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The Disruptive Potential of Autonomous Vehicles

The Disruptive Potential of Autonomous Vehicles

Larry Burns, Former VP Research & Development at General Motors. This presentation frames possible mobility futures with a focus on driverless vehicles and offers suggestions on how to prepare for what appears to be inevitable.

Driving the Next Frontier in Vehicle Autonomy

Driving the Next Frontier in Vehicle Autonomy

In this exclusive 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. 

The Importance of Testing and Validating (and Licensing?) Self-Driving Systems for both Routine and Problematic Scenarios

The Importance of Testing and Validating (and Licensing?) Self-Driving Systems for both Routine and Problematic Scenarios

Brandon Schoettle, Project Manager, Sustainable Worldwide Transportation, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, discusses if we should require licensing tests and graduated licensing for self-driving vehicles, how self-driving vehicles will vary, visual performance, traffic laws and regulations, evaluating driving-related skills, GDL for self-driving vehicles, and more!

2016- Manufacturers of autonomous vehicles should be making a SPLASh to manage risk - Presented by Christine K. Kogut

2016- Manufacturers of autonomous vehicles should be making a SPLASh to manage risk - Presented by Christine K. Kogut

The route to a fully autonomous vehicle market seems long and fitful in the eyes of many. But it is likely to become a reality faster than many are prepared to accept. Like IBM, Kodak, and many other companies once confronted with a rapidly changing market, we, too, are now faced with disruptions in the auto market, perhaps unlike any since the invention of the auto. As liability increasingly shifts from the human driver to systems and software – a trend highlighted by recent reports of the first autonomous fatality – original equipment manufacturers (OEM) will come to the forefront as primary holders of automobile-related insurance risk. How they manage this risk will help determine the success and acceptance of the autonomous vehicle market in the years to come.  Check out the link to this article here.  

Christine K. Kogut, FCAS, MAAA
Prinicpal and Consulting Actuary, Milliman

The Future of the Autonomous Car’s Core Technologies

The Future of the Autonomous Car’s Core Technologies

In this Full podcast interview Hakan Sivencrona, Functional Safety Manager/Lead System Engineer at Delphi gives his perspective on;The safety technology for tomorrow’s autonomous vehicles, the rapid growth of ADAS, how consumers are setting the course for new systems, core technologies of the future, and more!

The Cost of a Crashproof Car

The Cost of a Crashproof Car

Richard Wallace is the Director of Transportation Systems Analysis at the Center for Automotive Research. He talks with John McElroy about when autonomous cars will be available to real consumers and what they will cost. Wallace asks: what premium would you pay for a car that can never crash?

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

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 custom OEM sensor modules specifically tailored to your Advanced Driver Assistance System requirements.

WEpods: The Next Frontier in Autonomous Buses Interview with Alwin Bakker

WEpods: The Next Frontier in Autonomous Buses Interview with Alwin Bakker

In this exclusive Skype interview with Alwin Bakker, Project Leader at Wepods, and speaker at the upcoming Autonomous Vehicles event, he showcases examples from his presentation taking place at the event. Also discussing challenges encountered, budget, infrastructure, social acceptance of the WEpods, and more!

An Industry Influence Study

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.

What Does World War II Have to do With Driverless Cars?

What Does World War II Have to do With Driverless Cars?

While the 1949 Geneva Convention’s series of pacts is most famed for mandating humane treatment of wounded soldiers, civilians, and PoWs, the historic document may now stand in direct opposition to the development of autonomous vehicles - but Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, disagrees. 

Industry Perspectives, Focus: Cyber Security

Industry Perspectives, Focus: Cyber Security

A major issue still looms over the industry, and will continue to do so even after software is perfected and sensory capabilities optimized - the issue of cyber security. Industry professionals discuss their views on the challenges and new technologies regarding this issue, and make predictions as to the path the field will take in the coming years.

Google Interview: Driving the Industry Forward

Google Interview: Driving the Industry Forward

Google is currently driving the automotive industry forward by developing software for the autonomous car that can detect/recognize hundreds of different objects simultaneously, and react accordingly.According to Noah Lassar, Manager of Reliability Engineering at Google, autonomous vehicles must not only be efficient, fast, comfortable—and in this industry, smarter than humans— they must also be reliable. Ahead of the Autonomous Cars Event, Noah helps us understand the future of autonomous driving, how it will change the automotive industry, how it will affect the customer experience and more! Take a look at the interview to learn more...

Driving the Industry Forward

Driving the Industry Forward

While a fully self-driving car may not be possible immediately, the innovations coming down the road stand poised to disrupt the status quo. The following statistics highlight areas likely subject to meaningful change, both positive and negative, with the advent of Autonomous Cars.

Building Security Into The Modern Automobile

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 list of security requirements, and hardware security.

China's Self-Driving Bus Shows Autonomous Tech's Real Potential

China's Self-Driving Bus Shows Autonomous Tech's Real Potential

For all the excitement surrounding autonomous vehicles, most of the attention has focused on what the technology will mean for consumers who might finally be freed from the tyranny of the commute. No less revolutionary is what the technology might mean for mass transit and trucking. Granted, robo-trucks and self-driving buses aren’t nearly so sexy as, say, Audi’s gorgeous autonomous A7 or as friendly as Google’s cute self-driving gumdrop of a car. But the technology is here, now, and proving itself in real-world testing.

4 Ways Autonomous Trucks Impact OEMS, Suppliers and Drivers

4 Ways Autonomous Trucks Impact OEMS, Suppliers and Drivers

As system advancements in autonomous driving or semi-automated technology progress within Commercial trucking, it has a direct impact on OEMs, suppliers and drivers of these vehicles. Kisaco Research outlines 4 of these major impacts.These include landmark safety mandates on AEBS and LDWS, ensuring safety and security are top of mind (hint: Hack proof), vehicle-to-vehicle platooning and agreeing on a business model, and the change in legal regulations. Also included is a post show report of the Autonomous Trucks 2015 event including testimonials.

Pathway to Advanced ADAS with Peterbilt

Pathway to Advanced ADAS with Peterbilt

Bill Kahn, Principal Engineer at Peterbilt Motors, speaks to us about the challenges facing autonomous truck technology, what Peterbilt is currently working on, his perspective on what could improve driver performance and equipment fuel efficiency within truck transportation. Also what technology autonomous trucks need to handle complex urban street environments, and where he sees regional versus global development progressing in the future, as well as the top (three to five) predictions for the autonomous truck industry in 2017.

The Future of the Autonomous Car’s Core Technologies with Hakan Sivencrona

The Future of the Autonomous Car’s Core Technologies with Hakan Sivencrona

In this article Hakan Sivencrona, Functional Safety Manager/Lead System Engineer at Delphi gives his perspective on;The safety technology for tomorrow’s autonomous vehicles, the rapid growth of ADAS, how consumers are setting the course for new systems, core technologies of the future, and more!

Autonomous Cars Making News

Autonomous Cars Making News

Autonomous cars came under the spotlight in November when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took to the streets of Tokyo in an autonomous Nissan Leaf. Nissan Vice Chairman Toshiyuki Shiga explained: “With the public road demonstration for the Autonomous Drive held in the presence of the Prime Minister, I believe that a great step has been taken towards the realization of Autonomous Drive.”

Driving the Next Frontier in Vehicle Autonomy (PDF Version)

Driving the Next Frontier in Vehicle Autonomy (PDF Version)

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. 

Best Practices: ISO26262 Safety Verification Automotive SoC Systems

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.

Developing Safe and Secure Software to Achieve ISO 26262 Compliance

Developing Safe and Secure Software to Achieve ISO 26262 Compliance

Shan Bhattacharya, Director of Business Development at LDRA, discusses how software platforms have become an increasingly critical part of the infrastructure for the automobile of tomorrow. This is more true than ever in the case of the autonomous car. This session will explore safety and security critical software development and testing practices towards meeting standards compliance.

NVIDIA’s Brain Teaches a Car to Think

NVIDIA’s Brain Teaches a Car to Think

Danny Shapiro is the Senior Director of Automotive for NVIDIA. He talks with John McElroy about the company’s supercomputer “brain” for autonomous cars, which accepts all of the automobile’s sensory inputs and makes sense of them. Shapiro demonstrates how NVIDIA’s hardware can tell the difference between trucks, cars, police vehicles, ambulances and so forth. He also makes his prediction for when we’ll see the first autonomous cars ready for primetime.

How To Eat An Elephant: Process Approach To Autonomous Vehicle Development

How To Eat An Elephant: Process Approach To Autonomous Vehicle Development

Bodo Seifert from Magna presents on complexity in modern vehicles/problem statement, automotive SPICE, engineering 1 – engineering 3 in detail, prerequisites (ALM, traceability, gates, compliance matrix), customer requirements and quote, Project planning (Systems Engineering) and monitoring, and supporting processes.

Autonomous Vehicles in Michigan

Autonomous Vehicles in Michigan

James Fackler Assistant Administration for the Customer Services Administration, Michigan Department of State, discusses initial legislative challenges, statute changes for AV testing, looking ahead and next steps, and NHTSA/AAMVA Workgroup.

2017 Cadillac CT6 is Hands-Free Autonomous

2017 Cadillac CT6 is Hands-Free Autonomous

Cem Saraydar is the Director of the Electrical and Control Systems Research Lab for General Motors. He talks with John McElroy about the company’s Super Cruise feature, which will debut on the 2017 Cadillac CT6 flagship sedan. Saraydar tells Autoline that, unlike luxury competitors, drivers will not have to keep their hands on the steering wheel while driving autonomously.

Hardware and Software System Integration Safety and Priorities for the Autonomous Car

Hardware and Software System Integration Safety and Priorities for the Autonomous Car

A panel discussion on best practices in intermarrying various critical equipment, determining and incorporating integration priority levels, and testing for and identifying non-obvious failures caused during integration. With Paul Cummings, Principal at Honda Research Institute, Hakan Sivencrona, Functional Safety Manager/Lead System Engineer at Delphi, and Rob Gee, Head of Product Management, Software and Connected Solutions at Continental.

Registration Packet

Registration Packet

All the information you need consolidated into a single packet!  Check out the Registration Packet.  

The Coming of the Next Disruptive Technology

The Coming of the Next Disruptive Technology

The conference board of Canada and the Van Horne Institute come together in this report, which provides an overview of the potential benefits of AVs and highlights some of the issues that we need to start planning for.

Google Launch Prototype Self-Driving Car

Google Launch Prototype Self-Driving Car

Just last month we reported on Google’s latest software developments which are allowing self-driving vehicles to navigate busy city streets, and this has been followed by the news that the technology giant has opted to develop its own autonomous vehicles. It is able to detect and recognise hundreds of different objects simultaneously and negotiate a path through urban areas containing pedestrians, road works, cyclists, railway crossings, and a variety of other obstructions.

The Future of Driving - Assistive Technology; Autonomous Vehicles

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.

Automated Vehicle Are We Ready Report

Automated Vehicle Are We Ready Report

Internal report on potential implications for main roads WA. Including automated vehicles in the context of main roads’ ITS master plan, transportation and societal impacts, emerging issues with automated vehicles, current state of play, and much more.

Autonomous Vehicle Implementation Predictions Report

Autonomous Vehicle Implementation Predictions Report

This report explores the impacts that autonomous (also called self-driving, driverless or robotic) vehicles are likely to have on travel demands and transportation planning. It discusses autonomous vehicle benefits and costs, predicts their likely development and implementation based on experience with previous vehicle technologies, and explores how they will affect planning decisions such as optimal road, parking and public transit supply. by Todd Litman Victoria Transport Policy Institute.

Autonomous Trucks in Ten Years: Report

Autonomous Trucks in Ten Years: Report

According to Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, the implementation of autonomous trucks will result in fewer traffic-related deaths and lower transportation costs. This report shows where autonomous trucking will be within 10 years. View this report to: learn how ADAS will directly save on fuel efficency and increase passenger safety, identify the market drivers for ADAS in the truck industry, dive deep into the major challenges in the space, gain knowledge of the functional demands in the 5 stages of automation, understand the role sharing between OEMs and suppliers and more

Interview with Frederik Diederichs

Interview with Frederik Diederichs

Autonomous cars have gone from concept to possibility in the last few years, and the companies innovating in the field are dealing with increasingly complex challenges in order to make the leap from possibility to reality. Frederik Diederichs, Human-Factors Engineering at Fraunhofer IAO,  speaks about the opportunities and possibilities ahead, the technologies driving the project, and predicts what the lay of the land will be in 2024.

Autonomous Trucks Strategic Investment Report

Autonomous Trucks Strategic Investment Report

This exclusive report from the 2016 Autonomous Trucks Las Vegas event includes; a strategic investment summary, snapshot of our premier delegates, strategic investment profiles, confirmed delegates, executive profiles and more!

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

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 overcoming key challenges of large vehicle ADAS.

Interview with Torben Pawellek

Interview with Torben Pawellek

Industry professionals are asserting that the foundation of autonomous cars has been laid, and that "this development phase can be considered the natural preliminary stage of autonomous driving." Torben Pawellek of TU Braunshweig discusses C2X, the challenges facing innovative assistance functions, and the opportunities ahead.

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

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 development cost and increase quality.

Cars Getting a Better Sense of their Drivers

Cars Getting a Better Sense of their Drivers

As we move ever closer to driverless vehicles, the technology being introduced along each step of the way is just as fascinating as the overall concept itself. Recent advances in driver-sensing systems are going beyond basic drowsiness detection and becoming much more accurate in detecting the state of the driver.

Post Show Report

Post Show Report

Autonomous Vehicles presents the post show report from the past iterations of our Autonomous Cars and Autonomous Trucks events. Take a look at the report to see exclusive video interviews, past attendees, attendee satisfaction ratings, testimonials, key highlights, unique networking opportunities, survey results from OEMs & Tier 1 Suppliers and a sneak peek of what to expect at the Autonomous Vehicles event, on August 22-24 in Detroit. This is a report you don't want to skip past!

The Future of Unmanned Systems with LTC (R) Matt Dooley

The Future of Unmanned Systems with LTC (R) Matt Dooley

LTC (R) Matt Dooley, Former Chief of the Lethality and Robotics Branch for the U.S. Army, speaks about the priorities for these unmanned systems, the Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) Strategy in the near, mid and far terms, robotics technologies for the future and currently being fielded and more!

Behind The Wheel of Industry Insiders

Behind The Wheel of Industry Insiders

Get an industry insiders evaluation of last years event with statistics and testimonials about the Autonomous Cars 2015 event.

Practical Real-Time Frame Authentication for In-Vehicle Networks

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.

Audi and Mercedes Racing Towards Autonomous Driving

Audi and Mercedes Racing Towards Autonomous Driving

At the Los Angeles Motor Show, Audi revealed its new concept vehicle, the Prologue, which showcases the exterior for the autonomous A8 that the manufacturer aims to make available in 2017. Also hoping to be the ‘first to market’ with a self-driving car is Mercedes, who recently showcased its vision of how the interior of an autonomous vehicle will look in the future. This article discusses how both auto-makers are continuing research and development towards autonomous cars.

U.S. Army Robotics and Autonomous Systems Strategy Update

U.S. Army Robotics and Autonomous Systems Strategy Update

LTC (R) Matt Dooley, Former Chief, Lethality and Robotics Branch U.S. Army, presented on the Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC) and US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) strategies for robotics and autonomous systems in this past presentation. The strategies include: The (RAS) concept development path and why it is needed, what we must do to modernize and the required activities (SIDRA).

The Latest Developments in Autonomous Driving

The Latest Developments in Autonomous Driving

Auto Tech Update will returns to a favorite subject - autonomous driving - as Ford, Google, and a Volkswagen-led consortium have all announced further research and development in recent months. Earlier this year Ford Motor Company announced that it is partnering with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford University, to research the technical challenges surrounding the future of autonomous driving.

Cyber Security in Autonomous Technology with General Motors

Cyber Security in Autonomous Technology with General Motors

Kevin Tierney, Director-Vehicle Cybersecurity at General Motors. Speaks about securing all end points and the role that cyber security plays in autonomous technology.
Volvo Group Venture Capital Interview

Volvo Group Venture Capital Interview

Interview with Jonas Landstrom, Investment Director and Head of Americas at Volvo Group Venture Capital.
Manager of Advanced Concepts at Peterbilt Motors

Manager of Advanced Concepts at Peterbilt Motors

Interview with Bill Kahn, Principle Engineer, Manager of Advanced Concepts at Peterbilt Motors.
Multibody Dynamics with Navistar

Multibody Dynamics with Navistar

Brendan Chan, Senior Team Leader - CAE Multibody Dynamics at Navistar.
Technological Advancements with Caterpillar

Technological Advancements with Caterpillar

Sam Kherat, Senior Automation Team Leader at Caterpillar.
Post Show Report: Looking back at the Autonomous Vehicles Series

Post Show Report: Looking back at the Autonomous Vehicles Series

As we approach the Autonomous Vehicles Silicon Valley Event we looked back at our past events and the great relationships we've formed with the industry driving the advancements of autonomous vehicles. Take a look at our Post Show Report which will provide you with:

  • Key highlights from the event including: Dura Demo Drive, Technology Showcases, and interview with past speaker Kevin Tierney, Director of Vehicle Architecture Cyber Security at General Motors
  • An attendee overview, seniority levels, and attending companies like Ford, Uber, FedEx, Google, Siemens, ZipCar, Bosch, and many more!
  • Key investment areas from top OEM & Tier 1 attendees including: Investment Timelines, Budget Allocations in AV Solutions for 2017, AV Partner Requirements, and more!
  • Sneak peek at the early confirmed speakers for 2017!
The Auto Industry’s Real Challenge

The Auto Industry’s Real Challenge

While automakers pour millions into winning the autonomous vehicle race, they run the risk of ignoring the more imminent threats that could sink them before the technology becomes pervasive.
The Race to Dominate Robotaxi Rides

The Race to Dominate Robotaxi Rides

When it comes to the autonomous ride-hailing battle, no single player has all the capabilities necessary to succeed.
Magna on the Future of Autonomous Vehicles

Magna on the Future of Autonomous Vehicles

Bodo Seifert, Director of Advanced Engineering at Magna discusses the key highlights from 2016 in the autonomous industry, predicts what is to come in the next 2-5 years, and speaks about why the Autonomous Vehicles event is one not to be missed!
Manga On The Future of Autonomous Vehicles

Manga On The Future of Autonomous Vehicles

Bodo Seifert, Director of Advanced Engineering at Magna discusses the key highlights from 2016 in the autonomous industry, predicts what is to come in the next 2-5 years, and speaks about why the Autonomous Vehicles event is one not to be missed!
5 Industry Insights

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.

Autonomous Developments Around the Globe: Regulation, Guidelines and Vehicles

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

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 nationwide survey on what worries as well as excites people the most about self-driving cars.

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