July 27 - 29, 2020 | Detroit, MI

MAIN CONFERENCE DAY TWO | JULY 31, 2019

Start of Main Conference Day Two

9:00 am - 10:00 am Registration and Coffee

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Missy Pereny

Global Director - Foam & Comfort Engineering
Lear Corporation

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Auto Seating Safety & Benchmarks and Standardization

10:15 am - 11:00 am Facing the Unknown: Balancing Seating Innovation with Safety

Tommaso Gecchelin - Co-Founder, Inventor, and Designer, NEXT Future Transportation
• 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.
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Tommaso Gecchelin

Co-Founder, Inventor, and Designer
NEXT Future Transportation

11:00 am - 11:30 am Morning Coffee and Networking

11:15 am - 12:00 pm Defining Experiential Comfort: Defining and Developing Baselines to Mitigate for Motion Sickness

Dr. Monica Jones - Research Scientist, Univ. of Mich. Transportation Research Institute Biosciences Group
• Identifying interaction geometry and haptics feedback
• Measuring and quantifying motion sickness experiences
• Scaling testbed to on road and highway testing
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Dr. Monica Jones

Research Scientist
Univ. of Mich. Transportation Research Institute Biosciences Group

Facilitated by the Advisory Board

Yesterday we leverage thought exchange technology to continue the discussion and learning from the most important priorities you shared with us. The top 3 most voted will be the focus of the discussions for the next session and our Advisory Board members will leading the way. Continue to learn from peers and search for solutions to your challenges.
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Missy Pereny

Global Director - Foam & Comfort Engineering
Lear Corporation

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Mike Kolich

Global Seat Comfort Engineer
Ford Motors

1:00 pm - 2:00 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
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Scott Ziolek

Principal Seat Engineer
Hyundai

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Dr. Matthew Reed

Head of Biosciences Group, Transportation Research Institute
University of Michigan

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Terry O'Bannon

Human Factors Consultant
SAE Human Accommodation and Design Device Committee

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David R. Bratkowski

Project Engineer
General Motors

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Vineetha Mathew

Senior Engineer
Lear

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Missy Pereny

Global Director - Foam & Comfort Engineering
Lear Corporation

End of Conference