and development, while the latter helped clarify the legal status and risks surrounding an entirely new kind of vehicle. Speakers discussed areas such as product liability and the state of legislation, as well as privacy and cybersecurity.

More than 80 experts across both conferences shared exclusive insights from their latest research and programs, with speakers from organizations such as VW, Intel, Siemens, Uber and General Motors. Highlights included TomTom’s Praveen Chandrasekar, who explained how HD maps create an essential fallback for the vehicle’s sensors; and professor Nicholas Wittner, who detailed the fundamentals of product liability law in the context of ADAS and AV.

New for 2019, the show experience continued for a ‘fourth’ day, courtesy of the American Center for Mobility, which staged an exclusive Live Demo Day, where visitors were able to see some of the latest ADAS and AV testing tools put through their paces at one of North America’s leading proving grounds. Companies demonstrating their latest solutions included AB Dynamics, AVL, Keysight, Humanetics and S-E-A, Moshon Data, New Eagle, Racelogic and Schaeffler Group USA Inc.

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