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Autonomous Vehicles Online identifies and highlights the future trends that will shape the self-driving car industry.

On Day One, our expert speakers will establish the current state of the industry, giving an overview of autonomy as it stands. Our specially invited sponsors will delve into key issues in the field of sensors and software, and we’ll also look at trends in automated delivery vehicles.

Day Two changes tack, looking into some of the rules and regulations that govern the industry as a whole. We’ll get an update on SOTIF, take a look at data protection, legal issues, then finish on how the commercial industry is adapting to 
the challenge of autonomy.


Key Topics

    • Giving an overview of the state of the autonomous car industry, highlighting the progress made up to now
    • Identifying and offering solutions for some of the main challenges that are likely to be prominent in 2020
    • Establishing the geography of autonomy, giving a broad overview of where the leading companies are working, before focusing on areas for growth
    • Highlighting significant issues being faced right now, related to security, safety and legislation

Elpidoforos Arapantonis

Elpidoforos Arapantonis

Solution Architect

Volvo Car Corporation

Pierre Olivier

Pierre Olivier

Chief Technology Officer


Pierre Lefevre

Pierre Lefevre

Chief Technology Officer and Board Member

COAST Autonomous

Gilles Gallée

Gilles Gallée

AV Business Development


Emmanuel Follin

Emmanuel Follin

VRXPERIENCE Product Manager


Robert Day

Robert Day

Director of Autonomous Vehicles


Rami Debouk

Rami Debouk

Staff Researcher

General Motors R&D

Mark Lambert

Mark Lambert

Vice President of Products


Jason Stinson

Jason Stinson

Chief Technology Officer


Steven Wernikoff

Steven Wernikoff

Partner and Co-Leader, Data Security and Privacy Litigation Practice

Honigman LLP

Mike Bucala

Mike Bucala

Vehicle Systems Quality Engineer/FuSa Manager

Daimler Trucks NA

Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips

Digital Editor

Automotive IQ

Day 1 - Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Editor’s Notes – Event Introduction
9:00am - 9:10am US Eastern Time
Tom Phillips, Digital Editor, Automotive IQ

9:10am - 9:45am US Eastern Time

Autonomous cars have received a reality check. Timescales for delivering a full, Level 5 vehicle have now been reconsidered and made more realistic, with delivery being split in two – ADAS can be expected soon, full autonomy less so. With this in mind, what’s the outlook for 2020? Is the focus just improving ADAS, or is full autonomy still progressing at speed? And where will self-driving vehicles make their impact first?

In this opening session, you will learn:
    • What are the biggest challenges in autonomous driving?
    • What are the global trends to be aware of?
    • Just how important is the arrival of autonomous driving?
    • How do you introduce autonomy in a way that consumers will accept?
Elpidoforos Arapantonis, Solution Architect, Volvo Car Corporation

10:00am - 10:45am US Eastern Time
Learn the value proposition of LiDAR as a key component in auto and mobility ADAS and AV applications. Obtain a glimpse into the anticipated roadmap and obstacles for the automotive industry, the Tier 1 and 2 suppliers, and system integrators for level 3-5 development. You will also become aware of the benefits that a LiDAR platform solution can provide.

This session includes:
    • A breakdown of the necessity of LiDAR in Level 2+ to Level 5 autonomy
    • Details of the industry roadmap of ADAS and AV development
    • All the benefits of LiDAR platform solutions for Tier 1 and 2 suppliers
Pierre Olivier, Chief Technology Officer, LeddarTech

11:00am - 11:45am US Eastern Time

With no need to control a car with a steering wheel, pedals, or gearshifter, the way a user interacts with a vehicle can change to suit. But this shift is already taking place, not just with Bluetooth door locks and keyless go, but increasingly via smartphone – particularly when it comes to ordering transportation on demand.
    • How do you design user experience and user interaction for autonomy?
    • What is the role that artificial intelligence will play?
    • Voice, touch, heart beat and more – new ways that the car and human can be as one
Pierre Lefevre, Chief Technology Officer and Board Member, COAST Autonomous

12:00pm - 12:45pm US Eastern Time
Driving automation software for autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems of Level 2 or higher is now routinely validated by simulations. These simulations are part of a continuous process that makes it possible to progress smoothly from virtual simulation (MIL/SIL) toward hardware in the loop (HIL) validation.

In this session you will learn:
    • How advanced simulation really is the key to unlocking the potential of self-driving vehicles in the safest possible environment
    • Methodologies for incorporating simulations into your validation programs
    • How it’s always safety first with Ansys Autonomy toolchain and partners along such complex processes
Gilles Gallée, AV Business Development, Ansys
Emmanuel Follin, VRXPERIENCE Product Manager, Ansys

1:00pm - 1:45pm US Eastern Time
As autonomous vehicle development continues under the new world conditions of COVID-19, developers have one eye firmly focused on getting the first true self-driving vehicles on the roads. The other eye is looking further ahead to the ultimate prize of mass deployment of autonomy. This session will explore the technology journey that needs to be taken to arrive at autonomous vehicles at scale.

In this session, we will discuss:

  • How to understand the challenges that need to be overcome to deploy autonomous vehicles at scale
  • What are the requirements involved, including high performance computing, safety, sensor processing and software to deliver this aim 
  • How Arm is helping to address these requirements
Robert Day, Director of Autonomous Vehicles, ARM

Final Thoughts – Day Summary
Tom Phillips, Digital Editor, Automotive IQ


Day 2 - Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Editor’s Notes – Day Two Introduction
9:00am - 9:10am US Eastern Time
Tom Phillips, Digital Editor, Automotive IQ

9:10 - 9:45am US Eastern Time

Without safety there can be no autonomy. The challenge for all those involved in self-driving vehicles is ensuring that all aspects are safe, from concept development to design, V&V, and introduction on public roads. There have already been setbacks, so it’s important to understand the latest in standards that keep the industry on track.
    • What is the current status of ISO 26262 and ISO 21448 (SOTIF) in their implementation?
    • What are the biggest challenges from a safety point of view to ensure smooth adoption of autonomous technology for consumers?
Rami Debouk, Staff Researcher, General Motors Research and Development

10:00 - 10:45am US Eastern Time
Discover how Parasoft and Renovo work together to develop software that’s safe, secure, reliable, and deployed to operate advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Renovo offers the only commercially available edge-centric data management platform in the hyper-competitive ADAS market – a market worth $40B today (21.4% CAGR, $189B by 2026).

Renovo will share how it relies on Parasoft’s software testing tool suite to ensure those systems meet the stringent requirements of the automotive industry.

In this session, you will learn:
  • How data is the new gold in the automotive industry
  • How secure and reliable data management systems are vital to the collection, storage and accessibility of data
  • How Parasoft tools are an important part of a software development toolchain focused on quality, security and reliability

Mark Lambert, Vice President of Products, Parasoft
Jason Stinson, Chief Technology Officer, Renovo

11:00 - 11:45am US Eastern Time

Autonomous cars have the potential to dramatically improve road safety. However, perfecting the technology comes with risks – as exemplified by high-profile accidents involving advanced driving systems. So how do legislators and regulators balance the need to support technology that could save lives in the long term, without compromising short-term public safety? In this session, we will answer:
    • With which laws and regulations do companies building autonomous vehicle technology need to be familiar?
    • How are government agencies trying to ensure that testing takes place safely?
    • What are the present privacy and cybersecurity requirements?
    • With such nascent technology, how do governments ensure that regulations keep pace with development?
Steven Wernikoff, Partner and Co-Leader, Honigman LLP

12:00 - 12:45pm US Eastern Time
Developing self-driving vehicles isn’t easy, but routes that are repeatable and repetitive allow for the set of unknown hazardous situations to be minimized. Likewise, some of the most tedious jobs for human drivers are those repetitive highway routes. Is it here that autonomy has its best chance of success in the shortest possible timeframe?
    • How commercial vehicles are well suited to autonomy
    • Delivering efficiency and self-driving vehicles cutting times from order to arrival
    • Case study of how autonomous technology is being applied to commercial routes
    • Special considerations for autonomous vehicle safety
Mike Bucala, Vehicle Systems Quality Engineer/FuSa Manager, Daimler Trucks

Final Thoughts – Event Summary
Tom Phillips, Digital Editor, Automotive IQ

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