The global automotive sensor market is expected to grow, and the adoption of ADAS features is one of the major boosting factors.
ADAS technology and vision-based systems continue to advance, being powered by automotive sensors and emerging tech, enabling new levels of safety, comfort, and convenience in highly automated driving.
The experts in the field will focus on the advanced development of automotive sensor and electronics technologies, their components, and applications to enrich vehicle performance, safety, and driver experience and to enable the next level of sensing in highly automated driving.Read more
Automated, Self-Driving, or Autonomous? Driverless or Connected Cars: What's the Difference? There are six levels of ADAS technology:
Currently, the state of AD is Level 2. A safe and highly automated driving experience is created through an efficient combination mix of technologies:
Advanced driving Level 2 & 3 require enhanced safety systems that provide features such as
What's the future of ADAS vehicles, and how to achieve automated driving L3 by 2025?
With the key players in the industry, we will look closer at the autonomous, connected trends that matter to step from a basic driver assistance system to fully autonomous driving:
While the future of autonomous vehicles is promising and exciting, and new ADAS technologies continue enabling higher levels of autonomy, As Level 5 driverless vehicle autonomy is still down the road, the number and sophistication of sensors and electronics will be increasing.
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Dipl. Ing. Jörg Schrepfer graduated from Friedrich Alexander University with a degree in electrical engineering. From 1998-12 he held various positions in the pre-development and development of product areas such as automotive DVD players, displays, gateways and new bus systems. From 2012-14 he was the ASL vision director for business development in Germany at Image Processing Solutions. From 2014-16 he worked at Continental as a senior manager of technical sales and R&D Kronach, specialising in surround-view camera systems for vehicles. Since 2017, Jörg has been the head of driver assistance research Germany at Valeo. He works on algorithms and functions for laser scanners, cameras and ultrasound, as well as algorithms for autonomous driving using deep learning.
Florian has a diploma and Ph.D. in physics. He worked for several years in DRAM development at Infineon before becoming a project manager and system architect for LIDAR sensors for space applications at Jena-Optronik. After two years, he went on to lead all space LIDAR activities at Jena-Optronik as Director LIDAR Products. Since 2018, Florian is with OSRAM as Senior Key Expert for Automotive Sensorics.
Ali has 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry specialising in AI, video, and vision processors design. He is currently the director of AI strategy and principal for NXP’s Autonomous Driving Lab, working on foresight for NXP’s Vision, Deep Learning, and AI solutions for autonomous systems. Prior to joining NXP’s Automotive Microcontrollers and Processors unit, Ali was VP of engineering for CogniVue Corp. leading the R&D teams delivering vision SoC solutions and the APEX Image Cognition Processor IP core. Ali holds an engineering degree from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
Michael has over 20 years of experience in technological product development and management, holding various positions in fast-growing start-up environments where he developed expertise in telecommunications, medical devices, and LiDAR, specifically in industrial, automotive, and mobility applications.
Since joining LeddarTech, Michael has held several key roles, including executive leadership positions in product development, product management, sales, and strategic partnerships. Over this time, he led the development and management of LeddarTech’s product line. Michael played an instrumental role in establishing the LeddarTech Automotive & Mobility LiDAR platform, the Leddar Ecosystem, and partnerships with leading Tier-1 companies and semiconductor suppliers, thus contributing to LeddarTech’s position as a market leader in LiDAR technology.
Michael holds a degree in electrical engineering from Université Laval and is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (Québec’s order of professional engineers).
Before founding Blickfeld, DrSc. Florian Petit worked on the control of robots as part of scientific work at the Technical University of Munich, Stanford University, the German Aerospace Center (DLR), and ETH Zurich. The roboticist obtained his Ph.D. in the field of human-machine collaboration.
Martin Pfeifle was leading Visteon’s environmental perception activities with a focus on sensor fusion. Martin and his team deliver the environment model that will be the basis for the decision-making of Visteon’s autonomous driving approach. Martin is also responsible for digital maps, localization, and positioning, working on all matters concerned with how the vehicle understands where it is and what is going on around it. With more than 40 patents to his name, Martin is an expert in NDS and ADAS databases and applications, as well as data mining and sensor fusion. He is based in Karlsruhe, Germany. Before joining Visteon, Martin worked at the universities of Munich and Heidelberg as a researcher and temporary professor in the area of data mining on spatial, temporal, and uncertain data. For more than 10 years, he has worked in the area of infotainment and ADAS for Continental and for HERE, the leading digital map provider.
Dr. Matti Kutila is 45 years old and leads the Automated Vehicles Team in VTT. His career started in 1998, first as a researcher and later as a Project Manager of the automotive industry-related R&D projects. He obtained a Master of Science degree in 2000 and completed his driver monitoring and neural networks-related doctoral thesis in 2006. In recent years his expertise fields have been focused on automotive sensors, V2X technologies, sensor data fusion, artificial intelligence, and automated driving functions. He has prepared about 40 peer-reviewed scientific articles related to connected and automated driving and holds 5 patent applications in the field.
Andrea Onetti is Group Vice President in the Analog, MEMS, and Sensors Group and General Manager of ST's MEMS Sensors Division and has held this position since February 2016. Onetti joined STMicroelectronics' R&D Lab in Castelletto, Italy, in 1990, as a designer of mixed-signal audio IC's and moved into Product Management five years later, in charge of Marketing for Consumer Audio. Under his leadership, his organization became a Product Division, and Onetti's scope was enlarged to include management of planning, operation, and quality of audio products. In 2011, ST created the Audio and Sound Business Unit, targeting the whole audio chain, from detectors (MEMS microphones) to transducers (MEMS speakers), under Onetti's charge. Most recently, he added responsibility for the Analog and Audio Systems Division, including catalog analog standard products. Onetti has several patents for analog circuit implementations in the Audio domain. Andrea Onetti was born in Pavia, Italy, in 1965 and graduated with a Degree in Microelectronics from the University of Pavia.
George S. A. Shaker (BASc, MASc, Ph.D., SM-IEEE) joined Spark Tech Labs at its founding, where he has held the roles of Principal Scientist and Head of Research. He is also an adjunct professor with the University of Waterloo and the director of the Wireless Sensors and Devices Lab. George was an NSERC scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also held multiple roles with RIM's (BlackBerry).
Dr. Shaker has authored/co-authored 100+ publications and 25+ patents/patent applications. George was an invited speaker at several international events, including Keynote talks at the IEEE LAPC, the IEEE iThings, Ambient Intelligence, and short course lecturer at IEEE APS and IEEE IMS. He has served as a TPC member of IEEE MTT-IMS, IEEE APS, IEEE EuCAP, IEEE iWAT, IEEE EMC, and IEEE WF-IoT.
George has received multiple recognitions and awards, including the NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship (sole winner in the area of Electromagnetics across Canada, 2007-10, first UW student to receive the scholarship in EM), the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2007, 2010), the European School of Antennas Grant at IMST-GmbH (2007), the IEEE AP-S Best Paper Award (2009, 3, first @ UW), the IEEE AP-S Honorable Mention Paper Award (Twice, 2008, 2011), the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Graduate Research Award (2008/2009, first @ UW), NSERC CGS-FSS (2009/2010, sole winner from UW Engineering), the IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship (2009, first UW student to receive the fellowship), and the Electronic Components and Technology Best of Session Paper Award (2010). He co-authored two papers in IEEE Sensors among the top 25 downloaded papers on IEEEXplore for several consecutive months (2012/2017). He was the supervisor of the team, winning the third best design at IEEE APS 2016, APS 2017 HM paper award, 2018 CVS Best Paper, and two IEEE APS Research Awards.
Christoph Domke is a Senior Director and Clean and Smart Mobility Lead at FTI Consulting in London.
He has more than 13 years of experience advising companies and senior executives in the automotive, logistics, supplier, technology, energy, financial services, real estate, telecommunication, and start-up industries. He has a deep understanding of emerging technologies in the transportation industry with a passion for a cleaner, sustainable, more efficient, and interconnected movement of goods and people.
He is a road freight transportation thought leader with particular digital freight brokerage expertise, connectivity, telematics, autonomous trucks and truck platooning, electric, hydrogen, and natural gas-powered commercial vehicles.
Before joining FTI Consulting, Christoph was a Director at KPMG and a founding member of their global Mobility 2030 team. Prior to that, he worked at Frost & Sullivan, IHS Markit, and BMW.
In his capacity, Christoph is a regular speaker and panel moderator/participant at global conferences and contributor to business and industry press.
Luca Gioanola, Ph.D., is the Manager of Innovation and Advanced Engineering in MAGNA LIGHTING since 2019. He leads activities related to new technology investigation, designing, and prototyping automotive interior and exterior lighting systems, including electronics, sensors, actuators, radar, and lighting elements. Main activities concern electronic HW/SW architectures, and special attention is dedicated to thermal and EMI constraints in lighting and ADAS applications. He also supports MAGNA Lightings E/E departments in the development of automotive lighting products. He currently takes part in ISELED Alliance, studying innovative lighting and sensor network systems for the interior of vehicles.
In 2012, he joined the OLSA group as Manager of the R&D Electronic Department (based in Italy, Brazil, and China). He led activities in design/develop/test hardware-software electronic systems embedded in automotive lighting devices. The customers were almost all the carmakers. In 2016, the first worldwide OLED rear lamp in production was developed (AUDI TT RS).
He is graduated in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Master and Ph.D. degrees, at Polytechnic of Turin. He obtained other certificates, particularly in Electronic embedded systems, Management of Innovation, ISO 26262 functional safety, and EMC for automotive PCB designing. Finally, he is the owner of automotive products and systems patents. He has participated in several congresses and conferences, and he has recently published the article “Ambient Lighting in New Dimensions” in the automotive journal ATZ, February 2020.
Doctor in Dependable Computer Systems from the Chalmers University of Technology.
Passion for safety-related applications and systems such as ADAS and ADS since 1998 when I joined the X-By-Wire project, a European Research project as a Ph.D. student.
Still dedicated to functional safety and functional safety management and specifically ADAS and HAD systems with vision/radar sensors, with all challenges that may include.
Was international expert in the Working Group 16 (now WG 8), the group producing the standard ISO 26262 since 2007 (in Swedish group since 2005). Responsible for the Safety Element out of Context concept, SEooC in part 10. Focusing quite a lot on nominal safety, i.e., false positives/negatives wrt to RWUPs.
Loves to teach in functional safety and is maintaining training in ISO 26262 which is tailored for different sites need, from concept phase "down" to supporting processes.
Specialties: Active Safety, Functional Safety Assessment, System safety, dependable communication, AUTOSAR, middleware platforms, time-triggered communication, safety-related applications, x-by-wire, ISO 26262, research projects, FlexRay, functional safety, joint reviews, ADAS, HAD, AD.
Rolf Johansson is working as an independent industrial advisor with a focus on safety architecture concepts for autonomous road vehicles. In recent years he has worked both for AID and Zenuity with their automated driving systems (ADS). He holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from Chalmers University and has +30 years of industrial experience in the field of embedded safety-critical systems. Dr. Johansson is an expert in the international working groups for ISO 5083, ISO 26262, and ISO 21448 (SOTIF). He has published several papers in the field of architecture and safety argumentation ADS.
Gordon Heidinger holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba. He started his career in 1998 designing electrical systems with Motor Coach Industries, a leading Truck and Bus OEM in Canada. Gordon continued on with his career at DaimlerChrysler in 2003, specializing in the design of electrical systems, vehicle electronics, and vehicle-level automotive engineering. In 2008, he transitioned to program management leading global programs at Pacific Insight Electronics and Harman. Gordon now continues his passion for state-of-the-art technology in the automotive industry at NovAtel as the Segment Manager for Automotive and Safety Critical Systems for Hexagon Autonomy & Positioning.
Dr. Wu is managing application development and engaging customers in LiDAR and ADAS globally. He has 15 years of experience in application development in spectroscopy, imaging, and metrology in sensing, life science, and semiconductor industries. Hitronics is a major supplier of fiber laser, EEL laser assemblies, optical components, and assemblies for LiDAR and ADAS customers. Now a world-class manufacturer of precision optics, Hitronics embraces the challenges of design to volume production across the LiDAR, laser, telecom, life science, and instrumentation industries.
Professor Dr. Anestis Terzis is the Head of the Institute of Communication Technology at Ulm University of Applied Sciences in Germany and the coordinator of the university’s International Electrical Engineering Program (IEEP). His professorship is for Digital Systems Design in lectures and research. His primary research field is advanced camera-based driver assistance systems. Prior to this, he was with Daimler AG for ten years and worked in the “Group Research & Mercedes-Benz Cars Development,” with the main focus on future advanced driver assistance systems. Anestis Terzis received his diploma in Communications Engineering from Ulm University of Applied Sciences and his doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He is one of the authors of the ISO 16505 content and an expert member of the standardization and regulation committees in the field of automotive camera monitor systems.
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