AUTONOMOUS CAR DETROIT

March 14, 2018 @ The Henry Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan

Over 300+ experts attended Autonomous Car Detroit to network, share ideas and learn about the technologies and trends that are shaping the evolution of the autonomous car.

Schedule

We work closely with our expert speakers to develop a schedule that offers delegates a glimpse into the future.

Main Stage

Incorporating autonomous vehicles into rideshare networks

Stephen Lesh, Uber

The path to level 5 autonomy (panel discussion)

Leading experts provide unique insight into the challenges, solutions and opportunities that exist for autonomous car stakeholders over the next decade and beyond.
Moderated by Thomas Major,Principal, Industrial Manufacturing, Strategy Practice Leader, KPMG
Vladimir Djapic, Great Wall Motor Company | Hurley Davis, Elektrobit | Jeremy McClain, Continental | Huei Peng, MCity | Heinz Mattern, Magna

Track 1

Session 1: Urban Mobility

Moderated by Sam Abuelsamid, Senior Research Analyst, Navigant Research

The role of car sharing in the future of transportation

Jeff Shields, Maven Manager for Field Operations, Maven

Will the search for parking become a thing of the past?

Nathan Donnell, Director of INRIX Parking Services, INRIX

What about me? A look at urban autonomy for the end consumer

Jon Demerly, Product Owner, AVP & UHAD, Zenuity

Connecting communities through self-driving microtransit

Edwin Olson, Co-Founder & CEO, May Mobility

Track 2

Session 1: Mapping

Moderating by Tim Dawkins, Autonomous Car Specialist, SBD Automotive

LiDAR’s role in mapping the autonomous future: technology strengths and maturity requirements

Jun Pei, Co-Founder & CEO, Cepton

Streaming HD maps to automated vehicles

Frans de Rooij, Director of Business Development, TomTom

Map standards on the key road to autonomous driving

Volker Sasse, VP NavInfo, Chairman NDS / OADF

HD live maps for automated driving

Xin Chen, Director of Engineering, Highly Automated Driving, HERE Technologies

Track 1

Session 2: Human Factors

Moderated by Martin Kahl, Editor, Automotive World

I call shotgun!

Chris Rockwell, CEO, Lextant

Human factors panel discussion

Chris Rockwell, CEO, Lextant | Wolfgang Bernhart, Senior Partner, Roland Berger | Sam Abuelsamid, Senior Research Analyst, Navigant Research

Track 2

Session 2: Vision Systems

Moderated by James Bydalek, VP NA Digital Automotive, Capgemini

Coatings: a key enabler of the autonomous car market

Barry Snyder, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Axalta Coating Systems

Taming the vision data torrent using edge processing

Allan Steinhardt, Chief Scientist, AEye

Ground truth: semantic segmentation best practices for training deep learning models

Sheikh Shuvo, Product & Solutions Manager, Mighty Ai

The eyes of true autonomy

Jason Eichenholz, Co-Founder & CTO, Luminar Technologies

Track 1

Session 3: Artificial Intelligence

Moderated by Wolfgang Bernhart, Senior Partner, Roland Berger

Dynamic processing at the intersection of gaming and deep learning for AV applications

Gaurav Kumar Singh, Machine Learning and Deep Learning Researcher, Ford Motor Company

DL-driven contextual awareness for autonomous vehicles - an application to parking sign detection

Humayun Irshad, Lead Scientist Machine Learning, CrowdFlower

Training and validation of neural networks in virtual environments

Carl Squire, Managing Director US, IPG Automotive

A safety reinforcement approach for autonomous driving

Edward Schwalb, Lead Scientist, Machine Learning Group, MSC Software

Track 2

Session 3: Testing & Validation

Moderated by: Mark Chaput, VP of Construction & Infrastructure Development, American Center for Mobility

Addressing the time-to-production gap for highly automated vehicles

Dan Mender, VP of Business Development, Green Hills Software

Keeping cameras and sensors clean in an autonomous future

Ales Alajbegovic, Vice President, Ground Transportation Applications, Exa

Attacking the localization challenge with synthetics and voxel-based fingerprints

Paul Drysch, Vice President of Sales and Business Development, Civil Maps

Validation of distributed AI algorithms in intelligent transportation systems

Paul Liu, Principal Architect, Samsung

Partners

We'd like to thank our partners for helping us to connect and inform the global autonomous car community.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

CrowdFlower
dlhBOWLES
Elektrobit
Exa - Simulia
FEV
Green Hills Software
Mighty Ai
TomTom
Quantum
Vector

Moderators

American Center for Mobility
Automotive World
Capgemini
KPMG logo
Navigant Research
pwc
Roland Berger
SBD Automotive

Media Partners

Automotive World
AutoHarvest

Speakers

Our hand-picked lineup of more than 30 expert speakers makes AUTONOMOUS CAR DETROIT an unmissable learning opportunity.

Stephen Lesh

Head of Vehicle Programs, Uber

Vladimir Djapic

Mapping & Localization Manager, Great Wall Motor Company

Jeff Shields

Maven Manager for Field Operations, Maven

Gaurav Kumar Singh

Machine Learning and Deep Learning Researcher, Ford Motor Company

Jeremy McClain

Director, Systems & Technology North America, Continental

Hurley Davis

Country Engineering Manager USA, Elektrobit

Huei Peng

MCity Director, University of Michigan

Heinz Mattern

Electronics Director Product Development, Magna

Nathan Donnell

Director of INRIX Parking Services, INRIX

Jon Demerly

Product Owner, AVP & UHAD, Zenuity

Edwin Olson

Co-Founder & CEO, May Mobility

Jun Pei

Co-Founder & CEO, Cepton

Frans de Rooij

Director of Business Development, TomTom

Volker Sasse

VP NavInfo, Chairman NDS / OADF

Xin Chen

Director of Engineering, Highly Automated Driving, HERE Technologies

Chris Rockwell

CEO, Lextant

Barry Snyder

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Axalta Coating Systems

Allan Steinhardt

Chief Scientist, AEye

Sheikh Shuvo

Product & Solutions Manager, Mighty Ai

Jason Eichenholz

Co-Founder & CTO, Luminar Technologies

Humayun Irshad

Lead Scientist Machine Learning, CrowdFlower

Carl Squire

Managing Director US, IPG Automotive

Edward Schwalb

Lead Scientist, Machine Learning Group, MSC Software

Dan Mender

VP of Business Development, Green Hills Software

Ales Alajbegovic

Vice President, Ground Transportation Applications, Exa

Paul Drysch

Vice President of Sales and Business Development, Civil Maps

Paul Liu

Principal Architect, Samsung

Sam Abuelsamid

Senior Research Analyst, Navigant Research

Wolfgang Bernhart

Senior Partner, Roland Berger

James Bydalek

VP NA Digital Automotive, Capgemini

Mark Chaput

VP of Construction & Infrastructure Development, American Center for Mobility

Tim Dawkins

Autonomous Car Specialist, SBD Automotive

 

Martin Kahl

Editor, Automotive World

Thomas Mayor

Principal, Industrial Manufacturing, Strategy Practice Leader, KPMG

 

Delegates

The following industry stakeholders attended Autonomous Car Detroit

3DS - Global Transportation Industry Program Manager

Acorn2Oak Innovation Solutions - Director

ACS, Inc - Managing Director, ACS Michigan

AEye - Chief Scientist

AGM Automotive - Product Line Manager, Electronics & New Products

AIML IT - Product Owner - AI/ML Vehicle Routing Systems

AIML IT - Product Owner - AI/ML Vehicle Systems

American Center for Mobility Willow Run - VP of Construction & Infrastructure Development

Aptiv - Global Market Analyst

Argo AI - Autonomous Vehicle Service Manager

Audi - Benchmark Engineer

Audi - Tech. Benchmarking Sr. Engineer

AutoHarvest - President & CEO

Automotive News - Reporter

AVL - Skill Team Leader – Systems Engineering

Axalta Coating Systems - Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Axalta Coating Systems - Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Communications Officer

Baro Vehicles - CEO & CTO

Belle Communications - Account Executive

Bordrin Motor Corporation - ADAS Algorithm Engineer

Bordrin Motor Corporation - ADAS software manager

Bordrin Motor Corporation - ADAS Validation Engineer

Bordrin Motor Corporation - Chief Engineer, ADAS Systems

Bordrin Motor Corporation - Functional safety manager

Bordrin Motor Corporation - Requirement Engineer

Bordrin Motor Corporation - Senior Hardware Engineer

Bordrin Motor Corporation - Software algorithm engineer

Bordrin Motor Corporation - Technical Specialist

BorgWarner - Program Engineering Lead

BorgWarner - Senior Engineer

BorgWarner - Technical Specialist on Controls & Simulation

Capgemini - VP NA Digital Automotive

CCAV - Head of Strategy, Programmes & Communications

Centennial Associates - Associate Director

Cepton - Co-Founder & CEO

Changan - Intelligent Vehicle Engineer

Civil Maps - Vice President of Sales and Business Development

Conigital Group - Partner

Continental - Director, Systems & Technology North America

Continental - Vice President, Communications & Marketing

Critical Cyber Systems - Founder / Principal Research Scientist

CrowdFlower - Machine Learning Scientist

CrowdFlower - Manager, Customer Success

CrowdFlower - Mid Market Account Executive

CrowdFlower - Sales Development Representative

d2 Saline - Photographer

Daimler - Director, Connectivity and HMI

DENSO - Program Lead

DENSO - Senior Analyst - Investment Portfolio Management

Department for International Trade - Global Business Accelerator Programme Manager

dlhBOWLES - Account Manager

dlhBOWLES - Account Manager

dlhBOWLES - Director of Business Development

dlhBOWLES - Marketing Associate

dlhBOWLES - Marketing Manager

Dorman Products Inc - New Product Engineer

Dow - Associate Scientist

DURA Automotive Systems - Lead Software Engineer

Elektrobit - Country Engineering Manager USA

Elektrobit - Marketing, North America

Elektrobit - Sales Manager

Elektrobit - Sales Specialist

Elektrobit - Software Engineer

Elektrobit - Sr. Sales Manager

Exa - Application Engineer

Exa - Director of NA Automotive Sales

Exa - Senior Application Engineer

Exa - Technical Account Manager

Exemplas - Global Business Accelerator Programme Co-ordinator

FCA - ADAS Business Process Specialist

FCA - Business Development

FCA - Features Planning Manager

FCA - ICT Autonomous Vehicle

FCA - Manager - B2C Data Services

FCA - Manager Advanced UX

FCA - Quality and Reliability Engineer

FCA - Uconnect Marketing

FCA - User experience designer

FEV - Consultant

FEV - Senior Director, Business Development

FEV - Sr Strategy consultant

Flex - Associate Principal System Engineer (Autonomous and Connectivity)

Ford Motor Company - ADAS Strategy and Planning

Ford Motor Company - Advance Research Engineer

Ford Motor Company - Advance Technology Development Lead

Ford Motor Company - Advanced Manufacturing Rep.

Ford Motor Company - Advanced Manufacturing Representative

Ford Motor Company - Advanced Rulemaking and Strategy

Ford Motor Company - Analyst Scientist

Ford Motor Company - Autonomous Vehicle Architecture Spvsr

Ford Motor Company - Autonomous Vehicle Service Engineer

Ford Motor Company - AV Body Engineer

Ford Motor Company - AV Business Integration

Ford Motor Company - AV Product Integration Analyst

Ford Motor Company - AV Strategy

Ford Motor Company - AV Systems Engineer

Ford Motor Company - AV Systems Engineering Supervisor

Ford Motor Company - AV terminal launch manager

Ford Motor Company - AV Terminal Operations Manager

Ford Motor Company - BEV/HEV Service Commodity Engineering

Ford Motor Company - Block Engineer

Ford Motor Company - Block Layout Engineer

Ford Motor Company - Block/Packaging Engineer

Ford Motor Company - Body Architecture Durability Engineer

Ford Motor Company - Body Exterior Core Engineer

Ford Motor Company - Business Associations

Ford Motor Company - Business Relationship Manager

Ford Motor Company - Business Relationship Manager

Ford Motor Company - CAE Engineer

Ford Motor Company - CAE Engineer NVH

Ford Motor Company - CAE Methods Engineer

Ford Motor Company - CAE Supervisor

Ford Motor Company - Connectivity Research Engineer

Ford Motor Company - Customer Service Engineering Manager - Autonomous Vehicles

Ford Motor Company - Cyber Security Analyst

Ford Motor Company - Cyber Security Connected Monitoring and Logging

Ford Motor Company - Cyber Security Engineer

Ford Motor Company - Data Scientist

Ford Motor Company - Data Scientist

Ford Motor Company - Delivery Manager

Ford Motor Company - DSRC Supervisor

Ford Motor Company - Engineer

Ford Motor Company - Engrg. Consultant

Ford Motor Company - Enterprise Connectivity

Ford Motor Company - Environmental Compliance Manager

Ford Motor Company - EPAS Systems Engineer- Chassis Product Development

Ford Motor Company - FCG Engineer - Autonomous

Ford Motor Company - Ford College Graduate

Ford Motor Company - Ford Smart Mobility

Ford Motor Company - HMI Interaction Designer

Ford Motor Company - Import Vehicle Logistics Mgr

Ford Motor Company - Information Specialist

Ford Motor Company - Information Specialist - Research

Ford Motor Company - Infotainment Research Engineer

Ford Motor Company - iOS Developer

Ford Motor Company - IT Portfolio Manager

Ford Motor Company - IT Portfolio Manager

Ford Motor Company - IT Research Engineer

Ford Motor Company - Java Developer

Ford Motor Company - Machine Learning and Deep Learning Researcher

Ford Motor Company - Machine Learning Research Scientist

Ford Motor Company - Manager, Connected Vehicle Analytics

Ford Motor Company - Manager, Sustainability Analytics

Ford Motor Company - Manager, VCSE Technology Planning and Strategy

Ford Motor Company - Marketing Analyst

Ford Motor Company - Marketing Manager

Ford Motor Company - Marketing Product Strategy

Ford Motor Company - Materials Scientist

Ford Motor Company - Metrologist

Ford Motor Company - Mobility Innovation Research

Ford Motor Company - Mobility Product Owner - Connected Vehicle Services

Ford Motor Company - Mobility Research Engineer

Ford Motor Company - Mobility Research Supervisor

Ford Motor Company - OBD Certification Engineer

Ford Motor Company - PM VCAT Leader

Ford Motor Company - Portfolio Manager

Ford Motor Company - Product Designer, Telematics

Ford Motor Company - Product Development Engineer

Ford Motor Company - Product development engineer

Ford Motor Company - Product Development Engineer

Ford Motor Company - Product Engineer

Ford Motor Company - Product Intelligence

Ford Motor Company - Product Manager

Ford Motor Company - Product Manager

Ford Motor Company - Product Planning

Ford Motor Company - Product Planning & Strategy

Ford Motor Company - Program Analyst

Ford Motor Company - Program Management

Ford Motor Company - PT NVH

Ford Motor Company - PTIM

Ford Motor Company - Purchasing Specialist

Ford Motor Company - R&A IVI Feature Development Supervisor

Ford Motor Company - Research

Ford Motor Company - Research - IoT

Ford Motor Company - Research Analyst

Ford Motor Company - Research Engineer - Automated Driving HIL Simulation

Ford Motor Company - Securities and Controls

Ford Motor Company - Security Analyst

Ford Motor Company - Security Engineer

Ford Motor Company - Senior Cyber Security Engineer

Ford Motor Company - Senior Product Engineer

Ford Motor Company - Senior Safety Regulatory Engineer

Ford Motor Company - Senior Solution Architect

Ford Motor Company - Smart Mobility & Connected Vehicle Analytics

Ford Motor Company - Software Engineer

Ford Motor Company - Solution Architect

Ford Motor Company - Sr. Engineer - Core Telematics & V2X Product Development

Ford Motor Company - Strategy Analyst OEM

Ford Motor Company - Supervisor

Ford Motor Company - Supervisor

Ford Motor Company - Supervisor - Vehicle Architecture

Ford Motor Company - Supervisor, Advanced Smart & Connected Features

Ford Motor Company - Supervisor, Computer Vision Machine Learning

Ford Motor Company - Supervisor, Technical Specialist

Ford Motor Company - Supervisor, Technology Planning and Strategy - Body Exterior

Ford Motor Company - Supervisor/Technical Specialist

Ford Motor Company - System Dynamics Core

Ford Motor Company - Technical Expert

Ford Motor Company - Technical Lead, Machine Learning

Ford Motor Company - Technical Specialist

Ford Motor Company - Truck Product Planning

Ford Motor Company - Vehicle Artitecture

Ford Motor Company - Vehicle Cybersecurity Specialist

Ford Motor Company - Vehicle Data Architect

Freelance - Freelance Journalist

General Motors - Advanced Buyer

General Motors - Advanced Transportattion Concepts Manager - Autonomous Vehicles

General Motors - Analyst, Advanced Portfolio Planning

General Motors - Autonomous Feature Validation Engineer

General Motors - Autonomous Product Owner

General Motors - AV Subsystem Validation

General Motors - BFO – Autonomous Driving Mapping Solutions

General Motors - BFO Lidar

General Motors - Calibration Specilist

General Motors - CI Manager

General Motors - Controls Integration Engineer

General Motors - Coordinator of Urban Mobility and Maven Communications

General Motors - Corporate Development, Autonomous

General Motors - Feature Owner Navigation and Maps

General Motors - Forecast Analyst

General Motors - Future of Mobility Intel Manager

General Motors - Future Product Strategy Research Manager

General Motors - Global LBS Product Manager

General Motors - Lead Engineer - Advanced Technologies

General Motors - Lead System Validation Engineer

General Motors - Long Term Forecaster - AV

General Motors - Manager - Technology Trends & Insights

General Motors - Market and Industry Analyst

General Motors - Maven Manager for Field Operations

General Motors - Navigation Systems Engineer

General Motors - Navigation Systems Engineer

General Motors - North America Market & Industry Analysis

General Motors - Public Policy

General Motors - R&D Group Manager

General Motors - Sales Analyst

General Motors - Seat Electrical Integration

General Motors - Senior Analyst

General Motors - SENIOR BUYER, AUTONOMOUS ENABLING

General Motors - Short Term Forecaster

General Motors - Sr Systems Engineer

General Motors - Sr. Analyst Autonomous

General Motors - Sr. Business Architect

General Motors - Sr. Engineer

General Motors - Subsystem Validation Engineer

General Motors - Subsystem Validation Engineer

General Motors - Systems Analyst

General Motors - Systems Engineer

General Motors - Systems Integration Engineer

General Motors - Tech Fellow - Active Safety & Autonomous Vehciles

General Motors - Technical Analysis

General Motors - Technical Expert – Vehicle Performance

General Motors - Validation Engineer

General Motors - Vehicle Performance Engineer - MASS

General Motors - Vehicle Systems Engineer

GENIVI - Marketing Manager

Great Wall Motor Company - Mapping and Localization Manager

Green Hills Software - Automotive FAE

Green Hills Software - Director of Automotive Business Development

Green Hills Software - Director, Automotive & Transportation Sales

Green Hills Software - VP of Business Development

Hella - Marketing Analyst

HERE Technologies - Director of Engineering, Highly Automated Driving

HERE Technologies - Senior Manager, Competitive Intelligence

Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. - Engineer

Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. - Senior Engineer

Honda - Innovation Lead

Honda - Technology Innovation Engineer

Horiba Mira - Director

Hyundai - Manager

HYUNDAI - Sr. Manager

Immense Simulations - CEO

INRIX - Director of INRIX Parking Services

IPG Automotive - Managing Director US

ISUZU - System Integration Engineer

ITW Global Automotive - Innovation Manager

KPMG - Principal

Leggett & Platt Automotive - President North America & CTO

Locpin - Director

Luminar Technologies - Co-Founder & CTO

Luminar Technologies - Vice President Strategic Partnerships

Magna - Electronics Director Product Development

Magna - Marketing and Communications Manager

Magna - Product Director Near Field

Magna - Sr. Manager

Mahindra - Manager Active Safety

Mapbox - Automotive BD

Mapbox - Product Strategy AV Maps

Mapbox - VP of Business Development

May Mobility - Co-Founder & CEO

Michelin - Director

Michigan Economic Development Corporation - Development Manager

Mighty Ai - VP of Products

MIT - MBA/MS MechE Graduate Student

Mitsubishi Motors - Senior Engineer

Mitsubishi Motors - Senior Researcher

MSC Software - Lead Scientist, Machine Learning Group

MSC Software Corporation - Business Development Manager

Navigant Research - Senior Research Analyst

Neuman Aluminium - Sales Manager

Neusoft America - Head of Engineering, ADAS

Neusoft Automotive - Chief Architect & Global Product Planning

Oakville Enterprises Corp. - Director - Innovation and Technology

Open Auto Drive Forum - Vice President and Chairman of NDS e.V. / Speaker OADF

PACCAR - OBD Validation Engineer

PFPR Communications - Senior Consultant

Propelmee - Founder & Lead Technologist

Quanergy System, Inc. - Director, Business Development

Quantum - Data Center Solutions Architect

Quantum - Regional Sales Manager

RDM Group - Sales & Marketing Director

Renesas - Open Platform Marketing Manager

Repairer Driven News - Editorial Content Director

RIDECELL - Director, Product Marketing

Roadz - CEO

roborace - Director

Roland Berger - Senior Partner

Roush - Chief Data Scientist

Roush - Technical Lead

Roush - VP, Product Innovation

SAE International - Product Manager

Samsung - Principal Architect

SBD Automotive - Autonomous Car Specialist

Sensata Technologies Inc - Market Segment Leader

Spark EV Technology - CEO

Synaptiv - Founder

TASS International, A Siemens Business - Director

TEAGUE - Business Developer Director

Tenneco Automotive - Director, Electronic Control Systems

The Floow - Director, Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer

The Smithers Report - Editor

TomTom - Director of Business Development

TomTom - Product Manager, Automotive

TomTom - Senior Manager Sales, Automotive

TomTom - Senior Marketing Manager

TomTom - Strategic Manager Product Marketing, Maps

TomTom - Vice President Product Marketing, Automotive

TomTom - Vice President Sales, Automotive

Toyota - Senior Engineer

Toyota Boshoku America - Design Engineer

Toyota Boshoku America Inc - Design Engineer

Uber ATC - Chief Engineer

University of Michigan - Director, MCity

Valeo - Advanced Engineering Manager

Valeo - NA R&D Director

Valeo - Product Marketing Analyst

Valeo - Systems Engineer

Vector - Business Development Manager - Measurement & Calibration

Vector - Director of Marketing - North America

Volkswagen - Director Connected and Mobility Services

Volvo - Director of Operations

WABCO - Sales Director

Wall Street Journal - Senior Reporter

Waylens - CEO

Westfield - Director

WSDOT - Data Analyst

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