Automotive Radars for Sensing in Urban Environments

Considering urban use-cases, opportunities and challenges. Interference mitigation, limits and validation methods for automated driving - Novel applications for radar - Sensor fusion architectures, integration, interfacing and connectivity.

Hosted by:



February 18-20, 2020


Herods Tel Aviv Hotel

Tel Aviv, Israel



Limited to 100 seats

First Registered, First Served!

Attendance open to all IWPC Members


Advanced Driver Assistance Systems or vehicle-based intelligent safety systems are currently in a phase of transition. In order for ADAS systems to deliver on the promise of reduced vehicle collisions, the automotive ecosystem requires higher performance sensors. There is a clear requirement to adopt more advanced radar approaches into automotive applications and novel signal processing algorithms are required to exploit all possible information from the radar measurements. This workshop will consider how volume deployment can be achieved and how systems can mitigate interference in dense urban use-cases.

Workshop Goals

  • What are the next steps for radar within the evolution of driver assistance towards highly automated vehicles and autonomous driving?
  • What are the specific challenges for radar in dense urban areas?
  • What part will machine learning, artificial intelligence and big data play?
  • How will interference mitigation be managed as radar penetration increases?
  • How can simulation and validation systems help drive advanced safety systems into production?


February 18


1:00 PM

Demonstrations and Local Start-up Showcase

  • Sensing Demonstrations
  • Radar Analysis of Environment Information
  • Child Presence/Vital Signs
  • In-cabin & Exterior SR
  • In-cabin and Parking Demonstration
  • Interference Mitigation
  • Long Range Imaging Radar
  • Pedestrian 60m Imaging Radar
  • Automotive Collected Data in Cloud

Register at Hotel: Attendees will be assigned a "Demo Team" and time for experiencing demonstrations which will take approximately 2 1/2 hours.

7:00 PM

Evening Reception & Registration

At Hotel: Hanna Rubina


Hosted by:


February 19


8:00 AM


9:00 AM

Welcome and Introductions






Host Introduction and Keynote

  • Advanced Technology
  • Sensors and Autonomous Driving
  • Supporting Perception in complex urban environments
  • How does the industry achieve enhanced collaboration at all levels?
  • Major radar challenges in urban environment
  • Emerging technologies to enable imaging radar operation in urban environment
  • Alternative business models for automotive radar development







Welcome and Introduction to the Israeli Innovation Ecosystem and GM Israel


Managing Director, GM Israel





Group Manager

11:00 AM

Networking Break


11:40 AM

OEM Perspectives

360° Radar perception requirements for the automotive L4/L5 future


Head of Product/Owner of Radar and Radar-based Environment Understanding


12:30 Noon

Networking Lunch


1:30 PM

OEM Perspectives, continued

  • Are there interference concerns at higher radar density in urban areas?
  • Feature and Function requirements including system concept to understand the role of the Radar sensor beside other sensing and processing system components
  • What sensors beyond radar should be integrated?
  • What should the interface look like for sensor connectivity?
  • Interference Mitigation
  • Future spectrum considerations

Challenges for Automotive Radar in Urban Environments


Senior Expert, Radar Sensors

2:20 PM

Tier 1 Perspectives

  • Future frequency allocation for automotive applications
  • Radar and Lidar fusion challenges and opportunities
  • How do needs for urban sensing differ from those from highway settings?
  • What are the key technical challenges/needs that are specific to urban environments?
  • What are key functions/applications and characteristics needed for urban environments, e.g. short range, high angular resolution?

Future Interior Sensing Needs and Challenges


Head of Accelerator

3:00 PM

Networking Break


3:40 PM

Technology Enablers

  • What will accelerate or slow adoption (regulations, OEM support)?
  • Where will implementation happen first (Europe, Asia, etc.)?
  • Will radar also be used for urban traffic management? What might that look like and will this be approached regionally?


In the Urban Environment - Clutter is an Asset



4:20 PM

State-of-the-Art Technical Developments and Capabilities


Delivering Enhanced Radar Resolution and Performance in Urban Environments


VP, Business Development and Partnerships


5:00 PM



7:00 PM

Networking Dinner



February 20


8:00 AM



9:00 AM

Technology Enablers

  • Achieving Next Generation Sensor Suite performance: high angular resolution, high contrast resolution, low false alarm probability, performance in bad weather and interference resistance
  • Can Digital Code Modulation (DCM) handle these challenging issues along with tight complementarity with vision?
  • Importance of late sensor fusion as opposed to early fusion, how to exploit Radar’s unique doppler measurements as part of fusion
  • Imaging Radars and Sensor Fusion
  • Correlation of Virtual Video with Radar Target Simulation
  • Radar Technology for Interference Mitigation
  • Sensor fusion standardization
  • Radar AI
  • Embeddable next generation cognitive surround awareness ADAS using Deep Learning sensors and fusion techniques.
  • Auto radar trends beyond FMCW
  • System Partitioning
  • 140 GHz CMOS circuits in 28 nm bulk CMOS
  • Packaging technologies for on-chip antennas
  • D-band dielectric waveguide interconnect in flex-rigid PCB technology

Hybrid Beamforming Architecture for Automotive Radars


Algorithms Group Manager


Cognitive Radar for Dynamic Scene Imaging


Founder and CTO



Hybrid Analog + Digital Radar for Highly Automated Driving



10:30 AM

Networking Break


11:00 AM

Technology Enablers, continued

  • 140GHz MIMO integrated circuit and package
  • Scalable MIMO
  • Simulation of mm-wave imaging of realistic 3D objects
  • Utilization of 4D MM Wave radar for localization
  • Interference detection/mitigation
  • High resolution robust radar sensors
  • How to achieve affordable fail operational systems
  • Functional and Processor Requirements of Next Generation ADAS
  • Exploring vertical and horizontal resolution
  • Experiment results of new Antenna in Package Radar SoC suitable for surround view applications

Why Interference Detection and Mitigation is Important and Ways to Address it


Product Marketing




140GHz Imaging Radar: Scalable MIMO Solution and Simulation


Principal Member of Technical Staff



Using Automotive Radars + INS/GNSS for Urban Vehicle Positioning


Staff Engineer-ADAS




12:30 Noon

Networking Lunch


1:30 PM

Test and Validation

  • Why include multi-object, multi-angle sensor test in your test plan?
  • The challenges to implement multi-object, multi-angle radar sensor test.
  • How many objects are enough?
  • New Technology Review- KT Multi-Object, Multi-Angle Radar Test System
  • Any special test cases for urban use case?
  • Test methods across the sensor development cycle
  • Challenges in testing state-of-the-art automotive radar sensors
  • Scenario Simulation
  • Validation and Simulation
  • Challenges for Sensor Fusion Test
  • Test Methodologies for Sensor Fusion
  • Sensor fusion and SLAM Simulation and validation
  • Radar verification for ADAS and AD
  • Tracked Object to Raw Data
  • Sensor Fusion and Architecture, Sensor Spoofing
  • Safety of the Intended Functionality (SOTIF) for automotive sensors/SF
  • Methods for Verification & Validation, XAI, Sensor sets

Applying Asymptotic Methods to Radar Modeling


Application Engineer


Multi-Object Radar Simulation for ADAS and Autonomous Driving - The Challenge and the Need


Director, Global Business Development


Simulation of Advanced Interference Scenarios


Technology Manager, Radar

3:00 PM

Networking Break


3:30 PM

Closing Panel



4:10 PM

Closing Discussion, Host Review and Actions

Key Take-Aways



4:30 PM




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

    Deadline for electronic version of presentation/handout materials: Monday, February 10, 2020

  2. 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.
  3. 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 $1545 (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.

  4. Hotel information?

    Herods Tel Aviv
    HaYarkon Street 155
    Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
    Phone: +972-3-5216666

    Hotel Website

    The IWPC room block rate is $240/night. The deadline for hotel reservations is Sunday, February 2, 2020. After that date, rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate.

  5. 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 Website, along with “recordings” of all presentations and panel sessions.

  6. 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.

  7. What is the dress code?

    Business casual suggested. No ties, please!

  8. 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.

    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 included on the IWPC Website Research Library.

    Please submit these materials either by email, as a Word for Windows fbout 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 included on the IWPC Website Research Library.

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


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