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Autonomous Vehicles Silicon Valley 2019 - Preliminary Agenda

Check out this year's preliminary event guide for all of the topics that will be covered this February. Inside, you'll find sessions on virtual testing, big data challenges, scaling computing platforms, leveraging 5G technology and more!< ...

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2018 Autonomous Vehicles Silicon Valley Post Show Report

Want to learn more about what happened in 2018? Check out our Post Show Report that highlights: prominent speakers, attendee statistics, testimonials, top takeaways from 2018, what to expect in 2019, and more!

A Letter to Convince Your Boss

Having trouble convincing your supervisor for the time off?  Check out our customizable 'Convince Your Boss' Letter and feel free to give it a try!

Registration Form

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Past Attendee Snapshot

Take a look at the industry professionals that attended last year - you can expect to see similar people this year! Don’t miss your opportunity to meet face-to-face with these decision-makers.

Onsite Interviews

Interview with Jody Kelman, Product Lead, Self-Driving Platform Team, Lyft

In this interview, Jody Kelman shares insight on overcoming government regulations and the competitive landscape with Uber.

Hear What Sponsors Are Saying About Autonomous Vehicles Silicon Valley

In this video, you will hear from past sponsors of Autonomous Vehicles Silicon Valley. They shared their honest thoughts on what sets this summit apart from the rest and why you cannot miss the upcoming summit.

Interview with Dr. Aravind Kailas, Research and Innovation Manager at Volvo Trucks

In this interview, Dr. Aravind Kailas shares insight on the implications for long-haul autonomous trucks, Volvo's most innovative technological advancements, and how he feels about the Tesla Semi Truck!

Interview with Jeremy McClain, Director for Systems and Technology, Chassis & Safety Division at Continental Automotive North America

In this interview, Jeremy McClain shares insight on their partnership with NVIDIA, reducing the number of automotive fatalities, and overcoming the negative public perception of autonomous cars. 

Interview with Dr. Robert Sadowski, Chief Roboticist at U.S. Army TARDEC

In this interview, Dr. Robert Sadowski shares insight on Autonomous Vehicles Defense Applications.

Exclusive Content

Welcome to the Autonomous Revolution: How Autonomous Technology is Transforming the Automotive Industry from the Inside Out

The Autonomous Vehicles Summit surveyed 325+ global automotive leaders to identify where car manufacturers are on their journey towards autonomous, how they’re capitalizing on this opportunity for reinvention and the key challenges they’re facing as a result. This report aims to not only present a snapshot of the current state...

Autonomous Vehicles & Artificial Intelligence

Autonomous technology is set to transform the motor industry over the next decade, but there are no clear paths laid down for OEMs to follow, and as such we could be on the verge of revolutionary changes. In fact, we almost certainly are with recent developments is AI!

Monetizing Data from the Connected Car

As the automotive industry moves towards autonomous driving, today’s new cars gather and process increasingly vast amounts of data. Vehicles equipped with an array of sensors and cameras generate data about how they are used, where they are on the road, the surrounding environment, and the operating status of a...

Autonomous Vehicles: Using Satellite Data for Mapping

Cellular and terrestrial Wi-Fi networks have played an integral role in the development of connected cars, delivering software updates, critical information, and mapping data. As the industry continues to move towards autonomous vehicles, satellite data will have an equally crucial role in providing highly accurate and precise mapping data for...

The Impact of Cellular Networks & 5G

The global market for connected vehicles continues to grow at pace and the introduction of 5G networks is predicted to have a significant impact on the development of fully autonomous cars.

Videos (No Download Necessary)

Three Predictions for Autonomous Vehicle Technology in 2019

According to a recent report, autonomous vehicle technology is advancing faster than ever. Here are the top three predictions for autonomous vehicle technology in 2019...

Past Presentations

Past Presentation Packet

In preparation for Autonomous Vehicles Silicon Valley 2019, we wanted to exclusively share these past presentations with you. Below you will find expert content on:BCG on the Re-imagined Car: Insights & ImplicationsFocused on Autonomous Car System Architecture? Don't Forget Application Code Matters!Getting Sensors RightHolistic Thermal Management for Autonomous VehiclesEvolving Consumer...

BCG on the Reimagined Car: Insights & Implications

The Boston Consulting Group presents on: How will autonomous technology, electrification, and sharing converge to change the world?How can traditional and new mobility players profit from new business models?What are the takeaways from BCG’s work with the World Economic Forum and the City of Boston in developing Boston’s 2030 mobility...

Focused on Autonomous Car System Architecture? Don't Forget Application Code Matters!

Celeste Breyer, Field Application Engineer, LDRA, presents on: The assertion that no single technology or architectural feature offers a “silver bullet” to guarantee security, and that no connected system is ever going to be both useful and impenetrable.A discussion of how even the best system architectures will inevitably include weak...

Getting Sensors Right

Aaron Jefferson, VP of Product Planning, ZF, presents on: What are the critical components for self-driving systems? Do you replicate the human eye or use multiple sensing modalities?Do you need lidar or will cameras and radar suffice?What kind of partnerships are most effective?

Holistic Thermal Management for Autonomous Vehicles

Sukhvinder S. Kang, CTO, Aavid Thermal Division, Boyd Corporation, presents on: What are the thermal management needs in Autonomous VehiclesCharacteristics of Boyd’s thermal technologies for advanced electronics systemsHow holistic thermal solutions can enable efficient and effective AV systems

Evolving Consumer Attitudes on Autonomy

Ed Kim, VP of Industry Analysis, AutoPacific, presents on: How accepting are consumers of autonomous drive technology?Are consumers ready for the fundamental shifts in the vehicle ownership model that will come with autonomy?Who are the consumers ready for autonomy, and what will convince those who aren’t?

Accelerating Mobility Technology Deployment Via Public-Private Partnerships

Kathryn Snorrason, Business Development Manager, Michigan Economic, Development Corp. (MEDC) presents on:How is the state of Michigan partnering with private industry to pilot AV technology?What have the stakeholders learned about autonomous vehicles and human behavior? How is the state of Michigan supporting and incubating transportation startups?

Fontinalis Partners: Transformation and Evolution of the Next-generation Mobility Industry

Chris Thomas, Founder & Partner, Fontinalis Partners, presents on the following:Transformation and evolution of the next-generation mobility industryThe technologies, locations, and behavior that are driving this transportation revolutionWho has the opportunity to “win” and where do we go from here?

SiriusXM: The Content Revolution Coming to a Car Near You

Peter Polit, VP and GM, Connected Vehicle Strategy and Partnerships, Sirius XM, presents on the following:Maximizing the revenue opportunity for in-vehicle content and determining who will control tit and how you can benefitWhat are the necessary technical advancements required to link passenger data, preferred content and UXWhat models will OEMs...

NVIDIA: Artificial Intelligence & Self-driving Cars

Tim Wong, Director of Technical Program Management for Autonomous Vehicles, NVIDIA presents on the following:How artificial intelligence should be programmedIs it sufficient to employ end-to-end learning using cameras that watch people drive and then put it through the deep neural net, or are AI systems are fatally flawed because human...

Requesting a Ride: Car Sharing and Car Hailing as The Next Big Movement in Autonomy

Annabel R. Chang, Director of Public Policy at Lyft discusses Autonomy coming to a street near you: discussing the recent announcements of timeline of release of autonomous cars to the public, how car sharing apps and city transport are breaking boundaries and bringing autonomy to our roads, the appeal of...


The legal landscape in the US and Germany

This first annual White Paper on the Legal Landscape of the Autonomous Vehicles summarizes the current activities and trends in the US and Germany that are perceived to be most affecting this innovative space. Those areas include: • Regulation • Product liability • Cybersecurity/privacy • Intellectual property • Corporate/ M&A

Autonomous Vehicle Technology: A Guide For Policymakers

This thorough, 200-page report, courtesy of the RAND Transportation, Space, and Technology Program, explores legislative activity, the role of telematics and communications, and liability implications, among many other topics surrounding autonomous cars. 

Driving the Future: Understanding the New Automotive Consumer

A closer look at autonomous vehicles, in-car technologies, car sharing and ride sharing.

Secure And Efficient OTA (Over-The-Air) Updating For A Changing Automotive World

This document discusses the drivers that are likely to broaden the use of OTA update technology throughout the car, and outlines the specific cybersecurity threats this expanded use of the technology can be expected to bring about. It then details recommended security objectives and architectural modifications that can help car...