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August 20 - 22, 2018
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Autonomous Vehicles: Shaping the Future of Society

Who will deliver autonomous vehicles to society? It will take the best and the brightest. They meet and collaborate at Autonomous Vehicles – Detroit 2018 taking place August 20-22.Enter your details for a first look at this year’s event guide.

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Current Attendee List

Take a peek at who you can expect to network with on-site based on our Current Attendee List. Contact us today and find out more on how to join this list! Alternatively, feel free to send your request to to receive a copy via email.Listed are the industry professionals...

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Past Attendee List

Here is a list of the job titles and companies that have joined us in the past and who we expect to return this August.

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: 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.

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.

2017 Autonomous Vehicles Detroit Post Show Report

Want to learn more about what happened in 2017? Check out our Post Show Report that highlights: prominent speakers, attendee statistics, testimonials, top takeaways from 2017, what to expect in 2018, and more!

Hear What Sponsors Are Saying About Autonomous Vehicles

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 Autonomous Vehicles Detroit.

Autonomous Vehicles Past Presentations

In preparation for Autonomous Vehicles Detroit 2018, we wanted to exclusively share these past presentations with you. Below you will find expert content on:NVIDIA: Artificial Intelligence & Self-driving CarsFontinalis Partners: Transformation and Evolution of the Next-generation Mobility IndustrySiriusXM: The Content Revolution Coming to a Car Near You

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.

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...

The Psychology of Self-Driving Cars: Results from Our Nationwide Public Opinion Survey

According to a 2017 American Automobile Association study, three out of four Americans are afraid to get into a self-driving car. To elaborate on these findings and shed a light on how AV leaders should go about navigating public anxiety around self-driving cars, we partnered with SurveyMonkey to conduct a...

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!

Top 5 Automotive Cyber Security Vulnerabilities

To learn more about the major cyber security threats the auto industry currently faces and how the industry is collectively addressing them, download this infographic.

Which OEM’s are Winning the Race?

The race towards autonomous vehicles has been heating up for some time, but we’re nearing the climax as OEM’s are rushing to announce details of their plans for the next five years.Here is your exclusive update on the current state of consumer confidence, OEM partnerships and progress that's taking place...

Past Presentations

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

Chris Thomas, Founder & Partner, Fontinalis Partners on the following:• Transformation and evolution of the next-generation mobility industry• The technologies, locations, and behavior that are driving this transportation revolution• Who 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 on the following:• Maximizing the revenue opportunity for in-vehicle content and determining who will control tit and how you can benefit• What are the necessary technical advancements required to link passenger data, preferred content and UX• What models will...

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 behavior...

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...

Building Security Into The Modern Automobile

Robert Bates, Chief Safety Officer at Mentor, discusses paying close attention to both hardware and software when building security into the modern automobile. Robert speakers about consolidation on the SoC level, security and safety via separation, how the thread of attacks has been growing, what security means for IoT, a...

Best Practices: ISO26262 Safety Verification Automotive SoC Systems

Jeff Hutton, Sr. Director, Automotive Business Development at Synopsys, discusses verification best practices. Jeff goes into verification challenges in today's SoC, consistent verification continuum across all verification engines, verify for functional safety. Also earlier, more efficient SW development, improve quality, reduce costs, and being ISO26262 ready.

Rigorous Verification Gets Your ADAS Design in Shape for ISO 26262 Compliance

In this presentation Adam Sherer, Product Management Group Director, Automotive Functional Safety Lead at Cadence, speaks about ISO 26262 and semiconductor verification, methods to improve verification fitness regardless of your starting point, techniques to trace results through the OEM, tier 1, tier 2, and IP chain, and automation to reduce...

Practical Real-Time Frame Authentication for In-Vehicle Networks

Kyusuk Han of the University of Michigan, a speaker from a previous iteration of the summit, was kind enough to share this in-depth presentation about the need for in-vehicle security and a proposed protocol to help solve the major security problems.

The Future of Driving - Assistive Technology; Autonomous Vehicles

Professor William Covington, Director, Technology Law and Public Policy Clinic at the University of Washington School of Law, gives a comprehensive overview of autonomous cars from an academic perspective. He touches upon the benefits, legislation, liabilities, and other aspects regarding autonomous vehicles, and goes into the effectiveness of assistive functions.

User Experience in Automated Driving

Glen DeVos, Vice President – Engineering at Delphi, reviews the newest user experience technologies and efforts that will both improve consumer experience, and safety, the importance of piloting Automated vehicle, and consumer acceptance of the quickly evolving Autonomous Driving Technology, and deliberates factors to consider when building user experience into...

Autonomous Vehicles Leaderboard: Who’s Driving the Next Frontier of Autonomy?

Sam Abuelsamid, Senior Research Analyst at Navigant Research discusses which key players are developing an autonomous vehicles, where the rank on the AV leaderboard, and where the industry as a whole stands on the road to a self-driving car.


5 Industry Insights

These exclusive interviews pick that brains of some of our distinguished speaking faculty. Experts coming from Local Motors, Autoliv, J.D. Power, Zylter and Seattle Department of Transportation.

Industry Perspectives: Autonomous Vehicle Task Force of the City of Beverly Hills

Grayson Brulte is the Co-Chair of the Mayor’s Autonomous Vehicle Task Force for the City of Beverly Hills. We asked him to discuss with us the future of mobility, current challenges within the autonomous vehicles space, advancements in autonomous technology, a specific combination of technologies that will help progress autonomous...

The Future of Cities with Director of Seattle Department of Transportation

Scott Kubly, Director of Seattle Department of Transportation discusses how cities prepare for autonomous vehicles, the early type of applications and deployments in cities, how cities and private sector work to develop win/wins, and the long term policy impacts of AVs on cities.

Strategic Planning & Implementation of AVs in Organizations

Matt Boyer the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer for Zylter, discusses how different industries will be affected by the onset of AVs, where investments are being made in regards to technology, the current market research about the future of AVs, challenges being faced by organizations looking to implement AVs, and...

Human Interaction with AV Systems and the Laws of Trust

Kristin Kolodge, Executive Director, Driver Interaction & Human Machine Interface at J.D. Power discusses what needs to be done to help consumer acceptance, what can be done with HMI to create, build and maintain trust. As well as where the biggest surge of investment in technology will take place, and...

Autoliv on the Challenges & Solutions to AVs from a Systems Perspective

Dr. Zhenchun Xia, ADAS/Autonomous Vehicle Systems Engineer at Autoliv, sits down with us to discuss How some critical controls/algorithms like computer vision, and machine learning help to solve some of the current challenges to autonomous vehicles, what’s currently being worked on or has been recently developed at Autoliv that can...

Local Motors on Designing the AV Future with Consumers & Cities

Dan Sturges, Director of Urban Mobility Design at Local Motors, discusses the early type of applications and deployments in cities, the long term policy impacts of autonomous vehicles on cities, some ways to develop new mobility vehicles and services by co-designing with the public, and Olli the self-driving electric vehicle...

Additional Content

Leddar technology: Providing advanced, low-cost optical detection and ranging for automotive ADAS

Leddar optical detection and ranging technology delivers unique capabilities to accurately detect, locate, and measure objects and people in the most demanding automotive environments, thanks to advanced, proprietary algorithms and highly efficient processing. Implemented into highly optimized chipsets, Leddar constitutes the core element in the design of a variety of...

Driving the Next Frontier in Vehicle Autonomy

In this exclusive slide show version of the popular interactive content. Explore and discover the world of autonomous vehicles as it relates to social acceptance, regulation and infrastructure. This content will take you through statistics, facts and new information about these top three concerns for autonomy. 

Road Surface Information

You could say it’s the road less travelled; gathering road surface information completely without cameras. But with advanced sensor fusion, RSI by NIRA makes it a very real possibility – enabling greater comfort and safety in a truly cost-efficient manner. Sounds good? Then imagine the possibilities when sharing road information...

Enabling Efficient Active Safety Solutions for Large Vehicles and Trucks with Optical Detection and Ranging

Large vehicles of all types (i.e. buses, tractor-trailors, dump trucks, etc.) can significantly benefit from new ADAS and active safety features that support drivers 24/7, making the roads safer for all. In this solution overview Leddar technology discusses how they improve the cost-performance ratio of optical detection and ranging, and...

An Industry Influence Study

A study by Appinions, the data journalists at Appinions analyzed hundreds of millions of news, blog, forum, and social media posts This report reveals the overall influence trend, lists top 10 most influential companies and executives, and looks at the themes commonly driving relevant influential discussions.

Protecting Against Tainted Data in Embedded Apps with Static Analysis

Attacks against embedded systems are growing in frequency as malicious hackers become more sophisticated in their methods. These vulnerabilities are being exploited by hostile users to gain access to a system so they may subvert its use. This paper describes a static analysis technique – taint analysis – that can...

Meeting Functional Safety Requirements Efficiently via Electronic Design Tools and Techniques

In an intelligent electronic system, unexpected errors can lead to unplanned, unexpected behavior. This can be a potentially dangerous proposition for, say, an automotive manufacturer, as well as a costly occurrence for consumer product developers. Compliance to the latest safety standards can be a laborious, time-consuming process. Fortunately, there are...

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. 

Automotive Smart / Personalised In-Car Marketing Report 2017-2027

With global, national/regional, and submarket evaluations for Automotive Smart / Personalised In-Car Marketing, this report covers key aspects of the market. In addition, the report profiles the leading companies in the market and offers concise SWOT and drivers and restraints analysis of the market.Sample report provided by ASD Reports.

Autonomous Developments Around the Globe: Regulation, Guidelines and Vehicles

Get updates on USA and Germany autonomous vehicles from Apple, Google, Ford, Audi, BMW and more! Also see guidelines and safety assessments from those countries including the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

Global Autonomous Driving Market Outlook, 2017

With the autonomous vehicle industry racing from zero to warp speed, every aspect of the driving world is set for innovation and transformation. This sample report courtesy of ASD Reports.

Semi-Autonomous and Autonomous Vehicle Market - Global Forecast to 2021 & 2030

The sample report segments the semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicles market and forecasts its size, by volume, on the basis of passenger vehicle type, technology type (under semi-autonomous vehicle market > adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, intelligent park assist, adaptive front lightning, and more !

Testing connected autonomous cars’ communication skills

With China recently having made “intelligent connected cars” a key direction of its 2025 roadmap to manufacturing upgrades the project is vital to the Chinese Auto Industry. And this project called “a nice city” is set to take off in Jiading District, home to nearly 70 percent of the city’s...

Complete Automotive Cyber Security eBook

This exclusive ebook includes:ARTICLE #1 "How vulnerable are automakers to cyber attacks?"INFOGRAPHIC "Carjacking - risks of the internet-connected car"WHITEPAPER "Connected car driving change in defect detection"ARTICLE #2 "When does a cyber attack become a functional safety issue?"PRESENTATION #1 "Volvo presents collaborative security"PRESENTATION #2 "Stanley Law Group presents legal concerns for stakeholders: the Cahen case and beyond"

Keeping up with design: ISO 26262 time for an update

On this functional safety dedicated ebook you will have the opportunity to explore fundamentals of ISO 26262 and functional safety as well as the changes proposed by the Part Groups taken by ISO TC22/ SC32/WG8 in the ISO DIS 26262. For a full perspective, we will provide you with articles...

Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Market Analysis Report 2017-2027

This sample report presents the realistic outlook for autonomous vehicles (AV) and provides the expected timelines for the implementation of 3 different levels of technology over the forecast horizon.

A Guide for Executives: Strategic Planning for Autonomous Vehicles

This brief is for executive leaders to understand the key AV trends we are seeing and their implications for your organization. This brief lays out considerations that should guide design and execution of your AV strategy. Visit for more information.

Automotive RADAR Market - Global Forecast to 2021

The global automotive RADAR market is projected to reach a market size of USD 6.61 billion by 2021, growing at a CAGR of 23.81% from 2016 to 2021. The major factors driving the growth of this market include introduction of driver assistance technologies as per government regulations in passenger as...

Autonomous Vehicles Magazine

Explore the latest trends, innovations, and solutions in the autonomous vehicles market with this exclusive e-magazine.What’s Inside:Latest Innovations in the Autonomous Trucks IndustryInterview with LYFT’s Director of Public PolicyWhich OEM’s are Winning the RaceIs Lidar merely a sixth sense for automated cars?Testing Connected Autonomous Cars’ Communication SkillsAnd more!

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How to Build a Self-Driving Car Report

A report published by Bill Giovino at about the evolution and modern impact of the Autonomous Vehicle market.For additional information please contact Max Miller

Autonomous Vehicles Detroit 2018 - Current Attendee List

Download to see who the organizations and job titles that are confirmed to attend. For more information contact Max Miller