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Automotive Sensors & Electronics: LIDAR, Radar and Camera Online Summit

  • 17th – 18th February 2021
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  • ONLINE

Sensing technologies and vision-based systems continue to evolve, enabling autonomous driving from Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to fully driverless vehicles.

The experts in the field will focus on the advanced development of environmental sensing technologies, incl. mechanical, solid-state, and flash LiDAR and their components and applications to enrich vehicle performance, safety, and driver experience, and to enable the next level of sensing in highly automated driving.

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About the Automotive Sensors & Electronic Event

While improvements to sensor technology are vital to developing fully autonomous, self-driving cars, and automotive electronics have been steadily increasing in quantity and sophistication,


The question is, "Which sensors are the best for autonomous vehicles? Lidar, radar, or camera?"

When Tesla is solving the LiDAR vs. radar vs. camera challenge with the eight cameras, a front radar, and ultrasonic sensors, and Waymo is focused on LiDAR, others add more radars or night-vision cameras. Even though the camera approach is cheaper, it requires a lot of processing power. From the other perspective, LiDAR can function in conditions of heavy rain, snow, wind, or fog. Still, its performance will be drastically degraded, and a large footprint, high cost, and other limitations prevent it from easy integration into the auto.

A safe and highly automated driving experience is created through an efficient combination mix of technologies:

  • LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging)
  • RADAR (Radio Detection And Ranging)
  • CAMERA
  • V2X (vehicle-to-everything) communication
  • Vision-based alternative systems

This balanced combination of image & AI-based perception systems and the hybrid multi-sensor fusion-based approach enables a highly accurate and precise object detection, image recognition, and driving experience decision-making reservoir in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), which is as a precursor to the market for autonomous vehicles. 

 

With the key players in the industry, we will discover:

  • advantages of LiDAR, radar and camera concepts
  • pros and cons of sensing technologies within the context of existing L2/L3 vehicles
  • critical aspects of image-based systems to accelerate Level 4 (L4) and Level 5 (L5) autonomous cars

 

Join the experts at the online spin-off of the 6th Automotive Sensors & Electronics #VLautoSE - LIDAR, Radar and Camera Online Summit on 17 -18 February 2021, and:

  • analyze use cases and applications for LiDAR, radar, and camera
  • present advanced developments, and identify potential partnerships around sensing technologies
  • explore novel sensing and perception systems, enabling self-driving car, and the corresponding future expectations

See you virtually at #VLiDAR in February 2021. 

Key Practical Learning Points

  • LiDAR vs. Radar vs. Camera for autonomous and self-driving car: pros, cons, novel components, concepts, and applications
  • Advanced development of environmental sensing technologies to enrich vehicle performance, safety, and driver experience
  • Emerging image & AI-based tech, science, and their applications to enable the next level of sensing in highly automated driving
  • LiDAR imaging systems: algorithms, data processing techniques, diversity of state-of-the-art approaches and standardization
  • Sensor fusion - optimization of multi-sensor data framework towards efficient perception and decision-making process in a constantly changing environment
  • Technology transfer, government initiatives, regulatory issues, and market potential of vision & AI-based perception systems in ADAS

Christoph Domke, UK

Senior Director and Clean and Smart Mobility Lead

FTI Consulting

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David Schie, US

CEO

AIStorm

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Pierrick Boulay, FR

Market & Technology Analyst - Solid State Lightining & Lightining Systems Photonics & Sensing Division

Yole Développement

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Michael Kiehn, DE

Director of Sensor Development

Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH

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Dr. Farzad Parsaie, CH

CEO & Founder

SAND MicroSystems GmbH

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Dr. Johann Riemensberger, CH

Researcher

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)

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Asaf Even-Chen, IL

VP R&D Systems

Arbe

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Thomas Reiter, AT

Sr. Manager – Autonomous Driving

ZKW Group [ A member of LG ]

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Dr. Rajorshee Raha, IN

Manager, Vehicle Attributes & Analytics (ADAS – R&D)

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

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Santiago Royo, ES

Founder & Director

Beamagine

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Robert T. Worl, US

Senior Technical Manager, EE & RF Engineering

Echodyne

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Dr. Florian Petit, DE

Founder

Blickfeld

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Patrice Roulet, CA

Vice President, Technology and Co-Founder

Immervision Inc

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Dr. Orges Furxhi, US

R&D Manager, Camera Systems and Computational Imaging

Imec

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Dr. Luca Gioanola, IT

Manager of Innovation and Advanced Engineering

Magna Lighting

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Matt Daley, UK

Operations Director

rFpro

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Tom Freeman, US

Head of Customer Innovation

Rendered.ai

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Hitesh Thakur, DE

Research and Development Engineer

TRIOPTICS

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Eyal Yatskan, IL

CTO & Co-founder

Newsight Imaging 

About Speaker

Christoph Domke, UK

Senior Director and Clean and Smart Mobility Lead

FTI Consulting

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.

David Schie, US

CEO

AIStorm

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.

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Pierrick Boulay, FR

Market & Technology Analyst - Solid State Lightining & Lightining Systems Photonics & Sensing Division

Yole Développement

As part of the Photonics, Sensing, and Display division at Yole Développement (Yole), Pierrick Boulay works as a market and technology analyst in the fields of solid-state lighting and lighting systems, where he performs technical, economic, and marketing analysis. Pierrick has authored several reports and custom analyses dedicated to general lighting, automotive lighting, LiDAR, IR LEDs, UV LEDs, and VCSELs. Prior to Yole, Pierrick worked in several companies to develop his knowledge on general lighting and automotive lighting. In the past, he has mostly worked in R&D departments for LED lighting applications. Pierrick holds a master’s degree in Electronics from ESEO in Angers, France.

Michael Kiehn, DE

Director of Sensor Development

Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH

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 member of the Ibeo management.

Dr. Farzad Parsaie, CH

CEO & Founder

SAND MicroSystems GmbH

Farzad Parsaie has more than 25 years of experience in the area of Semiconductors and Sensor research and development. In his work, he focuses primarily on Sensor Products (like LiDAR and MEMS). He worked previously at the Institute of Microelectronics from Technical University Berlin, Philips Semiconductors AG, NXP Semiconductors AG, ams AG, and Elesta GmbH. He has been in charge of Optical Detectors, CMOS/BiCMOS Analog/Mixed-Signal and RF IC Design, Optoelectronics, MEMS interfacing, and industrial sensors from feasibility study and development to industrialization with a strong focus on sensor architecture and miniaturization through ASIC and (Co-)Packaging. As an expert in different areas, he has worked with several leading semiconductor and product companies worldwide as a customer and contributed to minimizing their development risks and cost.

Dr. Johann Riemensberger, CH

Researcher

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)

Johann Riemensberger is a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Tobias Kippenberg at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) since 2018, where he works on applications of ultra-low loss photonic integrated circuitry for ultrafast spectroscopy and 3D imaging. He holds a Diploma and Ph.D. from the Technical University of Physics, graduating on work to measure the ultimate speed limits of electronics, i.e. the transit times of electrons after photoexcitation. He currently holds a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship. He has co-authored 10 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals with more than 700 citations.

Asaf Even-Chen, IL

VP R&D Systems

Arbe

With more than 18 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, Asaf has an extensive background in various engineering fields, including system architecture, SOC and PHY architecture, VLSI, analog, and RF. Prior to Arbe, Asaf led the wireless connectivity system team at Texas Instruments, responsible for TI wireless MCU system and silicon device aspects. Asaf holds a B.Sc in electrical engineering from Bar Ilan University.

Thomas Reiter, AT

Sr. Manager – Autonomous Driving

ZKW Group [ A member of LG ]

Thomas Reiter has a master´s degree in electrical engineering, and his background lays in hardware engineering. Thomas is responsible for technology management in the pre-development, focused on automotive sensor applications, leading a strong group of project managers focusing on sensor integration, cleaning solutions, and ADAS & AD applications.

Dr. Rajorshee Raha, IN

Manager, Vehicle Attributes & Analytics (ADAS – R&D)

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

Dr. Rajorshee Raha is currently working as a Manager in the Truck and Bus Division at Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd, Pune, India. He leads the AD/ADAS related activities at Mahindra Truck and Bus Division. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur in 2019 and his Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) and Master of Technology (M.Tech) from the West Bengal University of Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering in 2009 and 2011 respectively. His research areas include Embedded Real-time Control Systems, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, and Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, etc. He has more than four years of industry experience and has published more than 20 research articles in prestigious research conference and journals like IEEE, ACM, Springer.

Santiago Royo, ES

Founder & Director

Beamagine

Santiago Royo, Ph.D., is currently a professor at UPC and VP of Business Development of Beamagine S.L (2016, Barcelona), a company devoted to the development and commercialization of novel 3D electrooptic vision systems based on lidar imaging. He is co-founder of two more photonics-based spin-off companies: SnellOptics (2002, Terrassa, Spain), devoted to marketing quality plastic optical components; and ObsTech SpA (2012, Santiago, Chile) commercializing systems for internet-controlled telescopes. He holds 17 patents, 11 of them licensed to four different companies, and over 50 refereed publications. He has been Director of the Center for Sensor, Instruments and System Development (CD6), a research and innovation center in Optical Engineering in Greater Barcelona for the last 10 years, and has participated and led research projects involving different optical metrology techniques for the last 20 years. He is also a member of the Board of Stakeholders of Photonics21 and co-secretary of the Spanish Platform for Photonics Fotónica21.

Robert T. Worl, US

Senior Technical Manager, EE & RF Engineering

Echodyne

Robert has a deep background in advanced antenna and sensor system design, where he has spent his career developing electronically scanning antenna technology and the systems that use them. At Echodyne, Robert leads the product engineering efforts for Echodyne’s cognitive AV radar, EchoDrive. Prior to joining Echodyne, Robert held several positions at Boeing, including Lead Engineer for Communications, Navigation and Identification Systems and Lead Electrophysics Engineer for K/Ka-Band Mobile Satellite Service phased array technology. His focus is on bringing novel, complex radar, and satellite technologies from incubation through rigorous development processes to create world-class products.

Dr. Florian Petit, DE

Founder

Blickfeld

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.

Patrice Roulet, CA

Vice President, Technology and Co-Founder

Immervision Inc

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.

Dr. Orges Furxhi, US

R&D Manager, Camera Systems and Computational Imaging

Imec

Orges Furxhi is an R&D Manager at the imec USA working with the camera systems and computational imaging team to develop system-level solutions for imaging enabled applications. Before joining imec, he was a director of engineering at St. Johns Optical Systems, where he was responsible for camera product development. He has been a postdoc with the Duke Imaging and Spectroscopy Program at Duke University and with the Center for Advanced Sensors and the Center for Large Scale Complex Systems & Integrated Optimization Networks at the University of Memphis, where he developed several Infrared, Millimeter wave, and Terahertz imaging systems. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Memphis.

Dr. Luca Gioanola, IT

Manager of Innovation and Advanced Engineering

Magna Lighting

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.

Matt Daley, UK

Operations Director

rFpro

Matt Daley is Operations Director at rFpro – the leading simulation environment for the development and testing of ADAS, autonomous vehicles, vehicle dynamics, and human factor studies. 

 

His passion for his work encourages the team to push the boundaries of simulation, ensuring rFpro continually develops how the real world is modeled for its customers. Matt’s earlier career was spent within world championship-winning F1 teams, including Ferrari and McLaren, where he honed his skill for applying fundamental engineering principles to solving important technology challenges. 

As part of rFpro’s expert team, Matt has enabled companies to make use of simulation in a wide variety of applications, from OEM vehicle dynamics, Tier1 sensor and system developments, through to world-leading motorsports championships.

Tom Freeman, US

Head of Customer Innovation

Rendered.ai

As Head of Customer Innovation at Rendered.ai, Tom is charged with cultivating key partnerships, engagements, and managing internal teams to deliver Rendered.ai platform solutions to the larger AI community and vertical applications. Tom is a recognized leader in connected car technology and brings over 25 years of experience delivering safety, security, and infotainment solutions to mobile platforms. Formerly, as SVP for Kymeta Corporation, Tom pioneered satellite broadband connectivity to the vehicle. 

Tom has written and spoken extensively on the implications and opportunities for AI/ML in sensor analysis and comparison and new Low Earth Orbit satellite constellations for a vehicle, security, and passenger delight. 

Tom is a Seattle native, earning his MBA from the Executive MBA program at the University of Washington. He also holds seven AI patents in voice-based purchasing, voice user interface, cooperative conversation technologies, and satellite connectivity.

Hitesh Thakur, DE

Research and Development Engineer

TRIOPTICS

 Hitesh Thakur comes from the fields of electrical & electronics engineering and precision optics.

The main focus of his Master's program in Scientific Instrumentation at Ernst Abbe University, Jena was in the fields of optics, material characterization, and semiconductor technology. Over the years, he also gained hands-on experience in various research areas, such as micro-structuring and the development of photonic integrated circuit chips.

Since 2018, Hitesh has been working at TRIOPTICS GmbH, Wedel, in the field of metrology, optics, and sensor technology. He accompanied and led various development efforts for the optical alignment of LiDAR sensors and cameras.
 

Eyal Yatskan, IL

CTO & Co-founder

Newsight Imaging 

Eyal brings to Newsight Imaging more than 28 years of experience in the semiconductor industry.  

Prior to founding Newsight, Eyal held CTO, R&D manager, and VLSI department manager positions in full custom ASIC/FPGA design at leading semiconductor corporations. Among others, Eyal served as Consulting VLSI Director at Rachip and Director Chip Design at TransChip. He is a Senior Lecturer at the Holon Institute of Technology, Hightech Experts Training, and CDC.  

Eyal holds a BA in Computer Engineering from the Technion and an MBA from Boston University. 

Christoph Domke, UK

Senior Director and Clean and Smart Mobility Lead

FTI Consulting

David Schie, US

CEO

AIStorm

Pierrick Boulay, FR

Market & Technology Analyst - Solid State Lightining & Lightining Systems Photonics & Sensing Division

Yole Développement

Michael Kiehn, DE

Director of Sensor Development

Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH

Dr. Farzad Parsaie, CH

CEO & Founder

SAND MicroSystems GmbH

Dr. Johann Riemensberger, CH

Researcher

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)

Asaf Even-Chen, IL

VP R&D Systems

Arbe

Thomas Reiter, AT

Sr. Manager – Autonomous Driving

ZKW Group [ A member of LG ]

Dr. Rajorshee Raha, IN

Manager, Vehicle Attributes & Analytics (ADAS – R&D)

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

Santiago Royo, ES

Founder & Director

Beamagine

Robert T. Worl, US

Senior Technical Manager, EE & RF Engineering

Echodyne

Dr. Florian Petit, DE

Founder

Blickfeld

Patrice Roulet, CA

Vice President, Technology and Co-Founder

Immervision Inc

Dr. Orges Furxhi, US

R&D Manager, Camera Systems and Computational Imaging

Imec

Dr. Luca Gioanola, IT

Manager of Innovation and Advanced Engineering

Magna Lighting

Matt Daley, UK

Operations Director

rFpro

Tom Freeman, US

Head of Customer Innovation

Rendered.ai

Hitesh Thakur, DE

Research and Development Engineer

TRIOPTICS

Eyal Yatskan, IL

CTO & Co-founder

Newsight Imaging 

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