|1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
||For AV Technologies: All Roads Lead to Plastics
Gina Oliver, Senior Director, Automotive, Plastics Division, American Chemistry Council
Getting to know the unique technology benefits, value and necessity of plastic & polymer composite materials for AV deployment; developing innovative technology solution partnerships with AV industry; Launching of our roadmap with the ACES community – working together creating the best solutions to make AV tech visions become reality and working together to identify the unlimited opportunities for innovative solutions that are uniquely made possible with plastic and polymer composites.
|2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
||Filtering Out the Noise: Today’s Performance Requirements for Automotive LiDAR
John Eggert, Director, Automated Sales & Marketing, Velodyne
In the pursuit of an automotive LiDAR industry estimated to be worth at least $20 billion dollars, there are many companies promising technological breakthroughs in the future. However the AV industry is already in motion. In this talk, we will go beyond the theoretical and focus on the actual key use cases and performance standards required by the developers of autonomous vehicle technology to bring L3 to L5 vehicles to market today.
|2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
||Insurance and Risk Management Issues Faced by Startups
Maureen Brown, Vice President - Underwriting and Operations Lead, Munich RE
How do startups look for an agent/broker? What type of data should they have available when meeting with agent/broker? Why is it so important to have the right agent/broker? How can the right insurance partner help the startup with their business?
|3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
|3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
||Update on Autonomous and Connected Drive Infrastructure in Germany
Markus Hempel, Senior Manager, Mechanical & Electronic Technologies, GTAI
To exploit the potential inherent in automated driving, the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure has established the “Automated Driving” Round Table. The parties involved (federal ministries, federal government authorities, federal states, industry associations, technical inspection organizations, user associations, the insurance industry and relevant research establishments) are engaged in interdisciplinary activities to develop a German position on a number of legal, technical and scientific issues. I will therefore at first introduce facts & figures and trends on the automotive industry and afterwards focus on the trend of automated and autonomous driving. I will highlight the three designated test fields located in Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg and Lower-Saxony, which have the following goals: 1) Testing of technologies and services; 2) Strong regional integration of and scientific support in the fields of mobility, automated vehicles and ICT; 3) Simplifying access to key technologies for companies, in particular for start-ups and SME; 4) Connecting car and ICT industry and; 5) Transfer of concepts to other regions.
Operational fields will be: Vehicles and infrastructure, business models & mobility concepts, legal aspects, social acceptance. Application areas: Automated commercial vehicles, automated passenger cars, services. To conclude I will present possibilities for international companies on how to participate in these test fields.
|4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
||The Emerging Role of State and Local Governments in Regulating Autonomous Vehicles
William Malley, Partner, Perkins Coie
Traditionally, State and local governments have taken the lead role in regulating motor vehicle usage, including the registration of vehicles, the licensing of drivers, and the adoption and enforcement of “rules of the road,” while the federal government’s regulatory role has focused on setting safety and environmental standards for the motor vehicle itself. With the emergence of autonomous vehicles, the distinction between “the vehicle” and “the driver” will be eroded and ultimately may disappear, potentially broadening the scope of the federal government’s regulatory domain. This presentation will focus on a fundamental question: Over the long term, as the federal role evolves, what will become the “new normal” for State and local governments in regulating road usage?
|4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
||Autonomous-grade ADAS for Today’s Vehicles
Angus Pacala, CEO/Co-Founder, Ouster
OEMs are racing to create autonomous-grade - level 2, level 3 and beyond - features for their vehicles. However, tradeoffs exist when choosing sensor architectures that often go undiscussed. This session will review available technology choices and pathways and attempt to answer the question - what practical LIDAR specs for ADAS will be available by 2020 and what tradeoffs should OEMs make to enable safe and performant ADAS features?
|5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
||Future Mobility: Incorporating Intelligent Infrastructure
Dr. Bastian Zydek, Head of Technical Project Management, Systems & Technology, Chassis & Safety Division, Continental Automotive
In the ‘Future Mobility: Incorporating Intelligent Infrastructure’ presentation, Continental’s Dr. Zydek will discuss how the future of mobility with a new duality will lead to seamless mobility. Additionally it will address reaching Continental’s Vision Zero by incorporating Intelligent Intersections into road infrastructure.
A main concern of consumers worldwide when discussing automated driving is the unknown. With Continental’s technology, highly automated and self-driving vehicles will enable seamless mobility for the end-user. Highly automated vehicles will primarily be privately-owned and are best for highway scenarios at all speeds up to 130 kph for long-to-mid-range commutes. Self-driving vehicles will be used to provide a service for mid- to short-range commutes and are best for city infrastructures with remote fleet management. Such vehicles will be publicly-shared, self-driving vehicles which arrive upon the consumer’s call, and drop them off directly in front of the specified. This new duality in the future of mobility will address many current concerns, including Continental’s Vision Zero: zero accidents and zero deaths.