June 17 - 20, 2019 | The Westin Southfield Detroit, Southfield, MI

Conference Day One

Opening

7:30 am - 8:30 am Registration and welcome coffee

8:30 am - 8:40 am Opening remarks by chairman

Farhad Bolourchi - Systems and Controls Manager Nexteer
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Farhad Bolourchi

Systems and Controls Manager
Nexteer

8:40 am - 9:20 am Scene Setting | Current und future safety regulations for AD

James Carter - Principal Consultant, Vision Mobility
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James Carter

Principal Consultant
Vision Mobility

9:20 am - 9:50 am Speed Networking


9:50 am - 10:20 am Coffee Break

Legal & technical progress

10:20 am - 11:00 am Latest developments in future mobility regulations

Collin Castle - ITS Program Manager, Michigan Department of Transportation
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Collin Castle

ITS Program Manager
Michigan Department of Transportation

11:00 am - 11:40 am From Hydraulic to Electric Power Steering to Steer-by-Wire – Insights from disruptive technology cycles

Joe Klesing - Executive Director-Autonomous Steering & Comfort, Nexteer Automotive
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Joe Klesing

Executive Director-Autonomous Steering & Comfort
Nexteer Automotive

11:40 am - 12:20 pm Assessment of EPS Polymer Materials for Developing System Requirements

Malcolm Fox - R&D Manager, Nylacast Automotive
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Malcolm Fox

R&D Manager
Nylacast Automotive

12:20 pm - 1:50 pm Ntework Luncheon

Safe steering systems

1:50 pm - 2:30 pm Architecture for highly available steering systems

Rudy Audi - Senior Manager – Software & Safety, Robert Bosch Automotive Steering
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Rudy Audi

Senior Manager – Software & Safety
Robert Bosch Automotive Steering

2:30 pm - 3:10 pm SAE 2019-01-1236 – Development of Evaluation Methods for Steering Loss of Assist

Rich Krentz - Chassis Systems Specialist – Fuel and Power Steering, General Motors

Rich Krentz

Chassis Systems Specialist – Fuel and Power Steering
General Motors

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm Refreshment beak and networking

Holistic view on the impact of new steering technology to chassis system

3:40 pm - 4:20 pm Less weight, more space, meeting emission goals - New material possibilities

Ramakrishna Kamath Vijayakumar - Product Engineer, Steering systems, General Motors
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Ramakrishna Kamath Vijayakumar

Product Engineer, Steering systems
General Motors

4:20 pm - 5:00 pm Finding the Golden Triangle of Brakes Steering and Suspension (BSS) characteristics through systematic data acquisition to improve the Vehicle Dynamics

Rajendra Abhange - Senior Director, Gabriel India Limited, India
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Rajendra Abhange

Senior Director
Gabriel India Limited, India

5:00 pm - 6:40 pm Overall System Approach: Exchanging with other chassis professionals for redundancy

Dan Gabor - Supervisor - Autonomous Brake Systems Ford
Rajendra Abhange - Senior Director Gabriel India Limited, India
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Dan Gabor

Supervisor - Autonomous Brake Systems
Ford

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Rajendra Abhange

Senior Director
Gabriel India Limited, India

Closing & Evening

6:00 pm - 6:10 pm Closing remarks by the chairman, and end of conference day 1

Farhad Bolourchi - Systems and Controls Manager Nexteer
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Farhad Bolourchi

Systems and Controls Manager
Nexteer

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Evening Event

Join us for an informal evening get-together! This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet the other attendees and make new business contacts.