Advanced Radar, Camera, and Laser Sensors
for Automated Driving

From Research to Reality - Opportunities, Challenges and Tradeoffs

Hosted by:

Continental

When

March 19-21, 2013

Where

Frankfurt Marriott Hotel

Frankfurt, Germany

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Limited to 100 seats

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No Press. No Analysts. No Consultants.
No 3rd Party Sales Reps.


Confirmed Automakers

BMW
Chrysler
Daimler
GM
Honda R&D
Tata Motors
Volkswagen
Volvo

Confirmed Speakers or Panel Members

Aptina
BAE Systems
Robert Bosch GmbH
Continental
ETRI
Ibeo
Nevada DMV
Plasma Antennas
sensL
Texas Instruments
Bundeswehr University Munich
Winstron Neweb

Workshop Goals

This workshop will assess sensor technologies beyond the current automotive active safety horizon and consider radar, laser and camera innovation within the automotive and other advanced technology sectors for automated driving applications.

Agenda

DAY 1 March 19

Tuesday

2:00 PM

 

Tour Registration: Vehicle Demonstration

Hotel

3:00 PM -

5:00 PM

Tour: Vehicle Demonstration

 

7:00 PM

Social and Networking

Reception and Registration

Hotel

DAY 2 March 20

Wednesday

7:00 AM

Networking Breakfast and Continued Registration

Hotel

 

8:00 AM

Opening Remarks and Self-Introductions

Each person will be asked to introduce him/herself and show how they can contribute to this process.

IWPC

 

9:15 AM

Host Keynote Opening Remarks and Presentation

  • What Will Future Automated Driving Applications Look Like?

  • What New Sensors Are Needed to Support These New Automated Driving Applications?

  • What Are The Current and Future Sensor Performance Characteristics and Challenges?

    • Radar

    • Laser

    • Camera

  • What Is Needed To Achieve Optimum Performance For All Automotive Models?

  • What Are the Evolving Regulatory Demands for Active Safety Systems and Automated Driving?

Advanced Radar, Camera and Laser Sensors for Automated Driving

Mgr., Radar System Architecture

 

Continental

 

10:15 AM

Networking Break

 

11:00 AM

Automaker Perspectives

  • What Is the Industry's and Automakers' Vision of Moving From Active Safety to Automated Driving?

  • What Are the Global Trends and New Approaches For Sensor Integration and Fusion?

    • What is Needed to Augment Radar Systems With Additional Sensor Technologies?

  • Which Direction is Preferred for Sensor Fusion?

    • Centralized Management of Dumb Sensors

    • Distributed Management Using Smart Sensors

  • What Interface Options are Being Considered?

    • Is There a Need For a Standards-Based Interface?

  • What New Sensor Technologies Are Needed to Meet the Needs of Autonomous Driving?

    • What Is the Automakers' Assessment of Next Generation Sensing Technologies?

    • What Are the Cost Requirements to Meet All Classes of Vehicles?

  • How Will Insurance Companies and Regulation Impact Future Sensors and Sensor Integration?

Automotive Radar Systems: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow - A Carmaker's View

Sr. Project Manager

 

Volkswagen

 

Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control - A First Step Towards Situation Prediction

Sr. Project Engineer

 

Honda R&D

 

12:20 PM

Networking Lunch

 

1:20 PM

Automaker Perspectives (Continued)

Sensors for Highly Automated Driving: Known Misconceptions and New Approaches

Project Manager

 

BMW

 

Radar Status at Mercedes-Benz and Future Demands for Automated Driving

Manager, Active Sensors

 

Daimler

 

2:40 PM

Networking Break

 

3:20 PM

Tier 1 Vendor Perspectives

  • What Is Needed From the Automakers to Help Clarify the Needs for Automated Driving and Advanced Sensor Development?

  • What Sensor Systems Are Available or Being Developed for Automated Driving?

  • What Are the Trade-offs of Radar, Laser and Camera Sensors?

    • How Will Fusion Take Place at the System Level?

    • Centralized Management of Dumb Sensors Vs. Distributed Management Using Smart  Sensors

    • Pros, Cons and Trade-Offs of Interface Options

  • What Enabling Technologies Are Needed For These Advanced Sensors?

  • How Can High Performance Active Safety Be Achieved in Clutter Limited Environments?

Sensors Setups for Future Driver Assistance Systems and Autonomous Driving

EMC Manager

 

Robert Bosch GmbH

 

Laserscanner for Automated Driving - Lessons Learned from 15 Years of R&D

CEO

 

Ibeo

 

4:40 PM

Regulatory Authority Perspectives

  • Are the Regulators Helping Drive Adoption or Slowing Innovation in Active Safety?

  • Considering Global Viewpoints and Approaches to Autonomous Driving

DMV - Autonomous Vehicle Project

Management Analyst

 

Nevada DMV

 

5:20 PM

Panel Session

  • Considering Key Findings From the Day's Proceedings

Confirmed Automakers

 

BMW

Chrysler

Daimler AG

GM

Honda R&D

Tata Motors

Volkswagen Volvo

 

6:15 PM

Adjourn for Day

 

7:15 PM

Bus Leaves for Dinner - Zum Storch am Dom

Bus Transportation provided to and from hotel.

DAY 3 March 21

Thursday

7:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

Hotel

 

8:30 AM

Tier 1 Vendor Perspectives (Continued)

Who Will Drive the Sensing Car of the Future

Head of Innovation Management

 

Continental

 

Make Radar Affordable to Every Driver

Specialist Engineer - Automotive

& Digital Media Business Unit

 

Winstron Neweb

 

9:50 AM

Academic Research Toward Commercial Realization

  • What New Sensor Developments Are in the University Laboratories Which Could Be Applied to Future Automated Driving?

    • Radar

    • Camera

    • Laser

    • Other?

  • What Non-Automotive Industry Sectors Will Contribute Innovative Technologies for Future Active Safety Solutions?

Autonomous Driving in Unstructured Environments

Professor - Autonomous Systems

Technology (TAS)

 

Bundeswehr University Munich

 

 

10:30 AM

Networking Break

 

11:10 AM

Academic Research Toward Commercial Realization (Continued)

  • How Can Radar Technologies Evolve to Support the Future of Autonomous Driving?

A CMOS Radar for Cost and Size Constrained Automotive Radar Applications

Team Manager

 

ETRI

 

12:00 PM

Networking Lunch

 

1:00 PM

Leveraging Technology and Systems from Military Applications

  • How Can Advanced Sensor Technologies and Innovations Which Have Been Developed for Military Applications, Such as "Drone" Vehicles, etc., Be Applied to Commercial Automated Driving Systems?

    • What Advanced Sensor Technologies Are Now Available or May Be Available for Commercial Automotive Applications?

Optical Instrumentation for Dynamic Situational Awareness for Automobiles

Director, ISR Exploitation Technology

 

BAE Systems

1:40 PM

Enabling Technologies

  • What Automated Driving Sensor Technologies Are Now Available or are Being Developed for:

    • Radar

    • Laser

    • Camera

    • Other?

  • What are the Challenges and Trade-Offs For Various Sensor Options?

  • How Do Technology Vendors Deliver Optimum Safety Solutions for All Vehicle Segments?

  • Can These New Sensor Technologies Be Cost Effective for High-Mid-Low End Vehicle Classes?

  • Can Sensors Be Used to Detect Road Surface Conditions?

    • Dry

    • Wet

    • Ice

  • What Semiconductor, Materials and Packaging Technologies Are Now or Will Be Available to Develop These Advanced Sensors?

Solid State Plasma Antennas for 360 Degree Vehicular Applications

VP, Bus. Dev.

 

Plasma Antennas

 

Laser Range Finding and Imaging LIDAR with Silicon Photomultipliers

CEO

 

sensL

 

Depth Perception Using Image Sensors

CTO

 

Aptina

 

3:10 PM

Networking Break

 

3:40 PM

Enabling Technologies (Continued)

Centralized vs. Distributed Processing Topologies: Challenges and Opportunities

Marketing Manager

 

Texas Instruments

 

4:10 PM

Autonomous Vehicles - A View into the Future

IWPC

4:20 PM

Closing Panel & Discussion

  • Considering Key Findings from the Workshop and Next Steps

Confirmed Automakers

 

BMW

Chrysler

Daimler AG

GM

Honda R&D

Tata Motors

Volkswagen Volvo

 

5:00 PM

Takeaways and Closing Remarks

IWPC

5:40 PM

Adjourn

 

7:15 PM

Dinner (Dutch*)
* = in this context, Dutch is a term which means that each person will be responsible for their own dinner costs.

For those who desire to join us, we get together to enjoy good friends, good food, good wine, and (really) bad jokes.

FAQs

  1. What is the deadline for presentation/handout materials?
  2. What can I do to prepare for speaking an at IWPC workshop?
  3. Who are the attendees?
  4. What are the costs/registrations fees?
  5. Hotel information?
  6. What are the travel options from the airport to the hotel?
  7. Are there any audiovisual requirements?
  8. Will business cards be collected?
  9. What is the dress code?
  10. How will handout materials be provided?
  1. What is the deadline for presentation/handout materials?

    Deadline for electronic version of presentation/handout materials: Friday, March 8th, 2013.

  2. What can I do to prepare for speaking an at IWPC workshop?

    Click on the link below for a short video guide regarding preparing for and improving your IWPC presentation:

    Video: IWPC Speaker Guidelines

  3. Who are the attendees?
    • We do not permit the Press.
    • We do not permit Analysts.
    • We do not permit Consultants.
    • We do not permit 3rd party sales reps.
    • We only permit "first hand knowledge experts" in business and technology issues, prepared to contribute to the discussion.
  4. What are the costs/registrations fees?

    ALL Hosts, Speakers, Panel Members and Attendees will be asked to cover out-of-pocket workshop costs such as conference room costs, food (Social Reception plus First Day breakfast/lunch/dinner plus Second Day breakfast/lunch plus 4 Breaks), Presentation materials, audio/visual costs, etc.

    These costs will be $1124 (USD) per person. (For IWPC Members only.)

    ALL Hosts, Speakers, Panel Members and Attendees will be asked to pay this fee in advance with either Visa, Mastercard, American Express, cash, personal check or business check. Make checks payable to IWPC.

  5. Hotel information?

    Frankfurt Marriott Hotel
    Hamburger Allee 2
    60486 Frankfurt, Germany

    Frankfurt Marriott Hotel Website

    Please contact the hotel directly at +49-69-7955-2222 or by email at mhrs.fradt.reservations@marriott.com for reservations.  Mention the IWPC room block rate of 189 EUR.  You can also book a standard room at the IWPC rate by clicking here.

    Cut-off date for reservations is Monday, March 4th. After that date rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate.
  6. What are the travel options from the airport to the hotel?

    Click here for a list of travel options from the airport to the hotel as well as transportation maps.

  7. Are there any audiovisual requirements?

    A Computer Projector will be available for the speakers.

    In addition, we audiotape all presentations and the interactive discussions. Post workshop, presentations are made available to IWPC Members on the IWPC WEB site, along with “movies” of all presentations and panel sessions.

  8. Will business cards be collected?

    Business cards will be collected at the door from all attendees. We will make copies of these cards, which will be available to all who provided a business card.

  9. What is the dress code?

    Business casual suggested. No ties, please !!

  10. How will handout materials be provided?

    IWPC prepares a memory stick with ALL presentation materials delivered to the IWPC on or before the deadline.

    For ALL IWPC members:

    All IWPC members are invited to submit materials to include on this memory stick. These pages should NOT BE SALES MATERIALS. Rather, we suggest it contain technical information about your technology as it relates to the workshop topics.

    For all companies who will be making a presentation at the Workshop:

    You are invited to submit an advance copy of your presentation, complete with graphics and illustrations.

    These materials will be handed out at the workshop and included in the IWPC Web site.

    Please submit these materials either by email, as a Word for Windows file, Power Point files or PDF files.

    Please use this FREE FTP site to send electronic materials (any size file):

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