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Next Generation Automotive Radar

Applications, Reliability, Sensor Fusion,
Frequency Regulations, Tradeoffs vs Cost


and Tour:  Daimler AG Research Labs
Driving Demos in Mercedes Vehicles


October 15, 16, 17, 2008
(calendar week 42)

Ulm, Germany

Co-Hosted by:
Daimler AG
Continental Automotive


Hotel Rasthaus Seligweiler
Situated on the A8, exit ULM-OST
D-89081 Ulm-Seligweiler
Phone +49 7 31 20 54 - 0
Telefax +49 7 31 20 54 - 400
email: [email protected]



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Moderated by:
Don Brown, Director, IWPC

Dr. Josef Wenger (formerly with Daimler AG)


Workshop Background:

The IWPC has organized 4 previous automotive radar workshops and its members have requested an update on current and future applications, requirements and associated technologies.


Radar technology has now been offered on many automobile platforms for the last several years.


The automakers and radar-ecosystem are continuing to develop and refine these technologies for many new applications and continued cost reduction.


There are many areas which now need to be refined, such as

  • increased radar resolution,

  • very high levels of equipment reliability,

  • high priority bus interfaces,

  • sensor fusion

with other image sensors for many radar and sensor applications - all at consumer acceptable pricing.

Workshop Goals:

The Goal of this workshop is to bring the entire automotive radar ecosystem together to understand the planned applications, evaluate state-of-the-art solutions and what is needed to meet future needs.





Wednesday, October 15, 2008


1:00 PM



At Hotel

2:00 PM



Daimler AG ulm Germany Research Labs


Driving demos of Mercedes vehicles

and continental vehicles

with latest radar technologies


Transportation provided from/to Hotel/Daimler facility

7:00 PM

Social and Networking
Reception & Registration

At Hotel


Thursday, October 16, 2008


7:00 AM

Breakfast & Registration



8:00 AM

Opening Remarks



8:15 AM

Self Introductions

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

8:50 AM



Daimler AG


Continental Automotive


9:00 AM

Automotive Makers

radar/sensor requirements


  • Radar applications vs radar technology options – tradeoffs vs costs

    • The all purpose radar for different applications – short, medium, long range?

      • How to manage different power levels and antenna structures?

      • Can you build a “multi-mode all purpose radar”?

      • Update – narrow band vs wide band, tradeoffs

    • Application examples: (what are the performance requirements for each?)

      • Collision Mitigation Braking System

      • Stop and Go

      • Brake Assist System

      • Blind Spot Monitoring

      • Rear crosspath

      • Intersection collision warning

      • Lane keeping assistance

      • Lane departure warning

      • Curve warning speed control

      • Advanced collision notification

      • Parking assist

      • Guided parking

      • Automated parking

  • High resolution radar requirements

    • Need more detailed information, faster about objects:
      Relative XYZ Angle position, relative speed, size, etc of object

    • How to use radar on very congested streets?

  • System safety integrity requirements

    • Impact of ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 standards on future equipment

    • How to insure maximum reliability of safety equipment in a car?

    • Do we need redundant sensors? Cost?

    • Building in all of the hardware and software to take all of the measures needed to make sure that the safety systems are needed. Cost?

    • Intra and Extra-Vehicle interference (within and between vehicles)

    • Self alignment and self test of radar systems

  • Sensor fusion requirements (radar, video, laser)

    • Tradeoffs of laser scanner and cameras vs radar

    • Synchronization and alignment of all systems – especially as the relative speed of the objects increase.

    • Common bus? (You have to insure that your safety signal has the highest priority – a difficult thing to do.)

      • Flexray bus

      • CAN bus

      • Other?  (private CAN bus?)



Radar Sensors for Automotive Applications - Update on Status and Future Perspectives


Daimler AG


Title TBA

BMW Forschung und Technik GmbH




10:15 AM

Networking Break



11:00 AM

Automotive Makers

radar/sensor requirements




Electronic Architecture for Driver Assistance Systems

Manager Chassis-, Safety and Driver Assistance Systems

Ford, Germany


11:30 AM

Enabling Technologies


Digital Processors & bus options

  • High Speed Processors - to maximize "resolution"

  • Synchronization and alignment of all systems – especially as the relative speed of the objects increase.

  • Processors and synchronization for sensor fusion

    • radar

    • laser scanners

    • video

  • Bus for safety functions

    • Flexray

    • CAN

    • Other...


Flexray Bus Overview

Manager Automotive System Solutions Engineering,


12:00 PM

Networking Lunch



1:00 PM

Automotive Makers

radar/sensor requirements





Chrysler Radar Applications

Specialist-EE Systems


1:30 PM



Automotive Makers



  • BMW

  • Chrysler

  • Daimler AG

  • Ford/Germany

  • Honda


2:30 PM

Radar, Sensor Makers
and Sub-Systems Solutions


  • What are the "breakthroughs" which will lower costs?

  • What system packaging is being developed to reduce size, reduce cost and maintain or improve performance?



Automotive Radar Market Trends - Collision Mitigation/Avoidance

Head of Product & Business Management

Continental Automotive


System Implementation of Safety Functions with Radar and Sensor Fusion

Head of Electronics & Beam Sensing

Continental Automotive


3:15 PM

Networking Break



3:45 PM

Radar, Sensor Makers
and Sub-Systems Solutions





Radar Sensor Requirements & Solutions for Active Safety - sensor requirements and solutions

Global Sales Manager for Radar Systems



Radar Sensor Requirements & Solutions for Active Safety - application of sensors in active safety systems

Advanced Sensing Development Manager



Automotive Radar Applications and their Performance and Resolution Requirements

Managing Director

Smart Microwave Sensors GmbH


5:15 PM

Adjourn for Day



6:45 PM


ULM Style


Bus Transportation provided to and from hotel.


Friday, October 17, 2008


7:00 AM



8:00 AM

Global Radar Frequency Harmonization

  • What is the current status of globalized frequency for 24/26 and 77/79 GHz radar?


Status of Globalized Frequency for 24/26 and 77/79 GHz Automotive Radar

Executive Director



8:30 AM



radar sensor makers




  • AutoLiv

  • Continental Automotive

  • Delphi

  • Hella

  • Inno Sen T

  • Robert Bosch

  • SARA

  • Smart Microwave Sensors GmbH

  • TRW - Autocruise


9:20 AM

Enabling Technologies


RF Semiconductors & single chip radars solutions


  • Roadmaps for 24/26 and 77/79 GHz semiconductor options




Overview: 2nd GEN 24 GHz Universal Medium Range Radar

MMIC Business Development Manager

US Monolitihcs


Automotive Radar based on SiGe

Op Mgr/Auto Non-MEMS Solutions



Multi-Standard Next Generation Chip-Set Concept for Automotive Radar

Advanced Product Development Manager, Director of Product Strategy

United Monolithic Semiconductors


10:40 AM

Networking Break



11:10 AM

Enabling Technologies


RF Semiconductors & single chip radars solutions






Low Cost MMIC Solutions For Automotive Radar on 6 inch GaAs Technologies

Marketing Manager




Status and Results of 77 GHz SiGe and Outlook Towards 79 GHz

Senior Program Manager, Automotive

Infineon Technologies


12:10 PM




1:10 PM

Enabling Technologies





IEC 61508 Implications for Testing Sensor Diagnostics

IBM Systems and Technology Group


1:40 PM

Enabling Technologies


advanced Materials & packaging


  • New materials and packaging technologies for low cost mmwave applications




Recent MM-Wave Design and Manufacturing Innovations Applicable to Automotive Radar

Advanced Technology Director



New High Performance Materials (Low Loss, Low Cost) for Automotive Radar

OEM Sales Manager, Europe



LTCC Packages for Microwave Applications



3:10 PM

Networking Break



3:50 PM



automakers and sensor makers


The hosts will be asked to recap the extent to which the workshop has addressed their wish lists.



Host, Automakers and Sensor Makers

4:50 PM

TakeAways & Closing Remarks



5:30 PM




7:00 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




Deadline for electronic version of handout materials: 

September 25, 2008



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


We estimate that these costs will be 797 (Euros) 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.



Hotel Rasthaus Seligweiler
Situated on the A8, exit ULM-OST
D-89081 Ulm-Seligweiler
Phone +49 7 31 20 54 - 0
Telefax +49 7 31 20 54 - 400
email: [email protected]


Please contact the hotel directly for reservations. Mention the IWPC room block rate of 63,00 (Euros) single occupancy, 83,00 (Euros) double occupancy.


Cut-off date for reservations is Sept. 24,  2008. After that date rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate.






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.



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.



Business casual suggested. No ties, please !!



IWPC prepares a handout binder with ALL presentation materials delivered to the IWPC on or before the deadline.

For ALL IWPC members:

All IWPC members are invited to submit a maximum of 4 pages of materials to include in this handout binder. 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 copied and 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 send electronic materials (up to 5 MB) to:

[email protected]


or use one of these FREE FTP Sites for files greater than 5 MB





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