Speaker Interviews

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


Introducing far infrared technology for AV and ADAS
AdaSky

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.

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Resolving the Tower of Babel of AV development
Foretellix

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.

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How Singapore became a model for AV regulations
Institute for Infocomm Research (A*STAR)

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’.

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Why we need lidar for safe and ubiquitous AVs
Luminar

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.

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Utilizing deep learning for AV simulation
Cognata

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.

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Harnessing simulation for real-world testing
AVL List

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.

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How user interfaces can increase trust and safety in AVs
Harman International Industries

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.

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AI will be the deciding factor in bringing AVs to the masses
Brodmann17

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.

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Why lidar technology is the way forward
Velodyne LiDAR

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.

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How to avoid the pitfalls of training neural networks
KPIT Technologies

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.

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Developing realistic and reliable pedestrian targets
MESSRING Active Safety

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.

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The latest in automotive AI and how to implement it
IBM

Frank Kraemer, client technical architect at IBM, previews the latest in automotive artificial intelligence, as well as the workflows required to implement it successfully.

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Standardizing AV certification
TÜV Süd

Dr Houssem Abdellatif, global head autonomous driving and ADAS at TÜV Süd, explains how the certification and approval of AVs is a whole new world compared to conventional road vehicles.

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How to create a safe, personal space in future AVs
Faurecia

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.

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Designing an AV licensing program in Singapore
Centre of Excellence for Testing & Research of Autonomous Vehicles

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.

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Why driver monitoring is crucial to AV safety
CMORE Automotive

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.

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Future show: Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo 2020, June 16, 17, 18, 2020, Halls 7, 8, 9, 10, Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Future show: Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo 2021, June 8, 9, 10, 2021, Halls 7, 8, 9, 10, Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Future show: Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo 2022, June 21, 22, 23, 2022, Halls 7, 8, 9, 10, Messe Stuttgart, Germany