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July 29 - 31, 2019
Detroit, MI

MAIN CONFERENCE DAY TWO | JULY 31, 2019

Start of Main Conference Day Two

8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration and Coffee

9:00 am - 9:15 am Chairperson's Opening Address

Missy Pereny, Global Director - Foam & Comfort Engineering at Lear Corporation

Missy Pereny

Global Director - Foam & Comfort Engineering
Lear Corporation

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Auto Seating Safety & Benchmarks and Standardization

10:00 am - 10:45 am Optimizing How Health and Wellness Support Flight Deck Crews and Passenger Experience

  • Using human centered health and wellness design to create a healthy cockpit
  • Developing independent systems for monitoring health and wellness for pilots
  • Overcoming challenges to tying sensors into independent internal systems

9:15 am - 10:00 am Facing the Unknown: Balancing Seating Innovation with Safety

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  • Freeing up the travel time in self-driving vehicles for a whole new set of activities
  • Creating an ecosystem of "rooms-on-wheels" that are dockable and able to deliver services on-demand to the the passengers in motion.
  • Meeting the exciting usability and safety challenges of interior design of these in-motion-rooms.

10:45 am - 11:15 am Morning Coffee and Networking

11:15 am - 12:00 pm Reality Check: General-Purpose AVs Will Remain a Technology of the Future for a Long Time

• Review of the regulatory environment for road vehicles
• Implications of safety requirements for vehicle interiors
• Overview of current research on alternative postures
• Exploration of actual use cases for AVs along with phase-in timelines
Dr. Matthew Reed, Head of Biosciences Group, Transportation Research Institute at University of Michigan

Dr. Matthew Reed

Head of Biosciences Group, Transportation Research Institute
University of Michigan

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch and Meet & Greet

  • Creating continuity across the auto and mobility seating industry
  • Benchmarking and standardization for interior positioning
  • Controlling how and where positioning happens
Scott Ziolek, Principal Seat Engineer at Hyundai

Scott Ziolek

Principal Seat Engineer
Hyundai

Dr. Matthew Reed, Head of Biosciences Group, Transportation Research Institute at University of Michigan

Dr. Matthew Reed

Head of Biosciences Group, Transportation Research Institute
University of Michigan

Terry O'Bannon, Human Factors Consultant at SAE Human Accommodation and Design Device Committee

Terry O'Bannon

Human Factors Consultant
SAE Human Accommodation and Design Device Committee

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Connecting Seating to Car: Creating a Safety Ecosystem

  • When will technology be ready?
  • Developing long term quality and reliable component communications system
  • How do we connect our seating visions together?

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm Afternoon Tea and Networking

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Making Transportation Seats Smarter in the Future

  • How do industries make seats more and more intelligent
  • What are the barriers to making seats and seating systems responsive to their occupants
  • Seeing how seats can be smarter now and how that differs from the future

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm Chairperson's Closing Address

Missy Pereny, Global Director - Foam & Comfort Engineering at Lear Corporation

Missy Pereny

Global Director - Foam & Comfort Engineering
Lear Corporation

End of Conference