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February 25 - 27, 2019
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

Agenda Day 1

MAINSTAGE

8:00 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION: Welcome! While you get checked in, enjoy some light refreshments

8:20 am - 9:30 am CHAIRPERSON’S WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

8:30 am - 10:00 am KEYNOTES

8:30 am - 9:00 am CONQUERING THE TECH CHALLENGE FOR AV: AI, ML, AND BIG DATA

• Developing A Strong AI, ML and Big Data Ecosystem for AV
• Optimizing Big Data to Improve The Responsiveness of AI
• Meeting The Complex Challenge Of Multiple AV Systems And Data Streams

Mark Crawford, Chief Engineer for Autonomous Driving Systems, Great Wall Motors

9:00 am - 9:30 am PLANNING AUTONOMY WITH THE DRIVER IN MIND

• Understanding The Human Interface Realities As Drivers Take Less And Less Control
• Preparing For The Giant HMI/Ui Leap Between L3 And L4 – The Trust Issue
• Tracking Driver Manual Driving Competence In L4 Driving Situations

Dr. Maartin Sierhuis, Chief Technology Director, Nissan Research Center

9:30 am - 10:00 am FUTURE PROOFING AV FUNCTIONS

• Using AV Function Building Blocks That Integrate And Boost Existing Lane Departure Warning, Auto Emergency Braking And Parking Assist Technologies To Pave
The Way For Future Technologies
• Altering How Vehicle Systems Perform To Serve As A Basis For More Advanced, Complimentary Systems
• Using A Case Study To Illustrate How Current And New Technologies Are Building Blocks For The Future

Mark R. Rosekind, Ph.D, Chief Safety & Information Officer, Zoox

10:00 am - 11:00 am DEMO DRIVE: Head over to the Exhibit Hall to interact with the leading autonomous vendors and technology providers in the community

TRACK SESSIONS

TRACK 1 - AV SOFTWARE VERIFICATION AND TESTING

11:00 am - 11:30 am CREATING DIVERSE VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT SCENARIOS TO TEST AV
• Planning For Weather AV Could Encounter On The Road
• Identifying Geographic Patterns For Navigation Training
• Ensuring Systems Correctly Respond To A Wide Variety Of Environments

Hugh Reynolds, Senior Director and Head of Simulation Advanced
Technology Group, Uber

TRACK 1 - AV SOFTWARE VERIFICATION AND TESTING

11:30 am - 12:00 pm CHALLENGES AND ENABLERS IN CREATING A RICH SIMULATION ENVIRONMENT FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT
• Discussing challenges that companies face when creating toolchains
for developing Autonomous Vehicles, and solutions based on extensive
customer and industry feedback.
• Development methodology with simulation that enables a real-world,
safety-critical path to production
• Topics include: visualization, relevant simulation scenario creation, traffic,
effect of vehicle dynamics and performance, AV algorithm development,
using sensors in simulation, and 1M-mile overnight software validation testing.
• Regulatory Agency trends

David Howarth, Market Development Manager, IPG Automotive

TRACK 1 - AV SOFTWARE VERIFICATION AND TESTING

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm TESTING FOR VALIDATION AND VERIFICATION TO GET CERTIFIED
•Designing test beds to create robust testing environments
•Developing standards to measure against
• Testing ‘Edge Cases"

Joachim Taiber, Chief Technology Officer, ITRC at Clemson University ICAR


TRACK 1 - AV SOFTWARE VERIFICATION AND TESTING

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm USING PERCEPTION ROBUSTNESS TESTING TO FIND SYSTEMATIC DEFECTS IN MACHINE LEARNING PERCEPTION CAPABILITIES
- Edge cases and perception brittleness
- Stress testing perception to automatically detect false negatives and misclassifications
- Identifying systematic context-dependent defects in perception systems

Philip Koopman, Assocate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Carnegie Mellon University  

TRACK 2 - AI AND ML

11:00 am - 11:30 am MEETING CHALLENGES OF AUTONOMOUS AND CONNECTED COMMERCIAL VEHICLE DEPLOYMENT
• Creating a flexible algorithm development framework to overcome the
deployment challenge
• Using simulation and physical testing combined validation to improve robustness
• Utilizing multi-stage, deep learning based analysis pipeline to reduce
warranty cost and increase customer satisfaction

Yong Sun, Supervisor Vehicle Research & Development at Isuzu Technical
Center of America

TRACK 2 - AI AND ML

8:00 am - 8:30 am BEHAVIOR LEARNING AND SAFETY PLATFORM FOR SELF-DRIVING CARS
• Systematic methodologies to build and train an AI safety platform dedicated
for self-driving vehicles
• The AI platform enables behavior learning from real-world human driver,
human road agents’ behaviors, and thus generates so called long-tail
events, risky behaviors, and collisions in a scalable manner.
• Prediction of human uncertainty, human intentions, and rationalizing human
behaviors on the road

Joe Xing, Director of Artificial Intelligence for AV, Borgward R&D

TRACK 2 - AI AND ML

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm OPTIMIZING AV SAFETY BY COMBINING TECHNOLOGIES AND THINKING
• How Does AI Respond When There Is A Disagreement Between Systems?
• Requiring The Use Of Fault Detection Tools And Techniques That Take Into
Account Complex Interactions Between Linked Ml Components
• Developing Redundant Recognizers For AI In AV

Kholoud Hatem, Functional Safety Manager, HELLA

TRACK 2 - AI AND ML

8:00 am - 8:30 am TRANSITIONING FROM POC TO PRODUCTION-READY SOLUTIONS FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES
• Developing production ready programs
• Creating highly trusted code for the critical components of the system
• Building in certified separation between the critical and non-critical code
within the system

Chuck Brokish, Director of Automotive Business Development,
Green Hill Software

LUNCH

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

 All the morning hustle and bustle has probably made for a much-needed lunch break!

INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION GROUPS

AI & MACHINE LEARNING

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm MINORITY REPORT INTERFACES COMING TO AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES
Germán León, CXO and Founder, Gestoos

AI & MACHINE LEARNING

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm MINORITY REPORT INTERFACES COMING TO AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES
Germán León, CXO and Founder, Gestoos

AI & MACHINE LEARNING

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm DESIGNING THE DRIVER HAND OVER PROCEDURE WITH L3 - L4

DATA & CONNECTIVITY

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm CAPTURING REAL WORLD DATA VIA VARIOUS SENSORS AND SENSOR ARRAYS

DATA & CONNECTIVITY

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm CAPTURING REAL WORLD DATA VIA VARIOUS SENSORS AND SENSOR ARRAYS

DATA & CONNECTIVITY

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm SCALING AV DATA SORTING AND TRANSFER NEEDS

SAFETY, STANDARDS & REGULATIONS

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm ENSURING SAFE TRANSFER OF VEHICLE AND PASSENGER DATA

SAFETY, STANDARDS & REGULATIONS

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm ENSURING SAFE TRANSFER OF VEHICLE AND PASSENGER DATA

SAFETY, STANDARDS & REGULATIONS

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm PREPARING FOR THE EXPANDING AV AND CONNECTED CAR STANDARDS LANDSCAPE
Alex Epstein, Sr. Director, Digital Strategy and Content, National Safety Council/ITASCA

VIRTUAL TESTING

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm DEVELOPING ROBUST SIMULATED ENVIRONMENTS TO TEST AV PERFORMANCE

VIRTUAL TESTING

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm DEVELOPING ROBUST SIMULATED ENVIRONMENTS TO TEST AV PERFORMANCE

VIRTUAL TESTING

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm LEVERAGING TESTING TO INCREASE ACCURACY AND REDUCE COSTS
Philip Koopman Assocate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Carnegie Mellon University  

MAINSTAGE

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm ENERGY BREAK & THE EINRIDE TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE: Check out Einride’s autonomous e-truck, the T-Pod, parked outside the exhibit hall entrance!

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm COMBINING SENSORS WITH STREAMING MAPS FOR ROBUST AUTONOMOUS DRIVING

• A high-definition map (HD map) can complement the sensors to make higher levels of driving automation safe and comfortable.
• Hear how the HD map data layers are correlated with vehicle sensor data to enable accurate localization, environment perception and path planning.
• See how the sensor-derived observations (“Roadagrams”) contribute to keeping the HD map up to date, and how the updated map is streamed to the vehicle.

Frans de Rooij, Regional Director Product Management, Autonomous Driving, TomTom

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm PANEL: MAXIMIZING AV INTEGRATION INTO TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURES WITH MOBILITY AS A SERVICE (MAAS)

• Discussing Real Life Integration Of MaaS Platforms And The Benefits For OEMs And Mobility Disruptors
• How Does Infrastructure Need To Change To Maximize The Implementation Of Maas?
• Looking At Realistic Ways AV Could Be Integrated Into Maas Locally Or Nationally, Multi-Or Single-Platform

Moderator:
Habib Shamskhou, CV/AV Program Director, Global ITS Practice Leader, Advanced Mobility Group, GoMentum Station

Panelists:
Tim Haile, Deputy Executive Director, Contra Costa Transportation Authority
Sven Hackmann, Executive Vice President, NEXT Future Transportation
Stephanie Schliffski, Board Member, Embotech AG
Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann, In Charge of Mobility, EVELOZCITY

5:15 pm - 5:45 pm THE EDGE COMPETITION

In a “shark tank’-like product pitch, four New Innovator teams with technology for AV are given 5 minutes to pitch their product to a panel of three judges, and then
face 5 minutes of questions from the judges.

Lead Judge: Dr. Ulrich Quay, Managing Partner, BMW i Ventures
Panel Judges: TBD

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm COCKTAIL RECEPTION