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July 29 - 31, 2019
Detroit, MI

MAIN CONFERENCE DAY TWO | JULY 31, 2019

Start of Main Conference Day Two

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

10:00 am - 10:15 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

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

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

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

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

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

Missy Pereny

Global Director - Foam & Comfort Engineering
Lear Corporation

Mike Kolich, Global Seat Comfort Engineer at Ford Motors

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
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

David R. Bratkowski, Project Engineer at General Motors

David R. Bratkowski

Project Engineer
General Motors

Vineetha Mathew, Senior Engineer at Lear

Vineetha Mathew

Senior Engineer
Lear

3:15 pm - 3:30 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