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Automotive Radar Safety for Everybody

Affordable Driver Assistance and Safety Systems
Cost vs Functionality Tradeoffs


With Mercedes Museum Tour, Reception sponsored by Daimler
 and Daimler Factory Tour


Keynote by:   



Participating Automakers
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Participating Speakers
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February 22-24, 2011

Renaissance Karlsruhe Hotel
Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg Germany
Phone: +49-721-37170
FAX: +49-721-377156

(about 50 miles from Stuttgart)




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Moderated by:
Don Brown, Director, IWPC

Dr. Josef Wenger, IWPC and Wenger - Engineering and Consulting


Workshop Background:

This will be the 7th IWPC Automotive Radar Workshop. In the past, three workshops were hosted by Daimler, the others by General Motors, SARA, and Ford and this one will be Keynoted by Daimler.

Today's automotive radar still is an option which is mainly offered and accepted in higher class vehicles.  It is reported that the take-rate for radar based options is still relatively low. Therefore the potential of the safety benefit is not fully utilized and therefore mainly limited to owners of higher class car.

This workshop will focus on radar sensors for future driver assistance and safety systems with emphasis on affordability for ALL vehicle classes.

IWPC desires to bring together ALL of the automotive radar stakeholders to explore the possibility of developing a common automotive radar specification – which the industry can use to reduce their costs, thru increased manufacturing volume.

Workshop Goal:

The main goal is to have a comprehensive dialog among ALL of the automotive radar stakeholders (the entire supply chain) to explore the possibility of developing an automotive radar for driver assistance and safety functions suitable for all vehicle classes at acceptable cost thus providing the benefit of increased safety to everybody..


Tuesday, February 22, 2011



9:30 am - Registration


10:30 am - Depart from Hotel


11:30 am - Arrive at Mercedes Museum Tour


1:45 pm -  Reception sponsored by Daimler


2:00 pm - Daimler Chassis Factory Tour

5:30 pm - Return to Hotel


Note:  Restrictions may apply--
tour attendance subject to Daimler approval




please indicate interest on on-line registration form

Bus Transportation provided from and to hotel. 

7:00 PM

Social and Networking
Reception & Registration

At Hotel

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

7:00 AM

Breakfast & Registration


8:00 AM

Opening Remarks


8:30 AM

Self Introductions

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

9:00 AM

Daimler's Welcoming Remarks



NOTE:  Due to scheduling conflict, the Daimler Keynote has been moved to Thursday, Feb 24, 8:00 am


Welcome to IWPC Workshop



9:20 AM

Networking Break


10:00 AM

Automaker Requirements

  • What sensor requirements are desired to meet future needs for ALL Vehicle Classes?

  • What are the REAL (minimum) needs for economy class vehicle radars?

  • What applications are desired for the different vehicle classes (from economy class to luxury class vehicles)?

    • More functionality for higher class vehicles

    • Same functionality at lower costs for economy class vehicles

    • Examples:

      • ACC

      • Pre-crash – front, side, rear

      • Pedestrian recognition

      • Blind spot detection

      • Parking lot damage sensors

      • Rear side crash warning

      • Open door warning on busy street

      • Lane change support

      • Others . . .

  • Can these applications be realized using stand-alone radar based systems (LRR/MRR, LRR plus SRR) or is sensor fusion a necessity (Radar plus Video, Radar plus Laser based Systems)?

  • Which expectations exist regarding the radar sensor performance with respect to

    • Range, angle, speed resolution and accuracy

    • Sensitivity

    • Field-of-View

    • Reliability/safety requirements

      • Redundancy

      • Failure detection

      • Blockage detection

      • Misalignment correction

      • Interference-free operation

  • 24GHZ-UWB Follow-Up solutions:

    • Available solutions for radar systems after termination of the present 24GHz UWB-homologation (24GHz ISM, 76GHz, 79GHz)?

    • What are the SOPs for alternative radars?

    • Is 76-77GHz the final solution? Do we have/need for radar applications in the 76-81GHz regime?

  • What are the next development steps in LRR technology?

    • DBF?

    • ESR?

    • High resolution?

    • High accuracy in angle, range and doppler?

    • Stay with today's performance, but dramatic reduction in cost ?

  • When does Stereo-Vision has the potential to substitute short- and mid range radars?

    • Today radar suffers from an ununite society and unclear homologation. the cost to performance ratio very often leads to a leakage in sensor performance, especially angular performance. this pushes contemplation about alternative solutions...

  • Do OEMs expect a complete solution from radar suppliers regarding radar systems for economy cars?

  • Is it possible to find a common set of specifications for economy class vehicles?

  • What are the development tradeoffs for “fully integrated” sensors vs “bare” sensors?

  • Are there issues which need to be addressed on harmonizing radar frequencies worldwide?

    • Views on future capabilities and cost tradeoffs of 24-26 GHz vs 77-79 GHz radar sensors?

  • What is desired in terms of sensor fusion with other sensors in the vehicle?

    • What is desired in terms of more intelligent signal processing?

The Ford Focus 24 Ghz Radar Blind Spot Information System

Systems Engineer


Driver Assistance Features Enabled by Radar on Chrysler LLC Vehicles, Current Status and Future Wish List

Senior Specialist





11:30 AM

Networking Lunch


12:30 PM

Spectrum Update

  • Update on worldwide frequency harmonization status and process?

Status of 79GHz High-Resolution Radar Standards in Japan

Sr. Manager



Automotive Radar Frequency Regulation and More Safety for All by Radar Interference Mitigation (MOSARIM Project)



1:30 PM

Panel Session







  • Chrysler/Fiat

  • Daimler

  • Ford


2:20 PM

Networking Break


3:00 PM

Sensor System OEM Update

  • What do Sensor Makers need to reduce costs of long/medium/short range radar sensors?

  • What is the best radar architecture to meet the future requirements?

  • Is it possible to agree on common set of sensor requirements for economy class vehicle systems?

A High Performance 24 GHz SiGe RF Platform: The Key Enabler for SRR from Blind Spot to Standard ACC

Frequency Management, Worldwide

Continental - Automotive Distance Control Systems GmbH


Achieving Low Cost for Automotive Multi Radar Systems

Managing Director

Smart Microwave Sensors

The Radar Localization Challenge - Traffic in Asia

Product Management

Wistron NeWeb Corporation


76GHz Electronic Scanning Radar

Technical Support Eng.

Fujitsu Ten


5:00 PM

Adjourn for Day


6:45 PM

Bus leaves for:


Karlsruhe Style

Bus Transportation provided to and from hotel.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

7:00 AM



8:00 AM

Keynote Address




Automotive Radar Quo Vadis?
(Where is it going?)

Manager, Active Sensing



9:00 AM

Panel Session

Sensor OEMs




  • A.D.C. Automotive Distance

  • Delphi

  • Fujitsu Ten Europe GmbH

  • Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.

  • Robert Bosch GmbH

  • Smart Microwave Sensors

  • TRW Automotive-AutoCruise

  • Wistron NeWeb Corporation

10:00 AM

Networking Break


10:40 AM

Enabling Technologies

  • Goals – to enable new development for better receivers, with higher signal/noise ratio at lower costs

  • latest chip set developments

    • RF chip sets (including integration and packaging)

    • Signal processor chip sets – what is available to provide more intelligent signal processing?

  • latest antenna developments (e.g. digital beam-forming, etc.)

  • latest receiver developments

  • latest materials and packaging developments

  • testing technologies

GaAs Components for Automotive Radar Applications

Customer and R&D Interface

United Monolithic Semiconductors


Fast Growing, Diversified Automotive Radar Market presents Chip Vendors with New Challenges

Systems Application Engineer, Automotive Segment Team

Analog Devices


mmWave GaAs Technologies for 24GHz/77GHz Automotive Radar Components

Foundry Marketing Mgr.

TriQuint Semiconductor


12:10 PM

Networking Lunch


1:10 PM

Enabling Technologies


Enabling Long Term Reliability With New Substrates

South Europe Technical Sales

Arlon Materials


Low Cost Packaging Platform for RF/Microwave/Millimeter-Wave applications using DuPont Green Tape ™ LTCC (low temperature co-fired ceramic)

Automotive Segment Mgr – Americas
DuPont USA


Cavity Resonance Dampening, Beam Steering, Lobe Attenuation and Reflectivity Attenuation

Emerson & Cuming Microwave Products


2:40 PM

Networking Break


3:10 PM

Enabling Technologies


Radar on a Chip (ROACH)

Professor, University of Melbourne

National ICT Australia


The RoCC Project and 76-81 GHz Antenna-in-Package technology


University of Bremen


4:10 PM





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

  • What are the next steps?




  • Chrysler/Fiat

  • Daimler

  • Ford

5:00 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: 

Thursday, February 10, 2011



  • 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.



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), booklet copying, audio/visual costs, etc.


We estimate that these costs will be  824 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.



Renaissance Karlsruhe Hotel
Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg Germany
Phone: +49-721-37170
FAX: +49-721-377156

(about 50 miles from Stuttgart)


Please contact the hotel directly for reservations. Mention the IWPC room block rate of 129. Euros single occupancy.


Cut-off date for reservations is February 11,  2011. 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 use this FREE FTP site to send electronic materials (any size file):




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