Even though the global impact of COVID-19 has been unprecedented, the automotive sensor and electronics industry looks optimistic, and it brings new opportunities for automotive sensor technology.
Further adoption of ADAS and future development trends like miniaturisation, integration, intelligence and multifunction, as well as increasing demand for safety and security are among the major boosting factors to grow the global automotive sensors market.
Exploring the advanced development of automotive sensor and electronics technologies, their components, and applications to enrich vehicle performance, safety, and driver experience, the experts in this field will exchange their recent practical approaches towards enabling the next level of sensing in highly automated driving.
With the key players in the industry, we will continue exploring the future of automotive sensors and electronics at the 7th Automotive Sensors and Electronics Summit on April 26-27, 2022.Read more
Even though automotive experts in Silicon Valley were focused on making self-driving cars a reality by 2022, COVID-19 has delayed high expectations of connected and automated vehicles on the road.
There are six levels of vehicle autonomy; where we are now in 2022 and how far away are self-driving cars?
The technology enabling Level 3 is available, but regulations and standards are required, which keeps the state of AD on Level 2.5.
A safe and highly automated driving, focusSing on improving vehicle maneuverability and occupant safety continues advancing through an efficient combination of ADAS sensors and technologies, including:
Advanced driving Levels 2 and 3 require enhanced safety systems that provide features such as:
With the key stakeholders in the area, we will explore the autonomous, connected trends to shift 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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Chief Executives, Directors, Vice Presidents, Department Heads, Leaders, and Managers specialising in:
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.
Andrea Onetti is STMicroelectronics’ executive vice president, and since January 2022 he's also been the MEMS subgroup vice president. Andrea joined STMicroelectronics' R&D lab in Castelletto, Italy, in 1990, as a designer of mixed-signal audio ICs. Later he moved into product management and marketing for consumer audio and was promoted to general manager of a product division. Onetti’s mandate was expanded to include ST’s audio and sound business unit in 2011 and the analog and audio systems division in 2014. In 2016, he was promoted to head of ST’s MEMS sensors division, driving business and margin growth in MEMS sensors, product portfolio expansion, and optimisation, as well as ST MEMS ecosystem creation, including strategic partnerships with key industry players including Qualcomm and Microsoft. Andrea has several patents for analog circuit implementations in the audio domain. Andrea was born in Pavia, Italy, in 1965, and graduated with a degree in microelectronics from University of Pavia.
Dr. Sascha J. Semmler studied electrical engineering and control engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt and did his doctorate at the Institute of Automatic Control, Technical University of Darmstadt. After joining Continental AG in 2002, he was initially responsible for global chassis control and hybrid systems in advanced engineering before he became executive assistant to the CEO of Continental AG. After various management positions in Germany and the USA related to supply chain management and manufacturing within the commercial tire division, he moved to the business unit advanced driver assistance systems in 2015 where he initially worked as head of base development camera and sensorics lead engineering.
In April 2017, he took over the position as head of product management camera. Since July 2021, Sascha has been responsible for innovation of the business unit advanced driver assistance systems, and effective January 2022 he's responsible for the newly established business area autonomous mobility of Continental AG.
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.
Harshita Kanani has been a software engineering professional for over a decade. Currently she works in the automotive industry with a focus on connected vehicles and software updates.
Her belief is: work towards customer need, satisfaction, and happiness, and you keep the customers and hence keep the business. When it comes to software nothing is more important than the quality of your product and customer happiness!!
She is a self-driven and motivated quality assurance professional with more than 10 years of experience in designing and testing embedded software, wearables, and automotives. Harshita's research specialises in data mining and big data. Her findings and research on language processing, user interfaces, data mining, and warehousing have been published internationally. She loves knowledge transfers with other professionals - speaking at and attending conferences are a few ways she sees as positively achieving that!!
Avi Bakal, CEO and Co-Founder of TriEye, has achieved a mass-scale technological breakthrough in record time, creating a giant leap in ADAS and AV safety, reliability, and functionality. Avi is an experienced multidisciplinary Physicist and Electrical-Engineer. He has a BSc in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering and an MSc in Applied Physics specializing in optics and lasers. Avi served as a combat commander in a special unit in the Israeli Air Force. Additionally, he published two articles in distinguished scientific journals and was highlighted in Nature Photonics Journal. Avi was recently named as CEO/Managing Director of the Year by Image Sensors Europe 2020 Awards.
Michael Kiehn studied electrical and electronics engineering at the University of Portsmouth, UK, which he finished with a bachelor’s of engineering. He also holds a diploma in electrical and electronics engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg, Germany. Michael began his career at Ibeo in 1998 as a design engineer for the development of LiDAR hardware and firmware. Subsequently, he was promoted to head of sensor development and became a shareholder and member of the Ibeo management. Today, Michael is VP of advance engineering at Ibeo, overlooking all activities in hardware and software aiming for a start of production within 5-10 years.
Pierrick Boulay is a senior technology and market analyst for lighting and display in the photonics and sensing division at Yole Développement (Yole). He works in the fields of solid-state lighting and lighting systems, carrying out technical, economic, and marketing analyses. In addition, he leads the automotive activities within the company.
Pierrick has authored several reports and custom analyses on topics such as automotive lighting, LiDAR, sensing for ADAS vehicles, and VCSELs. Prior to Yole, Pierrick worked in several companies where he developed his knowledge of lighting and automotive. In the past, he mostly worked in R&D departments on LED lighting applications.
Dr. Richard Dixon is senior principal analyst at IHS Markit (now a part of S&P Global) responsible for sensors and vehicle architectures in the EE and semiconductor team. His research area is tracking the adoption of semiconductor technology supporting major automotive trends such as electrification, emissions reduction, and autonomy, in addition to assessing the impact of the changing vehicle electronic and electric architecture on the supply chain.
In addition, Richard has led the sensor research output at IHS Markit for over 10 years. He is an expert for all sensors in cars and is tracking at least 150 different applications on a regular basis.
Andrew Lee is currently a co-founder and VP of business development at Deepen AI, a developer of sensor fusion software and services for autonomy and multi-sensor environments.
Prior to joining Deepen, Andrew was a research analyst at JP Morgan covering technology companies in mobile, data centre, automotive, and AI. Andrew has over a decade of engineering experience in semiconductor design (six patents pending), including one successful startup journey during the smartphone revolution. He holds a BS and an MEng in electrical engineering from Cornell University, and an MBA from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.
Patrice is co-founder of Immervision, where he leads the engineering team, contributes to IP growth and the adoption of Immervision’s technology by global corporations. He has overseen the integration of wide-angle imaging technology in numerous industry verticals. Prior to Immervision, Patrice contributed to research in the robotic surgery field for INRIA. He is an IEEE Senior Member who has spoken at various conferences and co-authored multiple publications and patents. Patrice holds a master’s degree in image processing in computer graphics.
Rolf Johansson is a safety expert at Autonomous Intelligent Driving GmbH (a subsidiary of Audi AG). He holds a doctoral degree in computer engineering from Chalmers University and has 30 years of industrial experience in the field of embedded safety-critical systems. He has been a Swedish expert in the working group for ISO26262 since its beginning.
Clemens Hofmann is principal engineer for LiDAR applications at ams OSRAM with a 15-year background in LEDs and lasers. He has global experience in the automotive, industry, and consumer fields, including development, analytics, metrology, technical sourcing, and application support. Since 2019, he has been working on NIR edge-emitting lasers in the field of automotive and industrial LiDAR. Clemens holds various degrees in physics from Delft, Tübingen, and Exeter University, he did his PhD in Bayreuth, and he was fellow of the “Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes".
David Schie is the CEO of AIStorm, a Silicon Valley based analog AI startup. AIStorm is focused on bringing the advantages of its AI-in-sensor technology to the market, providing standard AI architectures without the requirement for digitizing vast amounts of input data. AIStorm delivers fully integrated solutions including sensors and AFE (e.g., LiDAR SPAD, SiPM, CIS, mirror driver, mirror, biasing, etc., as well as biometric and failure analysis AI solutions), which are provided as semi-custom solutions for its customers. Key investors in AIStorm include Egis Technology, Tower Semiconductor, Meyer Corporation, and Linear Dimensions Semiconductor. David was educated at the University of Toronto in analog IC design and has held several high-level management positions up to Sr. VP with responsibilities including product definition, engineering, and P/L for leading companies including Maxim, Micrel, and Semtech.
Dr. Lee Gonzales-Fuentes is an electronics engineer specialising in telecommunications with a multidisciplinary profile in the fields of RF measurements, microwave engineering, and signal processing with a focus on hardware design and applied mathematics (statistics). Currently, she is a staff application engineer at the automotive microcontroller department at Infineon Technologies, working primarily in radar signal processing for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) for 60GHz and 77GHz applications. She is also a reviewer for the IEEE transactions in instrumentation and measurement. Her performance has been awarded in multiple opportunities, including IEEE Graduate Fellowship 2012, Best IEEE Reviewer 2014 for the IEEE transactions in instrumentation and measurement, and Auto-Electronics Excellence Award 2021.
Lee's work included consulting with Belgian and US firms as well as with the government of Peru. For instance, she has developed scientific projects for the Federal Agency of Nuclear Control (FNAC), Belgium, and Keysight (formerly known as Agilent) Technologies, United States, and supported the steering governmental institution of the national system of science, technology, and innovation CONCYTEC in Peru (appointed to the Presidency of the Cabinet of Ministers). She graduated from her doctoral studies with the highest distinction (Summa cum laude) and has publications in IEEE, IOP, and measurement as well as a European Union financed e-book.
Eyal Gil-Ad is an algorithm engineer with over 10 years of experience in the fields of computer vision, machine learning, and image processing. Following his vast experience in building and leading research and development algorithms teams, these days he manages and leads the object detection and calibrations perception algorithms activities at Innoviz.
Prior to Innoviz, Eyal held key positions in several startup companies, early-stage core team to late stage, leading computer vision projects from conception to productisation for applications such as autonomous drones, security, and industrial automation.
Eyal Holds a BSc in electrical engineering from Ben-Gurion University and an MSc in electrical engineering from Tel-Aviv University.
Lenora leads a team that addresses all systems involved in autonomous driving where they seek to understand industry challenges. She works closely with carmakers, Tier 1s, and fabricators to understand the needs of the entire automotive supply chain. This achieves faster, more reliable solutions at a systems level.
Lenora’s role comprises all aspects of electronics, uniting circuitry, semiconductor, and assembly solutions for a holistic approach to the needs of the automotive market, especially for advanced technology. Lenora has been working at the company for over 20 years, with numerous technical papers published at industry conferences. She holds four patents. Lenora graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, followed by a master’s degree in chemistry.
Alexander Braun received his diploma in physics with a focus on laser fluorescence spectroscopy from the University of Göttingen in 2001. His PhD research in quantum optics and quantum computers was carried out at the University of Hamburg, resulting in a doctorate from the University of Siegen in 2007. He started working as an optical designer for camera-based ADAS with the company Kostal, and later became responsible for the optical quality of the series mass production. Next, he became a professor of physics at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf in 2013, where he now researches optical metrology and optical models for simulation in the context of autonomous driving. He is a member of DPG, SPIE, IS&T, and VDI, participating in norming efforts at IEEE (P2020) and VDI (FA 8.13), and currently serves on the advisory board for the AutoSens conference and for the VDI Optical Technologies (Fachbeirat 8).
With more than 25 years of experience in product, management, design, and system architecture in a range of sectors, Moshe leads the Valens’ product team towards defining the company’s automotive roadmap and specifications. Working closely with the R&D team, he ensures the development of the best solutions to our customers. Moshe works closely with the company’s ecosystem of customers and partners to advance Valens’ automotive technology. Moshe holds an MBA from Tel Aviv University, and a BSc in electrical engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology.
Rodrigo Aguilar is a business development manager in the automotive electronics business unit of Henkel Adhesives Technologies and is currently responsible for ADAS sensors and components in the EIMEA region. In this role, Rodrigo is primarily focussed on developing new opportunities and innovation contributing to enable an efficient and reliable transition from active safety ADAS towards autonomous driving. Rodrigo has more than 20 years of global experience in electronics and semiconductor industries in multi-cultural environments throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas, having started his career at Motorola Semiconductor and he's served technical, sales, and marketing roles in Teradyne, Possehl Electronics, and Inventec Performance Chemicals. He has presented technical papers at industry leading electronic associations including IPC, SMTA, Imaps, and the Centre for Electronic Corrosion (Celcorr).
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It was an outstanding moment to meet such renowned experts. I have booked time in my calendar for the next edition. Hope, next time in-person.
Remarkable speaker, unique cases and comprehensive presentations. It was a powerful moment as well to participate in the panel discussion.
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