8:00 am - 8:45 am Conference Registration – Breakfast Networking

Start your day right, grab a cup of coffee and a bite and connect with industry experts and innovators across the Autonomous Vehicles and design communities to glean future trends and strategies.

8:45 am - 9:00 am Chairperson's Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:00 am - 9:45 am Creating the Lighting Experience of the Future

Steve Lietaert - President, HELLA
  • Industry update on interior lighting and its role in Autonomous Vehicles
  • Priorities and 2020 vision for creating personalized customer experience
  • Building a supply chain that meets your scaling needs

Steve Lietaert


9:45 am - 10:30 am LED Signal & Rear Lighting Systems for AG Industry Vehicles

Nathan Demski - Lead Project Engineer, John Deere
  • Visual effect and styling benefits of using LEDs in signal and marker lights
  • Considerations on future LED technology advances for future vehicle systems
  • Improving LED modular re-use for cost advantages

Nathan Demski

Lead Project Engineer
John Deere

10:30 am - 11:00 am Demo Drive & Refreshment Break

Join Our Discover Zone & Network with our Passenger Experience Group. What have you taken away from this morning’s sessions? Take this opportunity to look at new solutions and test new lighting designs and developments in the market.

Think Tanks

11:00 am - 11:30 am Intelligent Lighting

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Interior Lighting

11:00 am - 11:30 am Meeting the Lighting Needs of Fleets

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Advancing Sensors to Support V2X

12:45 pm - 2:15 pm Networking Lunch

Join peers that specialize in the same standards as you! Swap stories over a delicious networking lunch.

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Leveraging Infrared LEDs to Enhance Safety and Convenience

John Orisich - Advanced Technology Manager, Valeo
  • Target specific applications through spectrum and accurate beam control enabled integrated optic lens
  • Overcome the challenges of detecting pedestrians, lane departures and night vision
  • Creating a safer environment and holistic approach to driving environment sensing

John Orisich

Advanced Technology Manager

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Comparing Visual Appearance and Results of HUD Checkerboard Contrast Measurements

Learn about how calculation of human eye checkerboard can contrast limitation

Understand how estimate and measurements of imaging potometer checkerboard contrast

Enhance Correction algorithm and other methods of cross-talk measurements

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Afternoon Networking Break

What were your takeaways from the afternoon session? Grab some refreshments and learn who wins the design challenge before our fireside chat session. The winning team will be awarded with a bottle of champagne & a recognition certification for their outstanding design.

  • Using data to examine the benefits of sensors and cameras in advanced driver assistance systems
  • Testing and rating advanced driver assistance systems such as front crash prevention and pedestrian detection
  • Creating a safer environment and holistic approach to driving environment with non-visible lighting

Kay Wakeman

Director of Insurance Outreach
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety / Highway Loss Data Institute

3:45 pm - 5:30 pm Panel Discussion - Upgrading System Integration to Enhance Vehicle Safety & Passenger Experience

Richard Wallace - Vice President, Transportation Systems Analysis, Center for Automotive Research
  • Increasing passenger awareness of oncoming hazards through sensors
  • Enhancing System to system interaction to improve vehicle communication
  • Advancing interior lighting to have passengers distracted

Richard Wallace

Vice President, Transportation Systems Analysis
Center for Automotive Research

4:30 pm - 4:45 pm Chairperson's Closing Remarks

4:45 pm - 4:45 pm End of Conference

See you next year!