Discover more about the topics and technologies to be discussed at this year's (fee-to-attend) conferences, via a series of exclusive interviews with a selection of our expert speakers
Raz Peleg, director of AdaSky, introduces the new kid on the block of sensing systems. Far infrared technology may soon start to complement lidar and cameras as it is well suited to detecting living beings and unlike cameras it is not affected by poor conditions.
Yoav Hollander, founder and CTO of Foretellix, tells us why the industry needs better solutions if it wants to achieve production-ready AVs that can deal with all possible situations in a safe and responsible way, and why a common language to define test scenarios is an important part of that.
Jaya Shankar, program head, smart mobility solutions at the Singapore Technical Committee for Autonomous Vehicles, Institute for Infocomm Research (A*STAR), gives us the lowdown on how Singapore came to formulate comprehensive standards and regulations for autonomous vehicles with its ‘Technical Reference 68’.
Dr Jason Eichenholz, co-founder and CTO of Luminar, discusses why lidar is still the go-to vision system for AVs despite advances in camera technology, and how to reduce the cost of lidar sensors without compromising on system performance.
Danny Atsmon, CEO of Cognata, outlines the long (virtual) road ahead for simulation to truly guarantee safe AVs that can successfully deal with any situation, or at least be at the same level as a human driver.
Gianluca Vitale, global business segment manager for AVL List, previews his presentation on the company’s alternative to brute force simulation testing and explains why simulation should support real-world testing, rather than vice versa.
Rashmi Rao, global head, early customer engagement at Harman International Industries, talks about the research her group has done into the level of trust users have in AVs and ADAS features. She further highlights the importance of the user experience in this relationship.
Assaf Mushinsky, chief scientist and co-founder of Brodmann17, sheds some light on the recent advances in AI and deep learning, and the ones needed to make the most of self-driving hardware in order to take the AV industry to the next level.
Dr Mircea Gradu, senior vice president for quality and validation at Velodyne LiDAR, sheds some light on the development process of an automotive-grade lidar sensor and explains the role they could play in automotive safety.
Olivier Bockenbach, head of functional safety for KPIT Technologies’ autonomous driving department, highlights the importance of avoiding both over- and undergeneralization when training neural networks, ahead of his presentation at the Autonomous Vehicle Software & AI Symposium.
Dr Igor Doric, executive director of Messring, talks about how the company goes about developing targets for autonomous emergency braking systems testing that accurately replicate vulnerable road users and their sometimes unpredictable movements.
Dr Thorsten Bohnenberger, product line marketing director at Faurecia, gives us a glimpse of what the automotive technology company is developing to make the cockpit of the future a comfortable, safe and personal space to travel in.
Niels de Boer is the program director for CETRAN (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), which is tasked by the Singapore Land Transport Authority to develop technical standards and set out a roadmap that will guide the deployment of AVs in Singapore. He shares here some details of this program, as well as some of the challenges in rolling out AVs in Singapore.
Dr Wolfgang Stolzmann, lead engineer and consultant for ADAS systems at CMore Automotive, talks about recent developments in driver monitoring technology, and why they are an important step before the industry can move on to fully autonomous vehicles.