March 14 - 17, 2016


Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munchen

Maximilianstrasse 17
Munich, Germany



Limited to 100 seats

First Registered, First Served!

Attendance open All IWPC Members

Please note that the workshop venue has changed and will now be held at:

Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munchen


Today’s vehicles are being equipped with a host of technologies to enhance driver comfort and safety. As vehicle manufacturers continue their journey towards highly automated driving and autonomous vehicles, the industry looks to the fusion of data from radar, vision and lidar systems to provide an optimal 360 degree perspective. Radar is considered to be an indispensable building block within active safety systems and autonomous driving vehicles.

Workshop Goals

  • Assess the present state and future trends in active safety and highly automated driving technology
  • Create an open forum for the global automotive radar community to discuss and debate advanced safety requirements, sensor technology opportunities, challenges, limitations and trade-offs
  • Develop mutual understanding and build community awareness across active safety eco-system
  • Review state-of-the-art semiconductor, signal processing and sensor technology development




March 14


Evening Reception and Registration


Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten
Kempinski Munchen





March 15



Coffee and Registration

Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten
Kempinski Munchen



Welcomes and Introductions



Keynote and Workshop Goals

  • Considering system architecture
  • Establishing an automotive radar community
  • Building blocks for combined technology platforms
  • Developing a route towards autonomous driving
  • How can system complexity be reduced and optimized to meet future demands?
  • How scalable can systems be – from high end to mass market platforms
  • Sensor positioning and materials limitations

On the Way Towards Highly Automated Driving


Head Development Driver Assistance Systems


Networking Break



Auto OEM Perspectives

  • Use-cases for automotive radar
  • Architectural development of advanced systems and applications
  • How will automated driving impact system complexity and fusion demands
  • Diving Driver assistance into high volume cars
  • Addressing the need for higher levels of integration for cost effective implementation
  • Preferences in technology – integration and acceptance
  • Plans for new and advanced materials and system integration
  • Sensor architectures and interfaces – contribution splits for radar, camera and lidar
  • Exploring 79GHz regulatory perspectives
  • Future applications and demands for future vehicles
  • Architectural partitioning requirements for chipsets and systems
  • Interfaces to support central processing and “dumb” sensors versus distributed intelligence
  • Debugging requirements for microcontrollers
  • What are the most difficult objects for radar to detect?
  • Trends and power consumption demands for next generation ECUs
  • System safety requirements for future use-cases

Challenges for Future Automotive Radar Systems from OEM Perspective


Project Manager



Radar for Autonomous Driving


Manager, Active Sensors





Networking Lunch



Auto OEM Perspectives (continued)

Next Steps on the Way to Fully Automated Parking


Architecture and Predevelopment Driver Assistance Systems








Virtual Sensor Models for ADAS


Researcher, New Technology



Challenging Vehicle Integration and Radar Coexistence Enabling Driverless Driving


Technical Expert, Radar Systems



Networking Break



Regulatory and Spectrum Perspectives

  • Impact of transition from 24GHz to 77GHz sensor technologies
  • Exploring frequency bands beyond current plans – 122GHz
  • How will new mmWave bands be used for autoradar?
  • Status of 79GHz with 4-5GHz wideband for global automotive radar
  • Antenna concepts for 79GHz wideband applications

Activities in CEPT (European Spectrum Regulation) for Applications in Transport and Traffic Telematics including Sensors


Executive Officer,
Spectrum Management



Update Frequency Regulation and Future Frequency Bands for Automotive Radar


Project Component Manager





Auto OEM Panel


OEMs and invited Industry Influencers









Dinner - ASAM-SCHÖSSL Restaurant

Bus to depart from hotel at 19:00
Dinner at 19:30



March 16 


Coffee Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten
Kempinski Munchen



Vendor Perspectives

  • Assessing global safety standards, NHTSA and Euro NCAP requirements for ADAS systems
  • How can radar vendors help to drive decision making to make NHTSA and Euro NCAP more effective?
  • Creating standards for data usage
  • Surround view applications 

Safe and Dynamic Driving towards Vision Zero


Radar Engineer




Radar Sensor Design under the challenges of ISO26262 Functional Safety


Functional Safety Engineer








VitaSense-Contactless Detection of Unattended Children in Vehicles


Senior Technology Manager, Microwave









Networking Break




Vendor Perspectives - Enabling Technologies

  • Latest trends in radar chips and systems
  • Current developments in semiconductor technology, advances in materials and future trends
  • Advances in SiGe and RF CMOS integration
  • Opportunities for new functionality, capabilities, challenges and trade-offs
  • What is the trend for multi-function radar?
  • Communication links – data rates and direction flow from MMIC, microcontrollers, sensor units and car
  • Lidar and radar trade-offs
  • Reviewing performance and future capabilities
  • Considering architectures to support new and future capabilities and features
  • Optimizing current architectures to support todays mass production features and tomorrows advanced functionality
  • What processing techniques will be used as system complexity increases?
  • Processing demands to support increased granularity and meet object classification challenges
  • Beamforming techniques to enable 2D and 3D images
  • Sensing objects  

Radar Community - Where are You?

Head, Advanced Engineering





Radar Innovations by NXP


Worldwide Radar Systems Manger



High Accuracy and Low Power Radar Sensors:  From Idea to Implementation


Business Line Manager


Advances and Choices in MMIC Technology


Technical Marketing Manager





Networking Lunch



Enabling Technologies , Continued

  • Can new antenna designs overcome current challenges?
  • 2D and 3D beamsteering – will 3D with range be required
  • Common sets of industry requirements for antennas across the automotive industry – ETSI as a driver, or who?
  • Antenna placement potential – form factor, environmental conditions, etc.
  • How can the sensor system community influence the industrial designers?
  • Large scale MIMO demands

 Data Fusion of Radar and Surround View Camera for Automated Driving System


Senior Engineer


An Antenna Concept that Addresses the Challenges with Automotive Radar


Program Manager


Material Requirements and Design Considerations For mm-Wave Automotive Radars


Regional Manager



Networking Break



IWPC Performance Metrics Working Group 



Working Group Goals:

  • Define a common base line set of performance metrics
  • Create guidelines for measuring metrics
  • Agree terminology and common language for automotive radar scenarios and performance criteria



Defining a Common Set of Performance Metrics for Automotive Radar

Innovation Program Manager








Working Group Contributors:

General Motors (Chair), Autoliv Electronics, Continental AG, Daimler AG, Delphi, Denso International, Ford, Hella, Honda, Hyundai MOBIS, Intel, Jaguar Land Rover, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Keysight Technologies, Robert Bosch, Rohde & Schwarz, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, Volvo Cars, Wistron Neweb



Test and Validation Panel

  • Test methodology and environments to deliver cost-effective mass market features and ensure failsafe systems
  • What test methodology and specifications will be demanded, as integration of more complex systems evolve?
  • Is lab testing enough?
  • What part does electromagnetic simulation play in system test and will it reduce the need for extensive drive testing?
  • What level of data is required from simulation systems?
  • Sensitivity and stability requirements
  • Real time performance simulations, wave tracing and drive scenarios
  • Is over the air testing the only way to ensure functional safety?
  • Progress in standardization for test and specification

Testing Radar Sensors over the Air

Component Owner Radar Systems






Autonomous Vehicle Radar: Improving Radar Performance with Simulation


Senior Technical Specialist




Can Innovative Ray-Tracing Simulation Replace Drive Testing


Product Marketing Manager



Bandwidth-Independent Analysis of FMCW Radar Transmitters


Regional Wireless Specialist


Real-Time Verification of Radomes for 77 GHz Automotive Radar Sensors


Principal/Microwave Imaging Systems





Closing Discussion



1900   Automotive Radar and Radome Test and Measurement Lab Tour ** SOLD OUT **

How do radar, radome and wheat beer tests fit together?  We will show you!

Numbers are limited.  Places will be allocated on a first registered, first served basis.
Join Rohde & Schwartz for a tour of their Radar and Radome Test and Measurement Lab at R&S headquarters on Wednesday, March 16th, after the IWPC workshop closing session

Hosted by:


Rohde & Schwartz HQ
Muhldorfstraße 15,
81671, Munich



March 17


Vehicle Demonstrations ** SOLD OUT **

Demonstrations of advanced driver assistance functionality within latest models and state-of-the-art radar systems


Hosted by:




Audi Training Center, Nordallee 16-19, 85356, Munich "Franz Josef Strauß" Airport (MUC)



Numbers are limited. Places will be allocated on a first registered, first served basis.


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  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 4th.

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

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  3. Who are the attendees?
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    • 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 Breaks), audio/visual costs, etc.

    These costs will be $1,529.00 (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?

    Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munchen
    Maximilianstrasse 17
    Munich, 80539, Germany
    Phone: +49 (0) 89 21 25-2200
    The IWPC room block rate 250.00 Euros. The cut-off date for reservations is Thursday, February 18th. After that date, rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate. Please reserve your room with the hotel directly by phone at +49 89 2125 2700, by fax at +49 89 2125 2777, or via email at [email protected]

  6. What are the travel options from the airport to the hotel?

    Directions and transportation options will be posted as soon as possible.

  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 “recordings” 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?

    For ALL IWPC members:

    All IWPC members are invited to submit materials to be included in the online workshop folder in the IWPC Research Library. This should NOT BE SALES MATERIALS. Rather, we suggest it contain technical information about your technology as it relates to the workshop topics.

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


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    • Under Workshops: Radio Access Networks Active Antenna Evolution
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    • Once we receive your presentation we will send an email confirmation.