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.

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When

February 18-20, 2020

Where

Herods Tel Aviv Hotel

Tel Aviv, Israel

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Limited to 100 seats

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Introduction

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?

Agenda

DAY 1
February 18

Tuesday

1:00 PM

Demonstrations and Local Start-up Showcase

Location TBC

7:00 PM

Evening Reception & Registration

At Hotel

DAY 2
February 19

Wednesday

7:00 AM

Breakfast

8:00 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Keynote

 

CEO, GM Israel

 

 

Automotive Radar as an Enabler for Autonomous Driving in Urban Environments

 

Group Manager

10:00 AM

Networking Break

 

10:40 AM

OEM Perspectives

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

 

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

 

 

Challenges for Automotive Radar in Urban Environments

 

Senior Expert, Radar Sensors

 

12:00 Noon

Networking Lunch

 

1:00 PM

OEM Perspectives, continued

  • Are there interference concerns at higher radar density in urban areas?
  • Feature and Function requirments 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

Invited:

  • Audi
  • Ford
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Jaguar Landrover
  • Kia
  • Tesla
  • Volvo

3:00 PM

Networking Break

 

3:30 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?
  • 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?

Future Interior Sensing Needs and Challenges

 

Head of Accelerator

 

 

 

Invited:

  • Aptiv
  • Continental
  • Hella

5:00 PM

State-of-the-Art Technical Developments and Capabilities

 

Delivering Enhanced Radar Resolution and Performance in Urban Environments

 

VP, Business Development and Partnerships

 

5:30 PM

Adjourn

 

7:00 PM

Networking Dinner

 

DAY 3

February 20

Thursday

7:00 AM

Breakfast

 

8:00 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

 

In the Urban Environment - Clutter is an Asset

 

CTO

 

Topic TBC

 

Head, Automotive Innovation

 

 

Cognitive Radar for Dynamic Scene Imaging

 

Founder and CTO

 

10:00 AM

Networking Break

 

10:30 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

 

Test Results from Antenna-in-Package SoC, for Short Range/Ultrashort Range Automotive Radar Applications

 

Director

12:00 Noon

Networking Lunch

 

1:00 PM

Technology Enablers, continued

  • For imaging radars, beamforming vs MIMO trade-offs and calibration/coupling issues
  • Ultra-High resolution MIMO Radar challenging and potential solutions
  • 122GHz radar for vehicle occupancy
  • Vital sign sensing
  • Closing the loop between internal and external radars
  • Security
  • Different modulations
  • Imaging radars
  • Technical challenges
  • Will current approaches (patch or SIW antenna) fit the need or are alternative antenna types needed?
  • MIMO Radars with high range, azimuth and elevation resolution
  • MIMO based on code division multiplexing for high angular resolution and high contrast resolution
  • Handling of interferences from multiple radars of various types (FMCW and DCM), assisting vision in bad conditions such as weather, glare etc.

Altimetry Classification of 77GHz millimeter Wave Radar in Special Road Conditions in China

 

Product Management Director

 

Using Automotive Radars + INS/GNSS for Urban Vehicle Positioning

 

Staff Engineer-ADAS

 

 

3:00 PM

Networking Break

 

3:30 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

 

5:00 PM

Closing Discussion, Host Review and Actions

Key Take-Aways

 

 

5:45 PM

Adjourn

 

FAQs

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  3. What are the costs/registrations fees?
  4. Hotel information?
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  7. Will business cards be collected?
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  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.
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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.
  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.)

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  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?

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