26 - 28 November, 2019
Steigenberger Grandhotel Handelshof, Leipzig, Germany

Conference Day One

@ conference hotel

8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration and welcome coffee

Thomas Haas, Tire Information Systems at Continental Automotive GmbH

Thomas Haas

Tire Information Systems
Continental Automotive GmbH

9:10 am - 9:50 am Digital roads for digital tires? A vision on future mobility

Autonomous cars and smart vehicles gain increasing attention and form a new mobility technology, which will change the industrial ecosystem and the paradigm of transport in human life. The appearance of smart tire systems will give rise to a better tire performance, better vehicle control and the enhancement of nowadays intelligent systems for autonomous vehicles. In combination with real time monitoring, e.g. by sensor-equipped tires, data exploration and underlying holistic simulation models for the road-tire-vehicle system, life cycle predictions become feasible and allow to track and predict the behavior of single components from manufacturing, service until failure state.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Kaliske, Institute for Structural Analysis at Technische Universität Dresden

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Kaliske

Institute for Structural Analysis
Technische Universität Dresden

9:50 am - 10:20 am Mix N‘ Match

This is the time to get out of the comfort of your chair and get to know who else is in the conference room with you. A networking facilitating session designed just for you to help you break the ice as early as possible.

10:20 am - 10:50 am Coffee break and networking

10:50 am - 11:30 am Intelligent Tire

Transforming today‘s tire solutions to the evolving future mobility needs.
• Market trends shaping tire solutions
• Continental makes tires intelligent
• Suitable solutions for the market needs
Parthiv Dharamshi, Function Developer at Continental Automotive GmbH

Parthiv Dharamshi

Function Developer
Continental Automotive GmbH

11:30 am - 12:10 pm Real-time implementation of road surface classification using Intelligent Tires

The safety of autonomous vehicles is dependent on the road surface conditions. Estimation of road surface condition using intelligent tires will aid the growth of autonomous vehicles technology and open the potential for advances new chassis control systems. In this work, the road surface algorithm developed was implemented in real-time. Five major road surfaces are classified, namely, dry asphalt, wet asphalt, concrete, snow and ice. Multiple machine learning models are compared and the algorithm has shown an accuracy of more than 80% in real-time. 
Chidambaram Subramanian, graduate research assistant, winner of the young scientist award at Virginia Tech

Chidambaram Subramanian

graduate research assistant, winner of the young scientist award
Virginia Tech

12:10 pm - 12:50 pm The Fyster sensor - automatic warning of low tyre tread depth

In the EU, Tires worn beyond the legal limit are a contributory factor in countless accidents pa. Fyster addresses this issue with a tread monitoring system which warns stakeholders in real time before a tire goes illegal. The system measures actual tire tread depth – more accurate than inferring tread depth from other vehicle data.
• Worn out tires create safety issues
• Fyster safely maximizes tire life
• Fyster – helping you keep the vehicle fleet legally compliant 

Geoff Haswell, Chief Technical Officer at Fyster AS

Geoff Haswell

Chief Technical Officer
Fyster AS

12:50 pm - 2:10 pm Luncheon and networking

2:10 pm - 2:15 pm Departure from hotel Steigenberger Grandhotel Handelshof to Porsche Customer Center Leipzig

Make sure to be on time, the bus won't wait.

@ Porsche Customer Center

2:10 pm - 2:45 pm Bus drive to Porsche Customer Center Leipzig

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Hot laps at Porsche Circuit

4:15 pm - 4:55 pm TPMS business models and implementation in the tire industry

TPMS is not just about the sensor technology. Currently, we are seeing many implementations that transmit live tire pressure data to the cloud, with AI predictive analysis of tire lifetime, and alerts for drivers and fleet managers around potential issues. This paper looks at these systems and the challenges of developing and implementing them in trucks and cars to create profitable business models.
• How TPMS can be used as part of a business model in the truck business
• Can these business models be extended to the passenger car business?
• Developments in China
• Issues around software development
David Shaw, CEO at Tire Industry Research

David Shaw

Tire Industry Research

4:55 pm - 5:35 pm It is not (only) about technology

Some tire companies introduce a business transformation from the inside. Prometeon is one good example for this. In this speech, you will get insights into how an internal transformation process can work.
• Explaining IT Delivery Gap
• 4 pillars to face Digital Transformation
• Technologies to empower the organization
Christian Galatolo, Software Architect - Open Innovation at Prometeon Tyre Group

Christian Galatolo

Software Architect - Open Innovation
Prometeon Tyre Group

5:35 pm - 6:05 pm Runflat Tires, a review of the past 25 years and outlook on a possible future

Rudi Hein, “the champion for run-flat tyres with BMW’s technical tyre department” (European Rubber Journal), joined the ITT from the very beginning. In his speech, he wraps up the development of runtire and draws conclusions for what is still to come.
• The reason for Runflat tires, and its development
• Summary of the Runflat innovation
• RFT demonstration video
Hans-Rudolf Hein, Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award at /

Hans-Rudolf Hein

Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award

6:05 pm - 6:15 pm Closing remarks by chairman

Thomas Haas, Tire Information Systems at Continental Automotive GmbH

Thomas Haas

Tire Information Systems
Continental Automotive GmbH

6:15 pm - 9:00 pm Evening Get-Together

8:55 pm - 9:00 pm Bus drive back to conference hotel